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Relics of St. Faustina and Blessed Michał Sopoćko at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in Sisak, Croatia.

By Courtney Mares

St. Faustina relic given to Catholic basilica hit by Croatia earthquake

A Catholic basilica in one of the towns most-damaged by an earthquake in Croatia last December recently received a relic... Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021.

Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in the poor renews our missionary vigor

Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made... Read more

Armida Barelli.

By Courtney Mares

Soon-to-be-beatified Italian woman pioneered faith-based feminism

Armida Barelli, a lay Catholic leader who formed “generations of conscious and motivated women” in the faith, will be beatified... Read more

Sr. Victoria Kovalchuk with a refugee girl in Athens, Greece in April 2021.

By Hannah Brockhaus

'What I can do is love': This Catholic sister is a missionary to refugees in Greece

"I tell them: I came here to be with you in your situation. When you cry, I will be with... Read more

The Square Michel Foucault in Paris. Credit: J. Maughn via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Abuse commission of Church in Germany defends citing Michel Foucault

The abuse commission of the Catholic Church in Germany has defended its citation of French philosopher Michel Foucault in a... Read more

Nationalists attack police on April 8, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Christian leaders in N. Ireland call for ‘unified’ negotiations, peaceful solutions

The Catholic archbishop of Northern Ireland on Tuesday joined with other Christian leaders in calling for a “unified” response to... Read more

DS Andy Wadey of the Metropolitan Police addresses parishioners at Christ the King parish, Balham, south London, April 11, 2021. Credit: Mazur/cbcew.org.uk via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

London police express regret over upset due to halting Good Friday service at Polish parish

The Archbishop of Southwark and representatives of the Metropolitan Police visited London's Christ the King Polish parish on Sunday, expressing... Read more

French Dominican priest Fr. Marie-Etienne Vayssière (1864-1940).

By Solene Tadie

French Catholic bishops open beatification cause of Dominican priest

Fr. Marie-Étienne Vayssière (1864-1940) is a little-known but quietly influential figure. Read more

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012.

Cardinal Nichols leads Catholic community in mourning death of Prince Philip at age 99

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has led the Catholic community in mourning the death of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband. Read more

The Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Novgorod, Russia.

Russian authorities return church to Catholic community after 25-year wait

Authorities in Russia have returned a church to the Catholic community after a 25-year wait. Read more

Friar Benet’s Kitchen in Canning Town, East London, England.

‘It’s a beautiful thing’: Meet the friars feeding the hungry during the pandemic

In London, England, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are continuing to feed the hungry despite the challenges of the... Read more

Credit: sfam_photo/Shutterstock.

Church in France opposes bill to legalize euthanasia

As parliamentarians debated Thursday a bill to legalize euthanasia, French bishops spoke out against the proposal. Read more

Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile church in Paris, France.

By Courtney Mares

Paris archbishop opens canonical proceedings against parish over maskless Masses

Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s decision was made public the day after Paris police opened an investigation into the parish. Read more

Skulls identified as those of the Welsh Catholic martyrs Philip Evans and John Lloyd

Catholic martyrs’ bones identified almost 150 years after discovery in an attic

Two skulls were discovered in an attic in Wales in 1878. Researchers believe they have now identified them as belonging... Read more

Irish High Cross at the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Credit: Marie-Lise Van Wassenhove via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Religious leaders in N Ireland hopeful for more in-person services 

With public religious services resuming in Northern Ireland, leaders have welcomed the return to worship and emphasized the dangers of... Read more

A gathering of the Neocatechumenal Way

Kiko Argüello discharged from hospital to recover from Covid at home

Kiko Argüello, 82, who co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way, was discharged from the hospital Tuesday and will continue to recover from... Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Jan. 13, 2015.

Cardinal Ranjith leads Sri Lankan Catholics in prayer for justice two years after Easter bombing

More than 260 people died and over 500 were injured in suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019. Read more

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lithuanian Catholic archbishop: We must ‘carry the banner of Divine Mercy out to the world’

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius believes that his country has a “big message” for the world. Read more

Br. Alois Leser,  prior of the Taizé Community in France.

By Courtney Mares

Taizé leader: Young people are longing to meet together again

The prior of Taizé has said that his community sees how young people are longing to meet together again in... Read more

Hans Küng receives an honorary degree from the National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain, Jan. 27, 2011.

Controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng dies at age 93

The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng has died at the age of 93. Read more