The beatification of Carlo Acutis took place Oct. 10 after a miracle attributed to his prayers and the grace of God. In Brazil, a boy named Mattheus was healed from a serious birth defect called an annular pancreas after he and his mother asked Acutis to pray for his healing.
With the beatification of Carlo Acutis in Assisi Saturday, the Catholic Church now has its first “Blessed” who loved Super Mario and Pokémon, but not as much as he loved the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, Saturday during a visit to Assisi.
A female Vatican official told the United Nations Thursday that resources that could be invested in basic healthcare, nutrition, and sanitation for impoverished women are instead allotted to reproductive health and “so-called new rights.”
The Apostleship of the Sea, a Catholic charity helping seafarers worldwide, will now be known as Stella Maris.
The Vatican COVID-19 Response Fund donated to Ghana’s Archdiocese of Kumasi is changing lives of vulnerable groups in the Archdiocese including the homeless and medical staff working in deprived conditions, the Chief Executive Officer of Caritas Ghana, the Relief and Development Organization of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) has said.
The Vatican’s prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy and auditor general signed a memorandum of understanding Friday on the fight against corruption.
In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should return to Mass as soon as it can be done safely, and that the Christian life cannot be sustained without the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Christian community of the Church.
One Year since Pope Francis visited Madagascar, a missionary Cleric whose apostolate involves reaching out to the deprived in the Island nation off the coast of East Africa, has shared memories of the 6-8 September 2019 Papal pastoral trip describing it as “an unforgettable human and spiritual event.”
The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis will sign the third encyclical of his pontificate in Assisi on Oct. 3.
The Vatican is publishing a new book collecting Pope Francis’ notable speeches to athletes of all kinds, and which includes the testimonies of three professional athletes.
In an interview Thursday, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, spoke about uncovering financial scandal, saying that hiding scandal increases and entrenches it.
Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, “Mother of Hope,” for Nigeria’s persecuted Christians and for peace in conflicts in Africa.
On Aug. 15, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven.
Pope Francis has baptized the African twins who were born conjoined at the head and were separated at the Vatican’s pediatric hospital.
A Vatican cardinal urged Catholics Sunday to exercise a “preferential option for the poor” for seafarers serving on the front line of the coronavirus crisis.
Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to reflect on whether they are receptive to the Word of God.
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva is urging countries to help relieve the “crippling external debt burdens” of developing countries struggling in the coronavirus pandemic.
Benedict XVI’s older brother Georg Ratzinger died Wednesday, just a little more than one week after the pope emeritus' visit.
Representatives of the various Christian denominations in South Africa have appealed to the Vatican and the World Council of Churches (WCC) to intervene in Israel’s plan to take over the West Bank, a landlocked territory claimed by both Israel and Palestine.