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The advertising campaign by pro-life NGO Zavod ŽIV!M in Slovenia.

Christian legal group: Slovenian court ruling against pro-lifers a ‘blow’ to free expression

Dec 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

A pro-life advertising campaign was removed from buses in 2018. Read more

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Pope Francis to young addicts: Do not be afraid of your suffering

Dec 8, 2021

By Kate Olivera

Pope Francis has encouraged young people suffering from addiction to take an honest look at their suffering, and courageously to... Read more

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in eastern Poland.

University to host center for study of Polish Catholics and Jews who saved lives under Nazism and communism

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The center will be based at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Read more

The flag of Switzerland.

Switzerland’s Catholic Church approves independent abuse study

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The project will begin in March 2022. Read more

The 12-pointed star of the Sagrada Família Basilica’s Tower of the Virgin Mary is lit up for the first time.

Pope Francis: Sagrada Familia’s new star shines for Barcelona’s poor, ill, elderly, and young people

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 12-pointed illuminated star sits atop basilica’s soaring Tower of the Virgin Mary. Read more

A St. Thomas Christian cross at the installation of Mar Joseph Srampickal at Preston North End stadium, England, on Oct. 9, 2016.

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church leaders want a uniform liturgy. Why are they facing resistance?

Dec 8, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis has intervened in the decades-long dispute. Read more

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New report finds freedom of conscience under threat in France, Spain, and Sweden

Dec 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The report said further developments could lead to ‘complete exclusion of Christians from certain professions.’ Read more

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Austria’s Catholic bishops: ‘Temporary’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate permissible as last resort

Dec 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Unvaccinated Austrians could face fines of up to $675 every three months. Read more

The relic of the holy cloak of St. Joseph at the Basilica of St. Joseph al Trionfale in Rome.

For the Year of St. Joseph, a look at the relic of his holy cloak in Rome

Dec 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tradition holds that St. Jerome brought the mantle from the Holy Land. Read more

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Scientists reconstructed the face of St. Nicholas – here’s what they found

Dec 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Scientists at a university in Liverpool unveiled what they say is the most realistic portrait ever created of St. Nicholas... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021

Full text: Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Greece

Dec 6, 2021

By Pope Francis

The pope spoke at the end of his five-day journey to Cyprus and Greece. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis says he accepted Paris archbishop’s resignation ‘on the altar of hypocrisy’

Dec 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope accepted Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s resignation on Dec. 2. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis says he will meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill again

Dec 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope and the patriarch had a historic first meeting in 2016. Read more

St. Nicholas, by Jaroslav Čermák (1831-1878).

5 things to know and share about St. Nicholas

Dec 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

How much do you know about the man whose feast falls on Dec. 6? Read more

Pope Francis meets with young people at St. Dionysius School of the Ursuline Sisters in Maroussi, Athens, Dec. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis to youth in Greece: Don’t be ‘prisoners of the cell phone’

Dec 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope’s address concluded his three-day visit to Greece. Read more

Pope Francis meets with clerics, religious, consecrated persons, seminarians, and catechists at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Dionysius the Areopagite in Athens, Dec. 4, 2021.

Smallness can be a blessing, Pope Francis tells Greece's Catholic minority

Dec 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

The smallness of a Christian community can be a sign of closeness to God, Pope Francis told members of Greece’s... Read more

Pope Francis addresses a meeting with authorities, civil society and the diplomatic corps at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Greece, Dec. 3, 2021

Pope Francis decries global ‘retreat from democracy’ in Athens speech

Dec 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope arrived in Greece after a two-day visit to Cyprus. Read more

The funeral of Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master, takes place at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta, Dec. 3, 2021.

PHOTOS: The funeral of Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master

Dec 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

He was interred in the Crypt of the Grand Masters at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Read more

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Catholic doctors thank Portugal's president for vetoing euthanasia bill

Dec 3, 2021

By ACI Digital

The Association of Portuguese Catholic Doctors on Tuesday thanked President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa for vetoing the euthanasia bill passed... Read more

Pope Francis takes part in an ecumenical prayer with migrants at the Parish Church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis in Cyprus: We encounter Jesus in the faces of migrants

Dec 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Four migrants shared their testimonies with the pope. Read more