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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.

The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Christmas tree, Dec. 9, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Reaffirms Support for COVID-19 Vaccines amid Spread of Omicron Variant

Dec 22, 2021

It issued a statement amid global concern about the Omicron variant.

People wearing face coverings walk past St. Peter’s Basilica. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Clarifies COVID-19 Vaccine Pass Rules for Employees, Visitors of City State

Sep 28, 2021

From Oct. 1, all visitors and personnel will be required to show proof of vaccination.

A Catholic Nun getting a COVID-19 inoculation at a medical center in Zimbabwe. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Charity Facilitates PPE Supplies in Zimbabwe amid Coronavirus Challenges

Jul 8, 2021

Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has facilitated the provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs) to more than 1200 pastoral workers in Zimbabwe.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Catholic Bishops in Togo Call for Hope amid Citizens’ Difficulty “to meet basic needs”

Jun 26, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Togo have, in a collective statement, encouraged the faithful in the West African nation to “remain hopeful” amid suffering characterized with difficulty, on the part of ordinary citizens, “to meet their basic needs.”

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address, June 6, 2021./ Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: Coronavirus Recovery Must Have True Vision for Humanity

Jun 15, 2021

Rebuilding after the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to confront the failures of the past, including failures towards God and neighbor, Pope Francis has said in a message to world leaders gathered in Bratislava. 

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Catholic Women Issue Statement Opposing Use of "abortion-tainted vaccines"

Mar 9, 2021

Eighty-six Catholic women from 25 countries issued a letter Monday opposing what they called “abortion-tainted” COVID-19 vaccines, and arguing Church statements approving their use rely on “an incomplete assessment of the science of vaccination and immunology.”

Pope Francis looks out a window of the apostolic palace March 18, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Honors Sacrifice of Medical Workers Who Died in Coronavirus Pandemic

Feb 22, 2021

Pope Francis on Saturday expressed his gratitude for the sacrifice of medical workers, especially those who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cardinal Says Vatican Employees Could Lose Jobs for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb 18, 2021

In a decree issued earlier this month, the cardinal who heads the Vatican City State said that employees who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when deemed necessary for their work could face penalties up to termination of employment.

Pope Francis celebrates the Liturgy of the Passion of Our Lord in St. Peter's Basilica April 14, 2017. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.

Toward Holy Week 2021: Vatican Issues Guidelines for Catholics amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Feb 17, 2021

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued guidelines on Wednesday for the celebration of Holy Week this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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In 6,000-word Document, Vatican Calls for Rethinking of Social, Pastoral Care for Elderly

Feb 9, 2021

The Vatican called on Tuesday for a rethinking of elder care in a document arguing that the elderly are best cared for in an environment more like a family home than a hospital.

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI Receive Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb 5, 2021

Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have both received their second and final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a Vatican source confirmed to CNA.

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

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address Moves Outdoors as Coronavirus Restrictions Ease in Rome

Feb 3, 2021

Pope Francis will speak to a live audience once again as his weekly Angelus address moves back to St. Peter’s Square on Sunday after a seven-week absence.

Funeral of Dr. Fabrizio Soccorsi Jan. 26, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Attends Vatican Funeral of His Personal Physician

Jan 26, 2021

Pope Francis on Tuesday afternoon attended the Vatican funeral of his personal doctor, Fabrizio Soccorsi, who died earlier this month.

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI Receive First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Jan 14, 2021

Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.

The Vatican is administering the coronavirus vaccine in the atrium of the Paul VI Audience Hall. Credit: Vatican Media.

Vatican City Begins Administering First Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine

Jan 13, 2021

Vatican City State began administering the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday.

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

Coronavirus Pandemic Has "exposed inefficiencies" in Care of the Sick: Pope Francis

Jan 12, 2021

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic had “exposed inefficiencies in the care of the sick.”

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Benedict XVI to be Vaccinated against Coronavirus “as soon as the vaccine is available”

Jan 12, 2021

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will receive the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available, his personal secretary said Tuesday.

Pope Francis with Fabrizio Soccorsi. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis' Doctor Since 2015 Succumbs to COVID-19-related Complications

Jan 9, 2021

Pope Francis' personal doctor, Fabrizio Soccorsi, has died from health complications related to the coronavirus, according to the Vatican.

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Vatican COVID-19 Commission Promotes Vaccine Access for the Vulnerable

Dec 29, 2020

The Vatican’s COVID-19 commission said Tuesday it is working to help promote fair access to the coronavirus vaccine, especially for those who are most vulnerable.