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Children participate in the annual St. Lucy's Day celebration in Sweden.

Why Sweden honors St. Lucy, a beloved Italian saint

Dec 13, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Scandinavian country has a long history of honoring St. Lucy with candle-lit ceremonies, processions, and treats. Read more

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

Divine Liturgy in St. Erik’s Catholic Cathedral in Stockholm, Sweden, on Easter Sunday 2022.

Ukrainian Catholics crowd Swedish cathedral on Easter

Apr 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Cathedral of Stockholm, Sweden, was filled past capacity last Sunday as Ukrainian Catholics in the Scandinavian country celebrated the... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Swedish Academy at the Vatican's Hall of Popes, Nov. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis to Swedish Academy: Social media promotes monologue instead of dialogue

Nov 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Academy awards the annual Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more

Swedish hospital praised for halting gender-transitioning for children under 16

May 6, 2021

Swedish doctors will no longer prescribe hormones or drugs to halt or delay puberty for children under the age of... Read more

Christ the King Church, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Swedish parish holds day of penance and fasting after church vandalism

Nov 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden, is holding a day of penance and fasting Friday in reparation for the... Read more

The vandalized altar of Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Pastor of Swedish Catholic church: vandal wanted to 'create an eternal Good Friday'

Nov 17, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The altar of Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden was vandalized on Friday, Nov. 13, in an act that... Read more

Muslim woman who declined handshake wins labor case in Sweden

Aug 16, 2018

A labor court in Sweden has sided with a Muslim woman whose job interview was cut short when she refused... Read more

A mosque in Stockholm.

Swedish town approves Islamic call to prayer after having denied church bells

May 17, 2018

A town in southern Sweden granted permission this week to allow Islamic calls to prayer for the local mosque –... Read more

Catholics decry Swedish political party's plan to close all religious schools

Mar 20, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Catholic educators in Sweden have denounced a political party’s promise to ban all religious schools as a political maneuver capitalizing... Read more