Archive for July 13, 2021

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: Late Congolese cardinal was ‘a man of justice, peace, and unity’

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya died in France on July 11. Read more

Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican: Pope Francis ‘continuing planned treatment’ on 10th day in hospital

A Vatican spokesman said ongoing treatment would allow him to “return to the Vatican as soon as possible.” Read more

Bishop-elect John Iffert of Covington, Kentucky.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis names Illinois priest to lead Covington diocese in Kentucky

Bishop-elect John C. Iffert succeeds Bishop Roger J. Foys. Read more

The fire-ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, July 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis prays for more than 60 people killed in Iraq COVID ward fire

The pope assured families of “his spiritual closeness to all affected.” Read more

Japan National Stadium in Tokyo, the main stadium of the 2020 Summer Olympics.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Tokyo archbishop asks Olympic athletes not to visit Catholic churches during games

The 2020 Summer Olympics begins on July 23. Read more

Fr. Massimo Fusarelli, the new minister general of the Order of Friars Minor.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Franciscan order elects 121st successor of St. Francis of Assisi

Fr. Massimo Fusarelli takes over from U.S. Franciscan Fr. Michael Perry. Read more

Pope Francis blesses a child in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis visits children on oncology ward of Rome hospital

The ward is located on the same floor as the pope’s suite. Read more

Fr. Elijah Juma Wada was abducted on June 30, 2021, in Nigeria’s Maiduguri diocese.?w=200&h=150

By Evans Kipkura

Catholic priest in Nigeria who escaped nine-day captivity 'responding well to medication'

Fr. Elijah Juma Wada, a priest of the Diocese of Maiduguri who was abducted June 30 and held for nine... Read more

The former Kuper Island Indian Residential School, 1941?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

First Nations leaders announce more than 160 unmarked graves found at former Catholic-run residential school

A Canadian First Nations tribe last week announced an estimated 160 unmarked graves were found at the site of a... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

USCCB implores Congress to restore pro-life policies to spending bills

A proposed federal spending bill is the most extreme pro-abortion funding bill in the history of the United States, said... Read more


By CNA Staff

Judge blocks Indiana law requiring doctors to inform patients about abortion pill reversal

A federal judge in late June blocked a law in Indiana, set to take effect July 1, which would have... Read more

Protestors with the group New York City for Abortion block Witness for Life prayer walk in Brooklyn?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-abortion protesters block NY pro-life procession

Pro-abortion protestors blocked a pro-life procession in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday morning. Read more

People demonstrate, some holding Cuban flags, during a protest against the Cuban government at Versailles Restaurant in Miami, on July 12, 2021. - Havana on Monday blamed a US "policy of economic suffocation" for unprecedented protests against Cuba's communist government as Washington pointed the finger at "decades of repression" in the one-party state. Credit: Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cuban-American bishops state solidarity with Cuba protests

Four Cuban-American bishops issued a statement Tuesday indicating their support for Cubans seeking recognition of their human rights, following protests... Read more

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Oblates of Mary apologize for 'deafness' in response to reports of graves at indigenous schools 

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate had significant responsibility for operating residential schools for Canada’s First Nations and other indigenous... Read more