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Parliament House for the state of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

Victoria anti-discrimination bill 'unfairly targets' religious organizations, archbishop says

Dec 7, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic leaders in Australia expressed concern this week about a new set of laws passed in the state of Victoria... Read more

Amemorial in Ottawa, Canada, in tribute to 215 indigenous children whose remains were found in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, June 1, 2021.

Canadian Indigenous leaders' trip to Vatican delayed by Omicron variant concerns

Dec 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The scheduled meeting between Pope Francis and a delegation from Canada has been delayed to 2022, the Canadian Conference of... Read more

This year's procession honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe in Los Angeles was well attended after a limited, cars-only procession in 2020 during the pandemic.

PHOTOS: Los Angeles, San Diego pay tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe with processions, Masses after year hiatus

Dec 7, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles held its 90th annual procession and outdoor Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe.... Read more

The opening of the Amazon synod at the Vatican's Synod Hall,  Oct. 7, 2019.

Synod of Bishops removes resource page link to New Ways Ministry

Dec 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops’ conference expressed its disapproval of the LGBT outreach ministry in 2010. Read more

Pro-choice protesters at the University of San Diego on Nov. 11, 2021.

WATCH: Students at Catholic college target pro-life talk with obscenity-laced protest

Dec 7, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The University of San Diego will not say if any students who shouted obscenities and displayed vulgar signs during a... Read more

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Report: Pro-life pregnancy centers in Latin America unfairly attacked by Spanish newspaper

Dec 7, 2021

By David Ramos

Pro-life pregnancy centers in Latin America were unfairly and inaccurately portrayed in a recent article published by a Spanish newspaper,... Read more

The Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, the seat of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pope Francis updates norms on crimes judged by Vatican’s doctrinal office

Dec 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The norms address the delicts of schism, sacramental desecration, and abuse of minors Read more

Afghan refugees in Kabul, Afghanistan, after the collapse of the country in August 2021.

1 million Afghan children could starve this winter. This humanitarian group desperately needs your help

Dec 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

A new initiative is asking Americans for donations this Christmas to help save Christians who risk death in Afghanistan during... Read more

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New report finds freedom of conscience under threat in France, Spain, and Sweden

Dec 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The report said further developments could lead to ‘complete exclusion of Christians from certain professions.’ Read more

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Austria’s Catholic bishops: ‘Temporary’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate permissible as last resort

Dec 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Unvaccinated Austrians could face fines of up to $675 every three months. Read more

The relic of the holy cloak of St. Joseph at the Basilica of St. Joseph al Trionfale in Rome.

For the Year of St. Joseph, a look at the relic of his holy cloak in Rome

Dec 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tradition holds that St. Jerome brought the mantle from the Holy Land. Read more

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Workers in NYC face COVID vaccine mandate, causing 'worry' at some Catholic schools

Dec 6, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic and other private school employees in New York City are speaking out against a city mandate that they been... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cincinnati archdiocese announces parish 'family' groups amid massive consolidation effort

Dec 6, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati this week announced plans for groupings of parishes, called “families,” which will greatly reduce the number... Read more

Rebuilding project in Haiti

As three more hostages released in Haiti, Christian group thanks God and asks for more prayers

Dec 6, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Three more hostages from an Ohio-based Christian group were released in Haiti, leaving 12 captives of the 400 Mawozo gang.... Read more

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Scientists reconstructed the face of St. Nicholas – here’s what they found

Dec 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Scientists at a university in Liverpool unveiled what they say is the most realistic portrait ever created of St. Nicholas... Read more

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Religious leaders warn Build Back Better threatens faith-based child care, education

Dec 6, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Two U.S. Catholic bishops signed a letter with other religious leaders expressing concern that the child care and universal pre-kindergarten... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021

Full text: Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Greece

Dec 6, 2021

By Pope Francis

The pope spoke at the end of his five-day journey to Cyprus and Greece. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: EU commission guide discouraging word ‘Christmas’ was an anachronism

Dec 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

He noted that a series of ideologies had attempted to pull up Europe’s Christian roots. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis says he accepted Paris archbishop’s resignation ‘on the altar of hypocrisy’

Dec 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope accepted Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s resignation on Dec. 2. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis says he will meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill again

Dec 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope and the patriarch had a historic first meeting in 2016. Read more