Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Almudena Martínez-Bordiú is Rome correspondent for ACI Prensa and EWTN.

Articles by Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Father of girl reportedly cured of blindness says it was ‘a gift of the Virgin to WYD’

Aug 8, 2023 / 16:00 pm

On Saturday, Aug. 5, in Fátima, Portugal, Jimena said she was cured of a serious eye problem after a novena to Our Lady of the Snows and holy Communion.

Miracle at Fátima? World Youth Day pilgrim receives her sight after Communion at Mass

Aug 7, 2023 / 16:00 pm

“I opened my eyes and I could see perfectly,” said Jimena, a 16-year-old Spanish World Youth Day pilgrim.

Young man after confession with the pope: ‘I told him the sins that pain me the most’

Aug 7, 2023 / 10:15 am

The 21-year-old Spaniard told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, the details of what he considers “the confession of my life.”

Religious sister tells how she discovered her vocation at a WYD thanks to Benedict XVI

Aug 5, 2023 / 07:00 am

The sister related that Pope Benedict XVI spoke “of the Eucharist as a ‘kiss’ and of adoration as a prostration before Jesus, who is love.”

Recently baptized Korean woman comes to WYD to get to know Catholic community

Aug 2, 2023 / 15:00 pm

“It’s just so amazing to see all the Catholic youth from all over the world gathered here together through the faith, by the faith,” she said.

WYD: High turnout of Spanish youth signals faith alive in increasingly secular country

Aug 1, 2023 / 16:00 pm

During the days prior to the start of this long-awaited event, the presence of Spanish youth was noticed throughout the streets of the Portuguese capital.

Father Marko Rupnik can no longer appeal his dismissal from the Jesuits

Jul 17, 2023 / 16:30 pm

According to canonical norms, Rupnik had until Friday, July 14, to appeal the June 15 decision to dismiss him from the order.

At Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis asks parents to sow faith in their children

Jul 16, 2023 / 12:15 pm

The Holy Father explained that “if the word is the seed, we are the soil: We can receive it or not. But Jesus, the ‘good sower,’ does not tire of sowing it generously.”

Pope Francis meets with president of Cuba

Jun 20, 2023 / 10:30 am

The pope on Tuesday welcomed Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel to the Vatican, where the two spoke for 40 minutes.

Trips by Jesuit priest accused of abuse are transgression of restrictions, superior says

Jun 14, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Jesuit priest and artist Father Marko Rupnik continues to travel and carry out art projects despite restrictions imposed by the Society of Jesus.

‘Women’s Cry’ photo exposition at Vatican depicts suffering of women throughout the world

May 3, 2023 / 14:30 pm

The photo exhibition will be on display during the month of May in St. Peter’s Square.

Father Rupnik superior denies possible transfer of the priest from Rome to Milan

Apr 17, 2023 / 11:00 am

Various media reported that Father Marko Rupnik, accused of having sexually abused numerous nuns, could leave Rome.

The Sanctuary of Lourdes may remove Rupnik’s mosaics out of respect for victims

Mar 31, 2023 / 15:07 pm

Mosaic art created by Father Marko Rupnik could be removed from the Basilica of the Sanctuary of Lourdes, France. 

Benedict’s personal secretary searches for five cousins who are heirs of the late pontiff

Mar 21, 2023 / 14:30 pm

Archbishop Georg Gänswein explained that he thought there were two direct heirs. However, he was surprised to learn that there are three more.

Rupnik concelebrated Mass in a basilica in Rome despite restrictions

Mar 7, 2023 / 11:12 am

Father Marko Rupnik concelebrated Mass at a basilica in Rome on Sunday despite restrictions prohibiting “any public ministerial and sacramental activity.”

Ukrainian priest: ‘It’s in these times when heroes and saints are born’

Feb 24, 2023 / 15:25 pm

Ukrainian priest Father Jurij Blazejewski highlighted the faith of the Ukrainian people and assured that “it is Christ who is winning there.”

Who was Father Marko Rupnik’s superior while he was being investigated?

Feb 10, 2023 / 13:45 pm

The ministry of Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik was and continues to be under restrictions, according to the Jesuit order.

Meet the Spanish pilot who paid homage to Benedict XVI on a flight to Rome

Jan 16, 2023 / 04:00 am

Raúl Ruiz, 50, said he felt the need to dedicate something to the late pope “and share it with all the people who accompanied us on the flight.”

Jesuit official: Alleged sacramental ‘irregularities’ dictated which Vatican office handled Father Rupnik case

Dec 14, 2022 / 13:45 pm

New statements by Father Johan Verschueren shed light on a key jurisdictional question surrounding accusations of sexual abuse leveled against Father Marko Rupnik.

Jesuit expert in the fight against abuse: Vatican dicastery must respond regarding Father Rupnik

Dec 8, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The statements by Father Hans Zollner mark another development in the widening controversy surrounding Father Marko Rupnik.