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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

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

Poland’s Catholic Church to hold collection for migrants at Belarus border

Nov 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Thousands are caught up in a growing crisis at the roughly 250-mile frontier. Read more

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Polish health ministry clarifies abortion law after death of 30-year-old mother

Nov 8, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Poland’s Ministry of Health issued a statement Sunday clarifying that an abortion may be performed when the mother’s life is... Read more

French bishops’ conference president Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort kneels in a sign of penance at Lourdes, Nov. 6, 2021.

French Catholic bishops announce ‘vast program of renewal’ after abuse report

Nov 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The bishops knelt in an act of penance in Lourdes. Read more

Bishop Andrzej Siemieniewski celebrates Mass in the Chapel of St. Maximilian, Niepokalanów, Poland, Nov. 6, 2021.

Polish Catholic bishop celebrates Mass on EWTN Germany’s 20th anniversary

Nov 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Mass was offered in the Chapel of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Niepokalanów. Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, pictured in 2010.

Benedict XVI marks 10th anniversary of Orthodox leader’s death

Nov 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Metropolitan Damaskinos wrote numerous works on ecumenism. Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

Guernsey scraps proposal for discrimination law that could have led to Catholic schools' closure

Nov 5, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic schools in Guernsey will be permitted to appoint only Catholics as head teachers following a vote on Nov. 3... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Rome campus of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Nov. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: Let Christ’s love shine through your care of the suffering

Nov 5, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope celebrated Mass at a Catholic university hospital in Rome. Read more

The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.

Report on handling of abuse cases in Germany’s Munich archdiocese delayed

Nov 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

The delay is caused by ‘new findings obtained in the recent past.’ Read more

The launch of the EWTN Vatican Bureau’s ‘Roman Nights’ event series at the Order of the Holy Sepulchre’s headquarters in Rome.

EWTN Vatican Bureau launches ‘Roman Nights’ event series

Nov 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The series starts with a panel discussion on virtue in the workplace. Read more

Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell: ‘Resistance’ in the Secretariat of State cost Vatican money in London deal

Nov 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We had the authority to enter, but they prevented us,’ he said. Read more

Armida Barelli and Fr. Mario Ciceri.

Pioneer of faith-based feminism and WWII priest to be beatified in April

Nov 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

Armida Barelli and Fr. Mario Ciceri will be beatified at Milan Cathedral. Read more