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Bishop Erik Varden O.C.S.O, of the Catholic Territorial Prelature of Trondheim, Norway, at the vespers at Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome.

Nordic bishops issue letter affirming Church teaching on human sexuality

Mar 25, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pastoral letter was read aloud at Mass at Catholic churches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Read more

Christ the King Cathedral (Landakotskirkja) in Reykjavik, Iceland. Credit: Helgi Halldórsson/freddi (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Catholic Church resumes Sunday Masses in Iceland

Jan 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Catholic Church is resuming public Sunday Masses in Iceland after the government raised the number of people permitted to attend... Read more

Bishop David Tencer takes part in a press conference at the Vatican on Oct. 17, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Catholic bishop in Iceland appeals for lifting of 10-person Mass limit

Jan 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Iceland’s only Catholic bishop has called on the government to lift the country’s 10-person limit on Mass attendance, arguing that... Read more

Iceland's possible circumcision ban raises religious liberty questions

Feb 19, 2018

An Icelandic bill that would bar circumcision for non-medical reasons has given rise to opposition from various religious groups, including... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Cardinal Marx: Bill banning circumcision in Iceland a threat to religious freedom

Feb 8, 2018

A new bill proposed in Iceland that would make circumcision punishable by up to six years in prison is a... Read more

Girl with Down syndrome.

Iceland is 'eradicating' Down syndrome…by aborting everyone who has it

Aug 16, 2017

By Mary Farrow

A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as... Read more

Iceland church.

Iceland's new bishop inherits a turbulent, fascinating Catholic history

Sep 19, 2015

By Mary Farrow

The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has appointed Fr. David Tencer, O.F.M. Cap., as bishop of Reykjavik, Iceland. Read more