Archive for May 5, 2022

Sister Marie Lucindis Stock.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

The story of Sister Lucindis, the nun who made St. Peter’s Square her home

Sister Maria Lucindis Stock died on March 11. This is her story. Read more

Pope Francis lays hands on a Bangladeshi deacon as he ordains him to the priesthood during a Dec. 1, 2017, Mass in Dhaka.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022: Pope Francis says ‘Church must become increasingly synodal’

The pope made the comment in his annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations message. Read more

Pope Francis enters the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall in a wheelchair on May 5, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis uses wheelchair in public for first time since colon surgery

The pope was pushed in a wheelchair onto the stage of the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. Read more

Joe Donnelly, the new US ambassador to the Holy See, meets with Ukrainian refugees in Rome, Italy, on April 21, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

US ambassador to the Holy See meets Ukrainian refugee born in bomb shelter

Joe Donnelly met with a Ukrainian mother who had given birth to her baby in a shelter under a hospital. Read more

Pope Francis is pictured outside the Casa Santa Marta on July 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis merges 4 foundations into new Vatican hospitality body

A papal decree, known as a chirograph, united the foundations under a new body known as the Domus Vaticanae. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General on May 5, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encourages religious orders to ‘make their synodal journey’

The pope spoke off the cuff to members of the International Union of Superiors General. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial is held on Nov. 17, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Becciu questioned on investments as his former deputy seeks damages

Cardinal Becciu read out a 50-page declaration asserting his innocence at a Vatican finance trial hearing. Read more

Father Felix Zakari Fidson, who was abducted in Nigeria’s Zaria diocese on March 24, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic priest in Nigeria released 40 days after abduction

Father Felix Zakari Fidson was seized on March 24. Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden at the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Spanish bishop laments that Biden is fashioning a religion to suit his support for abortion

Given the repeated attempts by Joe Biden to present abortion as compatible with the Catholic faith, a Spanish bishop lamented... Read more

Pope Francis greets the recently freed Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti at the Vatican, Oct. 10, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis permitted spending $1m to free nun kidnapped in Mali, cardinal says

At the Vatican’s finance trial on Thursday, Cardinal Angelo Becciu said that Pope Francis had allowed spending up to 1... Read more