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The schismatic decision of the Poor Clares "seems absolutely wrong to me" but we must see "if it is possible to heal it, cure it, reverse it," said Spanish Archbishop Mario Iceta.

Spain archbishop on schismatic nuns: ‘I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences’

May 21, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Archbishop Mario Iceta of Burgos in Spain noted: “I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences” of their decision. Read more

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in the arena in Verona, Italy, on May 18, 2024.

Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Verona emphasizes call to be peacemakers  

May 18, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The pope’s one-day visit to the northern Italian city of Verona on Saturday centered on a message of peace. Read more

A view of the crowd and nearby waterfront at the opening Mass for World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal on Aug. 1, 2023.

How life has changed for the girl who recovered her sight at 2023 World Youth Day

May 18, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Jimena is the young woman who regained her sight after receiving Communion at a Mass during World Youth Day in... Read more

Construction projects are underway in Rome as the city prepares for the 2025 Jubilee Year.

Here’s how the city of Rome is preparing for the 2025 Jubilee Year

May 18, 2024

By Kristina Millare

Approximately 358 planned projects in the Lazio region, where Rome is located, are underway in preparation for the 2025 Jubilee... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021.

Orthodox patriarch anticipates Pope Francis visit to Turkey for Council of Nicaea anniversary

May 17, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Pope Francis might be traveling to Turkey next year for the 1,700th anniversary of the First Council of Nicaea, according... Read more

Representatives from the pro-life movement and their supporters gather to demonstrate in Parliament Square on May 15, 2024, in London.

Pro-lifers rally in London amid consideration of abortion amendments

May 17, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Pro-life people rallied May 15 outside the Houses of Parliament in London to protest a set of amendments that would... Read more

Philosophical-Theological University of Bressanone in Italy.

Vatican overturns own decision on seminary dean

May 17, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The Vatican now approved the appointment of Father Martin M. Lintner, OSM, as a new dean at a seminary in... Read more

Archbishop Bernard Bober of Košice, chairman of the Slovak Bishops’ Conference, expressed deep regret over the violent incident and condemned what authorities are now treating as an act of attempted murder.

Slovak bishops call for peace after assassination attempt on prime minister

May 16, 2024

By AC Wimmer

Following the assassination attempt on Prime Minister Robert Fico on Wednesday, Slovakian bishops have called for peace and unity. Read more

Easter Vigil at the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (Holy Cross) in Austria.

An oasis in the European Church: World’s oldest Cistercian abbey has more than 100 monks

May 15, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (Holy Cross) in Austria has never had “interruptions” in its history and is an oasis... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing addresses journalists on Sept. 28, 2023.

Germany now a ‘mission country,’ Bishop Bätzing says amid declining Catholic numbers

May 14, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has called Germany — a nation whose history is entangled with the Catholic... Read more

Candlelight procession at Fátima, Portugal on May 12, 2024.

Virgin Mary today asks same she asked of little shepherds 107 years ago, cardinal says

May 13, 2024

By Natalia Zimbrão

“What does Mary tell us today? The same thing she says in the Gospel, the same thing — prayer and... Read more

Monument of the Guardian Angel of Portugal apparition to the three little shepherd children of Fatima.

9 things to know and share about Fátima

May 13, 2024

By Jimmy Akin

May 13 is the optional memorial of Our Lady of Fátima, arguably the most prominent approved apparition of the 20th... Read more

Crowds looking at the Miracle of the Sun, occurring during the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions in 1917.

How the ‘miracle of the sun’ in Fátima helped to end an atheist regime

May 13, 2024

By CNA Staff

Oct. 13, 1917, marked the last Marian apparition in Fátima, a day on which thousands of people bore witness to... Read more

Lego announced on May 7, 2024, a set of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, joining the ranks of LEGO’s models of world-famous monuments including the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramid of Giza.

LEGO announces Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral set

May 11, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

LEGO announced on May 7 a Lego set of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral alongside a set of the Mona Lisa... Read more

Virgin Mary by Sassoferrato.

The best gift to give to our heavenly mother, according to St. John of Avila

May 10, 2024

By Abel Camasca

Along with other saints, every May 10 the Church honors St. John of Avila, the patron saint of the Spanish... Read more

Archbishop Luc Terlinden attends a hearing session of the special commission investigating abuse in Church and other situations of power at the Flemish Parliament on Jan. 26, 2024, in Brussels.

Brussels archbishop apologizes amid priest election scandal

May 10, 2024

By AC Wimmer

Archbishop Luc Terlinden apologized to abuse survivors for the inclusion of reportedly three perpetrators of abuse on an advisory council. Read more

Pope Francis greets a young girl at a conference on Friday, May 10, 2024, on the state of birth rates in Italy and the wider West at the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome.

Pope Francis on record-low fertility rate: ‘Human life is not a problem, it is a gift’

May 10, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“The problem of our world is not the children that are born — it is selfishness, consumerism, and individualism, which... Read more

Kariye, the former Byzantine Church of St. Savior in Chora in Istanbul in 2020.

PHOTOS: Former Byzantine Church converted to a mosque in Istanbul is reopened

May 9, 2024

By Nathalie Ritzmann

The Church of St. Savior in Chora was converted into a mosque in 1511, then became a museum in 1948... Read more

Servant of God Nino Baglieri.

Cause for canonization of quadriplegic lay evangelist advances 

May 8, 2024

By Abel Camasca

The diocesan phase of the cause of beatification of the Servant of God Nino Baglieri has been closed in Modica,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2007, in Vigevano, Italy.

Pope Benedict’s pectoral cross still missing as thief faces prison sentence

May 8, 2024

By AC Wimmer

Addressing the court, the defendant said he knew that he did not appear credible but promised that the cross “would... Read more