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A St. Thomas Christian cross at the installation of Mar Joseph Srampickal at Preston North End stadium, England, on Oct. 9, 2016.

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church leaders want a uniform liturgy. Why are they facing resistance?

Dec 8, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis has intervened in the decades-long dispute. Read more

Fr. Árpád Kanyó in the first Romani, or Gypsy, Greek Catholic church.

Meet the pastor of a Greek Catholic church in Hungary for Romani

Jul 24, 2021

By Katie Yoder

When Fr. Árpád Kanyó first arrived at his current parish, he didn’t know the language or culture of the people... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the community of the Ukrainian Pontifical College of Saint Josaphat at the Vatican, Nov. 9, 2017.

Pope encourages Ukrainian seminarians to peace, ecumenism

Nov 9, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Meeting with the community of a Ukrainian Greek Catholic seminary in Rome on Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged them build up... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Mary Major on October 12, 2017.

Pope Francis: Be courageous in prayer – God will answer

Oct 12, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Thursday Pope Francis told members of the Pontifical Oriental Institute and various Eastern Churches that they have a mission... Read more

Clerics lead prayer at the Sheptytsky Institute's celebration of its arrival at USMC in Toronto, July 25, 2017.

What an academic institute in Canada means for Ukrainian Catholics

Aug 17, 2017

A longtime institute on Eastern Christianity has played a pivotal role in restoring the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church after the... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St Peter's Square on May 20, 2015.

For Eastern Catholics, Pope makes changes to Latin Church's law

Sep 15, 2016

Pope Francis has issued new changes to canon law that modify Latin Church code with an eye towards clarifying ministry... Read more

Selim and Rita El Khoury, Lebanese auditors to the Synod on the Family, speak to CNA Oct. 9, 2014.

Marriage and family issues facing Catholics are not all universal

Oct 16, 2014

By Elise Harris, Hillary Mast

The Synod on the Family has provided an opportunity for people to bring up issues concerning marriage and family life... Read more

Fr. Joy Alappat, who was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Syro-Malabarese Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Chicago July 24, 2014, celebrates liturgy. Photo courtesy of the Eparchy of St. Thomas.

New auxiliary bishop for US Syro-Malabar eparchy named

Jul 24, 2014

Pope Francis on Thursday named a Chicago-area priest to become an auxiliary bishop of the Syro-Malabarese Eparchy of Saint Thomas... Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowd at the May 22, 2013 general audience.

Pope gives American Maronites youthful bishop

Jul 10, 2013

Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for one of only two Maronite Catholic territories in the United States, while... Read more


New Coptic Catholic leader receives Pope's approval

Jan 18, 2013

 Pope Benedict XVI approved Bishop Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak as the new Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts in Egypt, granting... Read more

The Eastern Catholic bishops on May 17, during their ad limina visit to Rome.

Pope says immigrants could revitalize US Church

May 18, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says that Catholic immigrants to the United States could play a crucial role in the renewal of... Read more