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Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.

Bishop Zanchetta returns to work at the Vatican amid abuse trial in Argentina

Jun 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has returned to work at the Vatican amid an ongoing trial in Argentina, where he has been... Read more

The Marian column is restored in Prague’s Old Town Square June 4, 2020.

Prague Catholics rejoice at restoration of Marian statue toppled by angry mob

Jun 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A historic statue of Mary atop a column, torn down by an angry crowd more than 100 years ago, has... Read more

Mass at the Church of Sant’Eugenio in Rome on May 18, 2020.

Diocese of Rome offers priests free COVID-19 antibody tests

Jun 12, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As Italy moves into a new phase of its lockdown reopening, the Diocese of Rome announced that  it will offer... Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in the Stara Miłosna quarter of Warsaw, June 11, 2020. All photos: Fr. Mariusz Wedziuk.

‘The Eucharist gives life’: Poles celebrate Corpus Christi amid pandemic

Jun 11, 2020

Catholics took part in traditional Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday amid strict safety measures intended to prevent the spread... Read more

Pilgrims venerate the Host at St. Hyacinth in Legnica, Poland.

Parish priest says reported Eucharistic miracle has led to conversions

Jun 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As the Vatican continues to evaluate a reported Eucharistic miracle in Poland, the priest of the parish where it occurred... Read more

Pope Francis holds a statue of the Virgin Mary at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida July 24.

Pope Francis calls archbishop in Brazil, epicenter of coronavirus in Latin America

Jun 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a phone call Wednesday, Pope Francis told an archbishop in Brazil he is praying for the country, which has... Read more

Bishop Paul McAleenan, lead bishop for migrants and refugees of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

UK Catholic bishops: visa rules are causing supply priest shortage

Jun 11, 2020

U.K. visa rules are leaving parishes without supply priests, Catholic bishops said Tuesday.  Read more

Italy's Catholic bishops say proposed 'homophobia law' creates ‘crime of opinion’

Jun 10, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Italian bishops have raised concerns over proposed legislation against "homophobia" in Italy, claiming changes to the law are unnecessary and have... Read more

Bishop-elect Bruce Lewandowski.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Baltimore

Jun 10, 2020

Pope Francis named Fr. Bruce Lewandowski as an auxiliary bishop of Baltimore Wednesday.  Read more

Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski at the tomb of St. Peter during an ad limina visit Nov. 7, 2019.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead St. Louis archdiocese

Jun 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appointed Wednesday Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead the Metropolitan Archdiocese of St. Louis.  Read more

Pope Francis gives a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis: God awaits us in our darkest moments

Jun 10, 2020

In our darkest moments God awaits us and is ready to transform us, Pope Francis said at his general audience... Read more

Nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Basilica, Jan. 28, 2016.

Italian convent that suffered severe COVID-19 outbreak is now virus-free

Jun 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

After an outbreak in the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity Mother House in northern Italy led half of its sisters... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

Catholic Church receives $1.3 million donation to fight poverty amid pandemic

Jun 9, 2020

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has received a 1 million pound ($1.3 million) donation to fight poverty caused... Read more

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli says Mass in Rome Jan. 22, 2016.

Vatican should renew China deal for ‘one or two years,’ says negotiator

Jun 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

With the Vatican’s interim deal with the Chinese government due to expire in September, an archbishop who helped to negotiate... Read more

Msgr. David L. Toups/Screenshot from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary’s YouTube account

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Beaumont, Texas

Jun 9, 2020

Pope Francis appointed Msgr. David L. Toups as the next Bishop of Beaumont, Texas, Tuesday.  Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

Bishop urges Catholics to reject ‘detestable’ changes to Guernsey abortion law

Jun 8, 2020

A bishop urged Catholics Sunday to resist “fundamentally detestable” efforts to liberalize abortion laws on an island in the English... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham at the shrine in Norfolk, England.

Despite the pandemic, Catholic shrine enjoys ‘biggest pilgrimage season’ in its history

Jun 5, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic gripped England in March, the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was forced to close. But rather... Read more

Pope Francis gives a special Angelus address for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul June 29, 2019.

Pope Francis: The Catholic Church belongs to Christ

Jun 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

“To the Lord we are not a group of believers or a religious organization, we are His bride. He looks... Read more

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Phoenix destroyed by fire, cause unknown

May 1, 2019

An extensive fire destroyed St. Joseph Catholic Church in north Phoenix during the early morning hours of May 1. The... Read more

David Bereit, founder of 40 Days for Life, enters the Catholic Church on Easter.

Founder of 40 Days for Life enters Catholic Church on Easter

Apr 3, 2018

David Bereit, the founder of 40 Days for Life, entered the Catholic Church on Easter, giving thanks for the inspiration... Read more