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Ireland’s Catholic bishops: Assisted suicide bill ‘fundamentally flawed’

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have said that a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide is “fundamentally flawed.” Read more

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Ireland’s Catholic bishops announce national synodal assembly

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have announced that they will hold a national synodal assembly “within the next five years.” Read more

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič

Vatican diplomat criticizes ‘divisive’ UN Human Rights Council report on Islamophobia

A Vatican diplomat has said that a UN Human Rights Council report on Islamophobia risks “polarizing the international community.” Read more

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

Catholic priest pursues challenge as Scottish government sets new date to lift public worship ban

A Catholic priest will proceed with a challenge to the Scottish government’s ban on public worship despite an announcement that... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in Rome on Nov. 25, 2014.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sarah says he has ‘never opposed the pope’ in first interview since stepping down

Cardinal Robert Sarah said on Wednesday that claims that he and Pope Francis are enemies were false, in his first... Read more

Teresita Castillo de Diego with the document that accredits her as a missionary.

By ACI Prensa

Teresita: The Spanish 10-year-old who became a missionary

A 10-year-old girl in Spain fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a Catholic missionary from her hospital bed shortly before... Read more

Sister Alicia Vacas Moro. Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.

By Courtney Mares

Religious sister who treated Covid patients honored as 'Woman of Courage'

A religious sister and registered nurse who served those sick with COVID-19 in Italy has been honored by the U.S.... Read more

By CNA Staff

Swiss voters narrowly back ban on burqa, niqab as religious leaders voice concern

Swiss voters have narrowly approved a proposal to religious facial coverings in public nationwide. Though the move will affect a... Read more

Julia Kulba, left, with her sister during restoration work at the church in Adamovichi, Belarus. Photo courtesy of Julia Kulba and Hrodna.life.

Tattoo artist restores Stations of the Cross in Belarus

A tattoo artist has restored the Stations of the Cross at a church in Belarus at the invitation of the... Read more

Mass at Poznań Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Poland, on Jan 1, 2012.

More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization

More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization, according to a report published on Friday.  Read more

Irish High Cross at the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Credit: Marie-Lise Van Wassenhove via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

By CNA Staff

Bishops voice concern over treatment of religion in Irish reopening plan

As Ireland marks the first anniversary of the novel coronavirus arriving, local Catholic bishops are calling for the government to... Read more

Number of Spaniards contributing to Church through tax system increased in 2020

During the 2020 Income Declaration Campaign in Spain, 7,297,646 taxpayers chose to allocate 0.7% of their taxes to the needs... Read more

        Our Lady of Cze?stochowa.

Catholic bishops express ‘pain and sadness’ at Poland's ‘rainbow halo’ verdict

Catholic bishops in the Polish Diocese of Płock expressed “pain and sadness” on Wednesday at the verdict in Poland’s “rainbow... Read more

Pope Francis prays before the Salus Populi Romani icon in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major Dec. 8, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis entrusts Iraq trip to Virgin Mary’s protection

On the eve of his departure for a three-day trip to Iraq, Pope Francis visited a Rome basilica to ask... Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops. Credit: Diocese of Gozo (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Cardinal Grech to Irish bishops: ‘A synodal process promises an ecclesial springtime’

Cardinal Mario Grech told Irish bishops that embarking on a “synodal process” could lead to an “ecclesial springtime.”  Read more

The Shroud of Turin in June 2015.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Shroud of Turin to go on virtual display for Holy Saturday

For the second time, the Shroud of Turin will be exposed for veneration on social media and websites on Holy... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the German bishops’ spring meeting in February 2021. Credit: Sascha Steinbach/epa pool.

Leading German Catholic bishop cautions priests against intercommunion

A leading German Catholic bishop has cautioned priests against intercommunion with Protestants during an ecumenical event in May.   Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Investigator: There could be 10,000 abuse victims in French Catholic Church since 1950

The head of an independent commission said on Tuesday that there could be at least 10,000 victims of sexual abuse... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis: World could face a new ‘great flood’

Pope Francis said in a new book released on Tuesday that the world could face a catastrophe like the Great... Read more

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Activists found not guilty of offending religious feelings in Poland’s ‘rainbow halo’ trial

A judge on Tuesday found three activists who distributed images depicting Poland’s Black Madonna icon with a rainbow halo not... Read more