Archive of October 29, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 29, 2020

Black Nazarene procession in Philippines canceled over coronavirus

Oct 29, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, civil and ecclesial authorities in the Philippines have agreed to cancel the Black Nazarene celebration in 2021, which gathers millions of churchgoers in Manila each January.

Controversy continues over Scotland's hate crime bill

Oct 29, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Amid a contentious debate in Scotland over a proposed hate crimes law, which the Catholic bishops of the country oppose, a cabinet minister this week suggested that the law could apply to speech uttered within a private dwelling if the speaker intends to stir up hatred.

Italian cardinal tests positive for COVID-19

Oct 29, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the president of the Italian bishops’ conference, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Pope Francis’ general audience again moves behind closed doors

Oct 29, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- After nine weeks of public general audiences, Pope Francis’ weekly gathering will again take place behind closed doors, the Vatican said Thursday.

Nice basilica terrorist attack: Who were the victims?

Oct 29, 2020 - 12:02 pm .- Bells tolled in Catholic parishes across France in memory of the three people killed in a knife attack at the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice Thursday morning.

US bishops join Pope Francis in prayer and mourning after Nice attack

Oct 29, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States joined Pope Francis Thursday in mourning a deadly attack at a basilica in Nice.

Pompeo: China is world's 'gravest threat' to religious freedom

Oct 29, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The U.S. Secretary of State on Thursday called out the Chinese Communist Party as the world’s most serious threat to religious freedom.

Pakistan Catholics protest after abduction, forced marriage of 13 year-old Catholic girl

Oct 29, 2020 - 10:15 am .- Catholics in Pakistan are protesting a judge’s decision not to intervene after a 44-year-old man allegedly kidnapped a 13-year-old Catholic girl, forced her to convert to Islam, and then married her. 

Rome's American seminary quarantines as students test positive for coronavirus

Oct 29, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The college for American seminarians in Rome is quarantining as a campus after several students tested positive for the coronavirus this week.

Becciu: 'No communication' from Vatican investigators over Cecilia Marogna

Oct 29, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Lawyers for Cardinal Angelo Becciu have said the cardinal has received 'no communication' from Vatican investigators looking into payments by the Vatican to Cecilia Marogna.

Pope Francis prays for victims of terrorist attack at French basilica

Oct 29, 2020 - 07:00 am .- After three people were killed in a terrorist attack in a basilica in Nice, France, on Thursday, a Vatican spokesman condemned the violence, saying that Pope Francis was praying for the victims and those who mourn them.

French Catholic bishops ask churches to toll bells in memory of three killed in basilica attack

Oct 29, 2020 - 06:30 am .- The French bishops asked churches across the country to toll their bells Thursday in memory of three people killed at a basilica in Nice by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.”

Cardinal Sarah says West must wake up to threat of Islamism after three killed at French Catholic church

Oct 29, 2020 - 05:36 am .- Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah said Thursday that the West must wake up to the threat of Islamism after three people were killed at a French church by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.”

End of Catholic Charities program reflects challenges in international adoption 

Oct 29, 2020 - 03:41 am .- After decades of helping place children overseas with adoptive families in the United States, Catholic Charities of Baltimore has ended its international adoption program.

Three dead in terrorist attack at French basilica

Oct 29, 2020 - 03:40 am .- An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church in Nice and wounded others, police in the French city said Thursday. 

Citing pope's warnings about drugs, Catholic bishops speak on ballot proposals

Oct 29, 2020 - 12:07 am .- This Election Day, voters in multiple U.S. states will consider several proposals to legalize drugs, ranging from medical and recreational marijuana to harder drugs. Catholic bishops in several states have said voters should look to Pope Francis' warnings that legalization is 'highly questionable,' as it becomes a compromise with drug addiction.

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