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On his birthday, Pope Francis hosts pizza party for sick children

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2017 / 09:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday with a pizza party for sick children Sunday, reflecting on the joy of children and the importance that they are raised with the faith.

Pope Francis' three Christmas ingredients: joy, prayer, gratitude

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2017 / 02:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With Christmas just eight days away, Pope Francis said three simple attitudes can help prepare us to welcome Jesus Christ.

Treat saints' relics right, says new Vatican directive

Vatican City, Dec 16, 2017 / 12:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The relics of Christian saints and blesseds deserve special care and their authenticity must be certified by the Church, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has said.

From Pope Francis, a checklist for good journalism

Vatican City, Dec 16, 2017 / 08:25 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Journalism must prize truth and reflection over sensationalism and clamor, Pope Francis told journalists on Saturday.

Pope to youth: expand your wisdom and meet the elderly

Vatican City, Dec 16, 2017 / 06:26 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis met with the youth of Catholic Action on Saturday as the movement marks its 150th anniversary year.

Meet the man who holds the keys to the Pope's Museums

Vatican City, Dec 16, 2017 / 05:20 am (EWTN News/CNA).- "I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven," Jesus told St. Peter, as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew.

Pope Francis: Music opens our hearts to the true meaning of Christmas

Vatican City, Dec 15, 2017 / 12:41 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Music and art are especially suited to helping us more deeply comprehend the true meaning of the mystery of Christmas, said Pope Francis in remarks on Friday.

Apostolic nuncio to US speaks with EWTN News Nightly

Washington D.C., Dec 15, 2017 / 04:48 pm (EWTN News).- Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, spoke with EWTN News Nightly's Lauren Ashburn on Wednesday, discussing Pope Francis, his background, and his reception within the Church.

Pope Francis: Think 'being good' is enough? It's not. Go to Mass

Vatican City, Dec 13, 2017 / 05:20 am (EWTN News/CNA).- According to Pope Francis, a Christian can't just be a good person and skip Mass on Sundays, because it is the Eucharist that provides the nourishment needed to truly live the Gospel well in our daily lives.

Vatican communications department will soon unveil new website

Vatican City, Dec 13, 2017 / 01:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met this week to continue discussions on reform of the Roman Curia and unveiled a new communications system for the Secretariat for Communications.