The Vatican Information Service is a news service, founded in the Holy See Press Office, that provides information about the Magisterium and the pastoral activities of the Holy Father and the Roman Curia.
The service began in 1991 with editions in English and Spanish, since 1998 it is also available in French and Italian. It transmits news from Monday through Friday throughout the year, except during the month of August.
Each service consists primarily of pontifical acts and appointments, a summary of the Holy Father’s homilies and speeches, presentations and communications concerning pontifical documents and dicasteries of the Holy See, activities of the Congregations, Pontifical Councils, Synods, etc, and official statements issued by the Holy See Press Office.
VIS is sent to subscribers every day at 3 p.m. (Rome time).
If you wish to receive the daily bulletin free of charge to your e-mail address, you can request it by visiting the VIS subscription page.
In accordance with international regulations on Intellectual Property and Author’s Rights, VIS authorises reproduction of news items issued by the Vatican Information Service, partially or in their entirety, on condition that the source (VIS – Vatican Information Service) is quoted.