Pope Francis urged Catholics to focus on the cross during Holy Week as he celebrated Mass on Palm Sunday.
At the Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for Indonesian Catholics injured in a bombing as they left a Palm Sunday Mass.
The Vatican plans to vaccinate 1,200 people living in poverty during Holy Week with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
The Vatican has published Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week at the Vatican this year.
Pope Francis has issued a letter cutting the salaries of some Vatican employees as a way to contain costs after the institution’s budget projected a deficit of $60 million in 2021.
Pope Francis has marked the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Alphonsus Liguori as a Doctor of the Church by praising the saint as a model of moral teaching.
The Vatican has marked World Water Day by urging an end to water waste and contamination.
Pope Francis has said that St. Joseph is a model for all vocations and he prays the saint will help young people discern the vocation God is calling them to.
An Italian bishop is carrying out a visitation at the Vatican’s liturgy office less than a month after Cardinal Robert Sarah resigned as prefect.
Pope Francis has called for more support for working mothers during and after the coronavirus pandemic, saying that women are vital for the renewal of society and the economy.
A new letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State has banned the private celebration of Masses at side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, effective March 22.
The Vatican said Friday it plans to lower operational expenses by 8% in 2021, while it relies on donations and funds from Peter’s Pence to contain a growing deficit amid the coronavirus crisis.
Benedict XVI addressed conspiracy theories about his resignation as pope, Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq, and Joe Biden in an interview with an Italian newspaper published on Monday, March 1.
Pope Francis prayed Sunday for children suffering from rare diseases that they may feel “the caress of God’s love and tenderness.”
Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important to remember when facing a difficult trial that the “Lord is Risen and does not permit darkness to have the last word.”
Pope Francis has said that seeing a psychiatrist in Argentina helped him with anxiety when he was a younger priest in an interview published in an Argentine newspaper Saturday.
Pope Francis on Wednesday named a specialist in aging to be his personal doctor, after his previous physician died earlier this year.
Pope Francis on Saturday expressed his gratitude for the sacrifice of medical workers, especially those who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.
Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtue of three Italian religious sisters who died from Ebola in Africa during the 1995 outbreak.
Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.