Archive for December 6, 2021

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By CNA Staff

Scientists reconstructed the face of St. Nicholas – here’s what they found

Scientists at a university in Liverpool unveiled what they say is the most realistic portrait ever created of St. Nicholas... Read more

At least 33 Catholics were killed Dec. 4 when a bus fell into a river in Kitui County, Kenya.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholics killed after bus plunges into river in Kenya

The bus passengers, including children, were on their way to a wedding. Read more

Pope Francis meets with young people at St. Dionysius School of the Ursuline Sisters in Maroussi, Athens, Dec. 6, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis to youth in Greece: Don’t be ‘prisoners of the cell phone’

The pope’s address concluded his three-day visit to Greece. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

5 things to know and share about St. Nicholas

How much do you know about the man whose feast falls on Dec. 6? Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis says he accepted Paris archbishop’s resignation ‘on the altar of hypocrisy’

The pope accepted Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s resignation on Dec. 2. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis says he will meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill again

The pope and the patriarch had a historic first meeting in 2016. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: EU commission guide discouraging word ‘Christmas’ was an anachronism

He noted that a series of ideologies had attempted to pull up Europe’s Christian roots. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021?w=200&h=150

By Pope Francis

Full text: Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Greece

The pope spoke at the end of his five-day journey to Cyprus and Greece. Read more

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By Katie Yoder

Religious leaders warn Build Back Better threatens faith-based child care, education

Two U.S. Catholic bishops signed a letter with other religious leaders expressing concern that the child care and universal pre-kindergarten... Read more

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By Kevin J. Jones

As three more hostages released in Haiti, Christian group thanks God and asks for more prayers

Three more hostages from an Ohio-based Christian group were released in Haiti, leaving 12 captives of the 400 Mawozo gang.... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati, Ohio.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Cincinnati archdiocese announces parish 'family' groups amid massive consolidation effort

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati this week announced plans for groupings of parishes, called “families,” which will greatly reduce the number... Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

Workers in NYC face COVID vaccine mandate, causing 'worry' at some Catholic schools

Catholic and other private school employees in New York City are speaking out against a city mandate that they been... Read more