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Pope Francis attends a closed-door meeting with Jesuits in Québec, Canada, July 29, 2022.

Pope Francis to Canada’s Jesuits: ‘When there is conflict the liturgy is always mistreated’

Aug 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told Jesuits in Canada about how his experience in Latin America formed his beliefs about synodality, liturgy, and... Read more

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Could priests in Mexico avoid being killed by wearing a cassock?

Aug 4, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Jesús González Hernández said wearing religious clothing could prevent Catholic priests from being victims of violence. Read more

St. Josemaria Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei

Opus Dei in Argentina responds to accusations of exploiting women

Aug 3, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The BBC published an article Aug. 2 reporting that 43 women from Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia made a complaint against... Read more

Police arrive the night of Aug. 1 at Divine Mercy parish in the town of Sébaco in the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The parish broadcast live on Facebook the arrival of the police at the parish doors as well as their entry by force.

Ortega regime in Nicaragua violently shuts down Catholic radio stations

Aug 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nicaraguan police broke into Divine Mercy parish the night of Aug. 1 in the town of Sébaco in the Diocese... Read more

Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega of Guadalajara

Guadalajara archbishop: ‘Thorough investigation’ of alleged eucharistic miracle needed

Aug 2, 2022

By David Ramos

Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega recently spoke out about an alleged eucharistic miracle posted on social media. Read more

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Nuns help women escape human trafficking along Colombia-Venezuela border

Aug 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Adorer Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity in Cúcuta, Colombia, have helped some 4,000 women escape human-trafficking... Read more

Bishop Jesús González Hernández

Bishop tells Mexican people not to remain silent amid acts of violence

Aug 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

During a July 30 Mass in Chilpancingo’s town square, the bishop said that “those of us who can speak, must... Read more

Pope Francis reads during the Vespers service on July 28, 2022, at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec in Québec, Canada.

‘Don't we have a place in the Church?’: Read pope’s response to Argentine priest on seminary's closure

Jul 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope's letter sheds light on the Vatican's controversial closure of one of Argentina's top seminaries. Read more

Police in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2017

Bishops express pain over killing of more than 30 police officers this year in Colombia

Jul 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The officers have been victims of the so-called “pistol plan” of the criminal organization known as the Clan del Golfo. Read more

Pope Francis address indigenous young people and elders in Iqaluit, Canada, on July 29, 2022, on the final day of his weeklong trip to Canada.

Choose light over darkness, Pope Francis tells young people in Iqaluit

Jul 29, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Some of those indigenous people assembled to listen to the pope had met with him at the Vatican in March. Read more

Stained glass window depicting St. Joseph.

Pope Francis gifts his ‘dearest friend’ to Canada: St. Joseph

Jul 29, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The 85-year-old pontiff gifted a statue of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus to the archbishop’s residence in Québec City. Read more

Father Felipe Vélez Jiménez, the pastor of St. Gerard Maria Majella parish in the town of Iguala, was shot in the cheekbone right while driving his vehicle in Chilapa county, in the State of Guerrero, on July 28, 2022.

Priest in Mexico shot and wounded

Jul 29, 2022

By David Ramos

The priest, shot in the cheek while driving, is reported to be out of danger. Read more

Pope Francis address representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples at the archbishop's residence in Québec City.

Pope Francis praises Canada’s indigenous people as he departs Québec

Jul 29, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The pope's next, and final stop, in Canada is Iqaluit, in the country's northernmost territory. Read more

Pope Francis started his Canada trip by visiting the cemetery and chapel of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Maskwacis, Alberta, on July 25, 2022.

Pope Francis’ Canada visit: Read live updates here

Jul 29, 2022

By CNA Staff, Katie Yoder

Pope Francis is visiting Canada in what he has called a “penitential pilgrimage.” Read more

Cuban Catholics process with a statute of St. James on July 25, 2022, the saint's feast day, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

St. James the Apostle honored with procession in Cuban city bearing his name

Jul 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The celebration also commemorated the 507th anniversary of the founding of Santiago (St. James) de Cuba. Read more

Pope Francis reads during the Vespers service on July 28, 2022, at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec in Québec, Canada.

Pope Francis: Complaining that the world is evil is ‘not Christian’

Jul 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The pope spoke Thursday evening at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec to those engaged in pastoral ministry. Read more

Pope Francis presides over a July 28 Mass at the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Canada.

Pope Francis: Jesus comes to us when we are at our lowest

Jul 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

At a July 28 Mass in the historic Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Québec, Pope Francis preached on the hope and... Read more

Indigenous drummers welcome Pope Francis to Lac Ste. Anne.

A look beyond the headlines: Pope Francis encounters Catholic life and history on his journey to Canada

Jul 28, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

This “penitential pilgrimage” is dedicated to a real path of reconciliation with the Native American populations, and at the same... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Québec, Canada, on July 27, 2022.

Pope Francis expresses ‘deep shame’ in Canada, warns of new ‘cancel culture’

Jul 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the harm done to indigenous Canadians by Catholics in a Wednesday address before top... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Vatican on May 29, 2017.

Did Pope Francis meet Justin Trudeau before? Here’s what you need to know as the two meet today

Jul 27, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Today’s encounter wasn’t Pope Francis’ first meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read more