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Sep 18, 2020 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Valencia said Sunday that if Spain’s euthanasia and assisted suicide bill is passed, it would be a "major and historic defeat for all of Spain, for Spanish society."
Sep 15, 2020 - 01:00 am .- In response to an assisted suicide bill that could soon be passed in Spain, the Spanish bishops’ conference called Monday for a palliative care law, saying that “there are no patients that cannot be cared for, even if they are incurable.”
Aug 25, 2020 - 10:57 am .- A hermitage outside the small town of Planes, Spain was desecrated this month. Vandals robbed the building and damaged parts of the chapel.
Jul 24, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- A Spanish bishop recently celebrated Mass in the church where St. Junipero Serra was baptized, defending the saint’s legacy against those who have accused him of racism.
Jul 21, 2020 - 08:45 am .- The Vatican stated Tuesday that Pope Francis did not intervene in last year’s controversy over the exhumation of the body of Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen in Spain.
Jul 1, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pilgrims can walk the Camino de Santiago once again as the pilgrimage’s destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, reopened its doors Monday.
Jun 15, 2020 - 04:42 pm .- King Felipe VI of Spain called Cardinal Juan José Omella, president of the Spanish bishops’ conference, on June 11 to express his condolences for priests who have died from COVID-19, and to thank the Church for its work in the country.
May 12, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, sent a letter to all Catholic priests in Spain, offering encouragement amid the coronavirus pandemic.  
May 11, 2020 - 02:40 pm .- The San Pelayo Monastery, located in the city of Oviedo in the Asturias autonomous region in northwestern Spain, has housed a community of Benedictine nuns since the year 994.
Apr 28, 2020 - 04:27 pm .- While most of the students at the San Fulgencia Seminary in Cartagena, Spain, returned home when the country declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, one seminarian felt a different calling.
Apr 16, 2020 - 10:44 am .- A group of businessmen in Spain have joined together to help cloistered religious communities that are unable to support themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 15, 2020 - 09:47 am .- Sister Isabel García is a Josephine of the Most Holy Trinity religious sister who, until recently, was teaching primary school and high school students in Plasencia, in west central Spain.
Mar 20, 2020 - 12:00 am .- Spain is among the countries hardest hit by the global coronavirus pandemic; as of Thursday afternoon, more than 18,000 Spaniards have contracted the disease, and more than 800 have died.
Jan 12, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Every year on the feast of St. Sebastian, a young man from the Spanish village of Piornal dons a suit covered in colorful strips of cloth, He puts on a large, coned-shaped monster mask, and a head covering with long horns - along with plenty of protective gear underneath.
Sep 24, 2019 - 12:00 am .- The Spanish bishops’ conference said that the “mindfulness” movement and other eastern meditation techniques cannot be considered a “properly Christian” practice of prayer.
Sep 19, 2019 - 05:50 pm .- The head of the migration commission for the Spanish Bishops’ Conference emphasized that love of neighbor is essential for Christians, and this includes a care for migrants and refugees.
May 30, 2019 - 02:59 pm .- In one his first acts following his ordination as bishop, a prelate in Spain confirmed 62 inmates at the Murcia II Penitentiary Center in the town of Campos del Río.
Apr 18, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Authorities from Spain and Morocco have arrested a 23-year-old man in Rabat, Morocco, who is suspected of planning an attack  during Holy Week celebrations in the Spanish city of Seville.
Dec 27, 2018 - 06:33 pm .- Fr. Juan Pablo Aroztegi became the youngest priest in the diocese of San Sebastian, Spain, when he was ordained last weekend by Bishop José Ignacio Munilla at Good Shepherd Cathedral.

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