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The aftermath of the explosion near the Puerta de Toledo in Madrid, Spain, Jan. 20, 2021. Credit: @Jnxx251 via Twitter.

Updated: At least three dead as explosion devastates Catholic parish building in Madrid

Jan 20, 2021

At least three people are believed to have died after an explosion on Wednesday devastated a building belonging to a Catholic... Read more

Private school parents will appeal to EU for relief against Spanish education law

Jan 19, 2021

An association of Spanish education advocates will appeal to the European Union to prevent Spain's socialist government from implementing an... Read more

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Spanish parliament advances legal euthanasia, despite Catholic opposition

Dec 18, 2020

Spain’s parliament has advanced a euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that Catholic leaders had decried as “a defeat for all”... Read more

Spain’s Catholic bishops: Fast and pray against legalization of euthanasia

Dec 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Catholic bishops of Spain called Thursday for a day of fasting and prayer ahead of the expected approval of a... Read more

Twitter criticized as ‘Burn the clergy’ hashtag trends in Spain

Nov 25, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On the same day that Pope Francis approved the beatification of 127 Catholics killed in Spain in hatred of the... Read more

Bishop Damián Iguacén Borau.

World’s oldest bishop dies in Spain at age 104

Nov 25, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Damián Iguacén Borau, who died Tuesday, was the oldest living Catholic bishop in the world.   Read more

In Spain, 1.2 million people urge defeat of new education law

Nov 10, 2020

Proposed legislation to remodel the education system in Spain has drawn opposition from parents’ groups and educators who warn that... Read more

Deacon ordained in Spanish diocese after a decade of no ordinations

Oct 29, 2020

After 10 years without an ordination, the Diocese of Segovia in Spain celebrated the diaconal ordination of Álvaro Marín, a... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the Vatican Oct. 24, 2020.

Pope Francis meets with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

Oct 24, 2020

Pope Francis met with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the Vatican Saturday.  Read more

Euthanasia no sign of progress, Spain's Bioethics Committee says

Oct 13, 2020

The Bioethics Committee of Spain has unanimously rejected the underlying principles behind the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that is... Read more

Cardinal Osoro baptizes a child Sept. 27 in Madrid.

Children who faced abortion baptized in Spain

Oct 8, 2020

Fourteen children whose mothers considered abortion were baptized last month in Madrid by the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Carlos Osoro.  Read more

Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero speaks after the Council of Ministers, March 3, 2020.

Spain's government wants to repeal need for parental consent for abortion

Oct 8, 2020

The Spanish Equality Minister said Wednesday it is “more than necessary” to repeal a law that requires parental consent for... Read more

Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican Oct. 7, 2020.

Pope Francis hopes to visit Spain to mark 500 years since Jesuit founder’s conversion

Oct 7, 2020

Pope Francis said he hoped to visit Spain to mark the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius of... Read more

Spanish cardinal: Passage of euthanasia bill would be 'historic defeat' for society

Sep 17, 2020

The Archbishop of Valencia said Sunday that if Spain’s euthanasia and assisted suicide bill is passed, it would be a... Read more

Spanish bishops call for palliative care instead of euthanasia and assisted suicide

Sep 15, 2020

In response to an assisted suicide bill that could soon be passed in Spain, the Spanish bishops’ conference called Monday... Read more

Hermitage of the Santísimo Cristo de Planes, Alicante (Spain).

Hermitage near small Spanish town desecrated, robbed

Aug 25, 2020

A hermitage outside the small town of Planes, Spain was desecrated this month. Vandals robbed the building and damaged parts... Read more

The statue of Bl. Junipero Serra at the Mission San Miguel in California.

Spanish bishop defends Junipero Serra’s legacy

Jul 24, 2020

A Spanish bishop recently celebrated Mass in the church where St. Junipero Serra was baptized, defending the saint’s legacy against... Read more

Family members carry the coffin of Francisco Franco out of the basilica of the Valley of the Fallen, Oct. 24, 2019.

Vatican says Pope Francis did not intervene in Franco exhumation in Spain

Jul 21, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican stated Tuesday that Pope Francis did not intervene in last year’s controversy over the exhumation of the body... Read more

Camino de Santiago.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral reopens to pilgrims

Jul 1, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pilgrims can walk the Camino de Santiago once again as the pilgrimage’s destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, reopened... Read more

King of Spain thanks Catholic Church for charitable work during pandemic

Jun 15, 2020

King Felipe VI of Spain called Cardinal Juan José Omella, president of the Spanish bishops’ conference, on June 11 to... Read more