Archive for February 6, 2023


By CNA Staff

Church in Costa Rica to compensate four victims of ex-priest serving 20-year sentence

An agreement has been reached to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by ex-priest Mauricio Víquez Lizano, who is serving... Read more

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

European court: Russia violated human rights by not legally recognizing gay unions

Three couples claimed Russia’s failure to recognize their request for homosexual marriages violated the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights. Read more

A woman reacts as rescuers search for survivors through the rubble of collapsed buildings in Adana, Turkey, on Feb. 6, 2023, after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country’s southeast. The combined death toll for Turkey and Syria after the region’s strongest quake in nearly a century is in the thousands.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis, Syriac Patriarch call for prayers after devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

The series of earthquakes — up to 7.8 magnitude — killed an estimated 1,700 people and injured thousands more, with... Read more


By CNA Staff

3 dead, 20 injured after bus traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Mexico overturns

The accident occurred Sunday on the Mexico-Puebla highway as the pilgrims were en route to the Basilica of Our Lady... Read more

Father Oscar Benavidez.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Dictatorship in Nicaragua sentences priest critical of the regime to 10 years in prison

Father Óscar Danilo Benavidez Dávila was found guilty Jan. 16. State prosecution requested a sentence of eight years in prison;... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

AP tells reporters to call crisis pregnancy centers ‘anti-abortion centers’

Reporters should “avoid potentially misleading terms such as pregnancy resource centers or pregnancy counseling centers,” according to the AP’s Abortion... Read more

Jerrid Farnam, 32, has been charged with several felonies in connection with a violent vandalism at Subiaco Abbey in Subiaco, Arkansas, on Jan. 5, 2023. He said he was about to begin breaking open the tabernacle where the consecrated bread is kept, but something stopped him in his tracks: a statue of the Virgin Mary.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Police say church vandal was about to break into tabernacle — until he saw the statue of Mary

The suspect started to take a sledgehammer to the tabernacle where the consecrated bread is kept, but something stopped him... Read more

The Four Chaplains — Father John P. Washington, a Catholic priest (pictured above); Rev. George L. Fox, a Methodist minister; Rabbi Alexander D. Goode; and Rev. Clark V. Poling, a Reformed Church in America minister — gave their life jackets to save others when their ship was torpedoed in the frigid North Atlantic in 1943.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

The ‘Four Chaplains,’ selfless heroes of WWII, honored on 80th anniversary of their deaths

A New Jersey parish church on Sunday honor the “Four Chaplains” who sacrificed their lives to save others on the... Read more

Member of Mexico Congress Salma Luévano.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Mexican court rules against pro-family leader who called a trans woman legislator a man

The court ruled against the National Front for the Family and its president, Rodrigo Iván Cortés, for calling Salma Luévano,... Read more

A view of a Pride flag hanging from Peterborough Cathedral in 2019?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Anglican Church reports synod member to police for tweeting ‘hate speech’

As Church of England leaders meet over whether to bless same-sex unions, a diocese reported a lay synod member to... Read more