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Pope Francis and Mons. Paolo Braida during the Sunday Angelus address, Nov. 26 | Vatican Media

Papal Aide Relays Pope Francis’ Remarks at Sunday Angelus While Pope Recovers from Flu

Nov 26, 2023

During this week’s Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis spoke not from the window of the Apostolic Palace but via livestream from Casa Santa Marta.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "Trust frees, fear paralyzes"

Nov 19, 2023

Pope Francis during his weekly Angelus highlighted the two different ways of approaching God, one based on fear and the other on trust.

Pope Francis prays during his Wednesday general audience on Nov. 15, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "The fullness of love" is the "path of holiness"

Nov 16, 2023

Pope Francis on Thursday addressed participants of the study conference “Community Dimension of Holiness,” which had gathered in Rome Nov. 13–16.

Pope Francis waves to the crowds at his general audience on Nov. 8, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis: Secularized World is "invitation to communicate the joy of the Gospel"

Nov 8, 2023

Pope Francis on Wednesday drew upon the example of Venerable Servant of God Madeleine Delbrêl as a testament to conversion and service.

Pope Francis shakes hands with one of the approximately 7,000 children from around the world in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall on Nov. 6, 2023, at an event sponsored by the Dicastery for Culture and Education dedicated to the theme “Let us learn from boys and girls.” | Credit: Vatican Media

In Special Meeting, Pope Francis Talks Peace, War, Climate with Kids from around the World

Nov 6, 2023

Pope Francis answered questions about war, the environment, and his daily life during an encounter with roughly 7,000 children from around the world on Monday.

The Vatican announced in September 2023 the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome will be open to the public. | Credit: Lalupa/Wikipedia/Public Domain

Vatican Allows a Peek at Historic Palazzo in Heart of Rome

Sep 14, 2023

The palace was originally home to Cardinal Raffaele Riario, known for having invited Michaelangelo to Rome after being impressed by his artistic abilities. 

The Vatican has withdrawn a commemorative stamp for the 2023 World Youth Day. | Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City State

Vatican Withdraws World Youth Day 2023 Stamp after Criticism in Portugal

May 19, 2023

A Vatican-produced postage stamp to commemorate the upcoming World Youth Day 2023 in Portugal has been withdrawn after criticism over its use of a mid-20th-century monument that is controversial in some Portuguese circles.

Pope Francis opens the Holy Doors at St. Peter's Basilica to begin the Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015. | L'Osservatore Romano.

Rome Prepares for 35 Million Pilgrims During 2025 Jubilee Year

May 18, 2023

As Rome and the Vatican prepare for an influx of millions of people for a special year focused on hope, one experienced jubilee attendee is offering her advice for a fruitful pilgrimage.

Palazzo della Rovere, also called Palazzo dei Penitenzieri. | Credit: Lalula via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

Historic Building Near Vatican to Become Four Seasons Hotel

Mar 14, 2023

A Catholic order of knighthood has signed a leasing agreement that will allow a Four Seasons hotel to manage part of a historic building close to the Vatican.

People pass in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the end of May 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Appoints New Director of Vatican Healthcare Fund

Jul 18, 2020

Pope Francis Saturday named Italian surgeon Giovanni Battista Doglietto as director of the Vatican health fund known as Fondo di Assistenza Sanitaria (FAS).

St. Peter's Basilica and square closed to public March 10, 2020. Credit: Hannah Brockhaus/CNA.

Vatican City Prepares to Ease Coronavirus Restrictions in May

Apr 22, 2020

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with members of the Roman curia on Wednesday to discuss the gradual reopening of Holy See offices as Italy prepares to end its national lockdown.

Visitors inside of St. Peter's Basilica March 2020. Credit: Ben Crockett/EWTN News

Vatican City Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

Mar 6, 2020

Vatican City has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, a Vatican spokesman said Friday.