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Pope Francis’ chief Vatican prosecutor retires; deputy prosecutor promoted

Alessandro Diddi addresses Pope Francis during the opening of the Vatican City State court's 93rd judicial year on March 12, 2022. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Sep 23, 2022 / 08:10 am (CNA).

The new head prosecutor, Alessandro Diddi, is also the lead investigator for the Vatican’s major finance trial against defendant Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI / Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Sep 23, 2022 / 05:29 am (CNA).

In a new letter, Benedict XVI praised the story of a woman who lived “the inner drama of being a Christian” and dedicated her life to the spiritual encounter with Christ. 

Leading theologian sees a ‘rise in interest in Aquinas’ among young Catholics

Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P. / Pontificia Università di San Tommaso d’Aquino via Flickr.

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2022 / 12:15 pm (CNA).

A new generation of young people are deeply invested in the study of St. Thomas Aquinas, according to Father Thomas Joseph White.

Pope Francis asks financial consultants to put people before business

Pope Francis speaks with Punit Renjen, an Indian-American businessman and CEO of the multinational professional services firm Deloitte, during an audience to the participants of the Deloitte Global meeting on Sept. 22, 2022, at Paul VI Hall in the Vatican. / Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2022 / 11:00 am (CNA).

The pope spoke about the role of integral human development in the financial sector during a Sept. 22 meeting at the Vatican with consultants for Deloitte.

‘Full members of the Church’: Catholics with disabilities contribute to Synod on Synodality

Giulia Cirillo gives Pope Francis a report from Catholics with disabilities on Sept. 21, 2022. / Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Sep 21, 2022 / 07:25 am (CNA).

Catholics with disabilities delivered to Pope Francis on Wednesday a report they prepared for the Synod on Synodality.

Pope Francis urges support for Hurricane Fiona victims

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. / Alan Holdren/CNA

Rome Newsroom, Sep 21, 2022 / 07:04 am (CNA).

Pope Francis has called on Christians to support communities in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Fiona.

Pope Francis: ‘The cross of Christ remains the anchor of salvation’

General audience with Pope Francis on St. Peter's Square, Vatican, Sept. 21, 2022 / Pablo Esparza / CNA

Rome Newsroom, Sep 21, 2022 / 04:05 am (CNA).

Pope Francis on Wednesday said that offering Mass for the feast of the Holy Cross led him to think about the meaning of the cross today.

St. Peter’s Basilica to light up with video projection telling the story of first pope

The facade of St. Peter is barely visible: A preview of the illuminated display. / Vatican News YouTube channel (screenshot)

Rome Newsroom, Sep 20, 2022 / 08:34 am (CNA).

Visitors to the Vatican in October will be able to see the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica illuminated with a video display telling the story of the Church’s first pope. 

Pope Francis extends a hand to China

Pope Francis and Xi Jinping / Mazur/

Rome Newsroom, Sep 19, 2022 / 08:33 am (CNA).

While a trial against Cardinal Joseph Zen is underway in China, the Holy See continues to work toward the renewal of the Sino-Vatican agreement.

The shortest papacies of all time? Pope John Paul I barely makes the list

Jacob Matham's portrait of Leo XI, who reigned April 1-27, 1605. / Public domain

Denver Newsroom, Sep 18, 2022 / 14:00 pm (CNA).

Blessed John Paul I did not serve as Roman Pontiff for long, but 10 other popes had shorter pontificates than he did.