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Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

English cardinal to grant faculties to priests fulfilling conditions of Traditionis custodes

Jul 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Many priests in Westminster diocese have requested faculties. Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke listens in the audience during the presentation of the new book Christvs Vincit by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, in Rome on Oct. 14, 2019.

Cardinal Burke questions Pope Francis' authority to eliminate the Traditional Latin Mass

Jul 22, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In a 19-point statement regarding Pope Francis' motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke called the restrictions on the... Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

Traditionis custodes: German Catholic dioceses make no immediate changes

Jul 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

Several dioceses confirmed that Traditional Latin Masses would continue. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Courtesy Photo.

Traditionis custodes: Cardinal Zen reacts to restrictions on Traditional Latin Masses

Jul 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The former bishop of Hong Kong said the move was a “blow.” Read more

Flag of mozambique in the world map.

‘Do not abandon Mozambique’: Catholics appeal for help amid jihadist attacks

Jul 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Churches have been burnt, people beheaded, and girls kidnapped. Read more

Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), Budapest, Hungary.

Vatican unveils program of Pope Francis’ 7-hour trip to Hungary

Jul 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope will meet with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Read more

Pro-life group ‘ready to go to court’ over new government intervention on N Ireland abortion law

Jul 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

SPUC accuses the U.K. government of a “power grab.” Read more

The flag of Slovakia, pictured in the country’s capital, Bratislava.

Only the fully vaccinated can meet Pope Francis in Slovakia, says health minister

Jul 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope will visit four cities in Slovakia on Sept. 12-15. Read more

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, head of the Maronite Church. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

Maronite patriarch asks St. Charbel’s intercession to save Lebanon from ‘total collapse’

Jul 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai said politicians had failed in their “most basic duties.” Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin: Monaco shows positive Church-state relationship can exist

Jul 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholicism is the tiny Mediterranean principality’s official state religion. Read more

Carmen Hernandez speaks at World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011.

Request for opening of beatification cause of Neocatechumenal Way co-founder Carmen Hernández

Jul 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Carmen Hernández, who died in 2016, co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way with Kiko Argüello in 1964. Read more

Gerhard Cardinal Müller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at a penance service in St. Peter's Basilica, March 29, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Müller critiques Pope Francis' 'harsh' response to extraordinary form, compared to German Synodal Way

Jul 19, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has critiqued Pope Francis’ recent restrictions on extraordinary... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Prešov, mother church of the Slovakian Archdiocese of Prešov. Credit: Szeder László via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Pope Francis to visit Slovakia during important anniversary year for Ruthenian Catholics

Jul 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

When Pope Francis travels to Slovakia in September, one of his stops will be Prešov. Located in the east, the... Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary.

Archdiocese of Budapest denounces false statement attributed to Cardinal Erdö opposing Pope Francis

Jul 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Early on Monday, July 19, a fake "decretum" from Cardinal Péter Erdö, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and primate of Hungary, started... Read more

Canon Dominique Aubert, rector of Chartres Cathedral, France, celebrates Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.

Traditionis custodes: French Catholic bishops express ‘esteem’ for Traditional Latin Mass communities

Jul 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

They said the norms would be introduced “through dialogue.” Read more

Bishop Paolo Bizzeti, S.J., Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia, Turkey.

Catholic bishop in Turkey: Jesus is drawing people to the Church in ‘unthinkable ways’

Jul 17, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Bishop Paolo Bizzeti’s precessor as Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia was murdered. Read more

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

Polish Catholic Church to hold day of solidarity with Europe’s flood victims as death toll rises

Jul 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

At least 120 people have died in the floods, many of them in Germany. Read more

A flooded street in Düsseldorf, Germany, July 15, 2021. Credit: Lensw0rld/Shutterstock.

Pope Francis upset by Germany floods

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope sent a telegram of condolence Thursday to the German president, following flooding in the country’s west that has... Read more

A pupil from Holy Cross Girls' School with a soldier from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

N Irish bishop criticizes UK plan to end inquests, prosecutions related to the Troubles

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The British government has announced a plan to halt all prosecutions related to the 20th century religious-fueled conflicts in Northern... Read more

Four pilgrims from Pelplin, northern Poland, arrive in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, July 14, 2021.

Polish Catholics arrive in Rome after 17-day cycling pilgrimage

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The group raised funds for a hospice. Read more