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Volunteers create Sacred Heart of Jesus badges to be sent to Ukraine.

Spaniards send Sacred Heart badges to Ukraine's soldiers

Apr 12, 2022

By ACI Prensa

The Diocese of Getafe, in collaboration with the Shrine of the Great Promise in Valladolid, has made 10,000 Sacred Heart... Read more

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Pope Francis: 'Speak out forcefully' against 'abominable actions' in Ukraine

Apr 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a message to participants in an interreligious pilgrimage to Ukraine, Pope Francis said “the present moment leaves us deeply... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message on March 30, 2022.

‘An untimely idea’: Ukrainian Catholic leader concerned by format of Pope’s Good Friday Via Crucis

Apr 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Shevchuk addressed the plan for Ukrainian and Russian families to carry a cross together. Read more

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

Guilty verdict for murderer of Catholic MP David Amess

Apr 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A jury has convicted Ali Harbi Ali for the murder of Catholic Minister of Parliament Sir David Amess and for... Read more

The office of Caritas Mariupol in Ukraine.

7 people killed at Caritas office in besieged city of Mariupol

Apr 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

Two female staff members of Caritas Mariupol were said to be among the dead. Read more

The damaged statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Major Theological Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Vorzel, Ukraine.

‘A blow from the devil’: Shattered Fatima statue found in Ukrainian Catholic seminary occupied by Russians

Apr 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘This affair struck me as very unusual,’ said seminary rector Father Ruslan Mikhalkiv. Read more

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German diocese hires self-identified transgender man to teach religious ed

Apr 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

A German diocese has granted a biological female who identifies as a transgender man permission to teach Catholic religion to... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk prays on April 7, 2022, for Ukrainians killed by Russian forces in Bucha.

Ukrainian Catholic leader prays at mass grave in Bucha

Apr 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘Seeing the mutilated, breathless bodies, we prayed for their eternal rest,’ Major Archbishop Shevchuk said. Read more

People praying at an abortion clinic.

Spain criminalizes pro-life witness near abortion clinics

Apr 7, 2022

By ACI Prensa

Spain’s Senate voted Wednesday in favor of a bill amending the country’s penal code to criminalize “harassment” of women entering... Read more

All Saints' Ukrainian Catholic parish in Hamburg, Germany.

Drunk Russian man attacks Ukrainian Catholic priest in Germany

Apr 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

A drunk Russian physically attacked the pastor of the Ukrainian Catholic parish in Hamburg on Saturday. Read more

Right to Live members protest a bill that would criminalize prayer near abortion clinics in Madrid's Plaza de la Marina Española, April 6, 2022.

Bill criminalizing prayer near abortion clinics protested outside Spain's Senate

Apr 6, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Right to Live platform in Spain held a protest Wednesday in front of the the country’s Senate of a... Read more

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Catholic youth organizations urge end to Germany's ban on abortion ads

Apr 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Federation of German Catholic Youth (BDKJ), an umbrella organization of Catholic children's and youth associations, has spoken in favor... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx marks ‘20 years of queer worship and pastoral care’ at St. Paul parish church, Munich, southern Germany, March 13, 2022.

Priest sends open letter to German cardinal begging him to uphold Catholic teaching on homosexuality

Apr 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

A priest who works with those with same-sex attraction who want to lead chaste and faithful lives has written an... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the closing press conference of the spring plenary meeting of the German bishops’ conference.

German Catholic bishops’ leader replies to Nordic bishops’ ‘Synodal Way’ critique

Apr 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Nordic bishops cautioned against ‘capitulation to the Zeitgeist.’ Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster speaks with a police officer outside Westminster Cathedral in London, Nov. 9, 2021.

English police guidelines change after Catholic MP dies without Last Rites

Apr 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Police guidelines in the U.K. have changed to allow clergy to assist badly injured crime victims after Catholic MP David... Read more

The March for Women and Life in Toledo, Spain, April 2, 2022.

Thousands participate in Spanish pro-life march

Apr 4, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

More than 1,000 people made their way through the streets of Toledo, Spain on Saturday to recall and publicly defend... Read more

Pope Francis and Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

Major archbishop hopes Pope Francis will visit Kyiv ‘as soon as possible’

Apr 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope has said that a visit is “on the table.” Read more

The aftermath of the Russian occupation of Bucha, Ukraine.

Ukrainian Catholic leader denounces ‘horrific war crimes’ in Bucha

Apr 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘Europe only saw such scenes in the liberation from the Nazis.’ Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Malta, April 3, 2022.

Full text: Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Malta

Apr 3, 2022

By Pope Francis

The pope spoke at the end of his two-day visit to the Mediterranean country. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Malta, April 3, 2022.

Will Pope Francis go to Kyiv? Will he call out Putin by name? Here’s what he told the media

Apr 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking at an in-flight press conference. Read more