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Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra of Huelva.

Priests back bishop attacked in media for defending life and the family

Jun 8, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra encouraged Catholics to vote for those who share Christian values. Read more

Married couples gather in Częstochowa, Poland, on June 4-5, 2022. Equipes Notre-Dame.

Married couples from across Europe pray at Marian shrine in Poland

Jun 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

One couple traveled from Odesa in war-torn southern Ukraine. Read more

The Institute for the Works of Religion, commonly known as the Vatican bank.

Vatican bank reports $19 million profit in 2021

Jun 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The IOR’s net profit is down from $44 million in 2020. Read more

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

Order of Malta announces death of Fra’ Marco Luzzago after ‘sudden illness’

Jun 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

He had led the 1,000-year-old institution since 2020. Read more

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

Cardinal Farrell to lead Vatican investment oversight committee

Jun 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Irish-American cardinal will lead a committee of four finance professionals. Read more

Pope Francis preaches at Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 5, 2022.

What is the meaning of Pope Francis’ trip to L’Aquila?

Jun 7, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The 85-year-old pope will make a brief trip to the city associated with papal resignations. Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014.

Nigeria church massacre: Pope Francis mourns victims of ‘unspeakable violence’

Jun 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Parolin said that the pope was praying ‘for the conversion of those blinded by hatred and violence.’ Read more

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22,000 young people pray for peace at Catholic festival in Poland

Jun 6, 2022

By Justyna Galant

Young Ukrainians took part in the Lednica 2000 meeting on June 4. Read more

Pope Francis sat at the front of the congregation in St. Peter's Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost on June 5, 2022.

Why is everyone talking about Pope Francis’ trip to L’Aquila?

Jun 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope will visit the central Italian city on Aug. 28. Read more

The beatification of Father Leonard Melki and Father Thomas Saleh in Jal el Dib, Lebanon, on June 4, 2022.

Catholic priests martyred under Ottoman Empire beatified in Lebanon

Jun 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Father Leonard Melki and Father Thomas Saleh were martyred in 1915 and 1917 respectively. Read more

An ordinary public consistory at the Vatican on Oct. 20, 2014.

Why this August’s extraordinary consistory of cardinals is significant

Jun 6, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The new Vatican constitution comes into force on June 5. Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

Catholic charity urges world leaders to condemn Nigeria church massacre

Jun 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

At least 50 people were reportedly killed in the ‘Pentecost massacre’ on June 5. Read more

The flag of Nigeria on a military uniform.

Vatican and local Catholic bishop respond to Pentecost Sunday church massacre in Nigeria

Jun 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

At least 50 people are reported to have been killed in the attack at a Catholic church in Owo, Ondo... Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the international conference ‘Lines of Development of the Global Compact on Education’ in a room adjacent to the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 1, 2022.

Pope Francis: Guarding ‘dead traditions’ is dangerous for the Church’s life

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education. Read more

Pope Francis attends the funeral Mass of Cardinal Angelo Sodano in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 31, 2022.

With Cardinal Sodano’s death, an era has come to a close

Jun 1, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

At his peak, the Italian cardinal was arguably the Vatican’s most influential personality. Read more

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

Vatican finance trial highlights pressure to finalize London deal

Jun 1, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Two hearings this week turned the spotlight on the purchase of a luxury London property. Read more

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Pope Francis: Bring the love of Jesus’ Sacred Heart ‘to the ends of the earth’

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022.

Pope Francis: Old age is a time to rediscover trust in the Lord

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Read more

Pope Francis with Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago on Sept. 2, 2015. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis names Cardinal Cupich a member of Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship

Jun 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

In 2021, the Chicago archbishop welcomed the publication of Traditionis custodes. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022.

Pope Francis: Do not use wheat as a ‘weapon of war’ in Ukraine

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘Please do not use wheat, a staple food, as a weapon of war,’ he urged at the general audience. Read more