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Category: Vatican News

“All brothers”: Pope Francis to sign new encyclical on Oct. 3 in Assisi

Pope Francis will visit the Italian town of Assisi on 3 October to sign a new encyclical. In a statement released on Saturday, the Director of the Holy See Press Office,...

Pope at Angelus: Gossip ‘a plague more awful than Covid-19’

Ahead of the traditional Marian prayer of the Angelus, Pope Francis reflected on the day’s Gospel (Mt 18:15-20), in which Jesus speaks about fraternal correction. The...

Pope at Angelus: Christians called to serve God and neighbour as Jesus

In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus speaks to His disciples about the mystery of His Passion, Death, and Resurrection – a teaching, Pope Francis said, that the disciples are...

Vatican confirms World Mission Day 2020 will be observed on Oct. 18

The Catholic Church’s World Mission Day 2020 will be observed as usual on October 18, the Vatican said on Friday. “In response to some requests about the celebration...

Pope Francis: Faith in Jesus gives full meaning to charity

Ahead of the recitation of the traditional Marian prayer, Pope Francis reflected on the day’s Gospel (Mt 16:13-20), in which Peter professes his faith in Jesus as the...

Pope Francis: Free Mary from associations with the mafia

Pope Francis is calling for authentic devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary to be freed from “superstructures, powers or conditioning that does not correspond to the...

Pope at Audience: Healing the world is an opportunity to build something better

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has not only “exposed the plight of the poor and the serious inequality that reigns in the world,” but even exacerbated them, Pope...

Pope Francis baptises conjoined twins separated in Rome

Pope Francis has baptised twins who were born conjoined at the head and were separated at the Vatican’s pediatric hospital. The twins’ mother had said at a press...

Pope Prays At Santa Maria Maggiore

Pope Francis calls for world free of nuclear weapons

On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Japan, Pope Francis once again called “for prayer and commitment to a world completely free of nuclear...

Pope at Angelus: Eucharist provides strength to care for others

Pope Francis reflected on Jesus’ miracle of the multiplication of the loaves (Mt 14:13-21) during his catechesis at the Sunday Angelus. He said the people had gone to...

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