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Bishop Franz-Josef Bode speaks during a press conference on Sept. 22, 2022, following the release of a report that said he mishandled abuse cases in the Diocese of Osnabrück, in northwestern Germany, which he has led since 1995.

German bishop says he won’t resign after report he mishandled abuse cases

Sep 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A report published Sept. 20 said Bishop Franz-Josef Bode mishandled abuse cases in the Diocese of Osnabrück, in northwestern Germany,... Read more

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Tennessee governor urges investigation of Vanderbilt pediatric transgender clinic

Sep 21, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called for an investigation into the Vanderbilt University Medical Center after comments on transgender surgeries. Read more

Santiago Apostle Parish in Tangamandapio, Mexico, was damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 19, 2022.

Eight churches damaged by Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

A Catholic church in Tangamandapio and seven other Catholic churches were damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on... Read more

Mass in the Chapel of Nossa Senhora Unatadora dos Knots and Sagrada Familia, in Várzea Grande, in Mato Grosso state, Brazil.

Blessed Sacrament chapels at gas stations along highway are ‘oasis’ for Brazil travelers

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Rede Marajó, a chain of highway service stations in Brazil, has built seven chapels at its stations with the Blessed... Read more

CompassCare, a pro-life pregnancy center near Buffalo, New York, was heavily damaged by fire and spray-painted with pro-abortion graffiti on June 7, 2022.

Pregnancy clinic firebombed in ‘Jane’s Revenge’ attack sues police for surveillance footage

Sep 21, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“It’s Day 106. There have been no arrests,” the head of the CompassCare clinic says, adding, “our patience is at... Read more

Photos of the June 3 vandalism show a splash of red paint covering the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center’s white door. On the brick outer building, the words “Jane says revenge” are written in black spray paint.

Congressional bill aims to protect pro-life pregnancy centers against ‘terror attacks’

Sep 21, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The bil would require the Biden administration to publicly report its handling of the investigation of those engaging in “domestic... Read more

Giulia Cirillo gives Pope Francis a report from Catholics with disabilities on Sept. 21, 2022.

‘Full members of the Church’: Catholics with disabilities contribute to Synod on Synodality

Sep 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics with disabilities delivered to Pope Francis on Wednesday a report they prepared for the Synod on Synodality. Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis urges support for Hurricane Fiona victims

Sep 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has called on Christians to support communities in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Fiona. Read more

Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, special envoy of the King of Bahrain, meets Pope Francis.

Why Pope Francis wants to visit this Islamic monarchy

Sep 21, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Three intertwined stories set the stage for a possible papal trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain in November this year. Read more

General audience with Pope Francis on St. Peter's Square, Vatican, Sept. 21, 2022

Pope Francis: ‘The cross of Christ remains the anchor of salvation’

Sep 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis on Wednesday said that offering Mass for the feast of the Holy Cross led him to think about... Read more

Displaced Nigerians camped near St. Francis Xavier Parish in Agagbe, Nigeria, in 2022.

Human rights activists call on US State Department to return Nigeria to religious freedom watchlist

Sep 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Human rights advocates are calling on U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to put Nigeria back on a list of... Read more

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses the public during a rally to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe Vs. Wade at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 24, 2022.

Pro-life pregnancy center network calls Elizabeth Warren accusations a political ‘stunt’

Sep 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The head of the international network of pro-life pregnancy centers says Democratic leaders are promoting a fabricated narrative based on... Read more

A man walks down a flooded street in the Juana Matos neighborhood of Catano, Puerto Rico, on Sept.19, 2022, after the passage of Hurricane Fiona. Hurricane Fiona smashed into Puerto Rico, knocking out the U.S. island territory's power while dumping torrential rain and wreaking catastrophic damage before making landfall in the Dominican Republic on Sept. 19, 2022.

Catholic Charities to provide aid to Puerto Ricans devastated by Hurricane Fiona

Sep 20, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell, Jonah McKeown

More than a day after Hurricane Fiona dumped 30 inches of rain on Puerto Rico, a million people still do... Read more

The pilgrim image of Maria de Itatí and the multitude of pilgrims in front of the basilica at the Shrine of the Virgin of Itatí in the Archdiocese of Corrientes, Argentina, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

300,000 youths make pilgrimage to Virgin of Itatí in Argentina

Sep 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Under the theme “Together with Mary, we meet again as a synodal Church,” the young people made a pilgrimage to... Read more

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‘To dust you shall return,’ but human composting? California bishops raise objections

Sep 20, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

When a body is composted, it is placed in a reusable container where microbes and bacteria decompose it into soil... Read more

A proposal to convert the Catholic chapel located in the capitol building where Colombia’s Congress meets into a “neutral place of worship” is “persecution of the Catholic Church,” said Father Raúl Ortiz.

Priest calls attempt to close Colombia Capitol building chapel ‘persecution of the Church’

Sep 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

A congressman has proposed to convert the Catholic chapel located in the capitol building where Colombia’s Congress meets into a... Read more

The facade of St. Peter is barely visible: A preview of the illuminated display.

St. Peter’s Basilica to light up with video projection telling the story of first pope

Sep 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Visitors to the Vatican in October will be able to see the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica illuminated with a... Read more

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Bishops in Belgium defy Vatican, publish ceremony for blessing same-sex unions

Sep 20, 2022

By AC Wimmer

In open defiance of the Vatican, Catholic bishops in Belgium on Tuesday announced the introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex... Read more

March for Life in Berlin, Sept. 17, 2022

Thousands join March for Life in Berlin

Sep 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Around 4,000 participants took part in the March for Life in the German capital Saturday in support of the right... Read more

Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, pictured in St. Peter’s Basilica on June 29, 2019.

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski prays at mass grave in Ukraine

Sep 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

A Vatican envoy in Ukraine prayed in silence at the recently discovered mass grave in Izium on Monday while forensic... Read more