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Onufriy, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), at a liturgy in Kyiv, May 8, 2016.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) declares its 'full independence'

May 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

A council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) on Friday resolved on its “full self-sufficiency and independence,” distancing the... Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński ordains Father Jerzy Popiełuszko to the priesthood on May 28, 1972.

50 years ago, the paths of 2 heroic Polish blesseds crossed

May 28, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński ordained Father Jerzy Popiełuszko to the priesthood on May 28, 1972. Read more

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, president of the Italian bishops’ conference.

Cardinal Zuppi announces report on clerical sex abuse in Italy

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The report will only cover the years 2000 to 2021. Read more

Carlota Valenzuela.

This Catholic is trekking 4,000 miles across Europe to Jerusalem

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Carlota Valenzuela began the epic foot pilgrimage in January. Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg.

Germany’s Bishop Bätzing defends promotion of priest accused of sexual harassment

May 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The chairman of the German bishops’ conference said he would handle the case differently today. Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

Cardinal O’Malley urges Italian Catholic bishops to ‘make things right’ for abuse survivors

May 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We have nothing to fear by telling the truth,’ said the head of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of... Read more

Cardinal Tagle at the beatification of Pauline Jaricot in Lyon, France, on May 22, 2022.

Cardinal Tagle: Missionary dioceses need support with abuse prevention protocols

May 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘They need psychologists. They need canon lawyers,’ the Vatican cardinal said. Read more

Pilgrims pray in front of St. Peter's Basilica

St. Philip Neri’s 7 Churches Pilgrimage returns after pandemic break

May 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a 2-year pause, around 800 people walked more than 15 miles in the saint’s footsteps. Read more

Nancy Pelosi (L) Whoopi Goldberg (R)

Spanish priest responds to Whoopi Goldberg on Nancy Pelosi and Communion

May 25, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Actress Whoopi Goldberg defended what she considers the right to Communion of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy... Read more

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi of Bologna, Italy.

Will Cardinal Zuppi lead Italy’s bishops’ conference in a new direction?

May 25, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The 66-year-old cardinal is often described as ‘papabile.’ Read more

Cardinal Zen offers Mass on May 24, 2022 after appearing in court in Hong Kong.

Cardinal Zen: ‘Martyrdom is normal in our Church’

May 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The cardinal was speaking during a live-streamed Mass after his court appearance. Read more

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich is installed as archbishop of Paris in the Church of Saint-Sulpice on May 23, 2022.

New Catholic archbishop of Paris invokes ‘synodal spirit’ at installation Mass

May 24, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich is the 142nd archbishop of Paris. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.

Polish bishops’ leader: Vatican’s approach to Russia ‘naive and utopian’

May 24, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki made the remark after a May 17-20 visit to Ukraine. Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing, chairman of the German bishops’ conference, meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, June 24, 2021.

German bishops’ leader expresses disappointment in Pope Francis

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Georg Bätzing insisted that ‘the teaching of the Catholic Church’ must be ‘changed.’ Read more

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English bishop urges Catholics to oppose Jersey assisted suicide proposal

May 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishop overseeing the island of Jersey has called on clergy and parishioners to “speak out” and mobilize against... Read more

Prince Charles attends the Society of St. Augustine of Canterbury centenary reception at Archbishop’s House, Westminster, England, May 10, 2022.

Prince Charles marks 100 years of society supporting Catholic archbishops of Westminster

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Society of St. Augustine of Canterbury was founded in 1922. Read more

Participants in the Choose Life rally in Rome, Italy, on May 21, 2022.

40,000 people take part in Italy’s March for Life

May 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘We are here to reaffirm the right of children to come into the world,’ said Father Andres Bonello. Read more

The beatification of Pauline Jaricot in Lyon, France, on May 22, 2022.

Almost 12,000 people attend the beatification of Pauline Jaricot

May 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle presided over the beatification Mass in Lyon. Read more

The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.

Germany’s Munich archdiocese spent around $1.5 million on abuse report

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

The report, published in January, faulted Pope emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Reinhard Marx. Read more

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Can robots learn law? Scientists and theologians discuss the future of AI

May 23, 2022

By Andreas Thonhauser

Scientists and theologians have gathered in Rome to discuss the future of artificial intelligence. Read more