Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill in Rome, Italy, March 2, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: Lent is about Eternal Rewards, Not Appearances

Mar 2, 2022

The pope’s homily was read by Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

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.

Secretary of State of the Holy See Cardinal Pietro Parolin during his official visit to Kiev, 2017./ Shutterstock.

Vatican Wants to "do everything possible" to End Israel-Gaza Conflict: Cardinal Parolin

May 19, 2021

The Vatican Secretary of State said Tuesday that the Holy See is committed to doing everything it can to help end the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State. / Saeima via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Vatican Marks World Water Day with Call to End Waste and Contamination

Mar 22, 2021

The Vatican has marked World Water Day by urging an end to water waste and contamination.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Cardinal Visits Cameroon as Catholic Church Seeks to Resolve Anglophone Crisis

Jan 28, 2021

The Vatican’s Secretary of State kicked off a week-long trip to Cameroon on Thursday in which he will visit a region blighted by clashes between government forces and separatists.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 3, 2015. Credit: Mazur/

Vatican Secretary Stresses “spiritual consonance” Between Pope Francis and Benedict XVI

Sep 1, 2020

Cardinal Pietro Parolin has written an introduction to a book describing the continuity between Pope Francis and his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Theodore McCarrick arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013. Credit:

Parolin: On McCarrick Report Release, Pope Francis Has "final word"

Feb 6, 2020

Pope Francis will make the final decision on when to publish a highly-anticipated report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Thursday.

Pope Francis during an in flight press conference on the papal plane, Nov. 26, 2019. Credit: Hannah Brockhaus/CNA

On papal flight, Pope Francis talks Vatican financial scandal

Nov 26, 2019

Although investigators are looking into a controversial Vatican investment in a luxury London property development, whether the deal was corrupt is still an open question, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Cardinal Parolin Says He Arranged Controversial Hospital Loan, Papal Foundation Grant

Nov 20, 2019

The Vatican Secretary of State told CNA this week that he is responsible for arranging a controversial loan for the purchase of a bankrupt Italian hospital, and that he arranged with Cardinal Donald Wuerl a grant from the U.S.-based Papal Foundation to cover the loan when it could not be repaid.