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Priestly ordination with Bishop Demetrio Fernández of Córdoba, Spain

The Church ‘can neither live nor survive without priests,’ Spanish bishop says

Jun 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Demetrio Fernández of Córdoba, Spain, made the remarks before the ordination of five new priests for his diocese. Read more

Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain.

Spain's bishops welcome government commission to investigate sex abuse

Mar 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Spanish parliament has overwhelmingly approved the creation of an independent commission to investigate alleged sexual abuse in the Catholic... Read more

Cardinal Juan José Omella and lawyer Javier Cremades at a press conference in Madrid, Spain, Feb. 22, 2022.

Spanish cardinal: Clerical abuse audit is a ‘step forward’ in transparency

Feb 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The investigation is expected to take a year to complete. Read more

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Spain’s Catholic bishops ask law firm to open independent audit on clerical sex abuse

Feb 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The audit is expected to lead to a comprehensive report. Read more

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Spanish university publishes independent report on sex abuse victims in Navarra

Feb 14, 2022

By Blanca Ruiz

The Public University of Navarra has published an independent report in which it identified 52 victims of sexual abuse committed... Read more

The Palacio de las Cortes in Madrid, where Spain's Congress of Deputies meets.

Spanish legislature may create commission to investigate sex abuse in Church

Feb 4, 2022

By Blanca Ruiz

Spain’s lower house, the Congress of Deputies, agreed Feb. 1 to debate the creation of a commission to investigate sexual... Read more

Barcelona, Spain.

Spanish bishop reportedly living with erotic novel author

Sep 8, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

It has been widely reported that Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, who resigned as Bishop of Solsona last month, did so... Read more

Spain passes euthanasia, assisted suicide law

Mar 18, 2021

Spain’s legislature passed a law Thursday to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. Catholic leaders have decried the measure as “a... Read more

Number of Spaniards contributing to Church through tax system increased in 2020

Mar 4, 2021

During the 2020 Income Declaration Campaign in Spain, 7,297,646 taxpayers chose to allocate 0.7% of their taxes to the needs... Read more

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Spanish parliament advances legal euthanasia, despite Catholic opposition

Dec 18, 2020

Spain’s parliament has advanced a euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that Catholic leaders had decried as “a defeat for all”... Read more

Spain’s Catholic bishops: Fast and pray against legalization of euthanasia

Dec 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Catholic bishops of Spain called Thursday for a day of fasting and prayer ahead of the expected approval of a... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the Vatican Oct. 24, 2020.

Pope Francis meets with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

Oct 24, 2020

Pope Francis met with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the Vatican Saturday.  Read more

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Beatification cause imminent for auxiliary bishop of Madrid

Aug 22, 2013

The Archdiocese of Madrid has announced that this fall, the beatification cause of Auxiliary Bishop Eugenio Romero Pose will officially... Read more

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Petition to end abortion in Spain draws 100,000 signatures

Oct 5, 2012

Accompanied by a group of children, a local pro-life leader delivered a petition signed by 100,000 people to the Ministry... Read more