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Stefania Łącka, pictured in 1945.

Sainthood cause opened for Polish Catholic known as ‘earthly guardian angel’ of Auschwitz

Aug 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

Stefania Łącka nursed sick prisoners at the camp hospital. Read more


Irish government seeks Catholic Church help to solve housing crunch

Aug 30, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Ireland’s housing minister has contacted the Archbishop of Armagh suggesting that the Catholic Church could better organize property sales to... Read more

Professor Aleksander Bańka.

Lay Catholic to represent Church in Poland at opening of synodal process in Rome

Aug 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Aleksander Bańka is a professor specializing in the history of philosophy and religion. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference.

Catholics in Poland to hold ‘day of solidarity’ with people of Afghanistan

Aug 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki appealed for ‘prayer and material assistance’ for suffering Afghans. Read more

The EWTN affiliates and partners’ European meeting in Poland, Aug. 26-29, 2021.

Polish Catholic bishops’ leader sends blessing to EWTN European meeting

Aug 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Forty people from 15 countries took part in the gathering in Poland. Read more

Pope Pius XII / public domain

Expert’s latest investigation dispels myths about Pius XII and Rome's Jews

Aug 29, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Pius XII was not silent in front of the Shoah nor inactive. He was, instead, very much committed to... Read more

Fr. David Palmer, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham serving in the Diocese of Nottingham, England.

UK university refuses to recognize Catholic priest as chaplain over social media posts

Aug 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The university highlighted the priest’s posts on assisted suicide and abortion. Read more

The Slovakian flag flies at the Presidential Palace in the capital, Bratislava.

Tensions rise over COVID vaccines as bishops organize Pope Francis’ visit to Slovakia

Aug 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Only fully vaccinated people will be permitted to attend papal events. Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński.

‘They showed us the way’: Poland’s bishops laud Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka ahead of beatification

Aug 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

The beatification ceremony will take place in Warsaw on Sept. 12. Read more

A Missionary of Charity in Rome, Sept. 16, 2017.

Missionaries of Charity and 14 disabled children from Kabul arrive at Rome airport

Aug 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The children were residents of an orphanage founded by the sisters in 2006. Read more

A group of migrants trapped at the border between Poland and Belarus, near the Polish village of Usnarz Górny.

Poland’s Catholic bishops call for solidarity with refugees amid Belarus border standoff

Aug 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishops described the situation at the Poland-Belarus border as “disturbing.” Read more

The chapel of the Holy Chalice in the cathedral of Valencia. Credit: Diego Delso via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Valencia archdiocese celebrates Jubilee Year of the Holy Chalice 

Aug 24, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The Archdiocese of Valencia conserves the relic of the Holy Chalice, believed to be that used by Christ at the... Read more

Prolifers before the Constitional Court of Spain in Madrid, Aug. 20, 2021. Credit: Right to Live.

Spanish prolifers urge publication of 2010 Constitional Court ruling on abortion law

Aug 23, 2021

By David Ramos

Pro-lifers in Spain demand "no more silence" from Constitutional Court on their unpublished 2010 ruling on abortion law. Read more

Archbishop emeritus Marian Gołębiewski of Wrocław, Poland

Vatican sanctions retired Polish archbishop after ‘Vos estis’ cover-up inquiry

Aug 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican has imposed penalties on another Catholic bishop in Poland for mishandling abuse cases. Read more

Milan Cathedral.

Vaccine pass required for tourist visits to some Italian cathedrals

Aug 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Proof of coronavirus vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is now required for tourists who wish to visit the Duomo... Read more


Campaign for legal euthanasia, assisted suicide takes step forward in Italy

Aug 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Campaigners in Italy have passed the first hurdle in an effort to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. Read more

St. Simon's parish in Glasgow, which was destroyed by wilful fire July 28, 2021.

Arrest made in relation to fire at Glasgow parish

Aug 18, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A man has been arrested and charged with wilful fire-raising after a Catholic church in Glasgow was destroyed last month.  Read more

Spanish parish collects medicine to send to Cuba

Aug 17, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

A parish in metropolitan Valencia is preparing shipments of medicine to Cuba thanks to the generosity of hundreds of people... Read more

Pilgrims arrive at Jasna Gora shrine to pray before Our Lady of Częstochowa.

40,000 Catholics make pilgrimage to Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland

Aug 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The traditional walking pilgrimage to venerate an icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa housed in the shrine dates back... Read more

Spanish diocese provides shelter for those evacuated due to fire

Aug 16, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The Diocese of Avila is providing shelter at its retreat house and school for local residents evacuated due to a... Read more