Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

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

Articles by Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Buenos Aires archbishop highlights courage of Mama Antula, the ‘mother’ of Argentina

Feb 8, 2024 / 18:30 pm

On Sunday, Feb. 11, Pope Francis will raise to the altars the woman who will become Argentina’s first female saint, María Antonia of St. Joseph.

Pope Francis to preside at Ash Wednesday Mass and traditional procession in Rome

Feb 8, 2024 / 08:00 am

Pope Francis will preside at the Mass and the traditional Ash Wednesday procession on Feb. 14 on Aventine Hill in Rome.

Female Anglican bishop participates in meeting with pope’s Council of Cardinals

Feb 6, 2024 / 15:55 pm

The pope’s Council of Cardinals concluded a meeting at the Vatican this morning with Pope Francis reflecting on “the role of women in the Church.”

Despite persecution, ‘the Church is still alive in Nicaragua,’ priest says

Jan 30, 2024 / 17:30 pm

Despite being persecuted by Daniel Ortega’s regime for years, “the Church is still alive in Nicaragua,” a priest from the country told ACI Prensa.

Archbishop of Canterbury celebrates Anglican liturgy in a Catholic basilica in Rome

Jan 26, 2024 / 15:45 pm

Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby celebrated an Anglican service this morning in the Catholic Basilica of St. Bartholomew, located on Tiber Island. 

How Tolkien influenced the conversion to Christianity of his friend C.S. Lewis

Jan 23, 2024 / 17:05 pm

The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome is currently hosting an exhibition on the life of the writer J.R.R. Tolkien.

St. Charbel mosaic blessed by Pope Francis installed in Vatican grottoes

Jan 19, 2024 / 18:30 pm

The mosaic was installed in the grottoes located beneath St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Man with disfigured face whose embrace with Pope Francis touched the world dies

Jan 12, 2024 / 14:00 pm

The pontiff embraced Vinicio Riva while greeting pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square after a general audience in 2013, the year he was elected pope.

Argentine nuns now living in Vatican monastery that was Pope Benedict’s last residence

Jan 9, 2024 / 18:30 pm

Vatican City has new tenants: seven nuns from Argentina who, at the request of Pope Francis, will live in Mater Ecclesiae monastery.

Revealed: the future of Father Rupnik’s dissolved community

Dec 22, 2023 / 16:50 pm

The assets in the name of the Loyola Community will be used to create a compensation fund for the nuns who will return to the lay state.

Pope to Vatican employees: Lure of corruption is dangerous and ‘we must be vigilant’

Dec 12, 2023 / 10:00 am

Pope Francis received in an audience on Monday the members of the Office of the Auditor General.

Pope Francis expresses concern about Italy’s low birth rate

Dec 11, 2023 / 16:50 pm

Pope Francis on Monday received the prefects of the Italian Republic in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace.

Italy’s ‘most handsome man’ leaves modeling career to become a priest

Dec 7, 2023 / 18:10 pm

Edoardo Santini, considered “the most handsome man in Italy,” has decided to leave his promising career as a model and enter a seminary to become a priest.

The pope didn’t summon Spain’s bishops to ‘chew them out,’ Cardinal Omella says

Nov 28, 2023 / 17:50 pm

Pope Francis met with Spanish bishops at the Vatican today to inform them of the conclusions of the apostolic visit made to the country's seminaries in early 2023.

Pope Francis meets with relatives of Palestinians living in Gaza

Nov 22, 2023 / 17:30 pm

The pope’s meeting with families of Palestinians in Gaza took place on the same day he met wth relatives of Israeli hostages held by Hamas terrorists.

Pope Francis speaks with president of Iran about Israel-Hamas war

Nov 6, 2023 / 15:15 pm

The Vatican has limited itself to confirming that the call took place at the request of the president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi.

Jesuits say they warned diocese that incardinated Rupnik had complaints against him

Nov 2, 2023 / 06:27 am

Father Marko Rupnik’s former superior in the Society of Jesus, Father Johan Verschueren, denied that the Jesuits facilitated the incardination of the priest.

Alleged victims of Rupnik have hopeful expectations of Pope Francis’ decision

Oct 31, 2023 / 16:30 pm

The former religious sisters said they were “very surprised” by a statement from the Holy See that the statute of limitations was being lifted in Rupnik’s case.

Pope Francis signs ‘sick note’ for youngest participant of the Synod on Synodality

Oct 27, 2023 / 12:15 pm

Wyatt Olivas, 19, approached Pope Francis to ask if the pontiff would sign a letter requesting a few days of rest after the Synod on Synodality.

Mexican cardinal comments on treatment of controversial issues at Synod on Synodality

Oct 25, 2023 / 19:00 pm

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, the primatial archbishop of Mexico, downplayed the issues that have generated some controversy during the Synod on Synodality.