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Vatican News

Pope Francis' three Christmas ingredients: joy, prayer, gratitude
Vatican City, Dec 17, 2017 / 02:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With Christmas just eight days away, Pope Francis said three simple attitudes can help prepare us to welcome Jesus Christ.
From Pope Francis, a checklist for good journalism
Vatican City, Dec 16, 2017 / 08:25 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Journalism must prize truth and reflection over sensationalism and clamor, Pope Francis told journalists on Saturday.

Pope to youth: expand your wisdom and meet the elderly
Vatican City, Dec 16, 2017 / 06:26 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis met with the youth of Catholic Action on Saturday as the movement marks its 150th anniversary year.

Treat saints' relics right, says new Vatican directive
Vatican City, Dec 16, 2017 / 12:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The relics of Christian saints and blesseds deserve special care and their authenticity must be certified by the Church, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has said.
Meet the man who holds the keys to the Pope's Museums
Vatican City, Dec 16, 2017 / 05:20 am (EWTN News/CNA).- "I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven," Jesus told St. Peter, as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew.
Apostolic nuncio to US speaks with EWTN News Nightly
Washington D.C., Dec 15, 2017 / 04:48 pm (EWTN News).- Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, spoke with EWTN News Nightly's Lauren Ashburn on Wednesday, discussing Pope Francis, his background, and his reception within the Church.
Pope Francis: Music opens our hearts to the true meaning of Christmas
Vatican City, Dec 15, 2017 / 12:41 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Music and art are especially suited to helping us more deeply comprehend the true meaning of the mystery of Christmas, said Pope Francis in remarks on Friday.
Vatican communications department will soon unveil new website
Vatican City, Dec 13, 2017 / 01:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met this week to continue discussions on reform of the Roman Curia and unveiled a new communications system for the Secretariat for Communications.
Pope Francis: Think 'being good' is enough? It's not. Go to Mass
Vatican City, Dec 13, 2017 / 05:20 am (EWTN News/CNA).- According to Pope Francis, a Christian can't just be a good person and skip Mass on Sundays, because it is the Eucharist that provides the nourishment needed to truly live the Gospel well in our daily lives.
Pope: 'La Guadalupana' shows that everyone has a place in the Church
Vatican City, Dec 12, 2017 / 01:28 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis marked the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Tuesday saying the "mestizo" Virgin is a concrete sign that the Church is for everyone, especially the poor and marginalized.
Vatican conference highlights role of laity in addressing modern challenges
Vatican City, Dec 11, 2017 / 05:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Leading lay experts and top Vatican officials have joined forces this week to talk about how they can collaborate in addressing key areas of modern concern, placing a special emphasis on the role of laypeople.
Pope Francis: Health care is part of the Church's mission
Vatican City, Dec 11, 2017 / 08:48 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Just as Jesus healed people during his earthly mission, care for the sick is a mission the entire Church is called to take part in, Pope Francis said in a message published Monday for the World Day of the Sick.
Vatican voices concern over Trump's Jerusalem move
Vatican City, Dec 10, 2017 / 06:28 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Following U.S. President Donald Trump's Dec. 6 notice that he will be moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Holy See has expressed its concern for recent violent outbreaks and urged leaders to promote peace and security.
In Advent, prepare your heart like your hearth, Pope says
Vatican City, Dec 10, 2017 / 07:49 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During Advent, we should prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus like we joyfully prepare our homes for a visit from a family member or friend, Pope Francis said Sunday, especially removing anything keeping us from Christ.
Beauty advice from Pope Francis: Be virtuous like Mary
Vatican City, Dec 8, 2017 / 06:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Friday's Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis offered his own 'beauty secret' – with Mary as model – saying beauty does not come from age or appearance, but from living a virtuous life rooted in scripture.