Archive for October 29, 2021

Pope Francis reads his message broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Oct. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

In BBC message, Pope Francis says UN climate summit must offer ‘effective responses’ to ecological crisis

It is the first time Pope Francis has recorded a special message for the BBC Read more

Pope Francis, pictured Oct. 15, 2014. Credit: Mazur/

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to meet leaders of the US, India and South Korea in the next 24 hours

All three leaders are in Rome this week for the G20 summit. Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke. CNA file photo.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Burke: Bishops have ‘sacred duty’ to apply canon law to pro-abortion Catholic politicians

His intervention came on the eve of U.S. President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis. Read more

Pope Francis takes part in a moment of reflection for the opening of the synodal path at the Vatican’s New Synod Hall, Oct. 9, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vatican gives world’s dioceses more time to consult Catholics ahead of Synod on Synodality

Dioceses now have until Aug. 15, 2022, to submit consultation summaries. Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis meets US President Joe Biden at the Vatican

The meeting was only the second time a Catholic U.S. president has met the pope. Read more

South Korean President Moon Jae-in presents the cross to Pope Francis at the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis receives cross made from barbed wire from North Korean border

The cross was a gift from South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Read more

Pope Francis and Joe Biden meet at the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Joe Biden says Pope Francis told him to ‘keep receiving Communion’

According to multiple reports, President Joe Biden on Friday said that Pope Francis told him to “keep receiving Communion.” Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vatican declines to comment on whether pope told Biden to keep receiving Communion in ‘private conversation’

Biden told reporters that he and the pope did not discuss abortion. Read more

Lights for the celebration of the Hindu festival Diwali.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican highlights challenge of ‘hyper-nationalism’ in Diwali message

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to meet Pope Francis on Oct. 30. Read more

St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, mother church of the Archdiocese of Bangalore.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

India's Christians see dangers in Karnataka survey, anti-conversion push

A Catholic archbishop in India’s Karnataka state has again called on the state government to withdraw its orders to survey... Read more


By Christine Rousselle

Catholic group decries Oklahoma execution, during which inmate vomited

A Catholic organization is calling on Oklahoma to stop executing prisoners following yet another botched execution Thursday afternoon.   Read more

Acts of vandalism at the Bolivian bishops' conference in La Paz, Oct. 27, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Bolivia's People's Ombudsman led march that attacked offices of bishops' conference

Bolivia’s People’s Ombudsman, Nadia Cruz, together with officials from her office, led a Wednesday march to the offices of the... Read more