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The Catholic Cathedral of Limburg in Hesse, Germany.

Rector of German Catholic seminary found dead

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Diocese of Limburg said: ‘We have lost a committed and much-appreciated pastor.’ Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican’s financial watchdog sees rise in suspicious activity reports in 2021

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

ASIF received 104 suspicious activity reports in 2021, compared to 89 the year before. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the general chapter of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, June 13, 2022.

After postposting Africa trip, Pope Francis says: ‘We will bring Kinshasa to St. Peter’s’

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope hopes to celebrate Mass for Rome’s Congolese community on July 3. Read more

Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins, pictured on Oct. 13, 2018.

Nigerian Catholic bishop to Irish president: Church massacre not linked to climate change

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’ Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the Feast of Corpus Christi in Ostia June 3, 2018.

Pope Francis won’t preside at Corpus Christi Mass and procession due to knee pain

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The 85-year-old pope has made public appearances in a wheelchair since May 5. Read more

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen meets Pope Francis at the Vatican, June 10, 2022.

Pope Francis discusses Ukraine war with European Commission head

Jun 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Ursula von der Leyen also met with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Read more

Pope Francis is pictured in St. Peter’s Basilica on Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Pope Francis’ July trip to Africa postponed for health reasons

Jun 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was due to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan on July 2-7. Read more

Bishop John P. Dolan, an auxiliary bishop of San Diego, will begin his assignment as bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix in August 2022

Pope Francis appoints San Diego auxiliary to lead Phoenix diocese

Jun 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop John P. Dolan succeeds Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014.

Catholic leader criticizes EU Parliament for backing motion on US abortion law

Jun 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The motion secured 364 votes in favor, 154 against, and 37 abstentions. Read more

Pope Francis meets the bishops and priests of the churches of Sicily, Italy, in the Vatican's Clementine Hall on June 9, 2022.

Pope Francis urges Sicily’s Catholic priests to be moral guides — but to drop the lace

Jun 9, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Noting that he has seen photos from Masses in Sicily, the pope appeared to comment on the use of lace... Read more

Charles de Foucauld

Pope Francis to future Vatican diplomats: See St Charles de Foucauld as model

Jun 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Order of Malta's Fra' Marco Luzzago on June 25, 2021.

Pope Francis mourns Order of Malta leader Fra’ Marco Luzzago

Jun 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Lieutenant of the Grand Master died on June 7 after a sudden illness. Read more

The aftermath of a traffic accident involving Cardinal Chibly Langlois.

Cardinal injured in 2021 earthquake is hospitalized after traffic accident in Haiti

Jun 9, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Chibly Langlois was reportedly taken to the hospital for a possible broken arm. Read more

Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing.

Michigan bishop ‘humbled’ by success of weekly discipleship challenge

Jun 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The year-long initiative has attracted more than 11,000 weekly subscribers. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 31, 2022.

Here’s what the Vatican finance trial has revealed about the London deal

Jun 8, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Italian broker Raffaele Mincione was questioned on June 6-7. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

Catholic bishops’ commission: EU parliament resolution on US abortion law is ‘unacceptable interference’

Jun 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

COMECE said that adopting the resolution would ‘discredit’ the European Parliament. Read more

Poland’s bishops celebrate Mass in Zakopane on June 7, 2002.

Poland’s Catholic bishops: Many Ukrainians ‘will not be able to survive’ without help

Jun 8, 2022

By Justyna Galant

More than three million people have fled from Ukraine to Poland since Feb. 24. Read more

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland.

Ireland’s president condemns Catholic church massacre in Nigeria

Jun 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Michael D. Higgins spoke out days after a Catholic charity appealed to world leaders to denounce the attack. Read more

The seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

DHS warns that ‘faith-based institutions’ could be targeted amid ‘heightened threat environment’

Jun 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The DHS alert followed an unconfirmed report that it had notified Catholic bishops of ‘credible threats’ if Roe v. Wade... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 8, 2022.

Pope Francis: Don’t hide wrinkles, it’s ‘the heart that matters’

Jun 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope praised the ‘wise Italian actress’ Anna Magnani for refusing to conceal her wrinkles. Read more