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President Gabriel Bóric of Chile votes in a Sept. 4, 2022, election for proposed changes to the country’s constitution.

‘Democracy has won,’ bishop says after broad voter rejection of new Chilean constitution

Sep 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Isauro Covili Linfati of Iquique, Chile, made his remarks after a majority of voters rejected the proposal, which sought... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

European Parliament calls on Vatican to support Cardinal Zen

Jul 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The European Parliament has called on the Vatican "to give full support to Cardinal Zen" and told the Holy See... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen appears in court in Hong Kong

May 24, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The date set for Cardinal Zen’s trial is Sept. 19. Read more

Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrving at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, Hong Kong, Oct. 15, 2020.

Catholic pro-democracy figure Jimmy Lai gets jail time for involvement in Hong Kong Tiananmen Square vigil

Dec 13, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Jimmy Lai, a Catholic and prominent figure in the ongoing pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, has been sentenced to a... Read more

Pope Francis addresses a meeting with authorities, civil society and the diplomatic corps at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Greece, Dec. 3, 2021

Pope Francis decries global ‘retreat from democracy’ in Athens speech

Dec 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope arrived in Greece after a two-day visit to Cyprus. Read more

Hong Kong’s Bishop-elect Stephen Chow, S.J.

Hong Kong’s new bishop says he wants to bring unity. Why are local Catholics divided?

Jul 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The city is filled with Catholic institutions, from hospitals to schools and universities. Read more

Joseph Cheng.

Hong Kong democracy activist: Most of my friends have been detained

Jul 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Joseph Cheng left Hong Kong after being “severely attacked by the pro-Beijing mass media.” Read more

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.

Hong Kong advocacy organization condemns China's refusal to allow commemoration of Tiananmen Square protests

Jun 3, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

An organization aiming to support the democratic movement and religious freedom in Hong Kong spoke out on Thursday against China’s... Read more

rchbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks about the 2015 World Meeting of Families during a press conference at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Chaput: ‘Rebuild a Christian society without divided loyalties’

Apr 12, 2019

The once Christian culture of the West has forgotten its roots, Archbishop Charles Chaput said Friday, warning that basic principles... Read more

Felix Tshisekedi, who has been declared the winner of the 2018 DRC presidential election.

DRC bishops question presidential election results

Jan 10, 2019

The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among several major observers casting doubt on the results of... Read more

Tanzanian president John Magufuli inspects the military shortly after his inauguration in Dar es Salaam, Nov. 5, 2015.

Bishops in Tanzania denounce government for suppressing freedoms

Feb 14, 2018

The bishops of Tanzania spoke out this week against the suppression of several constitutional freedoms within the country, saying the... Read more

Pope Francis with Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in the Diplomatic Corps Hall on Nov. 28, 2017.

Burmese bishops say despite pressure, Suu Kyi has their support

Nov 29, 2017

By Elise Harris

As international criticism mounts for Burmese leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi over perceived inaction on the nation's Rohingya refugee crisis,... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun speaks at the Asianews Conference at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

This 82-year-old cardinal says he'll face jail for democracy

Dec 4, 2014

By Ann Schneible

One of several leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement to surrender to police after months of pro-democracy protests, Cardinal... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

Archbishop Aquila: rejection of God threatens democracy

Oct 31, 2013

The Archbishop of Denver warned that an increasing rejection of God endangers the foundations of democracy, urging Catholics to embrace... Read more


Canadians' religious freedom in danger, bishops warn

May 15, 2012

Freedom of religion and conscience are in danger of disappearing from Canadian society, the country's bishops warned on May 14.  Read more

Fr. Samir Khalil Samir speaking at Birmingham Oratory for ACN's Light of the World event in June 2010.

Catholic Middle East expert believes Arab Spring is 'no more'

May 8, 2012

One of the Catholic Church’s leading experts on the Middle East says the Arab Spring is “no more.”  Read more