Pope Francis delivers a video message to the conference “100 Years Since the ‘Concilium Sinense’” at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Pope Francis praises historic council in China as ‘an authentic synodal journey’

May 21, 2024

In a video message to a conference in Rome, the pope noted that Chinese Catholics have endured “times of patience and trial” in the past century.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

German priests do not support Synodal Way, new study finds

May 21, 2024

The study, officially titled “Who Becomes a Priest?”, found that priests are “alienated from the concerns of Church reform,” lead author Matthias Sellmann said May 17.

The schismatic decision of the Poor Clares "seems absolutely wrong to me" but we must see "if it is possible to heal it, cure it, reverse it," said Spanish Archbishop Mario Iceta.

Spain archbishop on schismatic nuns: ‘I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences’

May 21, 2024

Archbishop Mario Iceta of Burgos in Spain noted: “I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences” of their decision.

People participate in a funeral procession of president Ebrahim Raisi and his seven aides in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan province, on May 21, 2024.

Pope expresses ‘spiritual closeness’ to Iran after death of president in helicopter crash

May 21, 2024

In a telegram, the Holy Father sent “condolences upon the deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and all who perished.”

Pope Francis sits down for an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS' "60 Minutes," which aired Monday, May 20, 2024.

Pope Francis on female deacons: ‘No’

May 21, 2024

The Holy Father stressed the importance of women’s roles in the Catholic Church, describing them as “the ones who move changes forward, all sorts of changes.”

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix is archbishop of Quebec, Canada.

Vatican: Investigation of Canadian cardinal found no ‘misconduct or abuse’ 

May 21, 2024

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix was accused as part of a class-action lawsuit against the Quebec Archdiocese of abusing a 17-year-old girl almost four decades ago.

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Williams.

Pope Francis names Bishop Joseph Williams as coadjutor bishop of Camden, New Jersey

May 21, 2024

Williams, 50, has served as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis since 2022.

The President of the Communications Commission of the 2024 International Eucharistic Congress, Father Livingston Olivares (left), accompanies EWTN Vice President for Programming and Production Peter Gagnon (center-right), EWTN Vice President for Spanish-language Production, Marketing, and Radio Enrique Duprat (center-left), EWTN Production Director Michael Holmes (far right), and IEC Quito 2024 Communications Coordinator Marcelo Mejía (front, kneeling) at the Monument to the Equator, the exact location of the Equator (from which the country of Ecuador takes its name) on the outskirts of the country's capital city of Quito, site of the 2024 International Eucharistic Congress.

EWTN designated official channel for 2024 International Eucharistic Congress

May 21, 2024

The 53rd International Eucharistic Congress has chosen EWTN as the official channel for providing live coverage of the Sept. 8–15 event in Quito, Ecuador.

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Mother of twin priests: The greatest wealth for parents is to have sons who are priests

May 21, 2024

“I believe there is no greater wealth for parents than having sons who are priests,” says Eliete Dahan dos Santos of Brazil.

VIDEO: A look at the beginning of the four National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes

May 20, 2024

The EWTN News team deployed to the four corners of the nation to cover the May 19 start of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes.

Pope Francis appoints pontifical legate to 2024 International Eucharistic Congress

May 20, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Kevin Farrell as his special envoy for the 53rd International Eucharistic Congress.

Cardinal Pizzaballa meets with journalists to discuss visit to Catholic parish in Gaza 

May 20, 2024

After returning from the Catholic parish in northern Gaza, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin patriarch, spoke to the press about his visit.

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