Pope Francis reminds young people: WYD is not for tourism but to open the heart
The Pope sent a video message to the young people who will participate in the 16th WYD in Lisbon.
December 2022: Francis revealed he signed resignation letter in case of illness
In December, the Pope also celebrated his 86th birthday and wept for those suffering in Ukraine before an image of the Immaculate Conception.
November 2022: Pope Francis travels to Bahrain and meets with Germany's bishops
The Pope ended the month by traveling to northern Italy for his cousin's 90th birthday.
KEYS: 2022 at the Vatican, the year of reform
Despite Pope Francis' mobility problems, the Vatican was still able to complete some important work.
Pope Francis thanks Vatican employees for their patience
The Pope asked the people who make the Vatican run to make the work environment more dignified.
Ukrainian crèche shows Christmas in bombed Mariupol for 100 Presepi exhibit
Sr. Theodosia Polotniuk brought one from Zarvanytsia, Ukraine. It shows Christmas in the Mariupol, one of the cities most affected by the war.
Octubre 2022: Papa celebra misa por el 60 aniversario del Concilio Vaticano II
El mes de octubre ha estado repleto de acontecimientos tanto para el Vaticano como para el Papa Francisco.
Pope Francis' liturgical Christmas schedule
The Pope will preside over all the major liturgical celebrations for the Christmas season.
Now, the Nativity from Guatemala will be exhibited in the Paul VI Audience Hall.
Each year at Christmas, the Vatican selects a country to create a Nativity scene to be displayed in the Paul VI Audience Hall. This year it comes from Guatemala.
Weekly Program: The World Seen from The Vatican 12-14-2022
- Pope Francis celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
- Tourists come from around the world to see the Vatican's nativity scene and tree.
- A Marian statue decapitated by a Russian missile arrives in Rome.
Pope Francis breaks into tears over Ukraine on feast of Immaculate Conception
The Pope hoped to offer thanks to Our Lady for the end of the war, but instead expressed his sadness at its continuation. He consecrated Russia and Ukraine to Mary's immaculate heart.
Mayor of bombed Ukrainian city presents rehabilitation project to Pope Francis
Mayor Andrii Sadovy brought a wooden cross with a fragment of a Russian missile to present to Pope Francis.
Pilgrims and tourists react to Vatican's Christmas tree and Nativity scene
From Spain, Sicily, England, and Brazil, thousands of tourists have passed through St. Peter's Square in recent days to see the Vatican's Christmas tree and Nativity scene.
Weekly Program: The World seen from The Vatican
- The Vatican Christmas tree and nativity scene are lit.
- Pope Francis confirms his trip to Africa in January 2023.
- A former Protestant pastor evangelizes in Sweden.
Pocas horas para la inauguración del árbol de Navidad y Nacimiento del Vaticano
En la inauguración estarán el cardenal Fernando Vérgez, presidente del Governatorato del Estado de la Ciudad del Vaticano. También la religiosa Raffaella Petrini, secretaria general.
New film tells story of a Marian statue that came alive
The film Madre Ven tells the story of the 6,700 mile pilgrimage of a Marian statue throughout Spain. Many people say they felt the real presence of Mary when they saw the statue.
Weekly program: The World seen from the Vatican 11-23-2022
- Pope Francis visits his Italian relatives in Asti.
- The Vatican celebrates a Mass for the 30th anniversary of relations with Ukraine.
- A new movie and song highlight the life of Carlo Acutis.
Cancer and Afterwards...
Carlotta Nobile was 22 when she was diagnosed with cancer. That was when she started an anonynous blog called, “Cancer and Afterwards.”
Parents were advised to abort unborn child because they would have a disability
Two of María Teresa and Iñigo's 7 children have disabilities. One has Down syndrome and the doctors recommended that Maria Teresa have an abortion.
Mother transforms tragic accident into a foundation of forgiveness
From this tragedy, Leila and her husband Daniel, created the I4Give Day and Foundation with the goal of increasing awareness of the power of forgiveness and keeping the memory of the children alive.
Neocatechumenal families blessed by Pope Francis for their mission
Most are young couples with more than two children, who are going to give witness to the Gospel with their example of Christian family life.
Pope meets with families of the Neocatechumenal Way who will go on mission
The Pope told them that multicultural richness is something unique within the Church.
The best scenes from the World Meeting of Families
There were many emotional moments throughout the event, but those that stood out the most were the testimonies of families from all over the world.
At World Meeting of Families, global perspectives on family stand out
Miguel Ángel and Aurora are delegates of the Family Pastoral in the diocese of Asidonia-Jerez.