Archive for December 2, 2022

Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cancino?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Former Colombian guerrilla fighter sentenced in murder of Catholic archbishop

Archbishop Isaías Duarte Cancino was murdered on March 16, 2002, by two hitmen on a motorcycle who were paid by... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 8, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Ukrainian archbishop appeals for release of Catholic priests captured by Russian troops

Two Catholic priests captured by Russian troops are “being tortured without mercy,” the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church... Read more

Pope Francis with members of the group Leaders Pour la Paix at the Vatican, Dec. 2, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: The effects of the war in Ukraine are being felt all over the world

Pope Francis said Friday that the war between Russia and Ukraine is an example of the “globalization of problems” with... Read more

Thomas Sternberg speaking at a press conference for the German "Synodal Way" on Sept. 30, 2021, in Frankfurt.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

German Synodal Way designed to create ‘pressure’ on the Church, founding president says

Thomas Sternberg, former president of the Central Committee of German Catholics, said the process wanted to achieve changes to Church... Read more

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By ACI MENA

Iraqi government must support Christians, Chaldean Catholic patriarch says

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Sako warned that if the government doesn’t change its policies it could spell the end... Read more

Carmen Hernández, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Process of beatification begins for Carmen Hernández, co-founder of Neocatechumenal Way

The beatification and canonization process for Carmen Hernández, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, officially opens this Sunday. Read more

Police and residents of Wumat, a farming town 45 miles south of Jos, Nigeria, arrive to survey damage and help survivors of a terrorist attack on Nov 22, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Douglas Burton,Masara Kim

Despite incessant attacks, Nigerian Catholics keep their faith

Attacks by groups of Islamist militia variously called “herdsmen,” “bandits,” or “unknown gunmen” increasingly victimize farming towns in Nigeria. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Pope Francis’ watch auctioned off and proceeds set a world record

The LaViolette Scholarship Foundation auctioned off a Swatch Once Again watch Nov. 30 that Francis had worn for much of... Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Vermont to allow religious schools to use state assistance after settling lawsuit

State and local government officials agreed that Vermont’s exclusion of religious private schools from the program is unconstitutional and unenforceable. Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

More clergy accused of child sexual abuse in California as important deadline nears

As California’s three-year window to file child sex abuse lawsuits past the statute of limitations nears its conclusion, 66 Catholic... Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Meet Lorie Smith, the Christian artist with a Supreme Court free speech case

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in her case — 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis — on Monday, Dec.... Read more