The Vatican Museums. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Full Vaccination or Recovery among New COVID-19 Rules for Visitors to Vatican Museums

Jan 13, 2022

The museums are a major source of revenue for the Holy See.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on May 1, 2020, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Vatican Media.

There is Urgent Need for "spiritual fatherhood" Today: Pope Francis

Jan 13, 2022

The pope discussed his devotion to St. Joseph in an interview with L’Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis meets a delegation of the French Catholic Action movement at the Vatican, Jan. 13, 2021. Vatican Media.

Synodality Not a "search for majority consensus": Pope Francis

Jan 13, 2022

The pope was speaking to French Catholic Action groups.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 12, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Pope Francis Prays for Workers "crushed by an unbearable burden" in COVID-19 Recession

Jan 12, 2022

He led a moment’s silence at his general audience.

Pope Francis meets with diplomats accredited to the Holy See at the Vatican’s Hall of Blessings, Jan. 10, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Laments "cancel culture" in Annual Address to Diplomats

Jan 10, 2022

The pope was giving his annual “state of the world” address.

Pope Francis baptizes a child in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 9, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Pope Francis Baptizes Babies in Sistine Chapel for 1st Time Since COVID-19 Pandemic

Jan 9, 2022

The pope baptized 16 babies in the Sistine Chapel.

Pope Francis meets members of the Sts. Peter and Paul Association at the Vatican, Jan. 8, 2021. Vatican Media.

Let’s "begin again with more humanity" Amid Pandemic: Pope Francis

Jan 8, 2022

The pope was addressing a Vatican-based lay association.

Pope Francis meets with French Catholic entrepreneurs at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Jan. 7, 2022. Vatican Media.

“The Church needs your witness”: Pope Francis’ Advice to Christian Business Executives

Jan 7, 2022

‘Do not hesitate to invoke the Holy Spirit to guide your choices,’ he said.

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 18, 2021. Vatican Media

"I continue to dream of a completely missionary Church": Pope Francis

Jan 6, 2022

He made the remark in his message for World Mission Day 2022.

The office of Propaganda Fide, near Rome’s Spanish Steps. Oleg Znamenskiy via Shutterstock.

On the Feast of the Epiphany 400 Years Ago, the Vatican Founded Propaganda Fide

Jan 6, 2022

The founding is commemorated by a Chapel of the Magi.

Pope Francis offers Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 6, 2022. Vatican Media

Let Us Adore Christ Like the Magi: Pope Francis at Epiphany Mass

Jan 6, 2022

He was offering Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021. Vatican Media.

Society Loses When "dogs and cats take the place of children": Pope Francis

Jan 5, 2022

The general audience featured a circus performance.

Pope Francis visits the Bambino Gesù di Palidoro hospital in Rome, Italy, on Jan. 5, 2018. Vatican Media.

Visiting the Sick a Christian Imperative: Pope Francis Ahead of the World Day of the Sick

Jan 4, 2022

‘How many sick and elderly people are living at home and waiting for a visit!’

Pope Francis prays at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church square) in Mosul, Iraq, on March 7, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis’ January 2022 Prayer Intention is for Victims of Religious Persecution

Jan 4, 2022

The pope called persecution ‘inhuman’ and ‘insane.’

Pope Francis after praying the Angelus in the Vatican's apostolic palace on March 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. null

Why the Pope Prays the Angelus Publicly on Sundays

Jan 4, 2022

It all started more than 67 years ago.

A pilgrim attends the canonization of St. John Henry Newman in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019. Mazur/

Three Vatican International Events That Catholics Can Look Forward to in 2022

Jan 3, 2022

Despite the pandemic, the Eternal City is preparing to host several joyful events.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Jan. 2, 2022. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

God Wants to Live With Us and In Us: Pope Francis at Sunday Angelus

Jan 2, 2022

The pope was speaking at the Sunday Angelus.

Pope Francis offers Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God in St. Peter's Basilica on January 1, 2022. © Daniel Ibáñez/EWTN/Vatican Pool

Let Us Place the New Year 2022 Under the Protection of Mary: Pope Francis

Jan 1, 2022

Pope Francis’ first public act of 2022 was to offer Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God on Jan. 1, 2020. Vatican Media

Pope Francis on New Year’s Eve: Jesus Christ Gives Meaning to Our Lives in Joy and Sorrow

Dec 31, 2021

Pope Francis said to trust in Jesus Christ who "brings time to its fullness."

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Vatican Agency Reveals Number of Missionaries Murdered Around the World During 2021

Dec 31, 2021

22 Catholic missionaries were killed around the world in 2021, half of them in Africa, according to a report released by the Fides News Agency and distributed Thursday by the Vatican press office.