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Oct 19, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- While there is a tendency to associate the Spanish martyrs of the 20th century solely with the civil war of 1936-39, there were decades of preparation leading to this, accompanied by desecrations of churches, according to a Spanish priest serving in Rome.
Oct 19, 2020 - 02:13 pm .- Religious leaders gathered at a memorial to slain French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel Sunday, following the beheading of a Paris school teacher in an Islamist terror attack.
Oct 19, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The High Court of England and Wales has agreed to hear a challenge to the country’s abortion law, which allows children with Down Syndrome to be aborted until birth, as discriminatory towards people diagnosed with the condition. 
Oct 19, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- An Italian newspaper claimed Monday that it had gained access to a secret audio recording of a meeting between three central figures in the Vatican’s controversial London property deal.
Oct 19, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The glass that has allowed pilgrims to view Blessed Carlo Acutis will be permanently covered Monday as the official multi-week celebration of the Italian teen’s beatification in Assisi comes to an end. 
Oct 19, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The Welsh government appears to see Catholic schools as a “problem,” a Church education adviser said Monday as officials press ahead with plans for a radical shake-up of religious education. 
Oct 17, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Christian human rights leaders have called on the Trump administration to issue sanctions on Turkey in response to its actions in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, and warned that Turkish actions were guided by "animus" against Christians.
Oct 16, 2020 - 09:00 am .- World Youth Day Lisbon launched its website and unveiled its logo Friday as Portugal prepares to host the world’s largest gathering of Catholic young people in August 2023.
Oct 16, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Fifteen-year-old Carlo Acutis died within a week of being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, offering his suffering for the pope and for the Church. Following his beatification this week, his doctors and hospital chaplain recalled their memories of his last days.
Oct 15, 2020 - 09:05 am .- As the clock struck midnight on Oct. 6, Fr. Dermot Maloney’s parish underwent a dramatic transformation -- though it remained invisible to the naked eye. 
Oct 15, 2020 - 06:35 am .- Online exploitation of victims of human trafficking has increased amid the coronavirus pandemic, experts warned at a U.S. Embassy to the Holy See event Oct. 14.
Oct 14, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The government of the Netherlands has announced it will allow the euthanization of terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12.
Oct 14, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A Catholic charity hopes to bring together a million children worldwide to pray the rosary this Sunday.
Oct 13, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The Bioethics Committee of Spain has unanimously rejected the underlying principles behind the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that is making its way through the Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the legislature.
Oct 13, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A Catholic archbishop thanked the government Monday for awarding a “lifeline” grant to Catholic churches in England.
Oct 13, 2020 - 03:31 am .- A German archdiocese said Monday that it is preparing to open the beatification cause of a member of the White Rose anti-Nazi resistance group.
Oct 12, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- More than 200 state-run secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland will begin to phase out historical Catholic symbols and mandatory Masses, Irish sources have reported.
Oct 12, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The rector of a Catholic university in Poland urged academics Monday to sign an appeal committing themselves to promoting the teachings of St. John Paul II.
Oct 12, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- Archbishop Ante Jozić, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Belarus earlier this year, arrived in the country Sunday, being met by both ecclesial and state authorities.
Oct 10, 2020 - 10:10 am .- Who was Carlo Acutis? Here’s what you need to know:

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