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Carbon Dating Reveals True Age of Purported Tunics of St. Peter and St. John

A conference titled “The Tunics of St. Peter and St. John, Two Extraordinary Relics of the Sancta Sanctorum,” presented a historic overview of the two relics.

Today, May 25, We Celebrate St. Bede the Venerable

The Catholic Church will celebrate the feast of St. Bede on May 25. The English priest, monk, and scholar is sometimes known as “the Venerable Bede” for his combination of personal holiness and intellectual brilliance.

A poster announcing the 23 May webinar that the  Association of Member Episcopal Conferences for Eastern Africa (AMECEA) organized in collaboration with other regional and continental Catholic Church entities

African Delegate to Synod Attributes Gap in “discussion on mission of digital environment” to Absence of African Youths

One of the delegates representing Africa in the multi-year Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis extended to 2024 has blamed the silence from the continent when the topic of the “mission” of digitality was being discussed during the 4-29 October 2023 session to the absence of African youths at the global gathering. 

Fr. Basil Gbuzuo, abducted on May 15 along Eke Nkpor-Obosi bypass in the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha in Nigeria regains freedom. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha

“Full of gratitude for prayerful solidarity”: Catholic Priest Abducted from Onitsha Archdiocese, Nigeria, Set Free

Fr. Basil Gbuzuo, the Catholic Priest who, was abducted on May 15 along Eke Nkpor-Obosi bypass in the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha in Nigeria has been set free.

Logo of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

“Scandalous, intimidating”: Zambia’s Bishops Decry Police Disruption of Colleague’s Meeting with Former President

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have decried police disruption of the recent meeting between the Local Ordinary of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Kabwe, Bishop Clement Mulenga, and the immediate former head of state, Dr. Edgar Changwa Lungu.

Elena Guerra, Marie-Léonie Paradis, and Giuseppe Allamano are among the Blesseds whom Pope Francis paved the way for canonization in a decree on May 23, 2024.  / Credit: Oblates of the Holy Spirit; centremarie-leonieparadis.com; and Unknown photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Founder of Consolata Missionaries among Blesseds with Zeal for Mission Work to Be Canonized During Planned Consistory

The Holy See said Pope Francis “has decided to convene a consistory, which will also concern the canonization” of four Blesseds.

Pope Francis speaks from the window of the Apostolic Palace on a rainy Sunday in Rome on Feb. 11, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

“One of the most terrible scourges of our time”: Pope Francis Lambasts Scourge of Human Trafficking

Pope Francis today urged the abolition of human trafficking, “one of the most terrible scourges of our time” that disrespects and disregards human dignity.

Small white vans dubbed "monstrance mobiles" are being used for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage. They are just big enough for some of the "perpetual pilgrims" and a pedestal upon which Christ in the monstrance can be placed. / Credit: Jonathan Liedl/CNA

What Would a Road Trip with Jesus and Mary Be Like? These Young Catholics are Finding Out

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of the apostles and journey, eat, joke, and live out your daily life beside Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary?

Nigerian Vicar General Attributes Smooth Running of Diocese in Bishop’s Absence to “collaboration and understanding”

The Vicar General of the  Catholic Diocese of Bauchi in Nigeria has attributed the smooth running of the Diocese to the “collaboration and understanding” he has witnessed among the people of God in the Diocese. 

German Ambassador Applauds Opening of Don Bosco Hospitality Centre in Kigali. Credit: Salesians of Don Bosco AGL Province Facebook

Salesian Hospitality Center in Rwanda Aims to Empower “next generation of leaders, innovators”: Report

The Don Bosco Hospitality Center in Rwanda’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kigali that is under the auspices of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) aims to empower “next generation of leaders and innovators” in the hospitality industry.

Today, May 24th, is the Feast of Mary Help of Christians

The tradition of invoking Mary Help of Christians dates back to 1571 when Catholics prayed the Rosary, leading to the salvation of Christendom during the battle of Lepanto. Pope Pius V instituted the feast of the Holy Rosary in 1573 to commemorate this victory.

Today, May 24, We Celebrate Sts. Donatian and Rogatian

Donatian and Rogatian were brothers who were martyred for their faith in the third century.

South Sudanese Catholic Diocese Declares Three-day “funeral prayers” for Missing Priest, Driver

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio (CDTY) has declared “funeral prayers” for Fr. Luke Yugue and Michael Gbeko, who were reported missing since April 27.

In New Book, Catholic Missionary Nun Discusses Challenges of Refugee Women in Angolan Labor Market

In a new book, a Brazilian-born Catholic nun has discussed the challenges that refugee women in Angola face, including the phenomenon of brain drain in the Southern African nation.

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Carlo Acutis to Be First Millennial Saint: Pope Francis Recognizes Miracle for Canonization

The Italian computer-coding teenager who died of cancer in 2006 is known for his great devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria. / Credit: Vatican Media; ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images

Vatican Cardinal Meets with Coptic Church Leader Over Same-sex Blessing Rift

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, who heads the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, met with the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church on May 22.

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Parents, Teachers, Refugees, IDPs among Beneficiaries of Jesuit Entity’s “psychosocial support” in Eastern DR Congo

Victims of violent conflicts from North and South Kivu Provinces of Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), who include parents, teachers, refugees, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are among the beneficiaries of the “psychosocial support” under the auspices of the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), the entity has reported. 

Blessed Carlo Acutis. / Credit: Diocese of Assisi

10 Things You Should Know about Blessed Carlo Acutis

Who was Carlo Acutis? Was his body found incorrupt? Was he really a gamer? What did he play? Here are 10 things you should know about the millennial generation's first saint.