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Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Cardinal Becciu says he ‘favored’ home diocese but denies scandal

Nov 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

He reportedly asked: ‘Why massacre me, my family, this diocese?’ Read more

Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master, addresses the diplomatic corps in January 2015.

Former Grand Master of the Order of Malta dies at 71

Nov 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fra’ Matthew Festing was Grand Master from 2008 to his resignation in 2017. Read more

A monument at the Jewish cemetery in Izbica, Poland.

Father Gregor Pawlowski, Jewish Holocaust survivor and Catholic priest, laid to rest in Poland

Nov 14, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Gregor Pawlowski died in Israel Oct. 21 at the age of 90, but he wanted his body to be... Read more

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Stats show Irish women benefit from waiting period before abortion, observers say

Nov 12, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

About 1,500 Irish women in 2020 decided not to go through with an abortion after seeking an initial consultation. Critics... Read more

Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, Italy, Nov. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis in Assisi: ‘It is time that the poor be given back their voice’

Nov 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope met with a group of more than 500 poor people from across Europe. Read more

Bishop Artur Miziński and Archbishop Georges Bacouni at a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 10, 2021.

Poland’s Catholic Church to hold day of solidarity with Lebanon

Nov 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

Lebanon’s real GDP contracted by more than 20% in 2020. Read more

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Austria’s Catholic bishops: Draft assisted suicide law ‘unacceptable’

Nov 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishops are taking part in a review of the law. Read more

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal.

Portugal’s Catholic bishops approve independent clerical abuse commission

Nov 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

The move followed an appeal by more than 200 Portuguese Catholics. Read more

A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic in Madrid.

Spanish bill that would criminalize prayer near abortion clinics called a 'danger to democracy'

Nov 11, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

An international 40 Days for Life director has said a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party that... Read more

A guide to Dante’s Walk, a 235-mile route from Ravenna to Florence in Italy.

Catholics invited to make pilgrimage in Dante’s footsteps in anniversary year

Nov 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

Dante’s Walk is a 235-mile route between the Italian cities of Ravenna and Florence. Read more

Pope Francis ordains 10 men to the priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica on May 7, 2017.

Number of foreign-born Catholic priests in Italy continues to rise

Nov 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The total number of priests has falled by 11% in the last decade. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 3, 2020.

The poor will be at the heart of Pope Francis’ fifth visit to Assisi

Nov 10, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope will travel to the hometown of his namesake, St. Francis, on Nov. 12. Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and London police chief Cressida Dick meet outside of Westminster Cathedral, Nov. 9, 2021.

Cardinal and police chief agree to create group reviewing last rites access for priests at crime scenes

Nov 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The agreement was reached in the wake of lawmaker Sir David Amess’ death. Read more

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Catholic Church in Belarus urges prayers for migrants

Nov 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Church's website said that ‘a real humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the borders of our country.’ Read more

Mass during the 10th annual Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome, Oct. 29-31, 2021.

Traditionis custodes: Rome diocese bans Traditional Latin Mass for Easter Triduum

Nov 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

No other sacraments may be celebrated according to the pre-Vatican II missal except the Mass. Read more

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Open comment on Northern Ireland abortion clinic buffer zone bill ends soon, critics warn

Nov 9, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Peaceful sidewalk efforts to reach women considering an abortion are in peril if a proposed “draconian” Northern Ireland bill passes,... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Cardinal Kasper: Synodal Way’s ‘original sin’ was to set aside evangelization

Nov 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

The theologian said that the Synodal Way had ‘made itself a farce of a synod.’ Read more

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Slovakia’s parliament debates pro-life bill

Nov 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is the fourth attempt to pass pro-life measures in as many years. Read more