Catholic News Agency: Vatican


You can’t change politics watching from a balcony, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2017 / 03:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said that we can’t improve our political landscape by observing and judging from afar, but that it involves personal involvement, which should always be done in a spirit of charity and helpfulness. “Try to act

First-of-its-kind congress leads global conversation on digital sexual child abuse

Rome, Italy, Sep 30, 2017 / 10:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A global congress to be held in Rome next week will focus on how to protect children in the digital age, bringing together various experts from around the world to develop concrete ways to combat the issue of online child sex abuse. Fr. Hans

Take care of those on the peripheries, Pope Francis tells mayors

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2017 / 10:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday told mayors that they must go to those on the margins of their communities in order to learn how to best serve the common good, including the needs of the poor, unemployed, and migrants and refugees. “To you,

Pope Francis re-names Cardinal Burke to Vatican's highest court

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2017 / 09:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Saturday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura – the Holy See's highest court – which he previously headed for six years.

Angels accompany us on the path to salvation, Pope says

Vatican City, Sep 29, 2017 / 02:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians and angels cooperate “together in God’s salvific design,” Pope Francis told Catholics in his morning homily, on the Feast of the Archangels: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. He elaborated, saying that angels serve

Pope Francis: Evangelization is about knowing the human heart

Vatican City, Sep 29, 2017 / 11:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday, Pope Francis said that the work of evangelization belongs to all people, and that the richness found in a variety of traditions can be a way of opening people’s hearts to the Gospel. “The new stage of evangelization we

Pope zeroes-in on 'fake news' for next communications day

Vatican City, Sep 29, 2017 / 06:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With social platforms increasingly targeting so-called “fake news,” Pope Francis has decided to weigh-in, dedicating his message for the 2018 World Day of Social Communications to eliminating the spread of false information and

Vatican office for evangelization of peoples gets a new undersecretary

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2017 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Fr. Ryszard Szmydki, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, as the new under-secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Fr. Szmydki, 66, replaces Fr.

Pope Francis: Charity is 'the soul' of the Church's mission

Vatican City, Sep 27, 2017 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Pope Francis said that charity is central to the Church’s mission, and we are called to share it with the world, especially those in need. “All of us, in truth, are called to water ourselves

Pope Francis launches campaign to encounter and welcome migrants

Vatican City, Sep 27, 2017 / 12:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Wednesday announced a new initiative encouraging a “culture of encounter” and efforts to warmly welcome immigrants and refugees. Sponsored by the global Catholic charities network Caritas Internationalis, the