Motu Proprio

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims on All Saints' Day in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 1, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Calls for "paradigm shift" in Theology for World of Today

Nov 1, 2023

Citing the need to deal with “profound cultural transformations,” the pope presented his dramatic vision for the future of Catholic theology in a new motu proprio.

Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience on Ash Wednesday Feb. 22, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Reinforces Centralization of Vatican finances

Feb 24, 2023

In an apostolic letter on Thursday, Pope Francis reaffirmed that the property and assets of the Holy See are “ecclesiastical public goods,” not private property.

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience on St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Nov. 30, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Decrees Better Control of Vatican Funds and Foundations

Dec 6, 2022

Pope Francis issued a decree on Tuesday aimed at improving the financial accountability of funds, foundations, and other legal entities inside the Vatican.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 9, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Seeks "healthy decentralization" with New Changes to Canon Law

Feb 15, 2022

Pope Francis signed the motu proprio on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Breaking: Pope Francis Issues Restrictions on Extraordinary Form Masses of Roman Rite

Jul 16, 2021

Pope Francis issued a motu proprio on Friday restricting Masses celebrated in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.

Bishops in Zambia who have just issued a Pastoral Letter on the need to share the word of God.

“The sharing of the Word of God” Key Focus of Pastoral Letter of Bishops in Zambia

Feb 4, 2020

Having dedicated the year 2020 to the reflection of the Word of God with the aim “to venerate, celebrate, study, disseminate and live” the message in the Sacred Scriptures, the Bishops in the Southern African nation of Zambia have emphasized the need to share the word of God, reaching out to various groups in their country with specific recommendations.