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Pope Francis meets Msgr. Aldo Giordano, apostolic nuncio to the European Union, on June 17, 2021.

Apostolic nuncio to EU dies after contracting COVID-19

Dec 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

A cardinal said that Archbishop Giordano ‘left a lasting mark on all of us.’ Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis to Catholics in Cyprus: ‘Jesus alone frees the heart from evil’

Dec 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

An estimated 10,000 attended the Mass in Nicosia’s GSP Stadium. Read more

Pope Francis addresses Orthodox bishops in the Orthodox Cathedral in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis to Orthodox bishops in Cyprus: Let us seek full unity

Dec 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope urged Catholics and Orthodox Christians to seek ‘ever greater fraternity.’ Read more

Pope Francis addresses the authorities, civil society, and diplomatic corps at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 2, 2021.

Pope Francis tells Cypriot authorities he is praying for ‘the peace of the entire island’

Dec 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Mediterranean island divided by a U.N. buffer zone. Read more

Pope Francis visits the Maronite Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 2, 2021.

Pope Francis invites Catholics in Cyprus to be agents of fraternity

Dec 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was speaking on the first day of his visit to Cyprus and Greece. Read more

Red Week 2021 is marked in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

From Syria to Slovakia, buildings are lit up in support of persecuted Christians

Dec 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The event was organized the charity Aid to the Church in Need. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Catholic archbishop of Paris

Dec 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, 70, has led the archdiocese since 2018. Read more

Father Cayetano Giménez Martín, a martyr of the Spanish Civil War who will be beatified along with 15 companionions in Granada, Feb. 26, 2022.

Sixteen martyrs of the Spanish Civil War to be beatified in Granada

Dec 1, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The beatification ceremony for sixteen martyrs of the Spanish Civil War will be held in February at the Granada Cathedral.  Read more

Jean-Marc Sauvé speaks at the launch of the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church report in Paris, France, Oct. 5, 2021.

French Catholic academy critiques landmark abuse report

Dec 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The criticisms sparked resignations from the academy. Read more

Pavica Vojnović, leader of the pro-life prayer vigils in Pforzheim, Germany.

Pro-lifers win right to appeal ruling on German municipality’s prayer vigil ban

Dec 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The challenge was spearheaded by a member of 40 Days for Life. Read more

The dome of the Cathedral of St. Bavo in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Dutch Catholic bishops cancel Christmas Midnight Masses due to COVID-19 pandemic

Dec 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

No Catholic Masses or other parish functions will be allowed to take place after 5 p.m. Read more

Vatican Archbishop Paul Gallagher in 2018.

Vatican archbishop ‘ultimately very optimistic’ about Catholic-Serbian Orthodox relations

Dec 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Paul Gallagher was speaking during a visit to Serbia. Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., pictured at the Vatican on Oct. 10, 2018.

EU Catholic bishops lament ‘anti-religious bias’ in guide discouraging word ‘Christmas’

Dec 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Hollerich said that Christmas was part ‘of European reality.’ Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020.

Amid protests against Italy’s vaccine rules, Cardinal Parolin says Church’s message is clear

Nov 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

A priest blessed the crowd before a ‘No Vax’ march in northern Italy. Read more

Repair scaffolding on Notre-Dame de Paris, November 2019.

Paris archdiocese to present plans for Notre-Dame’s interior amid outcry

Nov 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Critics say the proposals would turn the site into ‘a kind of theme park.’ Read more

Fr. Giovanni Scalese, head of the Mission Sui Iuris of Afghanistan, celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in 2019.

The leader of Afghanistan’s Catholic community longs to return to the country

Nov 29, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

‘I would not have left the country while even a single sheep was left of my little flock.’ Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England, pictured on May 21, 2015.

Catholic bishop ‘shocked and saddened’ by Jersey vote for assisted suicide ‘in principle’

Nov 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said the vote showed ‘a woeful lack of interest in protecting the most vulnerable people in our society.’ Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Paris archbishop asks Pope Francis to decide his future

Nov 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Michel Aupetit has denied a report concerning his contacts with a woman in 2012. Read more

Pope Francis meets young people of the Scholas Community at Rome’s Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Nov. 25, 2021

Pope Francis attends student play on how the pandemic has affected young people

Nov 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope watched a show called ‘The faces of the pandemic.’ Read more

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy, in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.

Here’s what Italy’s Cardinal Zuppi said at the launch of a book on the papacy’s future

Nov 25, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Many see Zuppi as a possible ‘papabile’ in a future conclave. Read more