Category : Vatican News

Off the fence? World Cup puts pope on offense vs. his own defense

A Swiss guard looks on as Pope Francis arrives for a general audience in St. Peter’s Square June 11, 2014. (CNS photo by Paul Haring) VATICAN CITY — Even though Pope Francis has repeatedly pledged to root for no one nation and Switzerland has historically held a stance of armed neutralit

Pope Francis’ Angelus address

Dear Brothers and Sisters, buongiorno! Today, dear brothers and sisters, I wish to make add my voice to the cry which rises up with increasing anguish from every part of the world, from every people, from the heart of each person, from the one great family which is humanity: it is the cry for peace!

CNS intern reflects on her time in Rome

By Clare Myers VATICAN CITY — It was nearly 100 degrees outside, the bus was overflowing with people, and I was late. I had just come from running errands and I was squeezing in meeting up with a friend in between my internship at the Catholic News Service Rome bureau and grocery shopping. I t

Fiesta on Twitter for pope’s 3-month anniversary

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was elected three months ago today and woke up with a little anniversary present: For the first time, the number of followers of his Twitter account in Spanish surpassed the number of followers of his English account. The number of followers of the papal Twitter acc