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The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By Courtney Mares

Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue undergoes major restoration for 90th anniversary

The massive Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is undergoing restoration ahead of its 90th anniversary... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a young boy in the Syriac Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bakhdida, Iraq, on March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Iraqi cardinal: Pope Francis gave $350,000 for poor during Iraq trip

A cardinal has revealed that Pope Francis gave a donation of $350,000 to the Chaldean Catholic Church during his recent... Read more

Fr. Ferdinand Fanen Ngugban with a religious sister.

By Courtney Mares

Catholic priest and six others killed in attack on church in Nigeria

Gunmen have killed a Catholic priest and at least six others in an attack on a church in Benue State,... Read more

A priest holds palms on Palm Sunday.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Diocese: Priest’s omission of palm blessing in protest over Vatican ruling ‘reprehensible’

A Catholic diocese in Italy has said that a priest’s refusal to bless palms on Sunday because of the Vatican’s... Read more

Baby Feet. Credit: Morgan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

UK pro-lifers urge authorities to end ‘cruel experiment’ of at-home medical abortions

Pro-lifers in the U.K. are urging authorities to end temporary permission for at-home medical abortions, describing measures introduced at the... Read more

Stock photo.

By Courtney Mares

Catholic women raise alarm over spike in child abuse during lockdowns

Catholic women are calling for increased prevention efforts after pandemic lockdowns led to an increase in child abuse at home. Read more

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn at the Vatican April 8, 2016.

Cardinal Schönborn: Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings marked by ‘communication error’

In new comments, Cardinal Schönborn has said that the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex couples was marked by a... Read more

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź (L) and Bishop Edward Janiak (R).

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican sanctions two Polish bishops after ‘Vos estis’ investigations

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Monday that the Vatican has sanctioned two Polish bishops at the conclusion of canonical... Read more

Ambassador Sally Axworthy

By Courtney Mares

An ambassador to the Vatican is visiting Rome’s most ancient churches this Lent

An ambassador to the Vatican is visiting 40 of Rome’s most ancient churches this Lent -- despite rain and pandemic... Read more

By Hannah Brockhaus

Postulator responds to Serbian patriarch’s claims of ‘problematic’ Cardinal Stepinac letters

The postulator of Bl. Aloysius Stepinac’s canonization cause has responded to claims by the new Serbian Orthodox patriarch that there... Read more

Lord Alton of Liverpool

China imposes sanctions on British Catholic human rights campaigner

The Chinese Communist Party has imposed sanctions on a British Catholic human rights campaigner who highlighted widespread abuses in Xinjiang. Read more

Bishop Joseph Bonnemain of Chur, Switzerland.

Catholic bishop defends giving Communion to Protestant representatives at installation Mass

A Catholic bishop in Switzerland has defended giving Holy Communion to two Protestant church representatives and a Protestant politician at... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. Credit: Jochen Rolfes/Archdiocese of Cologne.

German cardinal takes further action in wake of independent abuse report

A German cardinal has announced further action following the release of a long-awaited independent report on the handling of abuse... Read more

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn at Amoris Laetitia press conference at the Vatican on April 8, 2016.

Viennese cardinal displeased by Vatican 'no' to same-sex blessings

Christoph Cardinal Schönborn has declared he was “not happy with the explanation of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the... Read more

Irish diocese delays First Communions until autumn over Covid concerns

The Diocese of Derry has announced that First Communions, customarily held in spring, will be postponed so as to discourage... Read more

St Mark's Basilica, Venice, Italy

Venice marks 1,600th anniversary of founding with Mass in St. Mark’s Basilica

The Italian city of Venice has marked the 1,600th anniversary of it founding with Mass in St. Mark’s Basilica Read more

International pro-life group rejects claims about its abortion pill reversal service

An international pro-life group has rejected claims about its abortion pill reversal service published by a U.K.-based political website. Read more

Cardinal Mario Zenari takes possession of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci in Rome, Italy on March 25, 2017.

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal who stayed in Syria says ‘time is running out’ for recovery after 10 years of war

A cardinal who remained in Syria for the entire duration of the 10-year civil war has said that he fears... Read more

Wiktoria Ulma with six of her children.

Polish Catholic family killed by Nazis for helping Jews on path to beatification

Seventy-seven years ago today, Nazis murdered a Polish Catholic family. Now, all nine family members -- including an unborn child... Read more

Canon Tom White, who is challenging Scotland's ban on public worship.

‘I’m overjoyed’: Catholic priest wins legal challenge to blanket ban on public worship

A Catholic priest has expressed joy after Scotland’s supreme civil court ruled that a blanket ban on public worship is... Read more