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St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy.

Historic St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, will host Pope Francis this weekend

Apr 25, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in St. Mark’s Square this Sunday in Venice and then privately venerate the relics of... Read more

Archbishop Luis Argüello and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

Bishops: Catholic Church in Spain unjustly singled out in plan to address sexual abuse

Apr 23, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Spanish bishops noted that “reparation measures cannot be proposed that, following the ombudsman’s report, would leave out nine out... Read more

Orvich said he wanted to share his experience with same sex attraction “so that the Lord might touch hearts and that people repent and try returning to a chaste life."

Redeemed from sexual libertinism, prostitution, and occult, Fran Orvich tells his story

Apr 23, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

For the last five years Fran Orvich, 30, has been living chastely following a conversion process that began after a... Read more

Edward Burne-Jones, “St. George Kills the Dragon,” 1866

Did St. George really slay a dragon?

Apr 23, 2024

By Kelly Marcum

St. George defied an emperor and stared into the eyes of his torturers and executioner, unyielding in his faith. Read more

Participants in Italy's pro-life demonstration in Rome on May 21, 2022.

Italy set to pass amendment allowing pro-life groups into family planning clinics 

Apr 22, 2024

By Kristina Millare

The provision attached to a health care system law would allow pro-life groups to offer women alternatives to abortion. Read more

Father Nicéforo Obama from Equatorial Guinea was able to be trained as a priest thanks to the Pontifical Mission Societies.

Vocations Day in Spain: The Church supports 725 seminaries in mission lands

Apr 21, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

“Native Vocations Day” in Spain supports and provides formation for those who feel called to the priesthood and consecrated life... Read more

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow announced on April 14, 2024, the decision to begin the process of beatification and canonization of Helena Agnieszka Kmiec, a young lay missionary murdered in Bolivia in 2017.

Cause for canonization opened for young Polish lay missionary killed in Bolivia

Apr 19, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Helena Agnieszka Kmiec, a young lay missionary, was just 26 years old when she was murdered in Bolivia in 2017. Read more

A bishop and a priest exchange the sign of peace during Mass.

Rite of peace is not just a greeting or friendly gesture, nun explains

Apr 18, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The sign of peace is meant to express “the sincere desire to be reconciled among ourselves, to overcome all divisions... Read more

Father Benedict Kiely, founder of, speaks during a panel discussion on Day 2 of The National Conservatism Conference at the Claridge on April 17, 2024, in Brussels, Belgium.

Belgian court overturns ban on conservative conference attended by German cardinal

Apr 17, 2024

By Edward Pentin

Cardinal Gerhard Müller told author Rod Dreher, who was also speaking at the conference, that the attempt to shut down... Read more

Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica.

Rome to host World Meeting of Parish Priests in preparation for Synod on Synodality

Apr 17, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The World Meeting of Parish Priests for the Synod on Synodality will be held April 29–May 2 in Sacrofano, Rome. Read more

1960. Varigotti (SV). Father Luigi Giussani with students during the Tower Ray.

Sainthood cause of Father Luigi Giussani: Milan Archdiocese to begin collecting testimonies

Apr 16, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Mario Delpini will hold the first public session of the testimonial phase of Giussani’s cause in the Basilica of... Read more

Sachin Jose reaches more than 148,000 people with the Catholic faith with his digital apostolate on X (formerly Twitter). He works as a journalist and social media consultant. Sachin has been reporting on Church topics for over five years.

Popular Catholic influencer: ‘We need to use our social media platforms’

Sachin Jose reaches more than 148,000 people with the Catholic faith through his digital apostolate on X (formerly Twitter). Read more

The popular chocolate Ferrero Rocher actually honors Our Lady of Lourdes.

Ferrero Rocher: The chocolate inspired by Our Lady of Lourdes

Apr 16, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“The success of Ferrero we owe to Our Lady of Lourdes; without her we can do little,” said Michele Ferrero,... Read more

Pope Francis blesses an unborn baby during the Papal Foundation's annual pilgrimage in Rome, Friday, April 12, 2024.

This province in Italy ‘invests’ in children and families

Apr 15, 2024

By Veronica Giacometti

The famous “demographic winter” often mentioned by Pope Francis is evident in many regions of Italy except one: Alto Adige-Südtirol... Read more

Before the march began, the president of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda, stressed that “life is a gift from God and as such it is an inalienable right of every human being, which is why it must be protected and supported at every stage of its development.”

50,000 march for life in Poland as its parliament considers legalizing abortion

Apr 15, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

On Sunday, 50,000 people congregated on the streets of Warsaw, Poland, for the National March for Life to defend the... Read more

Approximately 1,000 people have been working daily on the restoration of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, France.

Notre Dame fire, 5 years later: What are the plans for reopening the cathedral in Paris?

Apr 15, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The reopening of the Notre Dame Cathedral is scheduled to begin with a triduum on Dec. 7 that will include... Read more

Jaroslaw Kaczynski (front, center), leader of the Law and Justice political party (PiS) in Poland, takes part in the voting on four draft projects on abortion rights at the Polish Parliament (SEJM) on April 12, 2024, in Warsaw, Poland.

Polish bishops launch ‘day of prayer’ for unborn after lawmakers advance pro-abortion bills

Apr 12, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Lawmakers on Friday advanced four pro-abortion bills to be considered by a special committee in the Sejm, which is Poland’s... Read more

German police cars (file image)

Germany thwarts terror plot: Teenage suspects reportedly planned attacks on churches

Apr 12, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The Düsseldorf public prosecutor’s office revealed that the suspects, between 15 and 16 years old, were apprehended over the Easter... Read more

Pope Francis meets with a group of 200 children studying catechism and in a relaxed manner answered some of their questions on April 11, 2024, at St. John Mary Vianney Parish in Borghesiana, Italy.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to 200 children for catechism in Rome suburb

Apr 12, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis made a special “getaway” from the Vatican on Thursday to meet with a group of 200 children at... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein and Pope Francis on St. Peter’s Square, May 21, 2014.

From papal secretary to nuncio? Report of a diplomatic role for Gänswein unconfirmed

Apr 12, 2024

By AC Wimmer

While speculation is again running rife on social media about Archbishop Georg Gänswein’s next role, neither he nor the Vatican... Read more