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St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Catholic priest attacked with glass bottle while praying at cathedral in Scotland

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘The bottle broke on the ground and the man continued using it in his assault,’ the archdiocese said. Read more

Bishop Rob Mutsaerts, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch, in the Netherlands.

Dutch Catholic bishop: Traditionis custodes appears to be a ‘declaration of war’

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Rob Mutsaerts said the pope’s intervention was ‘dictatorial’ and ‘unpastoral.’ Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Cardinal Marx won’t rule out offering resignation for a 2nd time

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis declined the archbishop of Munich and Freising’s resignation in June. Read more

The Vatican finance trial begins today. Here’s what you need to know

Jul 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The first hearing will be the arraignment. Read more

Fr. Jacques Hamel.

Fr. Jacques Hamel: Catholic priest honored 5 years after he was killed at Mass in terrorist attack

Jul 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

Islamic State supporters killed the French priest on July 26, 2016. Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.

Benedict XVI laments lack of faith within Church institutions in Germany

Jul 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope emeritus spoke about faith, worldliness, and the institutional Church. Read more

Fr. Árpád Kanyó in the first Romani, or Gypsy, Greek Catholic church.

Meet the pastor of a Greek Catholic church in Hungary for Romani

Jul 24, 2021

By Katie Yoder

When Fr. Árpád Kanyó first arrived at his current parish, he didn’t know the language or culture of the people... Read more

Tridentine Mass in Strasbourg Cathedral, France.

How French Catholics are responding to Pope Francis’ Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

Jul 24, 2021

By Solène Tadié

A study found traditionalism is growing steadily year on year. Read more

Bishop Jan Szkodoń, auxiliary bishop of Kraków, Poland.

Vatican concludes inquiry into Polish Catholic bishop

Jul 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Investigators concluded that the accusations were “not proven.” Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

English cardinal to grant faculties to priests fulfilling conditions of Traditionis custodes

Jul 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Many priests in Westminster diocese have requested faculties. Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke listens in the audience during the presentation of the new book Christvs Vincit by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, in Rome on Oct. 14, 2019.

Cardinal Burke questions Pope Francis' authority to eliminate the Traditional Latin Mass

Jul 22, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In a 19-point statement regarding Pope Francis' motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke called the restrictions on the... Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

Traditionis custodes: German Catholic dioceses make no immediate changes

Jul 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

Several dioceses confirmed that Traditional Latin Masses would continue. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Courtesy Photo.

Traditionis custodes: Cardinal Zen reacts to restrictions on Traditional Latin Masses

Jul 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The former bishop of Hong Kong said the move was a “blow.” Read more

Flag of mozambique in the world map.

‘Do not abandon Mozambique’: Catholics appeal for help amid jihadist attacks

Jul 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Churches have been burnt, people beheaded, and girls kidnapped. Read more

Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), Budapest, Hungary.

Vatican unveils program of Pope Francis’ 7-hour trip to Hungary

Jul 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope will meet with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Read more

Pro-life group ‘ready to go to court’ over new government intervention on N Ireland abortion law

Jul 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

SPUC accuses the U.K. government of a “power grab.” Read more

The flag of Slovakia, pictured in the country’s capital, Bratislava.

Only the fully vaccinated can meet Pope Francis in Slovakia, says health minister

Jul 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope will visit four cities in Slovakia on Sept. 12-15. Read more

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, head of the Maronite Church. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

Maronite patriarch asks St. Charbel’s intercession to save Lebanon from ‘total collapse’

Jul 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai said politicians had failed in their “most basic duties.” Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin: Monaco shows positive Church-state relationship can exist

Jul 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholicism is the tiny Mediterranean principality’s official state religion. Read more

Carmen Hernandez speaks at World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011.

Request for opening of beatification cause of Neocatechumenal Way co-founder Carmen Hernández

Jul 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Carmen Hernández, who died in 2016, co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way with Kiko Argüello in 1964. Read more