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Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński with Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, the future St. John Paul II. Photo courtesy of Adam Bujak/Biały Kruk.

Cardinal Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium,’ to be beatified in September

The beatification ceremony will be held in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Sept. 12 Read more

Pope Francis marks name day with Rome’s poor receiving COVID-19 vaccine.

Pope Francis celebrates name day with poor as the Vatican’s free vaccinations continue

At the end of his visit, the pope offered everyone a piece of a giant, hollow chocolate egg. Read more

An aerial view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sept. 16, 2008.

Three kidnapped Catholics released in Haiti

Seven other Catholics remain captive more than 10 days after their abduction Read more

British human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers

‘It would make a big difference’: Human rights activist urges Vatican to change tack on China

Benedict Rogers talks to CNA about the Holy See, China, and the search for the next Catholic bishop of Hong... Read more

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Several US states consider bills regulating abortion

Numerous states of the US have been considering bills regulating abortion in recent weeks. Read more

Sagrada Familia.

Construction of Marian tower on Sagrada Familia begins

Work began Tuesday on the completion of the spire atop the Virgin Mary’s tower of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and... Read more

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Names of accused Rochester priests will not be blocked

A federal judge has said the names of priests accused of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Rochester cannot be... Read more

Father Aloysius Ezoenyeka

The harrowing story of an LA priest who survived a shooting in Nigeria

Father Aloysius Ezoenyeka didn’t know how long he had been unconscious. A gentle slapping on his face stirred him, and... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a message for Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Care for nature, pope tells world leaders at climate summit

In a video message sent to a climate summit on Thursday, Pope Francis urged care for nature and the preservation... Read more

Pope Francis receives Fr. John Connor, general director of the Legionaries of Christ, in a private audience at the Vatican, April 22, 2021.

Pope Francis meets with Legionaries of Christ leader

Fr. John Connor asked the pope “for light and advice in the task that he has been entrusted with.” Read more

Pope Francis meets a delegation from the Pro Recco Waterpolo 1913 Team at the Vatican, April 22, 2021.

Pope Francis: The biggest defeat for an athlete is to not play as a team

The pope told a team of top water polo players not to “play alone.” Read more

Pope Francis delivers his message at the Vatican for Earth Day, April 22, 2021

On Earth Day, Pope Francis says the world is ‘at the limit’

The pope urged world leaders to “act with courage, operate with justice, and always tell the truth to people.” Read more

Saad Hariri, Prime Minister-designate of Lebanon, meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 22, 2021.

Pope Francis hopes Lebanon can regain the ‘strength of the cedars’

The pope expressed the hope in a meeting with Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri. Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.

Vatican unveils official prayer of 2022 World Meeting of Families

The 10th World Meeting of Families will take place June 22-26, 2022. Read more

What Catholics should know about brain death 

While the moment of human conception— the beginning of life— is well-understood and observed from a scientific standpoint, the exact... Read more

Quebec court upholds much of law barring religious symbols for public employees

A Canadian court upheld this week part of a Quebec law that bans government employees from wearing religious symbols at... Read more

Ambulances are seen outside the church premises with gathered people and security personnel following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21, 2019.

Sri Lankan religious leaders condemn extremism two years after Easter bombing

Numerous religious leaders gathered in Sri Lanka to mark the second anniversary of the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombings and... Read more

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Ontario Catholic dioceses adapt to new coronavirus lockdown measures

In response to new and stringent coronavirus lockdown orders in the province, several of the Catholic archdioceses of Ontario, Canada... Read more

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Australian diocese breaks with Sydney archbishop on gender fluidity ban

The Australian Diocese of Parramatta has split with other Catholic leaders in responding to a new bill that would ban... Read more

Young mothers respond after pro-life pregnancy center tagged in Colombia

The ProMujer pregnancy help center operated by the Moms 40 Coalition for Life Foundation in Bogota discovered April 16 it... Read more