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Jan 20, 2021 - 04:30 am .- The trial of three activists who distributed posters depicting Poland’s Black Madonna icon with a rainbow halo will resume next month following a tumultuous opening hearing. 
Jan 19, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Strengthening synodality is “the most important contribution” the Catholic Church can make to ecumenical dialogue, especially dialogue with the Orthodox, a Vatican cardinal has said.
Jan 19, 2021 - 08:05 am .- Pope Francis sent a video message on Tuesday encouraging priests and bishops in their ministry during the coronavirus pandemic and reminding them of two principles which he said would “guarantee the growth of the Church.”
Jan 19, 2021 - 07:20 am .- A Polish archbishop asked an English cardinal on Tuesday to intervene following a U.K. court ruling allowing the withdrawal of food and water from a practicing Catholic patient.
Jan 19, 2021 - 05:30 am .- A Catholic archbishop said on Sunday that religious orders should not be scapegoated for the failures exposed by a report on Ireland’s mother-and-baby homes.  
Jan 18, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Catholics and Jews in Poland observed the annual Day of Judaism with a common prayer service on Sunday.
Jan 18, 2021 - 11:05 am .- The body of a Catholic priest was discovered in Nigeria on Saturday, a day after he was kidnapped by armed men. 
Jan 18, 2021 - 09:00 am .- The Vatican announced on Monday that the trial of an Italian woman for alleged embezzlement would begin soon.
Jan 18, 2021 - 05:30 am .- The Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 70.
Jan 18, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Archbishop Luigi Ventura will not appeal his suspended 8-month prison sentence for sexual assault, his lawyer has confirmed. 
Jan 17, 2021 - 09:00 am .- Archbishop Georg Gänswein said on Sunday that the image known as the Holy Face of Manoppello conveys the “incomparable news” of Christ’s resurrection.
Jan 15, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- In the past week, nine Catholic bishops have died worldwide after testing positive for COVID-19.
Jan 15, 2021 - 07:00 am .- The diocese of Rome will host a memorial Mass on Friday for Servant of God Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic politician in Pakistan assassinated by an Islamic terrorist group 10 years ago.
Jan 15, 2021 - 05:35 am .- Ten years ago today, Mgr Keith Newton was preparing to be ordained a Catholic priest at Westminster Cathedral, the mother church of Catholics in England and Wales. It would be an ordination like no other. 
Jan 14, 2021 - 01:50 pm .- Cardinal George Pell welcomed Thursday Pope Francis’ inclusion of lay women on the Vatican’s economy council, saying he hopes “clear headed” women will help “sentimental males” do the right thing concerning Church finances.
Jan 14, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The Catholic Church is resuming public Sunday Masses in Iceland after the government raised the number of people permitted to attend Mass from 10 to 20.
Jan 14, 2021 - 10:00 am .- Vatican Museums are expected to reopen in February if coronavirus restrictions permit it, according to the museums’ director.
Jan 14, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Bishops in France are asking Catholics to pray and fast for the next four Fridays for a respect for human life from its conception in response to new legislation.
Jan 14, 2021 - 06:00 am .- A cardinal has called on Iraqi Catholics to pray at Sunday Masses that Pope Francis will be able to visit their country in March.
Jan 14, 2021 - 04:50 am .- Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.

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