Archive for December 16, 2022

Pope Francis greets His Beatitude Ieronymos II in Athens, Greece on Dec. 5, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis gives Greek Orthodox archbishop fragments of Parthenon sculptures from Vatican Museums

The Vatican announced Dec. 16 that the pope wants to gift the artifacts “as a concrete sign of a sincere... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience on Oct. 26, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

In World Peace Day message, Pope Francis asks, ‘What did we learn from the pandemic?’

In a message sent to heads of state across the world, Francis asked leaders to reflect on what lessons can... Read more

Archbishop Battaglia with the liquefied blood of Saint Januarius on Sept. 19, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

St. Januarius’ blood liquefies in Naples for third time in 2022

On Dec. 16 that the “miracle of the liquefaction” occurred at 10:56 a.m. in the Chapel Treasury of St. Januarius... Read more

Map of Nigeria.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Nigerian musician files lawsuit with Supreme Court challenging blasphemy conviction

ADF International says the appeal has the potential to overturn Northern Nigeria’s blasphemy laws. Read more

Joe Ditomasso and Kevin Hyde, along with their canine companion, Minnie, were lost at sea for 10 days and rescued on Dec. 13, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Miracle rescue: Lost at sea for 10 days, man prayed the Our Father each morning

What kept him going? “My granddaughter. And the cross of Jesus. Every morning I’d wake up and kiss it and... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

U.S. calls for investigation into Nigerian forced abortions, according to report

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, is seeking information from Nigerian authorities regarding evidence of a massive forced abortion... Read more

The faces of 140 Spanish priests and laity killed during the religious persecution in Spain in the 20th century.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Another 140 Spanish laymen, priests martyred for their faith considered for beatification

The diocesan phase of the beatification processes of 140 priests and laymen murdered in Spain during the religious persecution of... Read more