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The Vatican flag.

The Vatican and Moneyval: What’s changed?

May 13, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A European anti-money-laundering watchdog Moneyval has upgraded the Vatican’s status. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the First Nations at the Vatican on March 31, 2022.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit 3 cities in Canada in July

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope will visit Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit on July 24-30. Read more

Pope John Paul II collapses after being shot on May 13, 1981, in St. Peter’s Square.

‘Everyone was crying’: An eyewitness recalls the attempted assassination of St John Paul II

May 13, 2022

By Markus Vögele

David DePerro was 9 years old when he saw the shooting in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981. Read more

Image of Our Lady of Fatima in Lisbon's cathedral.

The modern miracle of Fatima

May 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

While men in the trenches of World War I faced chemical gasses and industrialized weaponry that wrought unprecedented human carnage,... Read more

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

German bishops' president asserts 'the need to develop the Church's teaching'

May 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The president of the German bishops’ conference has expressed his belief that Church teaching needs further development, in response to... Read more

A border crossing between Haiti and the Dominican Republic near Jimaní in November 2014.

Haitian priest denounces Dominican Republic's border fence

May 12, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

A Haitian priest has said a border wall being built by the Dominican Republic to stop Haitian emigration “is not... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

‘It’s a way to keep people in fear’: Chinese Catholics react to Cardinal Zen’s arrest

May 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The 90-year-old cardinal was arrested and bailed under Hong Kong’s national security law. Read more

Father Jacques Fabre-Jeune, who will be consecrated and installed as Bishop of Charleston May 13, 2022.

Charleston's new bishop will draw on experiences with diverse cultures

May 12, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The bishop-elect of Charleston is set to become the first Black bishop in the diocese’s 200-year history when he is... Read more

Prayer for Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on May 11, 2022

PHOTOS: Pilgrims honor Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesdays in May, the basilica is hosting a prayer service honoring Mary. Read more

Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case.

Catholic, pro-life leaders say women shouldn't be punished for abortions

May 12, 2022

By Katie Yoder

"We state unequivocally that any measure seeking to criminalize or or punish women is not pro-life and we stand firmly... Read more

A statue of Devasahayam Pillai at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Kottar, India.

What you should know about this new Catholic saint from India

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Devasahayam Pillai will be canonized in St. Peter’s Square on May 15. Read more

Father Joseph Akete Bako.

Catholic archdiocese in Nigeria announces death of kidnapped priest

May 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Joseph Aketeh Bako was kidnapped in March. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022.

Pope Francis: Low birth rate is a ‘social emergency’

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Italy, Europe, and the West are impoverishing their futures,’ the pope said. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Hong Kong diocese ‘extremely concerned’ about ‘Cardinal Joseph Zen’s incident’

May 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘We have always upheld the rule of law,’ the diocese said. Read more

Pope Francis visits a reception center for asylum seekers in Castelnuovo di Porto, Italy, on March 24, 2016.

Pope Francis: Migrants and refugees have ‘enormous potential’ to help society

May 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the comment in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022. Read more

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

Senate again rejects sweeping federal abortion bill. Bishops relieved, Biden adamant.

May 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

An expansive abortion bill that would declare abortion a human right, undercut existing state pro-life laws, and force objecting doctors... Read more

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) speaks during a U.S. Senate committee hearing May 11, 2022.

Senator Tim Scott responds to claim that abortion helps low-income Black women

May 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

When Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed that abortion economically helps women — including low-income, Black women — one senator challenged... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile, Ala., consecrated by Bishop Michael Portier in 1850.

Documentary chronicles Bishop Michael Portier,  the 'Servant of the South'

May 11, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A new documentary chronicles the life of Bishop Michael Portier, the first Bishop of Mobile and a giant in the... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

5 things to know about Cardinal Zen

May 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The 90-year-old cardinal was arrested and released on bail on May 11. Read more

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US Senate's vote on radical abortion bill: Here's what to know

May 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday on whether to move forward with what pro-life leaders describe as “The Abortion on Demand... Read more