Archive for September 13, 2023

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sept. 13, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis highlights life of service of Venezuelan blessed at general audience

Pope Francis on Wednesday presented the life of Blessed José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros as an example of the Gospel in... Read more

A Christian mission team is pictured praying in Guatemala in 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

USAID announces ‘religious engagement policy’ aimed at partnering with faith groups

The agency said the policy underscored “the important role of religious communities and faith-based organizations [FBOs] as strategic development partners.” Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich (right), relator general of Synod on Synodality, speaks to the media on June 20, 2023, at the temporary headquarters of the Holy See Press Office in Vatican City. Beside him is Cardinal Mario Grech, the Secretary General for the Synod of Bishops.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

What you need to know about the Synod on Synodality

The Church’s synodal process will culminate in two global assemblies at the Vatican. The first will take place Oct. 4–28... Read more

Ronaldo Luís Nazario da Lima.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

‘The Phenomenon’ is baptized at age 46: Soccer great Ronaldo Nazario embraces Catholic faith

The Brazilian and world soccer legend nicknamed “The Phenomenon” took a significant step in his life of faith by receiving... Read more

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archbishop Borys Gudziak addresses the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on March 14, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia to cover up Nazi SS monument in Catholic cemetery

The monument was meant to honor the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, which was made up of ethnic... Read more


By Diego López Colín

Was abortion decriminalized in Mexico? What you need to know about the recent ruling

Asked if the country's Supreme Court decriminalized abortion with its recent ruling, Francisco Vázquez-Gómez Bisogno told ACI Prensa “the answer... Read more

A man carries donated bedding on Sept. 13, 2023, past buildings that were ruined in the Sept. 8 earthquake in Ardouz, Morocco.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic leader in Morocco: It may take years to rebuild after earthquake 

The 6.8-magnitude earthquake, which hit near the historic city of Marrakesh Friday night, has killed more than 2,900 people as... Read more

European Parliament.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

European bishops concerned about draft bill on medical use of ‘human substances’

The bishops stated that “as the Catholic Church we are convinced ... that human life from the beginning, including unborn... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican at his general audience on Sept. 13, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Controversial Iraqi Christian didn’t meet with Pope Francis privately, Vatican confirms

On social media Sept. 7, Al-Kildani shared photos and videos that seemed, at least to some observers, to imply that... Read more