Archive for July 9, 2021

Pope Francis gives an Angelus address from the Apostolic Palace. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to lead Sunday Angelus from hospital after intestinal surgery

The Vatican said the pope “spent a quiet day with normal clinical progress.” Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vatican ‘foreign minister’: ‘We are against the idea that abortion could be a human right’

Archbishop Paul Gallagher made the comment during a trip to Portugal. Read more

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc of Katowice, Poland.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Polish archbishop asks for coadjutor after Vatican negligence probe

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc had requested the investigation into his actions. Read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, pictured in Abu Dhabi on May 13, 2008.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican foundation honors Abu Dhabi crown prince with ‘Man of Humanity’ award

Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi traveled to the UAE to present the award. Read more

Bishop Pablo Virgilio Siongco David of Kalookan, who was elected president of the Filipino bishops' conference July 8, speaks in Manila Sept. 1, 2019. Credit: Gerard Carreon for

By Jose Torres Jr.

Filipino bishops elect government critic as conference president

The Filipino bishops’ conference on Thursday elected Bishop Pablo Virgilio Siongco David of Kalookan, a staunch critic of the government’s... Read more

The Basilica of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Šaštín, Slovakia.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will visit this pilgrimage destination of saints in Slovakia

The basilica contains a renowned image of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows. Read more

Christian refugees iving in an abandoned mall in Lebanon.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Christian refugees in Lebanon live in abandoned mall amid economic crisis

An NGO has documented the harsh living conditions. Read more

Fr. James Altman?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

La Crosse bishop removes Father Altman from ministry

Fr. James Altman has been removed from ministry after Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse sought privately to correct the... Read more

Credit: Pro church media/Unsplash.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Mexican bishop seeks priest exorcist

Bishop José Armando Álvarez Cano of Tampico is seeking an exorcist for the diocese. Read more

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Berlin, February 2017.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Petition urges Canadian PM not to slander Catholic Church over residential schools

More than 4,000 people have signed a petition requesting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cease blaming the Catholic Church... Read more

Chinese pilgrims attend the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 12, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

Feast of Chinese Martyrs an opportunity to pray for persecuted Christians in China

Today, July 9, the Church celebrates the feast day of Chinese Martyrs, 120 faithful Catholics assassinated for their faith between... Read more

The flag of Venezuela.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Venezuelan archbishop: Let us demand an end to human rights violations in our country

During the Venezuelan bishops’ plenary assembly on Wednesday, the conference president said that one of the main battles that must... Read more

Benedict XVI at the Vatican, Feb. 27, 2013. Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA?w=200&h=150

Expanded Reason Institute announces award winners

The winners of the fifth edition of the Expanded Reason Awards were announced this week, awarding three papers and one... Read more

The Colorado capitol building in Denver.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

Colorado law allows sex abuse victims to collect restitution in civil court from public, private institutions

On Tuesday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 88, which allows victims of sexual abuse to file... Read more