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Pope Francis addresses bishops, priests, religious, seminarians, and catechists in St Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021.

Pope Francis: We need ‘creativity of the Gospel,’ not ‘a defensive Catholicism’

Sep 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

He was speaking to clergy and lay people in Bratislava’s largest church. Read more

Pope Francis meets with authorities, civil society, and the diplomatic corps in the garden of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021.

Pope Francis urges Slovakia to follow the Beatitudes to build a just society

Sep 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

He addressed political authorities on his first full day in the country. Read more

Cardinal Marcello Semeraro presides at the beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 12, 2021.

Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka beatified in Poland

Sep 12, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Cardinal Marcello Semeraro said the new blesseds offered a ‘model of service.’ Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis at International Eucharistic Congress: ‘Let’s make time for Adoration’

Sep 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis is the first pope to attend an International Eucharistic Congress since the year 2000. Read more

Pope Francis greets Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest, Sept. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis arrives in Hungary and meets Viktor Orban

Sep 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope is making his first international trip since undergoing surgery. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Aug. 22, 2021

Pope to interfaith summit: If we want peace on Earth, “we cannot lose sight of Heaven”

Sep 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

“I would like to reiterate that if we want to preserve fraternity on Earth, ‘we cannot lose sight of Heaven.’” Read more

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest on Sept. 11, 2021.

Cardinal Erdö: Our world today is in burning need of a united Christianity

Sep 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

"This unity is the will of Christ Himself, who prayed that His disciples may be one, that the world may... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich celebrates Mass at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10, 2021.

At International Eucharistic Congress, cardinal says ‘faith in Europe has become a very small flame’

Sep 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Hollerich said he prayed that ‘missionary dimension of faith may be rediscovered in Europe.’ Read more

Ján Figeľ, special envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion outside the EU from 2016 to 2019, meets Pope Francis in 2018.

Jan Figel: ‘It’s a pity there is no EU religious freedom envoy anymore’

Sep 10, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Slovakian politician was the first person to hold the post. Read more

Mary Healy speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021.

US Catholic speaker recounts miracle healings at International Eucharistic Congress

Sep 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Mary Healy said: ‘I have seen the Lord do so many amazing healings, including last night.’ Read more

Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.

English bishop urges Catholics to oppose assisted suicide bill

Sep 9, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

An English bishop is urging Catholics to write to members of the House of Lords urging them to oppose the... Read more

Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021.

The Eucharist should not be received unworthily, says Nigerian cardinal

Sep 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Onaiyekan said it is ‘the duty of pastors to make access to confession easily available.’ Read more

Bishop Jozef Haľko, auxiliary bishop of Bratislava, Slovakia.

Catholic bishop: Slovakia has changed profoundly since last papal visit

Sep 9, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The last pope to visit Slovakia was St. John Paul II in 2003. Read more

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev spoke with EWTN at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary.

What role does the Eucharist hold in the Eastern Orthodox Church?

Sep 8, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Orthodox believers are called to pursue deification, or divine qualities, according to a Russian Orthodox leader. The most powerful way... Read more

Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, Bishop Emeritus of Solsona.

Spanish bishop reportedly living with erotic novel author

Sep 8, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

It has been widely reported that Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, who resigned as Bishop of Solsona last month, did so... Read more

Christos Stylianides at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, Sept. 30, 2014.

Catholic bishops’ commission laments EU religious freedom envoy vacancy

Sep 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The special envoy has left months after taking up the role. Read more

Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 8, 2021.

Burma’s Cardinal Bo: Jesus waits patiently for us in the Eucharist

Sep 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He called the COVID-19 pandemic the ‘irritating teacher of patience.’ Read more

The episcopal ordination of Francis Cui Qingqi in Wuhan, China, on Sept. 8, 2021.

New Wuhan bishop consecrated under terms of Vatican-China deal

Sep 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He is the sixth bishop to be consecrated under the deal signed in 2018. Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin holds a reliquiary containing relics of Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, Sept. 5, 2021.

All-Ireland Primate honors Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe

Sep 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Martin carried the Auschwitz martyr’s relics through the streets of a Northern Irish town. Read more

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Ambassador: Pope Francis’ visit to Slovakia is ‘a historic moment’

Sep 8, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The pope will visit the central European nation on Sept. 12-15. Read more