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Category: Vatican News

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah

Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah from the post of prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the...

Pope at Ash Wednesday Mass: ‘Lent is a journey of return to God’

As the Church begins the holy season of Lent, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Ash Wednesday, with the blessing and imposition of ashes. In his homily, the Holy Father...

Holy See advocates for empowerment of women

The Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Monsignor Janusz Urbańczyk, has called for the...

Holy See calls for just and equitable distribution of vaccines

Vaccines were developed as a public good and must be provided to all in a fair and equitable manner, giving priority to those who need them most. This is what the...

Covid-19: Pope grants priests permission to say four Masses on Christmas Day

A decree published on the website of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments is intended to allow for more Masses to be said on...

Pope at Angelus: Christian joy is not easy, but with Jesus it is possible

For those who believe, the season of Advent is filled with a joyful sense of expectation, “somewhat like when we await the visit of a person we love a great deal”....

Advent in a time of pandemic

This year will be a very different Advent as restrictions remain in place in many countries due to the coronavirus pandemic. Advent a season of hope Yet, according to...

The Church’s new cardinals – who’s who?

Who are the 13 new cardinals created by Pope Francis from around the world? They hail from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe…   Here are brief biographies...

Pope Francis: ‘The Church is the work of the Holy Spirit’

Catholics risk going astray if they neglect the four essential characteristics of Church life, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. In his address Nov....

Fairtrade International pays courtesy call on Pope Francis

A Fairtrade International delegation met with Pope Francis on Monday, 23. November, to present the work Fairtrade is doing around the world to promote fairer trading...

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