Archive for August 12, 2022

Displaced Nigerians camped near St. Francis Xavier Parish in Agagbe, Nigeria, in 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Douglas Burton,Masara Kim

Catholic parish in Nigeria struggles to feed thousands uprooted by violent attacks

From May 1 to June 30, 70 unarmed persons across Benue State in north-central Nigeria were killed in attacks by... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, is monitored by police in early August 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

The history behind the persecution of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua

How did the Central American country come to such a crisis? Read more

The cross in the Valley of the Fallen is erected over a granite outcrop, 150 meters over the basilica.?w=200&h=150

By Estefanía Aguirre

Why the world’s largest cross and its custodians are under imminent threat in Spain

In a move that could destroy the largest cross in the world, Spain’s government wants to turn the world’s longest... Read more

European Court of Human Rights.?w=200&h=150

By Madeleine Teahan

Germany denies refuge to Christian convert from Iran

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed the case of an Iranian convert to Christianity, who is appealing his... Read more

Father Capodanno with fellow Marines in Vietnam?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

In Rome, a setback for Father Vincent Capodanno sainthood cause

Consultants to the Vatican office tasked with judging possible saints have recommended the suspension of Capodanno’s cause, though his backers... Read more

Salman Rushdie speaks at the Frankfurt Bookfair, Oct. 12, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Salman Rushdie attacked at lecture in New York

The author Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” led to a call for his assassination from Iran’s Supreme Leader... Read more

Bishop José Álvarez Lagos surrounded by police officers on Aug. 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Persecuted bishop in Nicaragua tells faithful to overcome evil with good

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, who has been under house for eight days, called on the faithful not to... Read more

Side view of the gilded statue of Joan of Arc at Place des Pyramides in Paris, France.?w=200&h=150

By Edie Heipel

A ‘non-binary’ Joan of Arc? Theater's spin on Catholic heroine stirs backlash

The production will portray the French heroine as a “queer” character who refers to herself with “they/them” pronouns. Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

As Muslims in Albuquerque grieve murders, U.S. bishops offer sympathy and support

Catholic leaders have offered prayer and support following the murders of four Muslim men in Albuquerque. Read more

State officials walk past injured victims on hospital beds being treated for wounds following an attack by gunmen at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, southwest Nigeria, on June 5, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Arrests made in Nigeria Pentecost massacre

One of those arrested in the killing of 40 people is a high-ranking member of Islamic State, authorities said. Read more