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French Dominican priest Fr. Marie-Etienne Vayssière (1864-1940).

By Solene Tadie

French Catholic bishops open beatification cause of Dominican priest

Fr. Marie-Étienne Vayssière (1864-1940) is a little-known but quietly influential figure. Read more

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012.

Cardinal Nichols leads Catholic community in mourning death of Prince Philip at age 99

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has led the Catholic community in mourning the death of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband. Read more

The Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Novgorod, Russia.

Russian authorities return church to Catholic community after 25-year wait

Authorities in Russia have returned a church to the Catholic community after a 25-year wait. Read more

Friar Benet’s Kitchen in Canning Town, East London, England.

‘It’s a beautiful thing’: Meet the friars feeding the hungry during the pandemic

In London, England, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are continuing to feed the hungry despite the challenges of the... Read more

Credit: sfam_photo/Shutterstock.

Church in France opposes bill to legalize euthanasia

As parliamentarians debated Thursday a bill to legalize euthanasia, French bishops spoke out against the proposal. Read more

Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile church in Paris, France.

By Courtney Mares

Paris archbishop opens canonical proceedings against parish over maskless Masses

Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s decision was made public the day after Paris police opened an investigation into the parish. Read more

Skulls identified as those of the Welsh Catholic martyrs Philip Evans and John Lloyd

Catholic martyrs’ bones identified almost 150 years after discovery in an attic

Two skulls were discovered in an attic in Wales in 1878. Researchers believe they have now identified them as belonging... Read more

Irish High Cross at the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Credit: Marie-Lise Van Wassenhove via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Religious leaders in N Ireland hopeful for more in-person services 

With public religious services resuming in Northern Ireland, leaders have welcomed the return to worship and emphasized the dangers of... Read more

A gathering of the Neocatechumenal Way

Kiko Argüello discharged from hospital to recover from Covid at home

Kiko Argüello, 82, who co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way, was discharged from the hospital Tuesday and will continue to recover from... Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Jan. 13, 2015.

Cardinal Ranjith leads Sri Lankan Catholics in prayer for justice two years after Easter bombing

More than 260 people died and over 500 were injured in suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019. Read more

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lithuanian Catholic archbishop: We must ‘carry the banner of Divine Mercy out to the world’

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius believes that his country has a “big message” for the world. Read more

Br. Alois Leser,  prior of the Taizé Community in France.

By Courtney Mares

Taizé leader: Young people are longing to meet together again

The prior of Taizé has said that his community sees how young people are longing to meet together again in... Read more

Hans Küng receives an honorary degree from the National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain, Jan. 27, 2011.

Controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng dies at age 93

The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng has died at the age of 93. Read more

UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London.

Pro-life group: End of mother’s UK legal battle over life support for 5-year-old girl ‘a tragedy’

A pro-life group has described the U.K. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a mother’s appeal over the removal of... Read more

Cardinal Nichols and the Archbishop of Canterbury pray at Westminster Cathedral, London, June 15, 2020.

Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury urge UK government not to cut foreign aid budget

An English cardinal and the Archbishop of Canterbury are urging the U.K. government to reconsider plans to cut its foreign... Read more

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’s 120th birthday marked with rosary for chastity

To mark the birth of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati 120 years ago today, three Italian groups are inviting Catholics to... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Parolin: I am sad to see the loss of faith and reason in Europe

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said in an interview that euthanasia and abortion laws in Europe represent... Read more

Police halt a Good Friday liturgy at Christ the King Church in Balham, London, England, April 2, 2021

Polish Catholic parish in London: Police ‘grossly exceeded powers’ in halting Good Friday service

A Polish Catholic parish in London, England, has said it believes that police “grossly exceeded their powers” when they halted... Read more

Pope John Paul II holds a crucifix carved by Stanisław Trafalski on Good Friday 2005

‘O crux, ave spes unica!’: The story of the crucifix St. John Paul II held on his last Good Friday

Days before his death, Pope John Paul II was pictured holding a crucifix in his private chapel on Good Friday.... Read more

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, pictured in Kraków, Poland, March 4, 2016.

Cardinal Dziwisz: St. John Paul II’s last days ‘a source of consolation’ for pandemic-hit world

People around the world continue to draw strength from the way that St. John Paul II faced his final days,... Read more