Archive for May 12, 2022

Pope Francis visits a reception center for asylum seekers in Castelnuovo di Porto, Italy, on March 24, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: Migrants and refugees have ‘enormous potential’ to help society

The pope made the comment in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Hong Kong diocese ‘extremely concerned’ about ‘Cardinal Joseph Zen’s incident’

‘We have always upheld the rule of law,’ the diocese said. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Low birth rate is a ‘social emergency’

‘Italy, Europe, and the West are impoverishing their futures,’ the pope said. Read more

Father Joseph Akete Bako.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic archdiocese in Nigeria announces death of kidnapped priest

Father Joseph Aketeh Bako was kidnapped in March. Read more

A statue of Devasahayam Pillai at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Kottar, India.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

What you should know about this new Catholic saint from India

Devasahayam Pillai will be canonized in St. Peter’s Square on May 15. Read more

Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Catholic, pro-life leaders say women shouldn't be punished for abortions

"We state unequivocally that any measure seeking to criminalize or or punish women is not pro-life and we stand firmly... Read more

Prayer for Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on May 11, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

PHOTOS: Pilgrims honor Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica

On Wednesdays in May, the basilica is hosting a prayer service honoring Mary. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

‘It’s a way to keep people in fear’: Chinese Catholics react to Cardinal Zen’s arrest

The 90-year-old cardinal was arrested and bailed under Hong Kong’s national security law. Read more

Father Jacques Fabre-Jeune, who will be consecrated and installed as Bishop of Charleston May 13, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Charleston's new bishop will draw on experiences with diverse cultures

The bishop-elect of Charleston is set to become the first Black bishop in the diocese’s 200-year history when he is... Read more

A border crossing between Haiti and the Dominican Republic near Jimaní in November 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

Haitian priest denounces Dominican Republic's border fence

A Haitian priest has said a border wall being built by the Dominican Republic to stop Haitian emigration “is not... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the closing press conference of the spring plenary meeting of the German bishops’ conference.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

German bishops' president asserts 'the need to develop the Church's teaching'

The president of the German bishops’ conference has expressed his belief that Church teaching needs further development, in response to... Read more