Vatican News

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Vatican News is a news information portal provided by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications[1] which "aggregate[s] information from the Vatican’s various print, online, radio and television media in a one-stop shop for news about the Holy See."[2]


Vatican News was launched as a website under the name 27 June 2011.[3] It was sometimes referred to as The Vatican Today. launched The Pope App in January 2013.[4]

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Pope Francis, through a motu proprio ("on his own initiative") apostolic letter, established the Secretariat for Communications in the Roman Curia, and and the Pontifical Council are expected to be incorporated in it eventually.[5]

The menu on the site consists of links to various Catholic social media options, such as:

  • Fides News Agency - the information service reporting news which has taken place all over the world.
  • L'Osservatore Romano - Vatican newspaper which presents papal texts and documents of the Holy See in a documentary and journalistic style.
  • Press Office of the Holy See - daily news, documentation, Vatican information service and logistical information.
  • VIS - shares recent Vatican City news in reverse chronological order.
  • Vatican Radio - a mean of communication which serves the ministry of the Pope and reports news from the Vatican, the church and from the rest of the world.
  • CTV - the Vatican Television Center which aims to spread the Gospel by documenting the Pope's pastoral ministry and the activities from the Holy See.
  • A link named "From the Pope" - takes the visitor to the official Vatican website.


  1. ^ "About". Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Vatican Is Introducing Portal as One-Stop Information Site". The New York Times. Associated Press. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Papal Tweet Launches News Portal". Zenit News Agency. 28 June 2011. Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "The Pope App". Archived from the original on 17 March 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Apostolic Letter issued 'Motu proprio' by the Supreme Pontiff Francis for the Establishment of the Secretariat for Communication". The Holy See. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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