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A statue of Charles de Foucauld in front of the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune in Strasbourg, France.

Pope Francis appoints new archbishop of historic French archdiocese following resignations

Feb 28, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The Holy See Press Office announced on Wednesday the appointment of 66-year-old Pascal Delannoy as the bishopric’s new archbishop. Read more

Bishop Eric Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French Bishops’ Conference.

French bishops delineate support for Fiducia Supplicans

Jan 11, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Permanent Council of the French Bishops’ Conference offered carefully delineated support for the Fiducia Supplicans declaration on pastoral blessings. Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, and Bishop Earl Fernandes.

A cardinal, an archbishop, and a bishop reveal their vocation stories

Dec 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

During this year’s bishops’ conference in Baltimore, three prelates serving in different parts of the country shared their stories of... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, Germany, (left) and Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki of Poznań, Poland.

Confronting controversy: German-Polish bishops’ dialogue highlights synodal way tensions

Nov 28, 2023

By AC Wimmer

A public dispute between the German Bishops’ Conference president and his Polish counterpart took another turn on Monday. Read more

Bishop Gregory Mansour released his sixth pastoral letter on men's spirituality on Oct. 12, 2023.

Maronite bishop dives deep into the ‘masculine soul’

Nov 23, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour has issued his sixth pastoral letter on male spirituality. Read more

Bolivian bishops express their support for Bishop Robert Flock on Nov. 13, 2023.

Bolivian Bishops’ Conference criticizes 5-hour interrogation of fellow bishop in abuse case

Nov 15, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The Bolivian Bishops’ Conference expressed its solidarity and closeness to the bishop of San Ignacio de Velasco, Robert Flock, saying... Read more

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U.S. bishops launch mental health campaign with special novena, discussions

Oct 10, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The National Catholic Mental Health Campaign will begin Oct. 10, World Mental Health Day, with a Novena for Mental Health,... Read more

Kevin Birmingham, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, passed away in his sleep Oct. 2, 2023, at age 51.

Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Kevin Birmingham, 51, passes away in sleep

Oct 2, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Bishop Kevin Birmingham’s fellow auxiliary bishop Jeffrey Grob described the late prelate as “genuine, personable, funny, and pastoral.” Read more

Bishop-elect Raimo Ramón Goyarrola Belda of Helsinki, left, and Archbishop Julio Murat, apostolic nuncio to the Nordic countries.

Spanish Opus Dei priest announced as new Helsinki bishop

Sep 29, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Father Raimo Ramón Goyarrola Belda, a priest of the Personal Prelature of Opus Dei, was appointed by Pope Francis to... Read more

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

Bishops of Panama: Catholics must not attend SSPX Masses

Sep 18, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Panamanian Bishops’ Conference has published a communiqué stating that Catholics should not attend services of the Priestly Fraternity of... Read more

Bishops of Central America, North America, and the Caribbean met in El Salvador Aug. 21-25, 2023, to analyze various migratory scenarios at an international meeting.

In front of the tomb of St. Óscar Romero, bishops pledge to care for migrants

Aug 31, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Meeting in El Salvador Aug. 21-25, representatives of bishops’ conferences analyzed the various migratory scenarios at an international meeting. Read more

Bishop Neil Tiedemann, who was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn April 29, 2016.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Tiedemann

Jun 30, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann recently turned 75, the mandatory age for bishops to submit a letter offering to step down. Read more

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO).

Violence, emergence of new militia among Democratic Republic of Congo bishops’ concerns

Jun 27, 2023

By Magdalene Kahiu

“We are witnessing the persistence and worsening of insecurity, especially in the eastern part of our country,” the bishops stated... Read more

The bishops' call for adherence to Catholic "rules" follows an internet controversy over a August 2022 video of a laywoman who seemed to concelebrate Mass with priests.

Swiss bishops call for respect for ‘rules’ after woman appears to concelebrate Mass

Jan 12, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The bishops’ intervention follows internet controversy over a video of a laywoman who seemed to concelebrate Mass with priests. Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Gomez calls for evangelizing response to secular age

Nov 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José H. Gomez gave an impassioned farewell address as USCCB president on Tuesday in Baltimore. Read more

St. Peter's Basilica

More than ‘the nuts and bolts’: World’s newest bishops talk synodality in Rome

Oct 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The world’s newest bishops gathered in Rome last month to learn more about what it means to be a Catholic... Read more

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Spanish bishop to Belgian bishops: The Church doesn’t have authority to bless gay unions

Sep 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla reminded the Belgian bishops that the blessing of gay unions goes against the teaching of the... Read more

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Catholic Church in Argentina opposes legalization of euthanasia

Aug 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

There are currently four bills being considered in Argentina’s Congress to legalize euthanasia. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, is monitored by police in early August 2022.

The history behind the persecution of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua

Aug 12, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

How did the Central American country come to such a crisis? Read more

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, was placed under house arrest by the police of Daniel Ortega's regime in early August 2022.

Bishops of Mexico stand in solidarity with Nicaragua ‘at a time of profound suffering’

Aug 10, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in recent weeks has threatened the Church in Nicaragua's freedom of speech and religion. Read more