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Human rights activists call on US State Department to return Nigeria to religious freedom watchlist

Sep 20, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Human rights advocates are calling on U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to put Nigeria back on a list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom.

300,000 youths make pilgrimage to Virgin of Itatí in Argentina

Sep 20, 2022 / 14:20 pm

Under the theme “Together with Mary, we meet again as a synodal Church,” the young people made a pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Virgin of Itatí on Sept. 17.

Priest calls attempt to close Colombia Capitol building chapel ‘persecution of the Church’

Sep 20, 2022 / 12:15 pm

A congressman has proposed to convert the Catholic chapel located in the capitol building where Colombia’s Congress meets into a “neutral place of worship.”

Thousands join March for Life in Berlin

Sep 20, 2022 / 06:00 am

Around 4,000 participants took part in the March for Life in the German capital Saturday in support of the right to life for all people from conception to natural death.

Nicaraguan dictatorship prohibits procession for St. Michael the Archangel and St. Jerome

Sep 19, 2022 / 15:35 pm

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, has prohibited upcoming processions in Masaya.

Catholic church burned, priests and religious sister kidnapped in war-torn Cameroon

Sep 18, 2022 / 13:10 pm

Gunmen set a Catholic church on fire and kidnapped five priests, one religious sister, and two lay people in western Cameroon, where a civil war has been raging since 2017.

Pope Francis’ representative in Ukraine shot at while delivering aid

Sep 17, 2022 / 16:19 pm

The incident happened while Cardinal Konrad Krajewski was bringing food and other supplies to people stuck in a “no-man’s land” on the front lines.

40 Days for Life in Spain: ‘The more they persecute us, the more we will embrace the Cross!’

Sep 16, 2022 / 14:08 pm

Volunteers 40 Days for Life in Spain face for the first time the threat of jail time for praying near abortion centers during their next campaign, Sept. 28 to Nov. 6.

Pope Francis orders new canonical process in abuse case at Opus Dei school in Spain

Sep 16, 2022 / 13:00 pm

Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga of Bilbao has announced that Pope Francis has ordered a new canonical process for an abuse case at an Opus Dei-run school.

Pope Francis: ‘The West has taken the wrong paths’

Sep 15, 2022 / 14:55 pm

On the flight from Kazakhstan to Italy on Thursday, Pope Francis discussed the moral degradation of the West, particularly in relation to the advance of legal euthanasia.

Cuban dictatorship expels superior of Jesuits from the island

Sep 15, 2022 / 14:11 pm

The Cuban dictatorship has expelled Father David Pantaleón, who served as superior of the Jesuits, from the island by not renewing his residency permit.

The story behind the miracle of the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace in Kazakhstan

Sep 14, 2022 / 13:15 pm

Ozernoye is the name of a village located in northern Kazakhstan where the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace is located, the only Marian shrine in Central Asia.

Archdiocese begins process of canonization for main developer of Cursillo

Sep 13, 2022 / 13:00 pm

The Archdiocese of Madrid has begun the canonization process for Father Sebastián Gayá, one of the main developers of the Cursillo ecclesial movement.

Opus Dei’s prelate asks for prayers for reform ordered by Pope Francis

Sep 12, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, has asked the members of the Catholic institution for their prayers for the reform process ordered by Pope Francis, which took effect Aug. 4.

Ciborium with Eucharist stolen from primatial cathedral of Colombia

Sep 7, 2022 / 12:09 pm

A complaint has been filed with authorities, so that a “corresponding investigation” could be conducted, according to a priest at the cathedral.

Crowd prays rosary at Colombia’s El Dorado airport to demand reopening of Catholic chapel

Sep 7, 2022 / 07:00 am

The private company that manages the airport closed the chapel on Aug. 26 and said it would become a “space for neutral reflection” for all religions.

Vatican sends papal nuncio expelled by Nicaragua to Africa

Sep 6, 2022 / 15:00 pm

Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag will be the apostolic nuncio in Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania.

‘Democracy has won,’ bishop says after broad voter rejection of new Chilean constitution

Sep 6, 2022 / 13:15 pm

Bishop Isauro Covili Linfati of Iquique, Chile, made his remarks after a majority of voters rejected the proposal, which sought to introduce “abortion on demand and euthanasia.”

English diocese committed to protecting threatened mural of the Crucifixion

Sep 2, 2022 / 01:28 am

The Diocese of Salford, UK has reiterated its commitment to preserving and protecting a historic Catholic mural, following increasing concerns about its survival due to the threat of vandalism.

UPDATE: Pope Francis praises Knights of Columbus’ Mother Teresa documentary

Sep 1, 2022 / 13:33 pm

In theaters Oct. 3-4, “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” is airing in more than 960 locations across the United States.