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St. John Paul II in 1978. Vatican Media.

St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis Named among Patrons of World Youth Day 2023

May 18, 2022

The Virgin Mary will be the “patroness par excellence” of the youth gathering.

Late Bishop Emeritus Óscar Lino Lopes Fernandes Braga of Benguela Diocese who died Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Angolan Bishop Who Ordained Over 300 Priests, Founded Association for Catholic Women Dies

May 28, 2020

The Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Benguela in Angola who, during his 45-year episcopacy ordained at least 300 priests, founded an Association for Catholic women, and revived the Scouts movement, among other accomplishments in the course of his ministry in the Southern African nation, died Tuesday, May 26. 

Image of Our Lady of Fatima in Lisbon's cathedral. / Kate Veik/CNA

Portuguese Bishops Invite Nations of the World to Be Consecrated at Fatima

Mar 24, 2020

On the Solemnity of the Annunciation Wednesday, March 25, nations from around the world can be consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a liturgy to be celebrated at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima.