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Pope Francis blesses an unborn baby during the Papal Foundation's annual pilgrimage in Rome on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Papal Foundation announces nearly $15 million in global grants, humanitarian aid

Apr 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The U.S.-based Papal Foundation announced on Friday the distribution of nearly $15 million in grants, scholarships, and charitable aid. Read more

A plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

Catholic bishops say abortion can ‘never be a fundamental right’ ahead of EU charter vote

Apr 9, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic bishops in the European Union reiterated that a right to abortion can never be a “fundamental” right ahead of... Read more

Archbishop Mario Antonio Cargnello of Salta, Argentina.

Argentine archbishop found guilty of gender-based violence against nuns

Apr 12, 2024

By Julieta Villar

A civil court judge in Argentina has ruled in favor of the Carmelite sisters there in a case of alleged... Read more

A room at the former hospice facility run by the Delta Hospice Society in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. The Canadian government in 2020 ended a $1.5 million funding contract with Delta Hospice over the organization’s refusal to implement medical assistance in dying (MAID). Then British Columbian Fraser Health Authority terminated the property lease with Delta Hospice, which shut the facility down. 

Hospice leader in Canada promotes anti-euthanasia film: ‘My life’s work’

Apr 6, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The president of Delta Hospice Society is promoting a new film to raise awareness of the “predatory doctor-assisted suicide regime”... Read more

Pope Francis meets with a group of 200 children studying catechism and in a relaxed manner answered some of their questions on April 11, 2024, at St. John Mary Vianney Parish in Borghesiana, Italy.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to 200 children for catechism in Rome suburb

Apr 12, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis made a special “getaway” from the Vatican on Thursday to meet with a group of 200 children at... Read more

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia.

Myanmar priest shot while celebrating Mass amid violent conflict 

Apr 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Masked assailants shot Father Paul Khwi Shane Aung as he celebrated Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in the town of... Read more

Police in California on April 11, 2024, announced the arrest of a man suspected of posing as a priest to gain access to, and rob, several Catholic parishes across the country.

Police arrest man suspected of robbing Catholic parishes in fake priest scam

Apr 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Multiple Catholic parishes in both New York and Texas over the last several months reported encountering a man who in... Read more

German police cars (file image)

Germany thwarts terror plot: Teenage suspects reportedly planned attacks on churches

Apr 12, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The Düsseldorf public prosecutor’s office revealed that the suspects, between 15 and 16 years old, were apprehended over the Easter... Read more

Jaroslaw Kaczynski (front, center), leader of the Law and Justice political party (PiS) in Poland, takes part in the voting on four draft projects on abortion rights at the Polish Parliament (SEJM) on April 12, 2024, in Warsaw, Poland.

Polish bishops launch ‘day of prayer’ for unborn after lawmakers advance pro-abortion bills

Apr 12, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Lawmakers on Friday advanced four pro-abortion bills to be considered by a special committee in the Sejm, which is Poland’s... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square gathered for his weekly general audience on April 3, 2024.

Pope Francis’ approval rating remains high in the U.S. but has slipped since 2021

Apr 12, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

In addition, the Pew report suggests that a majority of Catholics in the U.S. want the Church to change its... Read more