Vatican

  • Coronavirus: Philippine Church joins Pope’s prayer initiatives

    Mar 25, 2020

    The Philippine Catholic Church is joining two worldwide prayer initiatives of Pope Francis this week as a response to the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. It is also reaching out to the homeless in the capital.

  • The Pope’s prayer at noon

    Mar 25, 2020

    Pope Francis invites Christians across the world to join him and pray the ‘Our Father’ amid the global crisis triggered by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

  • Pope Francis prays for families facing financial problems

    Mar 24, 2020

    During Mass on Monday morning at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis prays for families facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic, and says prayer requires faith, perseverance and courage.

  • Pope close to Croatians battling quake amid coronavirus outbreak

    Mar 24, 2020

    Pope Francis has expressed closeness to the people of Croatia, affected by an earthquake. Speaking during the Angelus onn Sunday he said "May the Lord give them the strength and solidarity to face this calamity.” The quake caused much damage and injured at least 27 people adding to hardship due to a partial coronavirus lockdown of the country.

  • Pope Francis’ visit to Malta postponed

    Mar 24, 2020

    The apostolic visit of Pope Francis to Malta has been moved to a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Pope at Mass: Jesus passes by, let's not miss Him

    Mar 23, 2020

    Pope Francis reflects on the healing of the blind man at the Casa Santa Marta during the Mass he celebrated on Sunday morning for those who are dying alone. (Playback of the liturgy included)

  • Cardinal Piacenza: Indulgences, a mantle of mercy in hour of crisis

    Mar 23, 2020

    The editorial director of Vatican News, Andrea Tornielli, interviews the Cardinal Major Penitentiary, Mauro Piacenza, about the new Indulgences granted in favour of the sick and those who care for them during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Covid-19: A special bulletin from Holy See Press Office

    Mar 21, 2020

    The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.

  • Pope Francis makes walking prayer pilgrimage for coronavirus pandemic

    Mar 21, 2020

    Pope Francis on Sunday, March 15 took a brief walking pilgrimage in the city of Rome, and prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic during a surprise visit to both the Basilica of St Mary Major and to a miraculous cross that traversed Rome during a 16th century plague.

  • A prayer to Our Lady of Good Health

    Mar 21, 2020

    Pope Francis composes a prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, to implore her protection during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.