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More than 840,000 responded to the pope’s call to pray the rosary for peace

Oct 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

At his Angelus prayer last Sunday, Pope Francis lent his support to the effort and encouraged parents to join their... Read more

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 19, 2022.

Pope Francis welcomes opening of Jewish-Catholic center at Polish university

Oct 21, 2022

By Justyna Galant

Pope Francis has welcomed the establishment of a Center for Catholic-Jewish Relations in Poland and called for a deepening appreciation... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks at an EWTN dinner in Frascati, Italy, Oct. 19, 2022.

Cardinal Parolin to EWTN: Truth must be ‘fearlessly upheld’

Oct 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s Secretary of State told employees and collaborators of EWTN this week that the truth must be “fearlessly upheld”... Read more

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Catholic Church apologizes ‘unreservedly’ after English child sex abuse inquiry

Oct 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has offered an “unreserved apology” to all sexual abuse victims who have suffered... Read more

Parish Church of San Sebastián de Garabandal (Spain).

Spanish bishop makes statement on alleged apparitions at Garabandal

Oct 20, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Bishop Manuel Sánchez Monge stated that “my position, like that of my predecessors, is that Rome’s assessment remains valid: ‘There... Read more

"Prophet," a film about Polish cardinal, Blessed Stefan Wyszyński, is airing in the United States on Nov. 15 and 17, 2022.

New film about Polish cardinal’s fight against communism coming in November

Oct 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

In U.S. theaters Nov. 15 and 17, “Prophet” relates the important events in the life of Blessed Stefan Wyszyński, who... Read more

Bishop Michel Santier in 2013

Diocese confirms French bishop disciplined by Vatican for sexual abuse

Oct 19, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Diocese of Créteil confirmed last week that its former bishop had been credibly accused of sexual abuse and ordered... Read more

European Court of Human Rights.

European court rules in favor of feminist claiming to ‘abort Jesus’ in a church in Paris

Oct 19, 2022

By Solène Tadié

The judges of the European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously that the woman was exercising her “freedom of expression.” Read more

The affected area in Bournemouth.

English town forbids making sign of the cross, using holy water near abortion center

Oct 18, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The Council of Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole in southern England has drawn red lines around an abortion provider and designated... Read more

Luis Argüello, archbishop of Valladolid and general secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Conference

Spanish archbishop objects to labeling pro-lifers as ‘ultra-Catholics’ or ‘extreme right’

Oct 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

“There are only ad hominem arguments left for those who know they’re going against science, ethics, integral ecology, and the... Read more

Father Giuseppe Bernardi and Father Mario Ghibaudo

They died praying for others: Two Catholic priests martyred by Nazis beatified in Italy

Oct 17, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Two Catholic priests killed by Nazis while ministering to the dying amid the Boves massacre were beatified as martyrs on... Read more

Hyper-realistic body of Christ according to the Shroud of Turin

The first hyper-realistic body of Christ based on the Holy Shroud is on exhibit in Spain

Oct 14, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Salamanca Cathedral is hosting the exhibition of the first hyper-realistic recreation of the body of Christ based on data obtained... Read more

Member of the right-wing Lega (League) party, Lorenzo Fontana, delivers a speech after being elected new speaker of the lower house on Oct. 14, 2022, at the parliament building in Rome.

Italy’s new No. 3 is a Catholic politician studying philosophy at a pontifical university

Oct 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Lorenzo Fontana, 42, was elected president of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Italy's Parliament, with 222 out... Read more

British police (file photo)

UK social media arrest: One minute Catholic mom was roasting chicken, the next she was off to jail

Oct 13, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

Caroline Farrow says “gender-critical” Catholics have become “soft targets” for LGBTQ crackdowns in the U.K. Read more

Raphael, “St. Michael Vanquishing Satan,” 1518

‘Hands off my statue’: How this French group hopes to save St. Michael the Archangel

Oct 11, 2022

By Solène Tadié

The recent decision of a French Court of Appeal to confirm the removal of a statue of St. Michael the... Read more

Father José María Avendaño Perea, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Getafe / His mother, Jorja Perea

Pope names as bishop a Spanish priest whose mother is in the process of beatification

Oct 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis has appointed Father José María Avendaño Perea as auxilary bishop for the Diocese of Getafe. Read more

Emergency services attend the scene following an Oct. 7, 2022, explosion at a gas station and adjacent apartment building in Creeslough, County Donegal, in northwest Ireland that killed at least 10 people. Pope Francis in a letter Oct. 8, 2022, expressed his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by the tragedy.

Pope Francis expresses condolences to victims of explosion in Ireland

Oct 10, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis has assured his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by an Oct. 7 gas station explosion in northwest Ireland. Read more

Bishop Valerio Lazzeri speaking in a video message for Easter, April 2022

Swiss bishop resigns at age 59 due to ‘inner fatigue’

Oct 10, 2022

By AC Wimmer

“I tell you this with an open heart: I can no longer imagine being in the position I have tried... Read more

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The holy rosary, a spiritual weapon that lights hearts on fire

Oct 9, 2022

By Daniel Ibañez

For centuries, the rosary has been considered a weapon of protection against evil and a powerful tool of intercession.  Read more

Father Bladimir Navarro with a Cuban couple aided by Cobijo

Catholics launch initiative in Spain to help fleeing Cubans

Oct 5, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

With the increasing number of Cubans settling in Madrid, a group of Catholics has launched the Cobijo Project to welcome... Read more