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Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon

Vatican asks for suspension of ordinations in French diocese

Jun 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican has asked a diocese in southern France to suspend its ordinations of priests and deacons scheduled for this... Read more

Carlo Acutis’ tomb is opened for public veneration in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 1, 2020. Photos courtesy of Assisi diocese.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ tomb permanently reopened for public viewing

Jun 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Visitors to Assisi can once again see the first millennial to be beatified in the Catholic Church, dressed in jeans... Read more

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace as the troops march past during the Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations, in London on June 2, 2022.

Pope Francis congratulates Queen Elizabeth II on her platinum jubilee

Jun 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Queen Elizabeth II, England's longest reigning monarch, has met five popes in her lifetime, four of them as queen. Read more

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Vatican, April 3, 2014.

Here's how Catholics will pray for Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

Jun 1, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

As the United Kingdom prepares to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years as monarch, the Catholic Bishops’... Read more

Pope Francis greets Father John Paul Mary Zeller during a meeting with Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on April 25, 2022.

The Missionaries of Mercy are growing — and their ministry is changing lives

Jun 1, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis established the Missionaries of Mercy in 2015. Read more

Bishop Gebhard Fürst of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany.

Muslim and Protestant politicians receive Communion at German Catholic event

Jun 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

Organizers of the German March for Life said they were barred from having a stall. Read more

Real Madrid offers the Champions League trophy to Our Lady.

Real Madrid offers European Cup to the Virgin of Almudena

May 31, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Real Madrid CF returned Sunday to Spain after winning the EUFA Champions League final, and offered the Virgin of Almudena... Read more

Pope Francis prays the rosary for peace in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, May 31, 2022.

Pope Francis prays rosary for peace in Ukraine and around the world

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world. Read more

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