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Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral in Broome, Australia.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Australian bishop investigated for sexual abuse

The 71-year-old Bishop Christopher Saunders had taken temporary leave from the administration of his diocese in March 2020. Read more

Archbishop emeritus Marian Gołębiewski of Wrocław, Poland

Vatican sanctions retired Polish archbishop after ‘Vos estis’ cover-up inquiry

The Vatican has imposed penalties on another Catholic bishop in Poland for mishandling abuse cases. Read more

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź (L) and Bishop Edward Janiak (R).

Vatican sanctions two Polish bishops after ‘Vos estis’ investigations

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Monday that the Vatican has sanctioned two Polish bishops at the conclusion of canonical... Read more

Venezuelan Bishop Cástor Oswaldo Azuaje died of COVID on January 8, 2021

Venezuelan Bishop, 69, dies of COVID-19

The Venezuelan Bishops' Conference (CEV) announced Friday morning that the 69-year-old Bishop of Trujillo, Cástor Oswaldo Azuaje, has died of... Read more

Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gather for their Fall Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 11, 2019.

US Catholic bishops announce candidates for committee chairs

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates to fill the eight vacancies for committee... Read more

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life.

US bishops praise Trump administration for pro-life aid policy

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the Trump administration’s efforts to tie U.S. aid to pro-life policy on... Read more

Archbishop Nelson Perez. Courtesy photo.

US bishops launch year-long dialogue with young Catholics

Last weekend, a group of 300 Catholics, including 30 bishops and the apostolic nuncio to the United States, kicked off... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

'Soft despotism' of anti-Catholicism on the rise, USCCB religious liberty chair warns

The new leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops on religious liberty has warned of a “soft despotism” of religious intolerance... Read more

Bishop Michael Barber, S.J. CNA file photo.

Catholic bishops hail SCOTUS schools decision as blow against ‘anti-Catholicism’

Leading U.S. bishops praised the Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday that religious schools should not be shut out from state... Read more

Pope Francis on May 22, 2018.

Pope convokes world-wide meeting of bishops on abuse crisis

Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the... Read more

How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

The Catholic Church may be thousands of years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century... Read more

Nuclear bomb explosion at the Nevada Test Site on April 18, 1953.

In wake of North Korea threat, bishops call for elimination of nuclear weapons

Just days after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach Alaska, bishops in the United States and... Read more

Bishops pray for Catholic Congressman shot at baseball practice

Republican House Majority Whip and Catholic Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional... Read more

A bishop's zuchetto.

Body of African bishop who reportedly committed suicide found

The body of Cameroon Bishop Jean-Marie Benoît Balla, who has reportedly committed suicide, has been found, African sources have reported.  Read more

Bishop Angelo de Donatis at his Nov. 9, 2015 episcopal ordination in the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

Pope taps Bishop Angelo de Donatis as new Vicar of Rome

On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop Angelo de Donatis had been chosen by Pope Francis as the new Vicar... Read more

White House, Washington, D.C.

US bishops support petition for religious freedom executive order

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday sent out a text message alert urging Catholics to sign a petition... Read more

Episcopal ring.

Archbishop Joseph Tobin named as head of Newark archdiocese

The Vatican announced Monday that recently nominated Cardinal-elect Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis will soon be taking over as... Read more

Pope Francis greets bishops during the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, April 20, 2016.

Bring people Christ's mercy, Pope Francis tells new bishops

Like the Good Samaritan in the parable, you have been called to show the mercy of God to the men... Read more

Opening Mass for the synod of bishops on the family, Oct. 8, 2015.

Archbishop Bernard Hebda 'honored' to head Minn. diocese

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda as the new head of the Minneapolis-St. Paul archdiocese – a surprise... Read more

A Bishop reads a newspaper in the Vatican's Synod Hall before the Friday session of the Synod on the Family Oct. 10, 2014.

Archbishops Chaput, Gomez confirmed participants in Synod on the Family

The Vatican has confirmed the participation of 48 delegates chosen by bishops' conferences to take part in this year's Synod... Read more