Palliative care is not enough — Catholics must share Christ’s hope, says Vatican

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Palliative care for the dying is important, but medical interventions are not enough; Catholics have a responsibility to be with the suffering… Read More

Vatican doctrine czar: We’ve done everything possible to dialogue with Irish priest

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) said Tuesday that the Vatican had “done everything possible… Read More

Cardinal Parolin urges UN to return to founding ideals

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- The Vatican Secretary of State asked the United Nations Monday to return to its founding ideals to protect the common good… Read More

Vatican reaffirms euthanasia is ‘intrinsically evil act,’ calls Catholics to accompany the dying

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2020 / 03:45 am (CNA).- In a new document released Tuesday, the Vatican’s doctrinal office reaffirmed the Church’s perennial teaching on the sinfulness of euthanasia and… Read More

Vatican’s doctrinal office critiques German theologians’ intercommunion call

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has criticized an appeal by German theologians for intercommunion between Catholics… Read More

Everyone is beautiful in God’s eyes, Pope Francis tells children with autism spectrum disorder

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis told children with autism spectrum disorder Monday that everyone is beautiful in God’s eyes.  The pope welcomed the children… Read More

Everything is unmerited grace, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2020 / 06:35 am (CNA).- God’s grace is not something we deserve, but he gives it to us anyway, Pope Francis said Sunday during his weekly… Read More

St. Januarius’ blood liquifies in Naples

Rome Newsroom, Sep 19, 2020 / 05:59 am (CNA).- The blood of early Church martyr St. Januarius liquified in Naples Saturday, repeating a miracle dating at least to the 14th… Read More

Two Vatican officials sign agreement to cooperate on fighting corruption

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2020 / 08:45 am (CNA).- The Vatican’s prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy and auditor general signed a memorandum of understanding Friday on the fight… Read More

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop Bevard of US Virgin Islands

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2020 / 06:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Bishop Herbert Bevard of the U.S. Virgin Islands after he was hospitalized and airlifted… Read More

Analysis: How a papal handshake became an ‘extraordinary turning point’ for LGBT activists 

Denver Newsroom, Sep 17, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- L’Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, reported yesterday that Pope Francis “at the end of an audience” greeted… Read More

Analysis: China and the Vatican – What if the US recognizes Taiwan?

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 17, 2020 / 12:45 pm (CNA).- Officials in Rome and Beijing are now confidently predicting an extension to the 2018 Vatican-China deal, despite continued persecution of… Read More

Pope Francis’ new prayer card features grandmother and grandchild from Romania

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2020 / 09:32 am (CNA).- Pope Francis’ newest prayer card, which he hands out to the people he meets, features a grandmother and grandchild from his… Read More

Pope Francis thanks sick and elderly priests for proclaiming Gospel of life

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis thanked sick and elderly priests for their quiet witness to the Gospel Thursday in a message that conveyed the… Read More

China-linked hackers accused of targeting Vatican network weeks before deal renewal

CNA Staff, Sep 17, 2020 / 06:10 am (CNA).- State-sponsored hackers targeted Vatican computer networks just weeks before the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See is due to… Read More
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