Archive for February 26, 2024

Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga of Szczecin-Kamien, Poland.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish archbishop accused of ignoring abuse

Church authorities did not provide a reason for the resignation of Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga, which was announced Feb. 24. Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Sunday Angelus from the window of his study overlooking St. Peter's Square, Jan. 28, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis cancels Monday audiences due to persisting ‘mild flu’ symptoms

The Monday morning telegram sent out by the Vatican noted that while the pope’s “mild flu symptoms persist,” he did... Read more

On Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, approximately 1,000 children and youth from Christian schools in Jerusalem walked the Via Dolorosa in the Old City, offering prayers for peace. The crowd brought life to the streets of the Holy City for the first time since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war last October.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

PHOTOS: 1,000 Christian youth walk the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem for peace

“The Way of the Cross… A Way of Peace” was organized by the Custody of the Holy Land and involved... Read more


By ACI Africa

More than a dozen killed in attack on Catholics at Mass in Burkina Faso

At least 15 Catholics were killed in an attack during Mass on Sunday in the Burkina Faso village of Essakane... Read more

Ivan Cantu is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Texas death row inmate to be executed in days as Catholics call for clemency

Texas has scheduled the execution of Ivan Cantu for Wednesday, Feb. 28. Cantu was convicted for a double murder that... Read more

Former president Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Here’s what Trump, Biden, and the Catholic Church are saying about IVF

As the U.S. bishops have pointed out, many Catholics may not be aware that the Catholic Church forbids the use... Read more

Father Oleksandr Zelinskyi, the director general of EWTN Ukraine.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Ukraine war: ‘We’re praying for the conversion of Vladimir Putin,’ priest says

Feb. 24 marked the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read more

Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrão on Aug. 27, 2022, in Vatican City.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Indian Cardinal Ferrão to head Asian bishops’ conference amid Church’s continued growth

Despite a sharp decline in Church membership in Western Europe and North America, the Church in Asia has experienced continued... Read more

Bishop Abdallah Elias Zaidan of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Leading bishop urges U.S. to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine, two years into war

Bishop A. Elias Zaidan said Ukraine’s “schools, hospitals, apartments, and basic infrastructure supplying power have been hit by missiles” and... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Africa

Cardinal Sarah cautions against disunity among Christians, says it’s counter-witnessing

Disunity among followers of Christ is counterproductive to the mission of witnessing the Gospel message and evangelization, Cardinal Robert Sarah... Read more