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UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London.

Pro-life group: End of mother’s UK legal battle over life support for 5-year-old girl ‘a tragedy’

A pro-life group has described the U.K. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a mother’s appeal over the removal of... Read more

Cardinal Nichols and the Archbishop of Canterbury pray at Westminster Cathedral, London, June 15, 2020.

Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury urge UK government not to cut foreign aid budget

An English cardinal and the Archbishop of Canterbury are urging the U.K. government to reconsider plans to cut its foreign... Read more

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’s 120th birthday marked with rosary for chastity

To mark the birth of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati 120 years ago today, three Italian groups are inviting Catholics to... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Parolin: I am sad to see the loss of faith and reason in Europe

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said in an interview that euthanasia and abortion laws in Europe represent... Read more

Police halt a Good Friday liturgy at Christ the King Church in Balham, London, England, April 2, 2021

Polish Catholic parish in London: Police ‘grossly exceeded powers’ in halting Good Friday service

A Polish Catholic parish in London, England, has said it believes that police “grossly exceeded their powers” when they halted... Read more

Pope John Paul II holds a crucifix carved by Stanisław Trafalski on Good Friday 2005

‘O crux, ave spes unica!’: The story of the crucifix St. John Paul II held on his last Good Friday

Days before his death, Pope John Paul II was pictured holding a crucifix in his private chapel on Good Friday.... Read more

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, pictured in Kraków, Poland, March 4, 2016.

Cardinal Dziwisz: St. John Paul II’s last days ‘a source of consolation’ for pandemic-hit world

People around the world continue to draw strength from the way that St. John Paul II faced his final days,... Read more

Martyred Italian judge Rosario Livatino (1952-1990). Public domain.

Pope Francis: Martyred Catholic judge showed mafia’s ‘intrinsic denial of the Gospel’

In the preface to a new book, Pope Francis says that the martyrdom of Italian Catholic judge Rosario Livatino in... Read more

Online store launched for monastic goods from Spain

To help Spanish monasteries and convents sell their goods amid the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, the Cloister Foundation has... Read more

The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By Courtney Mares

Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue undergoes major restoration for 90th anniversary

The massive Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is undergoing restoration ahead of its 90th anniversary... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a young boy in the Syriac Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bakhdida, Iraq, on March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Iraqi cardinal: Pope Francis gave $350,000 for poor during Iraq trip

A cardinal has revealed that Pope Francis gave a donation of $350,000 to the Chaldean Catholic Church during his recent... Read more

Fr. Ferdinand Fanen Ngugban with a religious sister.

By Courtney Mares

Catholic priest and six others killed in attack on church in Nigeria

Gunmen have killed a Catholic priest and at least six others in an attack on a church in Benue State,... Read more

A priest holds palms on Palm Sunday.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Diocese: Priest’s omission of palm blessing in protest over Vatican ruling ‘reprehensible’

A Catholic diocese in Italy has said that a priest’s refusal to bless palms on Sunday because of the Vatican’s... Read more

Baby Feet. Credit: Morgan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

UK pro-lifers urge authorities to end ‘cruel experiment’ of at-home medical abortions

Pro-lifers in the U.K. are urging authorities to end temporary permission for at-home medical abortions, describing measures introduced at the... Read more

Stock photo.

By Courtney Mares

Catholic women raise alarm over spike in child abuse during lockdowns

Catholic women are calling for increased prevention efforts after pandemic lockdowns led to an increase in child abuse at home. Read more

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn at the Vatican April 8, 2016.

Cardinal Schönborn: Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings marked by ‘communication error’

In new comments, Cardinal Schönborn has said that the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex couples was marked by a... Read more

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź (L) and Bishop Edward Janiak (R).

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican sanctions two Polish bishops after ‘Vos estis’ investigations

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Monday that the Vatican has sanctioned two Polish bishops at the conclusion of canonical... Read more

Ambassador Sally Axworthy

By Courtney Mares

An ambassador to the Vatican is visiting Rome’s most ancient churches this Lent

An ambassador to the Vatican is visiting 40 of Rome’s most ancient churches this Lent -- despite rain and pandemic... Read more

By Hannah Brockhaus

Postulator responds to Serbian patriarch’s claims of ‘problematic’ Cardinal Stepinac letters

The postulator of Bl. Aloysius Stepinac’s canonization cause has responded to claims by the new Serbian Orthodox patriarch that there... Read more

Lord Alton of Liverpool

China imposes sanctions on British Catholic human rights campaigner

The Chinese Communist Party has imposed sanctions on a British Catholic human rights campaigner who highlighted widespread abuses in Xinjiang. Read more