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Cuban socialism has been a failure and the left must face up to it, priest says

Oct 5, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Fr. Alberto Reyes Pías, a priest of the Archdiocese of Camagüey, addressed Monday those who have leftist political preferences, asking... Read more

The 10 Russian Catholic martyrs of the 20th century whose beatification process is underway.

Catholic Church in Russia reorganizes causes of 20th-century martyrs

Jun 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

All the candidates died after the Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik establishment of the Soviet Union. Read more

Counterterrorism operations in Peru's Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro. Credit: Ministerio de Defensa del Perú via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Peruvian bishops condemn mass killing by the Shining Path

May 25, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The president of the Peruvian bishops’ conference has condemned Sunday’s killing of 16 persons by the Shining Path, a communist... Read more

Archbishop George Frendo, O.P., Archbishop of Tiranë-Durrës in Albania. Courtesy photo.

Archbishop: ‘The Catholic Church in Albania enjoys great credibility and respect’

Feb 9, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis only spent 11 hours in Albania when he visited the country in 2014. But for some, his trip was... Read more

Pope John Paul II in 1996.

New book highlights St. John Paul II’s influence amid Cold War

Nov 18, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A new book on St. John Paul II examines the relationship of the Polish pope with Central and Eastern European... Read more

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland.

Catholics mark centenary of Poland’s consecration to the Sacred Heart

Jul 27, 2020

Catholics marked the 100th anniversary Monday of the consecration of Poland to the Sacred Heart.  Read more

Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius. Photo: Juliux / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

New cardinal says he relied on Eucharist, Mary during time in Soviet prison camp

Oct 7, 2019

One of the newest cardinals of the Church says he drew strength from the Mass and the Blessed Virgin during... Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. Photo Courtesy of Adam Bujak/Bialy Kruk.

Vatican approves miracle of Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

Oct 3, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Thursday approval of a miracle attributed to Venerable Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the former primate of Poland known... Read more

The flag of Vietnam.

Funeral of Catholic lawyer disrupted by police in Vietnam

Aug 5, 2019

The funeral of Therese Tran Thi Ly Hoa, a Catholic lawyer in Ho Chi Minh City, was interrupted last week... Read more

Why one expert says communism is 'anathema to religion'

Jul 26, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Catholic Church’s teachings on economics and government have a tendency to frustrate anyone committed to a political ideology. The... Read more

New Cuban election law is far from real reform, activist group says

Jul 12, 2019

The Christian Liberation Movement denounced the election reform law recently passed by Cuba’s National Assembly, charging that it still allows... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 5, 2019.

'Witnesses of freedom and mercy' - Pope Francis remembers bishops martyred under Communism

Jun 5, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Wednesday reflected upon his recent apostolic visit to Romania, where he beatified seven Greek-Catholic bishops martyred under Soviet... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the president of Romania Klaus Iohannis in Bucharest May 31, 2019.

Pope Francis: The Catholic Church wants to contribute to Romanian society

May 31, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Catholic Church wants to continue to be an active and contributive member of Romanian society, Pope Francis told the... Read more

Six of the seven martyred bishops who will be beatified in Blaj, Romania, June 2, 2019. Courtesy photos.

Pope Francis will beatify these martyred Greek-Catholic bishops in Romania

May 30, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday in Blaj, Pope Francis will beatify seven Greek-Catholic bishops of Romania who were killed by the communist regime... Read more

A Romanian stamp featuring Bishop Iuliu Hossu of the Romanian Diocese of Cluj-Gherla, who was among the seven bishops whose martyrdom was recognized by the pope March 19, 2019. Public domain.

Seven 20th-century Romanian bishops declared martyrs

Mar 19, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis declared Tuesday the martyrdom of seven Greek-Catholic bishops killed by the communist regime in Romania in the mid-20th... Read more

The flag of the People's Republic of China.

Four underground priests reportedly disappeared in China's Hebei province

Nov 8, 2018

Four priests from the underground Catholic Church in China's Hebei province have been taken into police custody for indoctrination, AsiaNews... Read more

A young woman waits with her child by the train station in Belgrade, Serbia.

US bishops conference approves project funding for Africa, Eastern Europe

Jul 18, 2018

Subcommittees at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have approved more than $6 million for pastoral projects in Africa and... Read more

Janos Brenner.

Beloved 1950s Hungarian priest and martyr beatified

May 1, 2018

Fr. János Brenner, a Cistercian Hungarian priest who was martyred in the 1950s, was beatified May 1. The beatification took... Read more

Chinese government official: No religion 'transcends nations'

Apr 3, 2018

A Chinese government official who oversees religious affairs said Tuesday that government restrictions on bishop appointments are not a violation... Read more

Janos Brenner, who was martyred Dec. 15, 1957.

Father Janos Brenner: Hungarian priest and martyr

Nov 11, 2017

Besides the smiling Pope, John Paul I, several other people’s causes advanced towards sainthood this week. Among them is Servant... Read more