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The tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis in Assisi, Italy. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

First Millennial to Be Canonized, Blessed Carlo Acutis: What did he die of and where is he buried

May 28, 2024

The news of the upcoming canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis has people wanting to know about the circumstances of his death and where his body rests.

Blessed Carlo Acutis. / Credit: Diocese of Assisi

10 Things You Should Know about Blessed Carlo Acutis

May 23, 2024

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.

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in the arena in Verona, Italy, on May 18, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis’ Pastoral Visit to Verona Emphasizes Call to be Peacemakers  

May 18, 2024

The pope’s one-day visit to the northern Italian city of Verona on Saturday centered on a message of peace, urging people not to "become spectators of the so-called `inevitable' war.’”

Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media

Orthodox Patriarch Anticipates Pope Francis Visit to Turkey for Council of Nicaea Anniversary

May 17, 2024

Pope Francis might be traveling to Turkey next year for the 1,700th anniversary of the First Council of Nicaea, according to Patriarch Bartholomew.

Bishop Georg Bätzing addresses journalists on Sept. 28, 2023. / Credit: Martin Rothweiler/EWTN Germany

Germany Now a "mission country": German Bishops’ Conference President amid Declining Catholic Numbers

May 14, 2024

The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has called Germany — a nation whose history is entangled with the Catholic Church — a “mission country.”

Monument of the Guardian Angel of Portugal apparition to the three little shepherd children of Fatima. / Daniel Ibanez / CNA.

Nine Things to Know and Share about the Marian Apparitions at Fátima, Portugal

May 13, 2024

May 13 is the optional memorial of Our Lady of Fátima, arguably the most prominent approved apparition of the 20th century.

Pope Francis greets a young girl at a conference on Friday, May 10, 2024, on the state of birth rates in Italy and the wider West at the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis on Record-low Fertility rate: "Human life is not a problem, it is a gift"

May 10, 2024

“The problem of our world is not the children that are born — it is selfishness, consumerism, and individualism, which make people full, lonely and unhappy.”

Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2007, in Vigevano, Italy. / Credit: miqu77/Shutterstock

Pope Benedict’s Pectoral Cross Still Missing as Thief Faces Prison Sentence

May 8, 2024

Addressing the court, the defendant said he knew that he did not appear credible but promised that the cross “would come back to Traunstein.”

Landscape view of Sacrofano, Italy, north of Rome. / Credit: Dmitry Taranets/Shutterstock

World Meeting of Parish Priests for Synod on Synodality Opens in Rome, Some 300 Priests in Attendance

Apr 29, 2024

The four-day meeting, which is taking place from April 29 to May 2 at the Fraterna Domus retreat house in Sacrofano, Italy, is attended by about 300 priests.

The Verona Arena is illuminated at night on Aug. 3, 2018, in Verona, Italy. The Holy See Press Office on Monday, April 29, 2024, released the pope’s schedule for a one-day trip to the city scheduled for May 18, 2024, on the vigil of Pentecost.  / Credit: Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images

Pope Francis to Visit Verona for a Trip Centered on Peace and Justice

Apr 29, 2024

The Holy See Press Office on Monday released the pope’s schedule for the one-day trip scheduled for May 18 on the vigil of Pentecost.

Pope Francis waves while traveling by boat in Venice, Italy, for a meeting with young people at the Basilica della Madonna della Salute on April 28, 2024. Earlier in the day he met with inmates at a women's prison. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis Meets Female Inmates in His One-Day Visit to Venice, Reaffirms Importance of Fraternity, Human Dignity

Apr 28, 2024

Pope Francis opened his one-day visit to Venice Sunday with a meeting with female inmates where he reaffirmed the importance of fraternity and human dignity. 

Pope Francis prays in front of the tomb of St. Mark the Evangelist inside St. Mark's Basilica in Venice on April 28, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis’ Day Visit to Venice Showcases Art as Means of Encounter, Fraternity 

Apr 28, 2024

Pope Francis had a full slate of events Sunday during his day trip to Venice, Italy, a trip that tied together a message of unity and fraternity. 

Father Nicéforo Obama from Equatorial Guinea was able to be trained as a priest thanks to the Pontifical Mission Societies. / Credit: OMP

Vocations Day in Spain: The Church Supports 725 Seminaries in Mission Lands

Apr 21, 2024

"Native Vocations Day" in Spain supports and provides formation for those who feel called to the priesthood and consecrated life in other countries.

Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica. / Credit: Vatican Media

Rome to Host World Meeting of Parish Priests in Preparation for Synod on Synodality

Apr 17, 2024

The World Meeting of Parish Priests for the Synod on Synodality will be held April 29–May 2 in Sacrofano, Rome.

Sachin Jose reaches more than 148,000 people with the Catholic faith with his digital apostolate on X (formerly Twitter). He works as a journalist and social media consultant. Sachin has been reporting on Church topics for over five years. / Credit: Photo courtesy of Sachin Jose

"We need to use our social media platforms": Popular Catholic Influencer

Apr 16, 2024

Sachin Jose reaches more than 148,000 people with the Catholic faith through his digital apostolate on X (formerly Twitter).

Pope Francis meets with a group of 200 children studying catechism and in a relaxed manner answered some of their questions on April 11, 2024, at St. John Mary Vianney Parish in Borghesiana, Italy. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Makes Surprise Visit to 200 Children for Catechism in Rome Suburb

Apr 12, 2024

Pope Francis made a special “getaway” from the Vatican on Thursday to meet with a group of 200 children at a parish in metro Rome.

To mark its 10th anniversary, the Saint Pio Foundation in the United States on April 29, 2024, will release 10 never-before-seen photographs of Padre Pio. The foundation’s director, Luciano Lamonarca, discovered the photos when visiting photographer Elia Saleto’s studio. / Credit: Courtesy of the St. Pio Foundation

On 10th Anniversary, St. Pio Foundations Releases Never-before-seen Images of Padre Pio

Apr 10, 2024

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Father Javier Sánchez, 60, from the Archdiocese of Zaragoza in Spain died April 4, 2024, a victim of burns suffered when his liturgical vestments caught fire from a candle during the Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 30. / Credit: Óscar Cortel/Archbishopric of Zaragoza

Spanish Catholic Priest Dies from Burns Suffered during Lighting of Easter Fire on Holy Saturday

Apr 4, 2024

According to the Spanish newspaper El Heraldo de Aragón, sources from the archdiocese said Father Javier Sánchez “tried to protect the nuns of the convent."

Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, Bishop Emeritus of Solsona. / Credit: Conferencia Episcopal Española via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

After Being Dispensed, 54-Year-Old Spanish Catholic Bishop Emeritus Marries in the Church

Apr 3, 2024

After obtaining a dispensation from Pope Francis, the bishop emeritus of Solsona in Spain, Xavier Novell, has entered into a canonical marriage.

Pope Francis presides at the Vatican's Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 30, 2024 / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis at Easter Vigil: Christ "is the one who brings us from darkness into light"

Mar 30, 2024

“This is the Pasch of Christ, the revelation of God’s power: the victory of life over death, the triumph of light over darkness, the rebirth of hope amid the ruins of failure. It is the Lord, the God of the impossible, who rolled away the stone forever,” the pope said on Saturday.