Archive for July 7, 2021

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

By CNA Staff

Suspected members of Boko Haram kidnap Catholic priest in Nigeria

Fr. Elijah Juma Wada was abducted on June 30. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis grateful for prayers as he recovers from intestinal surgery

The Vatican said the pope’s recovery process was “regular and satisfactory.” Read more


By CNA Staff

Support grows for ‘born-alive’ abortion bill in Australia

The private members’ bill was introduced on June 21. Read more

North Korean flags in Pyongyang.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis in Pyongyang? An intelligence chief is working to make it happen

No pope has ever visited the “hermit kingdom.” Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sea Sunday 2021: Vatican calls for dignified conditions for maritime workers

The pandemic has left 400,000 seafarers stranded since September 2020. Read more

Fr. Jacques Hamel.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Probe into Fr. Jacques Hamel’s murder shows attackers’ links to ISIS

The priest was killed at Mass on July 26, 2016. Read more

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio gives the homily during Mass with members of the USCCB Region VI at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Dec. 10, 2019, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Two more US bishops emphasize the need for Eucharistic document

The U.S. bishops are drafting a Eucharistic document to catechize Catholics, not to score political points, two bishops emphasized this... Read more

Sudanese Church of Christ after apparent razing and looting in Um Bartumbu, South Kordofan, Sudan, June 16, 2012.?w=200&h=150

By Agnes Aineah

Advocate for Christians attacked in Sudan

Boutros Badawi, a Christian activist and advisor to Sudan’s Minister of Religious Affairs, was attacked recently in the Sudanese capital. Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address overlooking St. Peter's Square, June 27, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Giselle Vargas

Bishops of Argentina, Uruguay pray for the recovery of Pope Francis

The bishops of Argentina and Uruguay expressed their closeness and prayers for the swift recovery of Pope Francis, who underwent... Read more

May 3, 2017 Deputy of the National Assembly holds a Venezuelan flag when the protest in Caracas is repressed by the Bolivarian National Guard with tear gas. Credit: Reynaldo Riobueno/Shutterstock?w=200&h=150

By Cynthia Perez

Venezuelan bishops to address country's situation during plenary assembly

The Venezuelan bishops’ plenary assembly, being held July 7-9, will address the country’s situation, as well as pastoral concerns. Read more

St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church in Morinville, Alberta, before it burned down on June 30, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Canadian Indigenous leaders call for end of targeting of churches

Canadian Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors have called for suspected arson attacks on churches to stop.  Read more

Sacred Heart of Jesus statue outside the Basilica of St. Lawrence, Asheville, North Carolina?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Statue outside NC parish restored after vandalism

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in front of an Asheville, North Carolina Catholic church was vandalized and... Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester, N.Y.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Some abuse victims dissatisfied by Rochester diocese's bankruptcy plan

A proposed settlement deal between the Diocese of Rochester and several insurance agencies has drawn criticism from a group of... Read more


By Andrea Gagliarducci

In London deal indictment, what is missing has a meaning, too

The unprecedented indictment of a cardinal and nine people in the so-called Vatican-London deal is noteworthy as much for what... Read more


By Katie Yoder

Abortion activists create children's abortion book

Two women who call themselves “abortion doulas” are authoring a children’s book about abortion. Read more

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (public domain)?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Mother Cabrini's order celebrates 75th anniversary of her canonization

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is a beacon of hope and life, the general superior of the order founded by the... Read more