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Fr. Massimo Fusarelli, the new minister general of the Order of Friars Minor.

Franciscan order elects 121st successor of St. Francis of Assisi

Jul 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Massimo Fusarelli takes over from U.S. Franciscan Fr. Michael Perry. Read more

Fr. Andreas Wollbold, a professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany.

Theologian: Germany’s practicing Catholics need more encouragement

Jul 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

“They are the avant-garde, and not the last of the Mohicans,” said Fr. Andreas Wollbold. Read more

The flag of Scotland.

Pope Francis to visit Scotland ‘for a very short time’ in November

Jul 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

He is expected to attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Read more

Benedict XVI at the Vatican, Feb. 27, 2013. Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA

Expanded Reason Institute announces award winners

Jul 9, 2021

The winners of the fifth edition of the Expanded Reason Awards were announced this week, awarding three papers and one... Read more

The Basilica of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Šaštín, Slovakia.

Pope Francis will visit this pilgrimage destination of saints in Slovakia

Jul 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The basilica contains a renowned image of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows. Read more

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc of Katowice, Poland.

Polish archbishop asks for coadjutor after Vatican negligence probe

Jul 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc had requested the investigation into his actions. Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Vatican ‘foreign minister’: ‘We are against the idea that abortion could be a human right’

Jul 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Paul Gallagher made the comment during a trip to Portugal. Read more

The Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, which houses the meeting room of the UN Human Rights Council.

Holy See to UN: Children should not be ‘collateral victims’ of violence against women

Jul 8, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican reaffirmed the right to life of “children conceived as a result of sexual violence.” Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured Jan. 15, 2018.

Polish Catholic bishops’ leader: The Church supports those opting for COVID-19 vaccine

Jul 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Gądecki said vaccination was “an important tool.” Read more

Sister Evelyn makes perpetual vows at the Monastery of Santo Domingo el Real in Segovia. Credit: Youtube Capture.

Former Protestant takes final vows as cloistered nun in Spain

Jul 8, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Sister Evelyn of the Child Jesus took her final vows as a cloistered Dominican nun at the Santo Domingo el... Read more

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (public domain)

Mother Cabrini's order celebrates 75th anniversary of her canonization

Jul 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is a beacon of hope and life, the general superior of the order founded by the... Read more

Fr. Jacques Hamel.

Probe into Fr. Jacques Hamel’s murder shows attackers’ links to ISIS

Jul 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The priest was killed at Mass on July 26, 2016. Read more

Heidi Crowter speaks outside the High Court in London England, July 6, 2021.

‘This law makes me feel I am better off dead’: UK court hears Down syndrome abortion law challenge

Jul 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

Judgment is expected to be reserved until a later date. Read more

Archbishop Ante Jozić celebrates Mass before the icon of Our Lady of Budslau in Belarus, July 3, 2021.

Nuncio prays for peace and harmony in Belarus at renowned Marian shrine

Jul 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Ante Jozić prayed that, with God’s help, divisions would be overcome. Read more

Tommaso Di Ruzza, right, speaks at a Vatican briefing alongside Alessandro Gisotti, center, and René Brülhart, left, May 21, 2019.

Indicted ex-director of Vatican’s financial watchdog says truth will come out at trial

Jul 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tommaso Di Ruzza is one of 10 people facing a Vatican trial. Read more

European Parliament.

Catholic groups criticize abortion report backed by European Parliament

Jul 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fourteen organizations said they stood united in the defense of human life. Read more

Baby Feet. Credit: Morgan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

‘Major victory’ for pro-lifers as attempt to introduce abortion up to birth in England and Wales fails

Jul 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

“This would have left England and Wales with one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world.” Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő at a press conference for the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, June 14, 2021.

Church leaders in Hungary and Slovakia welcome confirmation of papal visit

Jul 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis is expected to visit the countries on Sept. 12-15. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 3, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin: Europe needs faith in God as it struggles with ‘demographic winter’

Jul 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Vatican Secretary of State was preaching at Mass in Strasbourg, France. Read more

An evening procession at Lourdes in southwestern France.

‘Lourdes Nights’ to draw pilgrims to French shrine after pandemic closure

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The initiative will be held throughout July and August. Read more