Archive of December 4, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 4, 2020

Apostolic nuncio to US to hold webinar on Fratelli Tutti

Dec 4, 2020 - 06:35 pm .- Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will present a webinar on the pope’s recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.

Effort to buy and preserve Tolkien house in Oxford

Dec 4, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- Actors from the films trilogies the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” have backed a campaign to turn the former home of Catholic author JRR Tolkien into an educational center.

Vatican archbishop expresses ‘grave concern’ at rise in attacks on believers at prayer

Dec 4, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A Vatican archbishop expressed “grave concern” Thursday at the rise in attacks on believers praying in places of worship.

Patriarch Pizzaballa makes solemn entry into the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

Dec 4, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa made a solemn entry into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Friday as the new Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Gethsemane church targeted in arson attack

Dec 4, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The Catholic leaders of the Holy Land are demanding an investigation into an attempted arson attack at a basilica located near the Garden of Gethsemane.

Pro-life research group rates ‘encouraging’ COVID vaccine development

Dec 4, 2020 - 11:30 am .- A pro-life research group has clarified which of the leading COVID vaccine candidates in the United States have not used abortion-derived cell lines in production or testing.

Chaput says denying Biden Communion is ‘pastoral’ not ‘political’

Dec 4, 2020 - 11:23 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput said that Catholic president-elect Joe Biden should not receive Holy Communion because of his support for the “grave moral evil” of abortion.

USAID gives $900,000 to feed the hungry in Italy amid pandemic

Dec 4, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The United States’ international aid agency has given a $900,000 grant to a Catholic group to provide food to people suffering from hunger in Italy because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Vatican guide for bishops addresses common challenges to Christian unity

Dec 4, 2020 - 09:40 am .- The Vatican published Friday a guide with suggestions for Catholic bishops to promote unity with other Christian communities, and offering practical advice for how to overcome common challenges to ecumenism.

Notre-Dame choir to return to fire-damaged cathedral for Christmas concert

Dec 4, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Notre-Dame Cathedral choir will return to the damaged cathedral on Christmas Eve to perform a concert that will be broadcast live from Paris.

Benedict XVI has not lost his voice, says Archbishop Gänswein

Dec 4, 2020 - 07:05 am .- Archbishop Georg Gänswein has denied media reports that Benedict XVI has lost his voice.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast at age of 76

Dec 4, 2020 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis accepted Friday the resignation of 76-year-old Canadian Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J., and confirmed his successor as Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall. 

Pope Francis establishes worldwide prayer network as Vatican body

Dec 4, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis has established the global network that promotes his monthly prayer intentions as a Vatican body.

Australian Catholic bishops establish new agency to fight abuse

Dec 4, 2020 - 12:23 am .- On Thursday, the Catholic bishops of Australia and two other Catholic entities launched Australian Catholic Safeguarding Limited, a company charged with the safeguarding of children against sexual abuse by clergy.

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