27 Feb 2017

Xt3 Lent calendar

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The youth website is hoping to engage 20,000 in the new and innovative way to live the Lenten time.

24 Feb 2017

Don't lead a double life – Pope

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In Santa Marta, pope calls for conversion from scandal and living a double life.

18 Feb 2017

WYD19 in Panama


Planning underway – Archbishop of Panama visits Rome and then to Poland to exchange WYD17 experiences.

15 Feb 2017

Pope defends indigenous rights


Pope Francis has called for the full participation of indigenous people in the decisions affecting them.

11 Feb 2017

Pope's 2017 Lenten message


Pope Francis calls again for the end of indifference towards those who suffer... Lenten message: The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift.

01 Feb 2017

Vatican officials in Aleppo


It is Pope Francis' direct and tangible help. And its for Christians and Muslims, for Eastern and Western Aleppo.

01 Feb 2017

Messages to consecrated people

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First, the Pope emphasises that for a religious community to work, there must be trust, fraternity, and a lot of frankness.

23 Jan 2017

Focus on marriage preparation


Pope Francis has asked for a stronger focus on the roots of the high rate of marital breakdown.

22 Jan 2017

Pope sends message to Trump


Pope Francis sent a message to Donald Trump on the occasion of his inauguration as President of the US.

17 Jan 2017

Mini zoo


Farmers brought animals to St Peter's Square on the feast day of St Anthony the Abbott, the patron saint of farmers and the protector of animals.

17 Jan 2017

'Hope is the anchor'


'Hope is the strongest virtue but the least understood' – Pope Francis

16 Jan 2017

'Darkness' in own faith

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"Some days we can't see faith, everything is in darkness... – Pope Francis

13 Jan 2017

Letter to young people

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"... in October 2018 a Synod of Bishops will take place to treat the topic: 'Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment'. – Pope Francis

13 Jan 2017

Focus on youth's role

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Vatican to launch global questionnaire for young people to prepare for the next Synod.

11 Jan 2017

WYD 2019 Panama


While the official date of the next World Youth Day in Panama is not known as of yet, what is clear is that it will be in the first months of 2019.

10 Jan 2017

Vatican paper modernised

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Vatican presents the new design of the weekly edition of the L'Osservatore Romano.

12 Dec 2016

50th World Day of Peace message

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Pope Francis calls for a 'new style' of politics in his message for peace.

24 Nov 2016

Pope's new Apostolic Letter


Seven keys to understanding the Apostolic Letter 'Misericordia et Misera'.

25 Oct 2016

New burial guidelines


Vatican explains why the Church does not support the scattering of ashes.

21 Oct 2016

Pope's new Apostolic Letter

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Seven keys to understanding Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter 'Misericordia et Misera'.

12 Sep 2016

Season of creation


Christians of all denominations join to answer the pope's call for the care of Creation.

07 Sep 2016

Pope's tribute to Mother Teresa


The pizza party Pope Francis organised for 1500 poor people in the Vatican was a hit!

06 Sep 2016

Italian earthquake


 Drone footage shows destroyed churches in Amatrice after the earthquake.

26 Aug 2016

Earthquake in central Italy


Pope sends rescue crew to Amatrice after 6.2 magnitude earthquake and rising death tolls.

16 Aug 2016

Pope prays for the exploited

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Let suffering women soon have a 'life of peace, justice, love' – Pope Francis

02 Aug 2016

Pope Francis in Krakow

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Emotional, cheerful and friendly memories of of Pope Francis at WYD in Krakow.

02 Aug 2016

WYD Pope's top 10 messages

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Pope Francis: ..."We didn’t come into this world to "vegetate,” ... we came for another reason: to leave a mark..."

31 Jul 2016

31st WYD comes to a close

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Pope Francis' to the youth at WYD closing Mass: “Don’t let your soul grow numb”. And the announcement - WYD 2019 – Panama

31 Jul 2016

Pope says goodbye to youth


Pope thanks WYD volunteers: “With memory and courage you will be the hope for the future”.