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Pope Francis meets with members of the French-based academic organization Research and Anthropology of Vocations Institute on March 1, 2024, at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "Today the ugliest danger is gender ideology"

Mar 1, 2024

“It is very important that there is this meeting, this meeting between men and women,” the pope told an assembly at the Vatican.

Pope Francis delivers the Sunday Angelus from the window of his study overlooking St. Peter's Square, Jan. 28, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Cancels Monday Audiences Due to Persisting "mild flu" Symptoms

Feb 26, 2024

The Monday morning telegram sent out by the Vatican noted that while the pope’s “mild flu symptoms persist,” he did not have a fever.

Mons. João de Ceita Nazaré, appointed Bishop for the Diocese of São Tomé and Príncipe on 9 January 2024. Credit: Diocese of São Tomé and Príncipe

Vatican-São Tomé and Príncipe Agreement an “instrument” of Dialogue: Catholic Bishop-elect

Feb 18, 2024

The agreement between the Vatican and  the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe signed on 15 August 2022, and ratified on January 30 is an opportunity for dialogue and exercise of freedom, the Bishop-elect  for the lone Episcopal See in the Central African island nation has said.

Pope Francis speaks at a Mass on the World Day of Consecrated Life, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, on Feb. 2, 2024, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. | Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis Urges Consecrated Men and Women to Cultivate "an intense interior life"

Feb 2, 2024

The Holy Father presided over Mass on Feb. 2 for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope Francis delivers a message at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Wrath is a Vice that is "pervasive," "dark"

Jan 31, 2024

Pope Francis dedicated his Jan. 31 general audience to the subject of wrath, characterizing it as a vice that is “pervasive” and “particularly dark.”

Vatican – São Tomé and Príncipe Agreement Ratified with “exchange of the instruments”

Jan 30, 2024

The agreement that the Vatican and the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe signed on 15 August 2022, the annual Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the recognition of the Catholic Church and her ecclesiastical institutions as a “juridical personality” in the African Island country has been ratified.

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, speaks with EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief Andreas Thonhauser on Jan. 18, 2024. | Credit: EWTN

Vatican prefect: Fiducia Supplicans draws ‘some negative reactions’ from Christian leaders

Jan 19, 2024

In an exclusive EWTN interview and in comments to the Vatican’s news agency, Cardinal Kurt Koch said he has received negative reactions to Fiducia Supplicans.

Pope Francis delivers a message at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Issues New Regulations Setting Spending Limits for Vatican Offices

Jan 17, 2024

Pope Francis amended the Vatican’s financial regulations on Tuesday, enshrining a spending limit into law.

Pope Francis speaks at a meeting with priests from the Diocese of Rome in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran on Jan. 13, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Responds to Resistance to Fiducia Supplicans: "The Lord blesses everyone"

Jan 15, 2024

Pope Francis responded publicly to questions about the Vatican’s declaration on blessings for same-sex couples for the first time in a television interview on Sunday night. 

Pope Francis meets with representatives of DIALOP, Transversal Dialogue Project, an association of European leftist politicians and academics that seeks to bridge Catholic social teaching and Marxist theory, on Jan. 10, 2024, at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Calls for Greater Dialogue and Cooperation Between Christians, Marxists

Jan 12, 2024

Pope Francis this week called for cooperation between Christians and Marxists as a way to achieve greater “dialogue” and help in the search for the “common good.”

Bernini's baldacchino at the papal Mass on Jan. 1, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican Announces Major Restoration Project in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jan 11, 2024

The Vatican announced on Thursday that the soaring baldacchino over the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica will undergo a major restoration.

Pope Francis delivers a speech to all of the world’s ambassadors to the Vatican on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Calls Surrogacy "deplorable," Calls for Global Ban in Speech to Ambassadors

Jan 8, 2024

Pope Francis called surrogacy “deplorable” and called for a global ban on the exploitative practice of “so-called surrogate motherhood.”

Archbishop Georg Gänswein celebrates a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Dec. 31, 2023, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Pope Benedict XVI. | Credit: Vatican Media

Conference on Anniversary of Benedict’s Death Focuses on Legacy Defined by Love of Christ

Jan 2, 2024

Friends, scholars and former colleagues of Pope Benedict XVI gathered in the Campo Santo Teutonico in Vatican City, from Dec. 30–31.

Pope Francis waves during his Sunday Angelus on Dec. 31, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Says Benedict XVI "blesses us and accompanies us" from Heaven

Dec 31, 2023

In his final Angelus address of 2023, Pope Francis paid tribute to Pope Benedict XVI on the one-year anniversary of his predecessor’s death. 

“Christ Carrying the Cross” by Titian (1490–1576). | Credit: Titian, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Vatican announces art contest for Stations of the Cross to be displayed in St. Peter’s Basilica

Dec 30, 2023

The Vatican has announced an art competition in which your paintings can be displayed inside of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope Francis delivers his general audience address to pilgrims in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican on Dec. 27, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: One Must Never Dialogue with the Devil

Dec 27, 2023

Pope Francis inaugurated a new catechetical series on vices and virtues during Wednesday’s general audience by opening with the story of Adam and Eve, which introduces “the dynamic of evil and temptation” and points toward the dangers of dialoguing with the devil. 

Cardinal-elect Víctor Manuel Fernández was appointed by Pope Francis on July 1, 2023, to become the next prefect for the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. | Credit: Courtesy of Archdiocese of La Plata

Vatican: Small Part of Cremated Ashes Can Be Kept in Personal Place in Certain Cases

Dec 12, 2023

The guidance came from a letter written by Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, who serves as the prefect for the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience on Dec. 6, 2023, in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis at General Audience: "The Spirit is the protagonist" of Evangelization

Dec 6, 2023

Pope Francis’ multi-week catechetical series on the essential components of the proclamation of the Gospel culminated with a fourth and final component: the Holy Spirit as the protagonist of evangelization. 

Pope Francis meets with professional soccer players from the Celtic Football Club, a team founded by an Irish Catholic religious brother, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Meets with Professional Soccer Team Founded by a Catholic Religious

Nov 29, 2023

Pope Francis met Wednesday with professional soccer players from the Celtic Football Club, a team founded by an Irish Catholic religious brother.

Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2022. | Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Here are Pope Francis’ Liturgies for Christmas 2023 at the Vatican

Nov 28, 2023

As the season of Advent draws near, the Vatican has published the schedule of Pope Francis’ liturgies for Christmas through the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.