Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 24, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican Auditor to Continue to Function During Sede Vacante, Pope Francis Rules

May 24, 2023

Pope Francis has established that the auditor general of the Holy See will continue to carry out its tasks during a sede vacante.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrating Mass for peace in Ukraine on Thursday in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, Nov. 17, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

"We raise our prayers to God for peace in Ukraine": Vatican Secretary of State

Nov 18, 2022

Cardinal Pietro Parolin offered Mass for peace in Ukraine on Thursday in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks at an EWTN dinner in Frascati, Italy, Oct. 19, 2022. | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Vatican’s Secretary of State to EWTN: Truth Must be "fearlessly upheld"

Oct 21, 2022

The Vatican’s Secretary of State told employees and collaborators of EWTN this week that the truth must be “fearlessly upheld” with a merciful and listening style.

Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia's highest-ranking Catholic clerics, arrives at a court for his trial in Hong Kong on Sept. 26, 2022. | Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images

Cardinal Zen Stands Trial in Hong Kong

Sep 26, 2022

Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others stood trial in Hong Kong on Monday for failing to properly register a fund to provide legal aid to pro-democracy protesters. 

Pope Francis and Xi Jinping |Mazur/

Pope Francis Extends a Hand to China

Sep 19, 2022

While a trial against Cardinal Joseph Zen is getting underway in China, the Holy See continues to work toward the renewal of the Sino-Vatican agreement for the appointment of bishops.

“It’s time for responsibility, concrete action”: Vatican Cardinal to S. Sudan Authorities

Jul 7, 2022

The Vatican Secretary of State who has been visiting South Sudan has told authorities in the East-Central African nation to take “concrete actions” to bring lasting peace.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde and other Church and government officials after the signing of new agreements between the Catholic Church and the government of DRC. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Signed Church-State Pacts in DRC Start of “more intense collaboration”: Vatican Cardinal

Jul 7, 2022

The Vatican Secretary of State has described the signing of new agreements between the Catholic Church and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the beginning of “a new, more intense, and orderly collaboration”. 

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill in Rome, Italy, March 2, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: Lent is about Eternal Rewards, Not Appearances

Mar 2, 2022

The pope’s homily was read by Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican Laments “tragic scenes” Taking Place in Ukraine after Russia’s Attack

Feb 24, 2022

“The tragic scenes which everyone feared are unfortunately becoming reality,” Cardinal Parolin said on Thursday.

Secretary of State of the Holy See Cardinal Pietro Parolin during his official visit to Kiev, 2017./ Shutterstock.

Vatican Wants to "do everything possible" to End Israel-Gaza Conflict: Cardinal Parolin

May 19, 2021

The Vatican Secretary of State said Tuesday that the Holy See is committed to doing everything it can to help end the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State. / Saeima via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Vatican Marks World Water Day with Call to End Waste and Contamination

Mar 22, 2021

The Vatican has marked World Water Day by urging an end to water waste and contamination.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Cardinal Visits Cameroon as Catholic Church Seeks to Resolve Anglophone Crisis

Jan 28, 2021

The Vatican’s Secretary of State kicked off a week-long trip to Cameroon on Thursday in which he will visit a region blighted by clashes between government forces and separatists.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 3, 2015. Credit: Mazur/

Vatican Secretary Stresses “spiritual consonance” Between Pope Francis and Benedict XVI

Sep 1, 2020

Cardinal Pietro Parolin has written an introduction to a book describing the continuity between Pope Francis and his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Theodore McCarrick arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013. Credit:

Parolin: On McCarrick Report Release, Pope Francis Has "final word"

Feb 6, 2020

Pope Francis will make the final decision on when to publish a highly-anticipated report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Thursday.

Pope Francis during an in flight press conference on the papal plane, Nov. 26, 2019. Credit: Hannah Brockhaus/CNA

On papal flight, Pope Francis talks Vatican financial scandal

Nov 26, 2019

Although investigators are looking into a controversial Vatican investment in a luxury London property development, whether the deal was corrupt is still an open question, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Cardinal Parolin Says He Arranged Controversial Hospital Loan, Papal Foundation Grant

Nov 20, 2019

The Vatican Secretary of State told CNA this week that he is responsible for arranging a controversial loan for the purchase of a bankrupt Italian hospital, and that he arranged with Cardinal Donald Wuerl a grant from the U.S.-based Papal Foundation to cover the loan when it could not be repaid.