Archive of March 3, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 3, 2020

Proposed amendment in Russia would define marriage as between a man and woman

Mar 3, 2020 - 08:01 pm .- A definition of marriage as between a man and a woman is among several amendments to the Russian constitution proposed by president Vladimir Putin.

'Freed because of Jesus'- Asia Bibi shares her story

Mar 3, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Catholic woman who was sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy against Islam.  After more than eight years in prison,  she was acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2018.

Louisiana abortion clinic rule heads to US Supreme Court

Mar 3, 2020 - 05:30 pm .- A Louisiana abortion clinic regulation sponsored by a pro-life Democrat could have a major impact on precedent regarding legal abortion, with the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear the case Wednesday.

Colombian court leaves abortion regulations unchanged

Mar 3, 2020 - 04:06 pm .- Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled Monday to maintain the country's status quo on abortion, neither banning the practice entirely nor legalizing elective abortion up to 16 weeks.

Nigerian priest kidnapped after Sunday Mass has been released

Mar 3, 2020 - 02:37 pm .- A Nigerian priest who was kidnapped after offering Sunday Mass March 1 has been freed, his diocese has reported.

Tornado hits historic Nashville church

Mar 3, 2020 - 11:00 am .- An historic Catholic church in the Nashville neighborhood of Germantown was among several buildings seriously damaged by a tornado Tuesday night.

German bishops elect new conference chairman

Mar 3, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The German bishops’ conference has elected Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg as its new chairman. Bätzing replaces the outgoing chairman, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Münich and Freising, and will lead the conference for a six year term.

Pope Francis announces Laudato si' Week to take place in May

Mar 3, 2020 - 09:57 am .- Pope Francis is calling on Catholics to participate in “Laudato si’ Week” in May to encourage care for our common home.

Nigerian priest abducted by gunmen after Sunday Mass

Mar 3, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Another Catholic priest in Nigeria has been kidnapped by gunmen, according to local media reports.

Spanish-born missionary priest named auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre

Mar 3, 2020 - 07:24 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Spanish-born Idente Missionary Fr. Luis Miguel Romero to be an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.

Vatican investigators to meet with Mexican sex abuse victims, bishops

Mar 3, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Vatican is sending Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Monsignor Jordi Bertomeo to Mexico this month to meet with sex abuse victims and to strengthen the Mexican bishops’ fight against sexual abuse.

Pope Francis has a 'common cold,' Vatican says, amid Italy's coronavirus outbreak

Mar 3, 2020 - 04:10 am .- Pope Francis was reportedly tested for the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, with negative results, an Italian newspaper said Tuesday.