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Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna.

Catholic Church in Malta suspends public Mass through Easter Octave

The Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo have suspended the celebration of public Masses through April 11, the... Read more

Canon Tom White, who is challenging Scotland's ban on public worship. Photo courtesy of ADF International.

Priest challenges Scotland's coronavirus ban on public worship

Scotland’s coronavirus-related ban on public worship goes too far and churches that follow appropriate precautions should be allowed to open... Read more

The flag of Scotland. Credit: Lynx Aqua/Shutterstock.

Scotland's bishops protest against closure of churches amid new lockdown

The Scottish Catholic bishops have protested the closing of churches as part of Scotland’s newest coronavirus lockdown.  Read more

Catholics protest coronavirus restrictions under which public Masses are banned, Nov. 15, 2020, in Versailles.

'We want Mass': Catholics in France protest ban on public worship

Catholics in France gathered outside churches in multiple cities this weekend calling on the government to allow them to attend... Read more

A medical maks on a gargoyle of Notre Dame in Paris.

French bishops' appeal for public Masses during lockdown rejected by judge

The French bishops’ appeal to continue public Masses during France’s second national lockdown was rejected Saturday by the Council of... Read more

Participants in a Confirmation Mass at Our Lady Mother of the Church in Ealing, Sept. 26, 2020.

English religious leaders: Ban on public worship is without scientific basis

Leaders of English religious communities, including Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, wrote to the prime minister Tuesday challenging a ban... Read more