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Milan Cathedral.

Vaccine pass required for tourist visits to some Italian cathedrals

Aug 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Proof of coronavirus vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is now required for tourists who wish to visit the Duomo... Read more

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Campaign for legal euthanasia, assisted suicide takes step forward in Italy

Aug 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Campaigners in Italy have passed the first hurdle in an effort to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. Read more

St. Simon's parish in Glasgow, which was destroyed by wilful fire July 28, 2021.

Arrest made in relation to fire at Glasgow parish

Aug 18, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A man has been arrested and charged with wilful fire-raising after a Catholic church in Glasgow was destroyed last month.  Read more

Spanish parish collects medicine to send to Cuba

Aug 17, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

A parish in metropolitan Valencia is preparing shipments of medicine to Cuba thanks to the generosity of hundreds of people... Read more

Pilgrims arrive at Jasna Gora shrine to pray before Our Lady of Częstochowa.

40,000 Catholics make pilgrimage to Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland

Aug 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The traditional walking pilgrimage to venerate an icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa housed in the shrine dates back... Read more

Spanish diocese provides shelter for those evacuated due to fire

Aug 16, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The Diocese of Avila is providing shelter at its retreat house and school for local residents evacuated due to a... Read more

Alta Fixsler

Alta Fixsler: Family friend says U.K. hospital can remove toddler’s life support ‘any time’

Aug 14, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The Fixsler family is fighting to keep their 2-year-old daughter, Alta, on life support in the U.K. But the Hasidic... Read more

St. Maximilian Kolbe

80 years ago St. Maximilian Kolbe gave his life in Auschwitz to save a father of a family

Aug 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“Let us place all families of the world under the mantle of Mary, under the intercession of Maximilian Kolbe.’ Read more

The late Archbishop Henryk Hoser.

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, papal envoy to Medjugorje, has died

Aug 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Polish prelate was a trained physician, a missionary in Africa for more than two decades, and oversaw the pastoral... Read more

Armin Laschet, now the leader of the Christian Democratic Union, speaks at the party headquarters in Berlin, Jan. 11, 2017. Credit: photocosmos1/Shutterstock.

German Social Democrats attack Catholic faith of potential Angela Merkel successor's aide

Aug 11, 2021

By AC Wimmer

An anti-Catholic video targeting the election campaign of a potential successor to Angela Merkel has drawn criticism from bishops and... Read more

Report shows Irish teachers' concern over bullying of practicing Catholic students

Aug 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A report on a survey of 214 religious education teachers in Ireland is raising alarm that students who practice a... Read more

Fr Cesáreo Gabaráin, deceased hymn composer, credibly accused of abuse

Aug 9, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Marist Congregation in Spain has confirmed it has received credible accusations of the abuse of minors against Fr. Cesáreo... Read more

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 8, 2021.

Italian police say sender of  envelope with bullets addressed to Pope Francis has been identified

Aug 9, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Italian police announced Monday that the sender of the letter addressed to Pope Francis containing three bullets has been identified. Read more

One of the 12 altars for perpetual adoration that represent the “crown of 12 stars” on the Virgin Mary’s head blessed by Pope Francis.

Polish artist designs stunning monstrances with Virgin Mary: ‘Beauty leads to God’

Aug 9, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A Polish artisan and jeweler is hoping that his craft leads people to God. After experiencing a miraculous healing, he... Read more

A man identified by the French newspaper La Croix as Emmanuel Abayisenga greets Pope Francis at the Vatican on Nov. 11, 2016.

Rwandan man suspected of killing French Catholic priest reportedly met Pope Francis in 2016

Aug 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

French Catholic media said the meeting took place during the Jubilee of Mercy. Read more

Fr. Olivier Maire

Who was Fr. Olivier Maire, the Catholic priest murdered in France?

Aug 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 61-year-old priest was a popular leader of retreats. Read more

Fr. Olivier Maire, French provincial superior of the Montfort Missionaries (the Company of Mary)

Update: Police question man suspected of murdering Catholic priest in France

Aug 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Gérald Darmanin wrote: “All my support to the Catholics of our country after the dramatic murder of a priest in... Read more

Cologne Cathedral in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Results of apostolic visitation of Germany’s Cologne archdiocese sent to Vatican

Aug 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope is now expected to consider the report. Read more

Spanish bishop urges support for those tempted to suicide 

Aug 7, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

As Spain records a high rate of suicide, a Bishop in the Basque Country on Wednesday urged that no effort... Read more