In some ways, the new constitution moves the Vatican City State closer to the model of a modern, secular state.
Calling it a “brutal power grab,” an ousted general secretary of the Vatican’s global charity has written a letter criticizing Pope Francis’ decree in November.
Cardinal Péter Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, talked with CNA’s sister news organization on the eve of Pope Francis’ trip to Hungary.
By the end of 2023, nearly 70% of the cardinals eligible to become the next pope will have been appointed by Francis.
The Holy Father’s approach to diplomacy is laid out in “The Joy of the Gospel.”
Prior to his trial, Cardinal Angelo Becciu tried to get the pope to confirm he had authorized the financial transactions that led to Becciu’s prosecution.
Pope Francis on Tuesday issued a new statute for the so-called Vatican bank, but it closely resembles the regulation approved more than three years ago.
A new rescript from Pope Francis will mean an increase in the cost of housing for senior Vatican officials.
What does it mean to be a Christian in times of war? This is the existential question to which Christians in Ukraine seek an answer.
The move leaves only six countries worldwide without any diplomatic connection to the Vatican.
It was widely anticipated that a major reform of the Diocese of Rome was coming, but no one expected it to come when it did: one day after the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
“Nothing but the Truth: My Life Beside Benedict XVI” by Archbishop Georg Gänswein comes out on Jan. 12, but CNA was able to preview it.
When Pope Francis once again launched the appeal for peace in the Holy Land, he probably had in his eyes the testimonies of four Israeli families.
Without question, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s funeral was a pope’s funeral. But there were clear signals that it was not the reigning pope who had died.
The end of a reigning pope’s life is observed by a series of very well-timed and well-understood rites. But what are the protocols when a pope emeritus dies?
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church talked with a group of journalists on a recent trip to Kyiv organized by the Polish and Ukrainian embassies to the Holy See.
The latest round of hearings at the Vatican’s historic finance trial has revealed several twists that profoundly changed proceedings — and raised several questions for the court in the new year.
There is a lot to rebuild in the town of Izium. An estimated 80% of the taller buildings and 30% of private houses were destroyed in the fighting.
Every effort for peace in Ukraine coming from Pope Francis and the Holy See is welcome, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister said Friday, whether it is helping to mediate for the exchange of prisoners or in assisting migrants and refugees.