Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals, including Archbishop Fernández

By |2023-07-12T07:13:21+01:00July 12th, 2023|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he will create 21 new cardinals, including the Vatican’s recently appointed doctrinal chief Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, at a consistory on Sept. 30. The 86-year-old pope made the announcement from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square after reciting the Angelus prayer on July 9. This is the full list:

Pope Francis: Do you ‘live as a witness of Jesus?’

By |2023-07-03T11:16:25+01:00July 3rd, 2023|News, Vatican|

Every baptized person is called to be a modern-day prophet, living as a witness of Jesus to others, Pope Francis said on Sunday. In his Angelus address July 2, the pope recalled that at our baptism, each of us received “the gift of the prophetic mission.” The pope, addressing an estimated 15,000 pilgrims and tourists

Pope Francis decries the burning of the Quran in Sweden

By |2023-07-03T09:50:59+01:00July 3rd, 2023|News, Vatican|

In an interview with the United Arab Emirate's daily 'Al-Ittihad,' Pope Francis laments the burning of the Quran, Islam's holiest book, in Sweden, while urging individuals take to heart the values promoted in the Document on Human Fraternity. "I feel indignant and disgusted by these actions," Pope Francis expressed to Hamad Al-Kaabi, editor of the

Truth and Charity, pathway to peace – Pope Francis 

By |2023-06-30T14:20:08+01:00June 30th, 2023|News, Vatican|

Pope Francis sends a message to the Second International "Science for Peace" Meeting in the Italian Diocese of Teramo-Atri, and recalls that the search for truth in charity is the foundation for the construction of a peaceful society. By Lisa Zengarini “The path to peace lies in truth and charity,” Pope Francis said in a

Ruffini: Catholic media needs ‘prophetic gaze of communion’

By |2023-06-21T16:22:57+01:00June 21st, 2023|News, Vatican|

As the Catholic Media Conference gets underway in the US city of Baltimore, Dr. Paolo Ruffini, the Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, urges Catholic communicators to draw inspiration from the unity and communion of the first disciples in their work. By Devin Watkins – Baltimore, USA The annual Catholic Media Conference kicked off in

Night at the Vatican Museums!

By |2023-06-21T15:53:15+01:00June 21st, 2023|News, Vatican|

Vatican Museums' 'nights' are back from 14 April to 28 October 2023, with extended hours into the evening. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the initiative brought to life with the desire to transform the museum spaces for a few hours into places where one can marvel, surrounded by beauty, away from daily frenzy

“Instrumentum laboris’ calls for welcoming Church that embraces diversity

By |2023-06-21T15:16:01+01:00June 21st, 2023|News, Vatican|

The General Secretariat of the Synod publishes the “Instrumentum laboris”, the document that will guide the work of the two-part General Assembly that will meet in Rome in October 2023 and October 2024. By Salvatore Cernuzio A document of some sixty pages that incorporates the experiences of local Churches in every region of the world

10 Recipe for happiness, by Pope Francis

By |2023-06-20T10:07:47+01:00June 20th, 2023|News, Vatican|

In the fall, Pope Francis published a book on how to be happy. Aleteia selects 10 of the best pieces of advice out of the eight chapters. n November 2022, Pope Francis published a book titled “I want you to be happy: The hundredfold in this life,” (“Ti voglio felice. Il centuplo in questa vita,” Pienogiorno). The

Pope: Continue to inspire love for the Holy Eucharist

By |2023-06-20T07:51:00+01:00June 20th, 2023|News, Vatican|

Continue your efforts to contribute to a revival of faith in, and love for, the Holy Eucharist, Pope Francis insists as he thanks American members of the Committee preparing for the forthcoming National Eucharistic Congress in the United States. By Deborah Castellano Lubov "I encourage you to continue your efforts to contribute to a revival

All proceeding well after surgery, Pope Francis had another good night

By |2023-06-09T09:49:49+01:00June 9th, 2023|News, Vatican|

The Holy See Press Office releases further updates on Pope Francis' recovery after his surgery, saying all is proceeding well, he had another good night and is doing well. By Vatican News staff writer All is proceeding well and Pope Francis had another good night, the Holy See Press Office expressed in a message to

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