Archive for April 1, 2021

From left: Relic of the Lignum Crucis, Holy Shroud, and Holy Chalice.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Three relics of Christ’s Passion housed in Spain

While the Shroud of Turin – believed to be the burial cloth that wrapped the body of Jesus after his... Read more


The Holy Thursday seven churches devotion

The Visitation to Seven Churches is a Holy Thursday devotion primarily  practiced in Latin America, Italy, Poland and the Philippines. Read more

Original painting of the Divine Mercy, by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski in 1934. Wikimedia Commons 4.0.?w=200&h=150

Divine Mercy Novena begins tomorrow

The Divine Mercy Novena begins tomorrow, Good Friday. Read more

Women in Pemba await the possible arrival of a boat carrying their relatives evacuated from the town of Palma following a March 24 attack.?w=200&h=150

Catholic group: Mozambique massacre should prompt attention, response

While recent violence in Mozambique has drawn headlines internationally, the country has been dealing with violence for years, which has... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo preaching at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/

Cardinal Bo: ‘Merciless killings’ turning Burma into ‘21st-century Calvary’

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has said that “merciless killings” of protesters following a Feb. 1 military coup have turned Burma... Read more

Pope Francis offers the Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis tells priests at Chrism Mass: ‘The cross is non-negotiable’

Pope Francis told priests at Thursday’s Chrism Mass at the Vatican that “the cross is non-negotiable” when preaching the Gospel. Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re presides at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in St. Peter’s Basilica, April 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Cardinal Re at Vatican Mass: ‘Holy Thursday reminds us how much we have been loved’

Holy Thursday evening reminds us how much God loves us, a Vatican cardinal has said at the Mass of the... Read more

Giovanni Angelo Becciu, former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019.?w=200&h=150

Report: Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thursday Mass with Cardinal Becciu

Italian media have reported that Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who resigned... Read more