Archive for July 6, 2022

Bishop Jude Arogundade in Washington, D.C., on June 30, 2022 outside the Belmont House, where he attended a breakfast social with U.S. congressmen and religious freedom advocates.?w=200&h=150

By Shannon Mullen

Nigerian bishop, a former New Yorker, calls church massacre ‘my own Sept. 11th’

Bishop Jude Arogundade wants the world to know that a genocide against Christians is happening in Nigeria. Read more

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli (second from left) and Sr. Nathalie Becquart (third from left) pose with Pope Francis and others during the youth synod in 2018.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis announces appointment of women to committee selecting new bishops

Pope Francis has said he would announce the appointment of two women to the Vatican committee that elects bishops. Read more


By Courtney Mares

Human rights advocates respond after Pope Francis says Vatican-China deal ‘moving well’

Human rights advocates have raised concerns about heightened restrictions on Christians in China after Pope Francis expressed hope that the... Read more

Burkinabé soldiers patrol in Ouagadougou after the January 2022 coup.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

At least 22 killed in jihadist attack on village in Burkina Faso

No fewer than 22 people were killed in an attack by suspected jihadi terrorists on a village in Burkina Faso... Read more

Sister Paësie, foundress of the Kizito Family.?w=200&h=150

By Leonardo Colon

This religious community helps impoverished children in Haiti

After nearly 20 years as a Missionary of Charity, Sister Paësie founded the Kizito Family, a religious community that serves... Read more

The Valley of the Fallen.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vox party files complaint against journalist for inciting destruction of abbey in Spain

The journalist was cited for a hate crime for encouraging on air that the basilica and abbey at of the... Read more

Eric S. Schmitt, attorney general of Missouri.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Missouri attorney general may sue Kansas City over aid for out-of-state abortions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has said he plans to sue Kansas City, saying the city’s plan to aid women... Read more

Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Archbishop of Bogotá: 'It's our duty to be bishops during difficult times' in Colombia

During his opening address to the bishops’ plenary assembly July 4, the president of the Colombian bishops’ conference exhorted fellow... Read more

A panel discussion at the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C., June 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder,Maisy Sullivan

Women worldwide face sex-based religious persecution

Religious women around the world suffer unique forms of violence and persecution because of their sex — and their ability... Read more

A perpetrator caught on camera vandalized St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and School in Bloomer, Wisconsin,  the night of July 2-3.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Four Catholic churches in Wisconsin vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti 

Four Catholic churches in Wisconsin's Chippewa county were vandalized in the past week. Read more