St. Mary Magdalene relic at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist of the Florentines. | Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

In Rome, Relic of St. Mary Magdalene’s Foot Points Way to the Vatican

Jul 22, 2023

As the stories of many ancient things go, the relic of St. Mary Magdalene’s left foot had been lost to memory for centuries before it was rediscovered in the year 2000.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, March. 6, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Sends Cardinals to Ukraine, Where "rivers of blood and tears flow"

Mar 6, 2022

Pope Francis condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressed his solidarity with the country on Sunday.

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“Jesus accompanies us, every one of us, in our temptations”: Pope Francis

Mar 6, 2022

Pope Francis highlighted Jesus’ 40-day journey in the desert, where he is tempted by the devil, as an example for the faithful during Lent.

Pope Francis blesses a baby at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 22, 2017. Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Vatican Introduces Three Days of Paid Paternity Leave for Employees

Mar 1, 2022

Pope Francis approved the change.

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.

Pope Francis met with members of Voir Ensemble, a Christian movement of blind and visually impaired people on Feb. 19, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Meets Christian Movement of Blind and Visually Impaired People

Feb 19, 2022

The French association, Voir Ensemble (Seeing Together), was founded in 1927 by Father Yves Mollat, a blind Jesuit priest.

Logo of the Communications Week (ComWEEK), an initiative of the Catholic Bishops in Nigeria seeking to promote media literacy in Catholic Parishes countrywide.  Credit: Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN)

Vatican Lauds Bishops in Nigeria for Spearheading Media Literacy Program at Grassroots

Feb 1, 2022

The leadership of the Holy See’s Dicastery for Communications has lauded Catholic Bishops in Nigeria for spearheading Communications Week (ComWEEK), a program that seeks to promote media literacy in Catholic Parishes all over the West African country.

Pope Francis welcomes members of the Italian Association of Leather Chemists during an audience in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace on January 29, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Workers: Turn to St Joseph During Covid-19 Pandemic

Jan 30, 2022

Pope Francis encouraged workers to turn to St. Joseph for guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic, during an audience at the Vatican on Saturday.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/ null

Ghanaian Cardinal Urges COVID-19 Vaccination, Describes Jabs as “scientifically wholesome”

Jan 14, 2022

The Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal has encouraged the people of God in his native country to get vaccinated against COVID-19 saying the jabs are “scientifically wholesome.”

Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher alongside his Holy See delegation and that of Lambeth Palace in Juba. Credit: Courtesy Photo

The Desire by Pope Francis to Visit South Sudan Has “great support”: Vatican Official

Dec 26, 2021

The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States has said that the wish by Pope Francis to visit South Sudan possibly next year has received “great support”.

Pope Francis offers Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. Vatican Media

"God comes into the world in littleness": Pope Francis in Christmas Homily

Dec 24, 2021

In his Christmas homily, Pope Francis asked Christians to contemplate that God did not choose to come into the world in grandeur, but as a humble child born into poverty.

Pope Francis meets with refugees whom he helped to bring to Italy on his 85th birthday, Dec. 17, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Celebrates His 85th Birthday with Refugees He Helped Bring to Italy

Dec 17, 2021

The group of about ten refugees are being supported directly by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2018. Vatican Media.

Christmas at the Vatican: Here are the Liturgies Pope Francis Will Celebrate This Year

Dec 14, 2021

The Vatican has published Pope Francis’ Christmas schedule for this year.

Microbiologist Chiaka Anumudu, a beneficiary of Guadeloupe Scholarships Programme for African women is researching Parasitology, at the University of Valencia. Credit: Harambee Africa International

Rome-Based Catholic Entity Launches Prestigious Scholarship Project for African Scientists

Oct 31, 2021

Harambee Africa International (HAI) is collaborating with prestigious international research centres to provide scholarships to young African scientists who will be required to give back to their communities in the areas of health and environment.

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017./ Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Backs South Africa, India Proposal to Suspend COVID-19 Vaccine Production Barriers

Oct 7, 2021

The Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, has maintained the support of the Vatican entity of a call to waive barriers in the production of COVID-19 vaccines as proposed by South Africa and India.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Reaches Out to Flood Victims in South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese with Donation

Oct 5, 2021

Pope Francis has reached out to the people of God affected by floods in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Malakal with a donation of US$75,000.00.

Robert Cardinal Sarah, prefect-emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in Rome on Nov. 25, 2014. / Paul Badde.

Guinea Government Needs to “radically change”, Vatican-based Cardinal Says

Sep 26, 2021

The West African Republic of Guinea that is currently under military leadership following a coup earlier this month needs to “radically change”, a Vatican-based Cardinal has said in a recent letter.

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican July 25, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invokes Intercession of Mary for Ongoing Regional Sisters in Africa Plenary

Aug 25, 2021

Pope Francis has sent his Apostolic blessings for the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA).