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Pope Francis greets the recently freed Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti at the Vatican, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis permitted spending $1m to free nun kidnapped in Mali, cardinal says

May 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

At the Vatican’s finance trial on Thursday, Cardinal Angelo Becciu said that Pope Francis had allowed spending up to 1... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden at the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021

Spanish bishop laments that Biden is fashioning a religion to suit his support for abortion

May 5, 2022

By David Ramos

Given the repeated attempts by Joe Biden to present abortion as compatible with the Catholic faith, a Spanish bishop lamented... Read more

Father Felix Zakari Fidson, who was abducted in Nigeria’s Zaria diocese on March 24, 2022.

Catholic priest in Nigeria released 40 days after abduction

May 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Felix Zakari Fidson was seized on March 24. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial is held on Nov. 17, 2021.

Cardinal Becciu questioned on investments as his former deputy seeks damages

May 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Becciu read out a 50-page declaration asserting his innocence at a Vatican finance trial hearing. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General on May 5, 2022.

Pope Francis encourages religious orders to ‘make their synodal journey’

May 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope spoke off the cuff to members of the International Union of Superiors General. Read more

Pope Francis is pictured outside the Casa Santa Marta on July 1, 2021.

Pope Francis merges 4 foundations into new Vatican hospitality body

May 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

A papal decree, known as a chirograph, united the foundations under a new body known as the Domus Vaticanae. Read more

Joe Donnelly, the new US ambassador to the Holy See, meets with Ukrainian refugees in Rome, Italy, on April 21, 2022.

US ambassador to the Holy See meets Ukrainian refugee born in bomb shelter

May 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Joe Donnelly met with a Ukrainian mother who had given birth to her baby in a shelter under a hospital. Read more

Pope Francis enters the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall in a wheelchair on May 5, 2022.

Pope Francis uses wheelchair in public for first time since colon surgery

May 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was pushed in a wheelchair onto the stage of the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. Read more

Pope Francis lays hands on a Bangladeshi deacon as he ordains him to the priesthood during a Dec. 1, 2017, Mass in Dhaka.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022: Pope Francis says ‘Church must become increasingly synodal’

May 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the comment in his annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations message. Read more

Sister Marie Lucindis Stock.

The story of Sister Lucindis, the nun who made St. Peter’s Square her home

May 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sister Maria Lucindis Stock died on March 11. This is her story. Read more

PAAU activists hold a rally outside Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2022.

Pro-life activists offer $25k for information about DC abortion doctor

May 4, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pro-life activists offered a $25,000 reward Wednesday to anyone who comes forward with information about illegal activity by Washington, D.C.,... Read more

Pro-abortion graffiti on the doors of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado, on May 4, 2022.

Colorado parish defaced with pro-abortion graffiti for second time in seven months

May 4, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic parish church in Boulder, Colorado was defaced with pro-abortion slogans the evening of May 3, marking the second... Read more

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How overturning Roe v Wade would affect Latin America

May 4, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

Pro-life leaders in Latin America have reacted to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion throughout... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2022.

US bishops urge prayer, fasting after leak of abortion draft ruling

May 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee on Wednesday urged continued and intensified prayer and fasting that the Supreme... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with representatives of Catholic News Service at the Vatican, Feb. 1, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Painful changes for Catholic News Service as domestic operations to close

May 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic News Service, the news agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will end domestic operations at the end... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the Vatican, May 4, 2022.

Japan’s PM tells Vatican of concern about human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

May 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Fumio Kishida discussed nuclear weapons with Pope Francis during a 25-minute meeting. Read more

Pope Francis takes part in a video call with Patriarch Kirill on March 16, 2022.

Russian Orthodox Church: Pope Francis’ comments about talks with Patriarch Kirill ‘regrettable’

May 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Moscow Patriarchate said the pope’s words were ‘unlikely to contribute to the establishment of a constructive dialogue.’ Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 4, 2022.

Pope Francis: Faith is not something only ‘for old people’

May 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

European Parliament backs persecution report criticized by Catholic Church

May 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

COMECE said the report ‘rendered invisible’ millions of believers persecuted for their faith. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 4, 2022.

Pope Francis apologizes for not leaving his chair at Wednesday audience

May 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to stop among you due to my knee injury,’ the pope said. Read more