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Pope Francis meets with representatives of DIALOP, Transversal Dialogue Project, an association of European leftist politicians and academics that seeks to bridge Catholic social teaching and Marxist theory, on Jan. 10, 2024, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis calls for greater dialogue and cooperation between Christians, Marxists

Jan 12, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis this week called for cooperation between Christians and Marxists as a way to achieve greater “dialogue” and help... Read more

Italian Cardinal Giorgio Marengo takes possession of his titular parish in Rome in May 2023.

Cardinal in Mongolia dreams of establishing a Catholic monastery to advance evangelization

Jul 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Giorgio Marengo has taken on the challenge of bringing the Gospel to a country with one of the smallest... Read more

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High school graduate wins religious freedom essay contest telling story of ‘Little Li’

Jun 26, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Sofia Cornicelli’s winning entry told the story of an 11-year-old girl in 1950s Communist China and her devotion to the... Read more

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Priest says Church in Cuba in position to propose transition from communism to free society

Apr 23, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

In recent months, the economic and social situation has worsened in Cuba, where 72% of the inhabitants live below the... Read more

Lech Walesa on Nov. 19, 2022, at the Conservative Action Political Conference (CPAC) in Mexico.

Lech Walesa, friend of St. John Paul II, exposes the lies of communism

Nov 22, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

The former president of Poland was in Mexico to participate in the first Conservative Political Action Conference in the country. Read more

A display opposing the passage of the anti-terrorism law under which the nuns have been charged, at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, June 17, 2020.

Filipino nuns charged with funding terrorists deny links to communist group

Sep 2, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A group of Filipino nuns has strongly denied any connection with terrorist activities after facing charges last month brought by... Read more

Cubans in Havana protest in the streets and cry for freedom on July 11, 2021.

Priest says worst poverty in Cuba is ‘lack of freedom’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a recent interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Father Bladimir Navarro of Spain discussed the dire situation... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong. Credit: Volodymyr Dvornyk/Shutterstock

Hong Kong priest: China trying to control religion in Hong Kong

Apr 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Speaking publicly under his own name for the first time, a Hong Kong priest says the Chinese Communist Party is... Read more

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in eastern Poland.

University to host center for study of Polish Catholics and Jews who saved lives under Nazism and communism

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The center will be based at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Read more

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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