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Ukrainian refugee and artist Serhii Kolodka in his studio at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, where he is putting the finishing touches on two large icons destined for Holy Spirit Parish in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

Ukraine iconographer and artist paints history while it’s still unfolding

Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, has supported more than 1,000 refugees since the war... Read more

Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu (left) and Archbishop Charles Scicluna in Chile.

Vatican to investigate Sodalitium Christianae Vitae lay society in Peru

Jul 22, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The investigation will be led by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna, assistant secretary of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the... Read more


A new eucharistic miracle in Latin America?

Jul 21, 2023

By ACI Prensa

A corporal (sacred linen cloth) at a small rural chapel in Honduras showed large stains that seemed to be of... Read more

Father Alex Troncoso (left) and Father Bernardo Benegas (right) bring in supplies for flood victims in the Maule region of Chile, which experienced devastating floods in June 2023.

Priests lug in supplies to help flood victims in Chile

Jul 21, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Thousands of people had to be evacuated due to the flooding of the Maule River from heavy rains that poured... Read more

Brazilian Congresswoman Chris Tonietto.

Brazil congresswoman launches rosary campaign amid ‘serious threat’ of legalized abortion

Jul 19, 2023

By ACI Digital

Two bishops as well as priests, artists, intellectuals, and Catholic politicians are scheduled to participate in the live event. Read more

Young people at a July 14, 2023, sendoff Mass for Chilean Catholic college students ahead of their winter break missionary work.

1,000 Chilean college students go out on mission projects during their winter break

Jul 19, 2023

By Julieta Villar

One thousand students from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile set off July 14 for missions projects over their winter... Read more

Pope Francis with Father Daniel Pellizzon, who was appointed the pope's personal secretary July 17, 2023.

Argentine priest is Pope Francis’ new personal secretary

Jul 18, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Pope Francis has appointed a priest from the Buenos Aires Archdiocese, Father Daniel Pellizzon, 40, to act as his personal... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

U.S. State Department official calls for release of imprisoned bishop, priest in Nicaragua

Jul 17, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs has called for the release of Father Fernando Zamora Silva... Read more


12 keys to using the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Jul 16, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Blessed Mother is said to have given the scapular to St. Simon Stock on July 16, 1251. Read more

Bolivia Attorney General Juan Lanchipa.

Bolivia’s attorney general accuses Jesuits of obstructing sex abuse investigation

Jul 14, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The Bolivian attorney general’s office had received a copy of the diary from the Society of Jesus in Bolivia but... Read more

Eduardo Verástegui attends "Familia y Entretenimiento" press conference as a part of second day of XIV World Congress of Families Mexico 2022 at Expo Santa Fe México on Oct. 1, 2022, in Mexico City.

Why does producer Eduardo Verástegui consider ‘Sound of Freedom’ success a miracle?

Jul 13, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

“Sound of Freedom” ranked first at the box office on its opening day in U.S. theaters on July 4. Read more

Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

Catholic Church is most credible institution in Nicaragua, CID Gallup poll finds

Jul 12, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The survey indicated that 48% consider the Catholic Church to be the most credible institution, while the Ortega presidency has... Read more

Nathan de Brito hugs Pope Francis during his visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day 2013.

Boy who got past security barrier to embrace Pope Francis at WYD 2013 is now a seminarian

Jul 11, 2023

By Natalia Zimbrão

On July 26, 2013, Nathan de Brito managed to get to the popemobile carrying Pope Francis through the streets of... Read more


Sex abuse scandal in Bolivia: Who had the Jesuit priest’s diary, and when?

Jul 11, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The personal diary of the Jesuit priest Alfonso “Pica” Pedrajas, who died in 2009, has been at the center of... Read more

Father Fernando Zamora Silva.

5 years after massacre, Nicaragua dictatorship arrests priest, blocks return of another

Jul 11, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

On Sunday, July 9, Father Fernando Zamora Silva was reportedly “arbitrarily arrested” in the city of Managua where he was... Read more

Actor Eduardo Verastegui presents the film "Little Boy" at the Vatican Film Library on April 14, 2016.

Actor Eduardo Verástegui may run for president of Mexico, says conservative party there ‘is dead’

Jul 8, 2023

By David Ramos

The producer of the recent box office hit “Sound of Freedom” is pondering a run for president to restore the... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Bishop Alvarez sent back to prison after talks with Nicaraguan dictatorship break down

Jul 6, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Álvarez was returned to custody after he refused to comply with the Ortega regime’s demand that he go into exile. Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for his 50th anniversary of priesthood in 2019.

Cardinal Sarah: No synod can invent a ‘female priesthood’

Jul 5, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Sarah, prefect emeritus of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, spoke July 3 at a... Read more

The Sisters of the Fraternity of the Poor Ones of Jesus Christ

Dictatorship in Nicaragua confiscates convent of sisters it abducted and expelled

Jul 5, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Ortega dictatorship canceled the legal personhood and confiscated the assets of the Sisters of the Fraternity of the Poor... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Church in Colombia to collaborate with government in search for remains of ‘disappeared’

Jul 4, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference will formally collaborate in the search for disappeared persons as a result of the guerrilla warfare... Read more