Catholic News Agency: Vatican


Pope Francis: Parents cherishing their kids is a sign of hope for the future

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2017 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On his return flight from Colombia, Pope Francis said that seeing parents’ devotion for their children gives him hope for the country’s future. Concluding his press conference aboard the papal flight back to Rome, Pope Francis

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Colombia

Aboard the papal plane, Sep 11, 2017 / 10:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his conversation with journalists on the return flight from Cartagena to Rome on Monday, Pope Francis touched on a variety of topics, notably the US government's decision to end DACA and the crisis in Venezuela. He also

Pope Francis: United Nations must help in Venezuela crisis

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2017 / 07:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Aboard his overnight flight from Colombia to Rome Sunday, Pope Francis touched on the dire political and human rights crisis that continues to unfold in Venezuela, stating that the U.N. needs to be involved in reaching a solution. “It

Pope hopes Trump will 'rethink' DACA decision on pro-life grounds

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2017 / 07:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a press conference Sunday aboard the papal plane from Colombia to Rome, Pope Francis said that though he is not familiar with how the decision to end DACA was made, he hopes it will be reconsidered as part of a pro-life ethic which

Vatican: Pope Francis 'is fine' after hitting face on popemobile

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2017 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis is fine after a mishap on the popemobile in Colombia, when he slipped and hit himself trying to reach a child, prompting a wave of concern on social media. <blockquote

Pope issues new directives on revision, translation of liturgical texts

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2017 / 08:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See has release a new “motu proprio” from Pope Francis outlining a shift in the responsibility of local bishops and the Apostolic See for the revision and approval of liturgical texts. Dated Sept. 3, the document is titled

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, second of four 'dubia' cardinals, dies at 79

Vatican City, Sep 6, 2017 / 09:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, has died at the age of 79.  He was known for pastoral and academic work in support of marriage and families, especially through the founding of

Pope tells youth to 'break the mirror' of narcissism, focus on others

Vatican City, Sep 4, 2017 / 09:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday Pope Francis told youth to steer clear of modern society's narcissistic tendencies, which he referred to as a vain “illness.” He said they should instead concentrate on helping others and on developing a healthy ability

Pope's Colombia trip about faith, not politics, Vatican official says

Vatican City, Sep 3, 2017 / 04:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the South American country of Colombia Sept. 6-11 isn't a political statement a Vatican official said, but about the renewal of the Catholic faith of Colombians in order that violence may be combatted at

Pope Francis: To follow Christ means also to accept the cross

Vatican City, Sep 3, 2017 / 08:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis spoke about the sacrifice of the cross, explaining how as followers of Christ we must embrace suffering, because it is through the suffering and death of Christ that his love is made known to us. “Always, even