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Gerard David's Triptych of Jan Des Trompes, 1505.

Priest denounces Spanish Caritas for Christological error

Jan 11, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Father Antonio María Domenech Guillén, a priest of the Diocese of Cuenca, harshly criticized Spanish Caritas for writing “nonsense” about... Read more

Staff of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland

Pope Francis commends university in Poland for six centuries of Catholic education

Jan 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encouraged the students at the university to live out its motto: “Go and make disciples.” Read more

Pope Francis meets with David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament, June 25, 2021.

Pope Francis sends condolences for death of European Parliament president

Jan 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Sassoli’s funeral will be held in the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs in Rome on... Read more

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Italian bishop forbids unvaccinated priests from distributing Communion

Jan 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The new diocesan restrictions come as the Italian government has banned unvaccinated citizens from entering restaurants, public transportation, gyms, theaters,... Read more

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski celebrates a Mass at Niepokalanów in Poland, Jan. 8, 2022.

A magazine launched by a saint is still thriving 100 years later

Jan 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis sent a message marking the publication’s centenary. Read more

Pope Francis with Paolo Bonavita and Elsa Morra at his general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021

Mom says son’s impromptu encounter with Pope Francis led to ‘miracle’

Jan 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The meeting was one of the viral Vatican moments of 2021. Read more

Cologne Cathedral in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Vatican delays external audit of contracts in Germany’s Cologne archdiocese

Jan 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The review must wait until the return of Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. Read more

Nurse Mary Onuoha holds the cross on her necklace.

Catholic nurse unfairly dismissed over cross necklace, UK tribunal rules

Jan 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The verdict was hailed as a ‘landmark ruling.’ Read more

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Spanish bishops: Report that only vaccinated priests may minister a prank

Jan 6, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Spanish bishops conference has said that a news report indicating priests not vaccinated against COVID-19 would be barred from... Read more

Same-sex wedding cake.

European court rejects 'gay cake' case as inadmissible; ruling in favor of Christian bakery stands

Jan 6, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a case brought by a Northern Irish gay rights activist, who claims... Read more

A Three Kings parade in Warsaw, Poland, on Jan. 6, 2022.

Three Kings parades held at more than 600 locations across Poland

Jan 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The annual event commemorates the Magi who traveled to see the newborn Jesus. Read more

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

Benedict XVI, Munich, and cover-up claims: why an old allegation is resurfacing

Jan 6, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican firmly rejected the assertions in 2010. Read more

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Unvaccinated Catholics asked not to attend Mass by English parish

Jan 6, 2022

By Luke Coppen

The diocese said vaccination status should not be a “barrier” to attending Mass. Read more

Bishop Francisco Simón Conesa Ferrer, who was appointed Bishop of Solsona Jan. 3, 2021.

Bishop appointed for Spain's Diocese of Solsona

Jan 4, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

Pope Francis on Monday appointed Bishop Francisco Simón Conesa Ferrer as Bishop of Solsona. The Spanish diocese had been vacated... Read more

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Ireland to follow France in offering free contraception to women under 25

Jan 4, 2022

By Luke Coppen

The move underlines the rapid social changes in Ireland in recent years. Read more

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, pictured after receiving the red hat at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2019.

English cardinal grateful to be honored by queen in annual New Year’s list

Jan 4, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald received the award for interfaith work. Read more

Bishop Artur Miziński, secretary general of the Polish bishops’ conference.

Catholic Church in Poland plans to reach out to young people in 2022

Jan 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Other priorities include helping people in need and synodal consultations. Read more

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5 things to know about the new ministry of catechist

Dec 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Did you know that some instituted catechists can celebrate ‘minor exorcisms’? Read more

Aid to the Church in Need UK says it's been de-platformed by Facebook in response to the charity's petition drive to stop the forced marriage and conversion of Christian women and girls.

Why did Facebook 'kill' charity's petition drive against the forced marriage of Christian women and girls?

Dec 22, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

The Aid to the Church in Need UK says it's been de-platformed from Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram without being given... Read more

A 40 Days for Life event in Pforzheim, Germany.

Court declares German city’s restrictions on pro-life prayer vigil unlawful

Dec 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The court upheld the right to free assembly. Read more