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Father Mark Lewis, S.J.

Father Mark Lewis named rector of Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome

Jun 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Florida-born priest’s appointment follows that of Atlanta-born Father Thomas Joseph White to lead the Angelicum. Read more

Fra’ John T. Dunlap, Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Order of Malta.

The Order of Malta has a new head, but has it lost its sovereignty?

Jun 14, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Canadian-born lawyer Fra’ John T. Dunlap will serve as the Lieutenant of Grand Master. Read more

The Catholic Cathedral of Limburg in Hesse, Germany.

Rector of German Catholic seminary found dead

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Diocese of Limburg said: ‘We have lost a committed and much-appreciated pastor.’ Read more

Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins, pictured on Oct. 13, 2018.

Nigerian Catholic bishop to Irish president: Church massacre not linked to climate change

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’ Read more

Sister Paschalis Jahn and nine fellow Elizabethan sisters martyred during World War II were beatified June 11, 2022, in Wroclaw, Poland.

Pope Francis praises 'example of faith' of newly beatified Polish nuns martyred in WWII

Jun 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Sister Paschalis Jahn and nine fellow Elizabethan sisters were beatified Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014.

Catholic leader criticizes EU Parliament for backing motion on US abortion law

Jun 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The motion secured 364 votes in favor, 154 against, and 37 abstentions. Read more

Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevičs of Riga, Latvia (left), speaking during a Catholic conference in Warsaw in May 2022 on the natural law legacy of John Paul II (right.)

How Latvia’s Christian churches use JPII’s natural law teaching to defend life and family

Jun 9, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

The archbishop of Riga, Latvia, spoke about the critical need for ecumenical cooperation. Read more

Charles de Foucauld

Pope Francis to future Vatican diplomats: See St Charles de Foucauld as model

Jun 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Read more

The aftermath of a traffic accident involving Cardinal Chibly Langlois.

Cardinal injured in 2021 earthquake is hospitalized after traffic accident in Haiti

Jun 9, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Chibly Langlois was reportedly taken to the hospital for a possible broken arm. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

Catholic bishops’ commission: EU parliament resolution on US abortion law is ‘unacceptable interference’

Jun 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

COMECE said that adopting the resolution would ‘discredit’ the European Parliament. Read more

Poland’s bishops celebrate Mass in Zakopane on June 7, 2002.

Poland’s Catholic bishops: Many Ukrainians ‘will not be able to survive’ without help

Jun 8, 2022

By Justyna Galant

More than three million people have fled from Ukraine to Poland since Feb. 24. Read more

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland.

Ireland’s president condemns Catholic church massacre in Nigeria

Jun 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Michael D. Higgins spoke out days after a Catholic charity appealed to world leaders to denounce the attack. Read more

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra of Huelva.

Priests back bishop attacked in media for defending life and the family

Jun 8, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra encouraged Catholics to vote for those who share Christian values. Read more

Married couples gather in Częstochowa, Poland, on June 4-5, 2022. Equipes Notre-Dame.

Married couples from across Europe pray at Marian shrine in Poland

Jun 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

One couple traveled from Odesa in war-torn southern Ukraine. Read more

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What is the Order of Malta?

Jun 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta can be hard to define. The thousand-year-old entity is a Catholic religious order, medical... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Order of Malta's Fra’ Marco Luzzago on June 25, 2021.

Order of Malta announces death of Fra’ Marco Luzzago after ‘sudden illness’

Jun 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

He had led the 1,000-year-old institution since 2020. Read more

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Dec. 22, 2021

Metropolitan Hilarion moved in Russian Orthodox Church shake-up

Jun 7, 2022

By Luke Coppen

He had served as the Russian Orthodox Church’s chief ecumenical official since 2009. Read more

Pope Francis preaches at Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 5, 2022.

What is the meaning of Pope Francis’ trip to L’Aquila?

Jun 7, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The 85-year-old pope will make a brief trip to the city associated with papal resignations. Read more

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22,000 young people pray for peace at Catholic festival in Poland

Jun 6, 2022

By Justyna Galant

Young Ukrainians took part in the Lednica 2000 meeting on June 4. Read more

Pope Francis sat at the front of the congregation in St. Peter's Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost on June 5, 2022.

Why is everyone talking about Pope Francis’ trip to L’Aquila?

Jun 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope will visit the central Italian city on Aug. 28. Read more