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Heidi Crowter speaks outside the High Court in London England, July 6, 2021.

Court rejects challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law

Sep 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

In its Sept. 23 ruling, the court declared that a law allowing abortion up to birth for disability was not... Read more

A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic in Madrid.

Spain's lower house advances bill that would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

Sep 22, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The lower house of Spain's legislature voted Tuesday to take up consideration of a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin during a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2017.

Cardinal Parolin: The Vatican is ‘worried’ about AUKUS nuclear rearmament

Sep 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The AUKUS security pact will add to the Western military presence in the Pacific. Read more

Cardinal Seán O’Malley celebrates Mass during a safeguarding summit in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 20, 2021.

Cardinal O’Malley at safeguarding summit: ‘The wrongs done to God’s people must be corrected’

Sep 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

The archbishop of Boston said: “Abuse and its cover up must stop.” Read more

Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, Bishop Emeritus of Solsona.

Diocesan administrator: Spanish bishop's resignation 'perplexing', but his person must be respected

Sep 21, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The apostolic administrator of Solsona, Bishop Romà Casanova Casanova of Vic, has addressed in his weekly letter the “anomalous” situation... Read more

Fire damage at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Fire damages historic Catholic church in Ukraine

Sep 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Church of St. Nicholas, Kyiv, was seized by communists in 1938. Read more

Guaita tower, San Marino

San Marino to vote on abortion legalization Sept. 26

Sep 20, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The tiny European nation of San Marino, where abortion has been illegal for nearly a century and a half, is... Read more

A family participates in Poland's March for Life and the Family in Warsaw on Sept. 19, 2021.

Poland’s March for Life and the Family draws 5,000 people

Sep 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Thousands participated in the annual pro-life march in Warsaw on Sept. 19. Read more

Archbishop Domenico Battaglia holds a reliquary containing St. Januarius’ liquefied blood in Naples Cathedral, Italy, Sept. 19, 2021.

St. Januarius’ blood liquefies for the second time in 2021

Sep 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Naples Archbishop Domenico Battaglia said: “We thank the Lord for this gift.” Read more

Pope Francis and Cardinal Sepe hold relic of St. Januarius' blood in Naples cathedral March 21, 2015.

Everything you need to know about the miracle of liquefaction of the blood of Saint Januarius

Sep 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

On Sept. 19, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Januarius, bishop, martyr, and patron saint of Naples, Italy.... Read more

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UK woman who regrets teen gender transition sees court victory overturned on appeal

Sep 17, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A woman who says she was too young when a gender clinic prescribed her puberty blockers has lamented that a... Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

Afghanistan’s Christians ‘completely ignored’ in European Parliament resolution

Sep 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

ADF International estimates that 10,000 Christians face danger in Afghanistan. Read more

Claudy bombing memorial statue created by sculptor Elizabeth McLaughlin

Priest’s rumored involvement in IRA bombings revisited in lawsuit against Derry diocese

Sep 17, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

After the Northern Ireland government and police agreed to settle a lawsuit with several families of victims of a bombing... Read more

A press conference launching a report by a commision of experts on the activities of Polish Dominican priest Paweł M., Sept. 15, 2021.

Polish Catholic leader expresses ‘deep pain and sadness’ as report on charismatic priest faults Dominicans

Sep 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Poland’s Dominican province apologized ‘for the wrong that has been done.’ Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015.

Court date set for Finnish MP facing jail after tweeting Bible verse

Sep 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

Päivi Räsänen could be given a two-year prison sentence for the tweet. Read more

Pope Francis visits Holocaust survivor Edith Bruck at her home in Rome, Feb. 20, 2021.

Holocaust survivor thanks Pope Francis for highlighting anti-Semitism on Central Europe trip

Sep 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

Edith Bruck said: “Your words about anti-Semitism ... are more relevant than ever.” Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Slovakia, Sept. 15, 2021

Pope Francis on COVID-19 vaccines: ‘Even in the College of Cardinals there are some deniers’

Sep 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

He added that “one of these, poor guy, is hospitalized with the virus.” Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

On papal flight, Pope Francis tackles debate over Communion for politicians who support abortion

Sep 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope addressed the controversy during an in-flight press conference. Read more

Archbishop Stefan Heße of Hamburg.

Pope Francis declines resignation of German Catholic archbishop

Sep 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

Hamburg Archbishop Stefan Heße announced in March that he was offering his resignation. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the esplanade of the National Shrine in Šaštin, Slovakia, Sept. 15, 2021.

Pope Francis in Slovakia: Our Lady of Sorrows teaches us compassion for the suffering

Sep 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope celebrated Mass at the national Catholic shrine in Šaštín. Read more