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Then-Prince Charles greets archbishop of Westminster and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols during a reception for the Cardinal Newman Canonization at Pontifical Urban College on Oct. 13, 2019, at the Vatican.

English cardinal offers prayers for King Charles III after cancer diagnosis

Feb 5, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

King Charles, 75, underwent treatment recently for an enlarged prostate and an unspecified cancer was discovered during that treatment. Read more

A view of the "miracle" prayer at Manchester Stadium

‘Miracle’ at Catholic school leads cancer survivor to launch pediatric charity foundation

Sep 9, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Bryce Newman’s story of healing and serving others is a testament to the power of prayer and God’s love. Read more

Mary Stegmueller and country singer Luke Bryan backstage before his concert at Ball Arena in Denver on July 29, 2023.

7-year-old girl with cancer supported by her Catholic community meets her musical idol

Aug 8, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Mary Stegmueller has already outlived her prognosis and recently made one of her biggest dreams come true thanks to ongoing... Read more

Seven-year-old Mary Stegmueller of Colorado has been battling cancer since she was 4 years old, but her cancer is spreading.

Catholic community grants wish of girl fighting cancer to see Luke Bryan live

Jul 28, 2023

By Aaron Lambert

Seven-year-old Mary Stegmueller is a fighter. She has been battling cancer since she was 4 years old, but her cancer... Read more

Friar Pablo María de la Cruz Alonso Hidalgo and his family.

21-year-old terminally ill Spanish Carmelite dies on eve of feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Jul 18, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Friar Pablo María de la Cruz Alonso Hidalgo was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer when he was... Read more

Only a few weeks before he died, 16-year-old Donal Walsh went on national television in Ireland to remind people of the value of life. He passed away on May 12, 2013. Today the Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation continues to promote life.

Legacy of Irish teenager who inspired a nation lives on 10 years after his death

Jun 10, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Only a few weeks before he died, 16-year-old Donal Walsh went on national television to remind people of the value... Read more

Pope Francis meets with young cancer patients from Poland at the Vatican on May 29, 2023.

Pope Francis meets with young cancer patients: ‘Jesus is always close to you’

May 30, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis welcomed pediatric cancer patients from Poland to the Vatican on Monday. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Italian League for the Fight against Cancer at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, March 4, 2022.

Pope Francis talks to cancer league about power of redemptive suffering

Mar 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope met with members of the Italian League for the Fight against Cancer. Read more

ESPN College basketball analyst Dick Vitale with Father Sebastian Szczawinski, the administrator of Vitale's parish, Our Lady of the Angeles, in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

College hoops announcer Dick Vitale, battling cancer, draws strength from his Catholic faith

Dec 9, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale frequently talks about his Catholic faith and the power of prayer as he... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a child in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 13, 2021.

Pope Francis visits children on oncology ward of Rome hospital

Jul 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

The ward is located on the same floor as the pope’s suite. Read more

The late Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani in his hospital room

Priest with cancer dies 23 days after his hospital room ordination

Apr 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“His altar was the [hospital] bed, where he was able to unite his sufferings to those of Christ." Read more

Teresita Castillo de Diego with the document that accredits her as a missionary.

Teresita: The Spanish 10-year-old who became a missionary

Mar 9, 2021

By ACI Prensa

A 10-year-old girl in Spain fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a Catholic missionary from her hospital bed shortly before... Read more

Bishop George Murry. CNA file photo.

After leukemia returns, Bishop Murry of Youngstown resigns

May 27, 2020

Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio has submitted his resignation to Pope Francis, due to a recurrence of leukemia, the... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville at the Pontifical North American College in Rome on Oct. 8, 2014.

Archbishop Kurtz resigns as religious liberty chair during cancer treatment

Jul 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville has stepped down from leading the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ religious liberty committee... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Archbishop Kurtz announces cancer diagnosis, asks for prayers

Jul 10, 2019

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz requested prayers Wednesday as he announced that he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and will soon undergo treatment.  Read more

Fr. Michel Los was ordained in a Warsaw hospital a few weeks before his death.

Polish priest ordained after cancer diagnosis dies

Jun 17, 2019

A young Polish priest who was ordained last month following a terminal cancer diagnosis has died, his community announced Monday.  Read more

 Michel Los, a young priest with terminal cancer at a military hospital in Warsaw, Poland.

Facing terminal cancer, Polish man ordained priest in hospital bed

May 28, 2019

May is ordination month in many dioceses, but the ordination of Fr. Michal Los, FDP, a member of the Orionine... Read more

Marriage of Jéssica and Fernando. Photo courtesy of Michelly Emily J Souza.

Hospital wedding of terminally ill woman a powerful witness, priest says

Aug 28, 2018

The recent wedding of a young Brazilian woman with terminal cancer was a powerful witness to the sacrifice and permanence... Read more

Bishop George Murry. CNA file photo.

Bishop Murry released from hospital following chemo treatment

Jun 1, 2018

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, Ohio was released from the Cleveland Clinic Tuesday evening, following a month of... Read more

Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux.

Bishop Fabre to head US bishops' anti-racism committee

May 4, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism will have a new chairman, following Bishop George Murry’s resignation from the... Read more