Pope Francis will not baptize infants on feast day this year

VATICAN CITY -- The choral cries of newborn babies will not fill the Sistine Chapel in 2021 because the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Pope Francis to cancel his annual celebration of infant baptisms on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

    Vatican set to launch COVID-19 vaccinations for workers, residents

    VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations in mid-January, giving priority to its health care workers, security personnel, employees who deal with the public and older residents, employees and retirees.

      New law brings needed transparency to finances, Vatican official says

      A new law that removes financial assets from the control of the Vatican Secretariat of State is a step forward on the path of financial reform, said Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See.

        Pope Francis prays for victims of earthquake in Croatia

        Pope Francis offered condolences and prayers for the victims of an earthquake that rocked central Croatia.

          Pope Francis on Christmas: Share hope, promote peace, give vaccine to all

          VATICAN CITY -- On a Christmas like no other, Pope Francis prayed for people who could not be with their families because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he urged everyone to recognize and help those who are suffering even more.

            CDF: current COVID-19 vaccines morally acceptable without alternatives

            VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican's doctrinal office said that when alternative vaccines are not available, it is morally acceptable to receive COVID-19 vaccines developed or tested using cell lines originating from aborted fetuses.

              Vatican aims for net-zero emissions

              VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis pledged Vatican City State would achieve net-zero carbon emissions before the year 2050, and he urged everyone in the world to be part of a new culture of care for others and the planet.

                Vatican will offer Pfizer COVID vaccine to employees

                VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican health service will begin vaccinating employees and Vatican citizens against COVID-19 using the Pfizer vaccine, the director of the Vatican health service told Vatican News.

                  Guadalupe devotion rising for Indigenous

                  The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is not some distant, colourful, Mexican tradition for former New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas.

                    Say 'no' to sin, 'yes' to grace, Pope Francis says on Immaculate Conception feast

                    VATICAN CITY - Mary's Immaculate Conception offers a glimpse to the promised life for all Christians who open their hearts to God and his grace, Pope Francis said.

                      Pope Francis proclaims year dedicated to St. Joseph

                      VATICAN CITY - Marking the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared patron of the universal church, Pope Francis proclaimed a yearlong celebration dedicated to the foster father of Jesus.