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A motorcyclist crashed into the wooden door of Our Lady of Valvanera Church in Bogotá, Colombia, on July 25, 2022. There were no serious injuries reported.

Motorcyclist in Colombia crashes through church door at full speed

Jul 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The motorcyclist had no serious injuries and was able to stand up on his own. Read more

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A new eucharistic miracle in Mexico?

Jul 27, 2022

By David Ramos

A video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a eucharistic miracle — a consecrated Host exposed for... Read more

Pope Francis speaking in the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 26, 2022.

Pope Francis in Canada: How Ukrainian migrants and indigenous peoples can learn from each other

Jul 27, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The history of indigenous peoples in Canada speaks to the plight of Ukrainian immigrants, says this bishop in Edmonton.  Read more

Pope Francis blesses the crowds at Ste. Anne Shrine at Lac Ste. Anne in Alberta, Canada.

Pope Francis blesses the water, pilgrims at Lac Ste. Anne in Canada

Jul 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis concluded his second full day in Canada with a visit to Lac Ste. Anne, the site of one... Read more

The flag of Chile.

Chilean bishops warn new constitution places religious freedom at risk

Jul 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The constitution’s text will be approved or rejected Sept. 4 in a plebiscite in which all Chileans will participate. Read more

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Mexican parish to remember victims of violence with 130,000 candles

Jul 26, 2022

By David Ramos

The candles will be lit the night of July 30 as part of the Day of Prayer for Peace called... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass from the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 26, 2022.

Pope Francis preaches on sharing faith with love before 50,000 at largest stadium in Canada

Jul 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Developing a theme he introduced earlier in his "penitential pilgrimage," the pope reflected on the importance of presenting the faith... Read more

A teddy bear sits beside a lantern outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School where flowers and cards have been left as part of a growing makeshift memorial created in response to media reports that the "remains" of 215 children have been discovered buried near the facility in Kamloops on June 5, 2021.

No remains unearthed yet from Canada’s residential school grave sites

Jul 25, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell, Katie Yoder

No excavation has been done at suspected grave sites at residential schools in Canada. Yet media outlets continue to report... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at a meeting with indigenous peoples and members of Sacred Heart parish in Edmonton, Canada, July 25, 2022.

Pope Francis: Christ offers example of reconciliation through suffering

Jul 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Speaking to a group of Catholics at Sacred Heart parish in Edmonton July 25, Pope Francis reiterated his “shame” and... Read more

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with indigenous peoples in Maskwacis, Canada, July 25, 2022.

Pope Francis apologizes for harm done to indigenous Canadians at residential schools

Jul 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In a speech in rural Canada before a crowd of indigenous Canadian people, Pope Francis publicly apologized for the Catholic... Read more

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Archbishop calls for international efforts after 17 migrants from Haiti die in rough seas in the Bahamas

Jul 25, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The archbishop of Nassau in the Bahamas reacted with sadness to the news of a boat carrying migrants from Haiti... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address, July 17, 2022.

Pope Francis' visit to Canada: A CNA explainer

Jul 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis is set to arrive in Canada on July 24, arriving back in Rome on July 30. During his... Read more

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‘Chile is sick,’ archbishop laments after death of homeless immigrants

Jul 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Fernando Chomali of Concepción, Chile, made his comments after three undocumented Venezuelans died July 15 in a container they... Read more

Jesuit Fathers Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar were murdered June 20, 2022.

One month after murder of two priests, Jesuits in Mexico decry impunity

Jul 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a July 20 statement, the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus demanded justice for the victims of violence. Read more

The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and Praise of Brazil features a 130-foot-tall Marian statue and a 164-foot-high cross.

Brazilian Bishop dedicates new shrine with large cross and Our Lady of Lourdes statue

Jul 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Onécimo Alberton of Rio do Sul on July 15 blessed the new Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and... Read more

A crowd of Colombians in Bogotá greets Pope Francis during his trip to the country in 2017.

Bogotá archbishop exhorts Colombia: ‘Never forget God!’

Jul 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio made his remarks in his homily for the Mass and Te Deum for Colombian Independence... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, walks with other pilgrims to the Shrine of the Divine Child in July 2022.

Prayer ‘is what will save Nicaragua,’ bishop says

Jul 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

During a recent pilgrimage, Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa also called for a “crusade” of prayer in coming months. Read more

A man waves a Cuban flag during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, July 11, 2021.

Archbishop asks Virgin Mary to intercede for release of jailed Cubans

Jul 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Dionisio García of Santiago de Cuba asked the Virgin Mary to move the hearts of those who can determine... Read more

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Mexico’s faithful encouraged to bring photos of victims of violence to churches July 24

Jul 19, 2022

By David Ramos

Religious leaders have asked that July be a time of prayer for peace in Mexico. Read more

Cubans in Havana protest in the streets and cry for freedom on July 11, 2021.

Priest says worst poverty in Cuba is ‘lack of freedom’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a recent interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Father Bladimir Navarro of Spain discussed the dire situation... Read more