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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

Flowers are placed alongside a photograph of Ignacio Echeverría and others killed in the London Bridge terror attack prior to a commemoration service on June 3, 2018, the first anniversary of the attack that killed eight people and injured dozens more.

Family of ‘skateboard hero’ of 2017 London attack campaigns for sainthood

Jun 18, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Native Spaniard Ignacio Echeverría was fatally stabbed on June 3, 2017, after trying to fend off attackers with his skateboard. Read more

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra of Huelva.

Priests back bishop attacked in media for defending life and the family

Jun 8, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra encouraged Catholics to vote for those who share Christian values. Read more

Opening Mass for Archdiocese of Madrid’s Holy Year of St. Isidore on May 15, 2022.

PHOTOS: Madrid launches holy year in honor of St Isidore the Farmer

May 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The jubilee year will last until May 2023. Read more

Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo (1934-2022).

Spanish Cardinal Carlos Amigo dies at age 87 after lung surgery

Apr 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

He was an advocate for dialogue between Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Read more

Burger King in Spain has apologized for an offensive Holy Week ad campaign.

Burger King in Spain apologizes, pulls offensive Holy Week ads

Apr 18, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The fast-food chain Burger King in Spain has withdrawn and apologized for an offensive ad campaign that sparked outrage among... Read more

Holy Week observances in Spain.

An end to Holy Week displays in Spain? Never, priest tweets

Apr 18, 2022

By David Ramos

A Spanish priest gave a clear and forceful response to those who believed that the two years of restrictions due... 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

Cardinal Francisco Álvarez Martínez (1925-2022).

Pope Francis remembers late Spanish cardinal as a ‘devoted pastor’

Jan 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Francisco Álvarez Martínez died at the age of 96. Read more

The 12-pointed star of the Sagrada Família Basilica’s Tower of the Virgin Mary is lit up for the first time.

Pope Francis: Sagrada Familia’s new star shines for Barcelona’s poor, ill, elderly, and young people

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 12-pointed illuminated star sits atop basilica’s soaring Tower of the Virgin Mary. Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.

Spanish bishop critical of Joe Biden’s claim that pope said he can receive Communion

Oct 31, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastián, Spain, harshly criticized President Joe Biden’ claim that Pope Francis personally encouraged him... Read more

The four martyrs beatified by Cardinal Marcello Semeraro at Tortosa Cathedral, Spain, Oct. 30, 2021.

Four martyrs of Spanish Civil War beatified

Oct 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘May their witness be a model especially for priests,’ said Pope Francis. Read more

Screenshot of video footage showing the destruction of Saint Pius X Church in La Palma in the Canary Islands on Sept. 26, 2021.

Video: Lava destroys church on La Palma in Canary Islands

Sep 27, 2021

By David Ramos

Lava from the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands destroyed the church of... Read more

Carmen Hernandez speaks at World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011.

Request for opening of beatification cause of Neocatechumenal Way co-founder Carmen Hernández

Jul 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Carmen Hernández, who died in 2016, co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way with Kiko Argüello in 1964. Read more

José Carlos González-Hurtado, president of EWTN Spain.

EWTN Spain to launch on Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 7, 2020

A new EWTN channel in Spain will begin broadcasting television programs Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.  Read more