The latest from the Vatican

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his weekly general audience

Photo: St Peter's Square, May 28, 2014. Copyright Giulio Napolitano. Shutterstock Image ID 195361532


Who is Jesus?

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."

Photo: Shutterstock Image ID: 198634943. Copyright Africa Studio

Under the altar 3

'Suffer the little children'

The eternal, catholic, Church, based on the parishes 

Photo: Littlies under the altar in St Canice's, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. Copyright CathNews

St Peters at Christmas

St Peter's Square at Christmas

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  • Redress
    The Hobart Archdiocese says it will fully participate in the proposed national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse, but has ruled out selling properties to fund any ...
  • Refugees
    The Turnbull Government's decision to cut income support for some asylum-seekers could leave thousands of people only weeks away from disaster, warn Catholic agencies. Source: The Catholic Weekly. ...
  • Human Rights
    An Australian religious sister facing potential deportation in the Philippines is laughing off accusations of “disorderly conduct” from Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte. Source: ABC News. ...
  • Reflection
    Anzac Day is an occasion for dwelling compassionately on the things that bind us together, not those that separate us into allies and enemies, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: ...
  • Diplomacy
    Australia’s first woman ambassador to the Holy See, Melissa Hitchman, has described Pope Francis’s papacy as a “unique moment in history”. Source: The Catholic Leader. ...
  • Spirituality
    Country women from New South Wales and Queensland gathered in Parkes earlier this month for the Rural School of Faith Leadership course. Source: Sisters of St Joseph. ...
  • Public holiday
    CathNews will not be published tomorrow due to the Anzac Day public holiday. ...
  • Europe
    The Italian government has granted citizenship to Alfie Evans, a seriously ill British toddler, in a last-minute effort to prevent doctors in England from withdrawing life-support. Source: CNS. ...