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Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński with Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, the future St. John Paul II. Photo courtesy of Adam Bujak/Biały Kruk.

Cardinal Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium,’ to be beatified in September

Apr 23, 2021

The beatification ceremony will be held in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Sept. 12 Read more

Sagrada Familia.

Construction of Marian tower on Sagrada Familia begins

Apr 22, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Work began Tuesday on the completion of the spire atop the Virgin Mary’s tower of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and... Read more

Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.

Cardinal Bo and Cardinal Sarah among speakers at Budapest International Eucharistic Congress

Apr 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The International Eucharistic Congress will take place in the Hungarian capital Sept. 5-12. Read more

A detail from Joseph with the Child and the Flowering Rod, by Alonso Miguel de Tovar (1678–1752). Public Domain.

'Go to Joseph': What popes from Bl Pius IX to Francis have said about St Joseph

Apr 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

From Blessed Pius IX to Francis, popes have underlined the importance of devotion to St. Joseph. Read more

The perpetual adoration chapel in Niepokalanów, Poland.

‘This is about freedom’: EWTN Poland’s director thanks Catholics for helping to unblock YouTube channel

Apr 21, 2021

The director of EWTN Poland has thanked Catholics worldwide for helping to persuade YouTube to unblock its channel Read more

The entrance of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Church in Paris, France.

St. John Paul II bust vandalized outside Polish Catholic church in Paris

Apr 20, 2021

An unidentified perpetrator poured red paint over the sculpture of the pope who was canonized in 2014. Read more

Survivors and family members of African migrants who perished in a 2013 shipwreck near Lampedusa in the Mediterranean sea leave an audience with the Pope, Oct. 1, 2014.

Catholic charity: Migrant arrivals by sea tripled in Italy in 2020

Apr 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

More than 34,000 migrants arrived by sea in 2020, up from 11,000 the previous year Read more

Bishop Luis Argüello, Secretary General and spokesman for the EEC.

Spanish bishop calls government sex ed guides ‘aggressive and crude’

Apr 20, 2021

A Spanish bishop has decried as “aggressive and crude” the six sex education guides being promoted by the socialist government... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican flag -

Report: Vatican considering sale of London property at heart of financial scandal

Apr 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican sources reportedly say that the property is valued at about $369.1 million Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin. Credit: Northern Ireland Office (CC BY 2.0).

All-Ireland Primate to health minister: priests’ pastoral work should be deemed essential, not criminalized

Apr 20, 2021

Archbishop Eamon Martin made the comment in a meeting with Irish Health Minister Stephen Donnelly Read more

A funeral Mass in Nigeria.

Africa seeing ‘dramatic increase in jihadist groups,’ says global religious freedom report

Apr 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Aid to the Church in Need says groups have spread ‘within an alarmingly short timeframe’ Read more

Bishop urges prayer, fasting in response to blessings of same-sex couples in Germany

Apr 19, 2021

In response to a planned day of blessings for same-sex partners in Germany, the Bishop of San Sebastián on Wednesday... Read more

The Umschlagplatz Monument in Warsaw, Poland, where more than 300,000 Jews were transported from the Warsaw Ghetto to Nazi death camps.

Polish Catholic bishop: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising anniversary is ‘an appeal to love one’s neighbor’

Apr 19, 2021

The uprising -- the largest single Jewish revolt of World War II -- was launched 78 years ago Read more

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Major Archbishop: Ukrainians living in ‘psychological terror’ as Russian troops gather at border

Apr 19, 2021

‘On behalf of the Ukrainian people, I ask you to pray for peace,’ says Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church leader Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

All-Ireland Primate criticizes ‘draconian’ new regulations on public worship

Apr 19, 2021

A senior Catholic archbishop has accused the Irish government of introducing “draconian” new regulations on public worship “in a clandestine... Read more

The Croatian flag flying in Dubrovnik, southern Croatia.

Croatia offers scholarships to young persecuted Christians

Apr 19, 2021

The Croatian government is offering college scholarships to young Christians at risk of persecution Read more

Relics of St. Faustina and Blessed Michał Sopoćko at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in Sisak, Croatia.

St. Faustina relic given to Catholic basilica hit by Croatia earthquake

Apr 16, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A Catholic basilica in one of the towns most-damaged by an earthquake in Croatia last December recently received a relic... Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021.

Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in the poor renews our missionary vigor

Apr 15, 2021

Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made... Read more

Armida Barelli.

Soon-to-be-beatified Italian woman pioneered faith-based feminism

Apr 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Armida Barelli, a lay Catholic leader who formed “generations of conscious and motivated women” in the faith, will be beatified... Read more

Sr. Victoria Kovalchuk with a refugee girl in Athens, Greece in April 2021.

'What I can do is love': This Catholic sister is a missionary to refugees in Greece

Apr 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

"I tell them: I came here to be with you in your situation. When you cry, I will be with... Read more