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This photograph shows flowers and candles laid out on the sidewalk after a huge fire killed ten people in a multi-story residential block, in Valencia on February 26, 2024. Ten people have died in a vast fire that ripped through a 14-story apartment block in Valencia in eastern Spain.

God is close, assures archbishop after fire destroys Spanish apartment complex

Feb 28, 2024

By Rachel Thomas

Ten people died in what commentators called the biggest blaze the city of Valencia had ever seen. Read more

José María Méndez of Seville, Spain, will go from painter to Trappist monk, at 53 years old, thanks to the movie “Libres.”

Spanish painter to become Trappist monk after seeing film on cloistered life

Feb 3, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

After lying dormant for decades, the seed of a calling to monastic life has sprung to life in the soul... Read more

Chief Puttany of the Yawanawa tribe performed a shamanic ritual at the World Economic Forum 2024 in Davos, Switzerland.

Shamanic ritual at World Economic Forum: ‘What spirit rules in Davos?’ priest asks

Jan 18, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

As part of a WEF plenary session on Wednesday, Chieftess Putanny Yawanawá of the Amazonian Yawanawá tribe performed a shamanic... Read more

Project devised by Father Marko Rupnik for the chapel of the Francisco de Vitoria University outside Madrid, Spain.

Spanish university cancels Rupnik chapel project

Jan 17, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Francisco de Vitoria University in Spain has canceled its planned chapel project with former Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik. Read more

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain.

Same-sex blessings: Sinners can be blessed but not their sin, Spanish bishop says

Dec 20, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

For Bishop Munilla, it’s important to “stick to what is clear and ask the Lord to clarify what is not... Read more

A crowd prays the rosary in Madrid, Spain, on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, patron saint of Spain, Dec. 8, 2023.

PHOTOS: Rosary for Spain prayed in more than 100 cities on feast of Immaculate Conception

Dec 12, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

People joined in praying the rosary for Spain on Dec. 8, asking for Mary’s intercession in the nation and in... Read more

Polonia Castellanos, founder of the Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers.

Spanish lawyer, mom of 4, challenges country’s rosary ban

Dec 8, 2023

By Martin Barillas

“There are plenty of times when the Virgin Mary has come to Spain’s aid,” Polonia Castellanos said, “and we are... Read more

Spanish protesters show their rosaries in Spain in protest against the action of the police on Nov. 28, 2023.

Why protesters in 50 Spanish cities are praying the rosary this Friday

Dec 7, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

On Dec. 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception — the patroness of Spain — hundreds of Spaniards will gather... Read more

Queen Isabella I of Castile, Spain.

More than 130 Masses celebrated in 5 countries to promote Queen Isabella’s canonization

Nov 29, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

This year, 133 Masses were celebrated with this intention, most of them in Spain but also in Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela,... Read more

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‘No fear’ among Spanish bishops over upcoming meeting with Pope Francis about seminaries

Nov 27, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The spokesman for the Spanish Bishops’ Conference said that “there is no fear” among the bishops regarding their upcoming meeting... Read more

Image of the campaign for the canonization of the Spanish sacristan Diego Valencia.

Catholics call for opening of canonization cause for sacristan slain by jihadist in Spain

Nov 21, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Diocese of Cádiz and Ceuta in southern Spain has begun to receive requests to promote the canonization process of... Read more

Pope Francis at the Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, Angelus and martyrs beatified in Seville on Nov. 18, 2023.

Pope Francis calls for applause for 20 martyrs of Spanish Civil War beatified in Seville

Nov 20, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

At Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Francis called for applause for the 20 martyrs beatified in the Seville cathedral on Nov. 18. Read more

Sister Belén de la Cruz.

Is a cloistered nun still ‘useful’ today? The life of Sister Belén de la Cruz

Nov 15, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

A conference in Spain focused on the life of Sister Belén de la Cruz, a Spanish Carmelite nun who, in... Read more

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

Bishops in Spain call political deal to grant amnesty to Catalan secessionists immoral

Nov 15, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Several Spanish bishops have spoken out against the deals reached by President Pedro Sánchez with the leaders behind the 2017... Read more

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Thieves repent, sacramentally confess, and return stolen objects to chapel in Spain

Nov 13, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

A week after desecrating and robbing a chapel in the Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante in Spain, the thieves have confessed and... Read more

The archbishop of Seville, Spain, José Ángel Saiz Meneses, and his auxiliary, Bishop Teodoro León Muñoz, at a press conference announcing the Nov. 18, 2023, beatification of the Spanish martyrs.

20 martyrs of persecution during Spanish Civil War to be beatified

Oct 24, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

On Nov. 18, the Archdiocese of Seville will celebrate the beatification of 20 martyrs of religious persecution carried out during... Read more

Reference image / green handkerchief used by promoters of abortion.

Pro-abortion demonstrators allegedly tag church in Spain with offensive graffiti

Oct 23, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Spanish Christian Lawyers Foundation has filed a complaint against a pro-abortion organization whose activists also allegedly harassed Mass-goers. Read more

The Cross of San Lázaro of Seville, Spain, sculpted in the 16th century, was vandalized on the night of Oct. 21-22, 2023.

Cross in public square in Spain smashed to pieces

Oct 23, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

A stone cross carved in the 16th century and placed on a pedestal in a public square next to the... Read more

The sanctuary of the Virgin of Flowers Shrine in Álora, Málaga, Spain, was found desecrated Sept. 19, 2023.

Shrine of Virgin of Flowers whose name traveled to Mars with NASA desecrated

Sep 20, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The incident took place Monday night but was not discovered until early Tuesday, when the person who opened the church... Read more

Procession at the Sanctuary of Torreciudad in Spain.

Spanish bishop open to mediation regarding non-Opus Dei priest as rector of Opus Dei shrine

Sep 12, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Bishop Ángel Pérez Pueyo said he has waited for things to calm down before making a statement about the Torreciudad... Read more