Archive for May 4, 2022

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, head of the Russian Orthodox Church.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Report: EU commission proposes sanctions against Patriarch Kirill

A document described the Russian Orthodox leader as ‘one of the main supporters of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine.’ Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis apologizes for not leaving his chair at Wednesday audience

‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to stop among you due to my knee injury,’ the pope said. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

European Parliament backs persecution report criticized by Catholic Church

COMECE said the report ‘rendered invisible’ millions of believers persecuted for their faith. Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Faith is not something only ‘for old people’

The pope was speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Read more

Pope Francis takes part in a video call with Patriarch Kirill on March 16, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Russian Orthodox Church: Pope Francis’ comments about talks with Patriarch Kirill ‘regrettable’

The Moscow Patriarchate said the pope’s words were ‘unlikely to contribute to the establishment of a constructive dialogue.’ Read more

Pope Francis meets with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the Vatican, May 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Japan’s PM tells Vatican of concern about human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

Fumio Kishida discussed nuclear weapons with Pope Francis during a 25-minute meeting. Read more

Pope Francis speaks with representatives of Catholic News Service at the Vatican, Feb. 1, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Painful changes for Catholic News Service as domestic operations to close

Catholic News Service, the news agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will end domestic operations at the end... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

US bishops urge prayer, fasting after leak of abortion draft ruling

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee on Wednesday urged continued and intensified prayer and fasting that the Supreme... Read more

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By Diego Lopez Marina

How overturning Roe v Wade would affect Latin America

Pro-life leaders in Latin America have reacted to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion throughout... Read more

Pro-abortion graffiti on the doors of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado, on May 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Colorado parish defaced with pro-abortion graffiti for second time in seven months

A Catholic parish church in Boulder, Colorado was defaced with pro-abortion slogans the evening of May 3, marking the second... Read more

PAAU activists hold a rally outside Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Pro-life activists offer $25k for information about DC abortion doctor

Pro-life activists offered a $25,000 reward Wednesday to anyone who comes forward with information about illegal activity by Washington, D.C.,... Read more