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Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong to Stand Trial in September Over Role with Pro-democracy Fund

Aug 11, 2022

Cardinal Joseph Zen is set to stand trial next month, along with four other people, in connection to his role as a trustee of a pro-democracy legal fund.

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Vatican Enlists Influencers to Get Young, Disenchanted Catholics to Answer Synod Survey

Aug 9, 2022

Jimmy Akin, a Catholic apologist and a host of the popular radio call-in show Catholic Answers Live, was tapped by the Vatican to reach out to Catholics whose voices haven't been heard.

Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2021. Vatican Media

Anglicans Recognize Pope as "father of the Church in the West": Archbishop of Canterbury

Aug 5, 2022

In ecumenical discussions at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England, Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, has said that most Anglicans recognize the pope as “the father of the Church in the West.”

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Pope Francis Gifts His "dearest friend", St. Joseph, to Canada

Jul 29, 2022

The 85-year-old pontiff gifted a statue of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus to the archbishop’s residence in Québec City.

Pope Francis address indigenous young people and elders in Iqaluit, Canada, on July 29, 2022, on the final day of his weeklong trip to Canada. Vatican Media

Choose Light Over Darkness: Pope Francis to Indigenous Youth, Elders in Northern Canada

Jul 29, 2022

Some of those indigenous people assembled to listen to the pope had met with him at the Vatican in March.

Pope Francis address representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples at the archbishop's residence in Québec City. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Praises Canada’s Indigenous People as he Departs Québec

Jul 29, 2022

The pope's next, and final stop, in Canada is Iqaluit, in the country's northernmost territory.

Pope Francis presides over a July 28 Mass at the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Canada. Vatican Media

Jesus Comes to Us When We “come up against a paralyzing sense of failure”: Pope Francis

Jul 28, 2022

At a July 28 Mass in the historic Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Québec, Pope Francis preached on the hope and redemption that Christ offers in the face of shame.

Pope Francis speaks during evening prayer from the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Québec, Canada, July 28, 2022. Andrea Gagliarducci

Complaining the world is Evil is "not Christian": Pope Francis to Pastoral Agents

Jul 28, 2022

The pope spoke Thursday evening at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec to those engaged in pastoral ministry.

Indigenous drummers welcome Pope Francis to Lac Ste. Anne. Vatican Media

A look Beyond Headlines: Pope Francis Encounters Catholic, Life History on Canada Journey

Jul 28, 2022

This “penitential pilgrimage” is dedicated to a real path of reconciliation with the Native American populations, and at the same time it is also an apostolic journey to a country with a rich and varied Catholic history.

Pope Francis meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Québec, Canada, on July 27, 2022. pool VAMP

Pope Francis Expresses "deep shame" in Canada, Warns of New "cancel culture"

Jul 27, 2022

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the harm done to indigenous Canadians by Catholics in a Wednesday address before top government officials and representatives of the indigenous peoples in Canada.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass from the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 26, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Preaches Sharing Faith with Love Before 50,000 at Largest Stadium in Canada

Jul 26, 2022

Developing a theme he introduced earlier in his "penitential pilgrimage," the pope reflected on the importance of presenting the faith to others in a loving way, rather than with proselytism.

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with indigenous peoples in Maskwacis, Canada, July 25, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Apologizes for Harm Done to Indigenous Canadians at Residential Schools

Jul 25, 2022

In a speech in rural Canada before a crowd of indigenous Canadian people, Pope Francis publicly apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in running much of Canada’s government-sponsored residential school system.

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. Alan Holdren/CNA

Pope Francis Entrusts Week-long Canada Trip to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Jul 22, 2022

Pope Francis visited a Roman basilica on Friday to ask for the Virgin Mary's intercession and protection ahead of his week-long trip to Canada.

The funeral of Father Vitus Borogo in the Archdiocese of Kaduna, June 30, 2022. Photos courtesy of the Archdiocese of Kaduna

Why Nigerian Militants Appear to Target Catholic Priests for Kidnapping

Jul 15, 2022

Father Peter Amodu was supposed to say the 5 p.m. Mass at Holy Ghost Parish in southern Nigeria on July 6.

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora kneels before the superior of the Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua on July 6, 2022. Credit: Facebook / Video capture

Missionaries of Charity Sisters Expelled from Nicaragua Received in Costa Rica

Jul 12, 2022

Bishop Eugenio Salazar Mora of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica greeted the nuns one by one and knelt as he greeted their superior.

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace, July 3, 2022. Vatican Media/CNA

"They say it's not easy, I think it is": Pope Francis Jokes about Upcoming Canada Trip

Jul 11, 2022

After visiting a community of Jesuits in Rome this weekend, Pope Francis joked about his upcoming trip to Canada, from July 24-30.

Missionaries of Charity leave Nicaragua on July 6, 2022. Credit: P. Sunil Kumar Adugula

Missionaries of Charity Expelled from Nicaragua

Jul 7, 2022

The action is the latest in religious persecutions that have escalated there in the last four years.

A panel discussion at the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C., June 2022. Katie Yoder/CNA

Women Religious Worldwide Face “unique” Sex-based Violence, Persecution: H.Rights Lawyer

Jul 6, 2022

Religious women around the world suffer unique forms of violence and persecution because of their sex — and their ability to give birth to future generations. 

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Remembering One of the Youngest Catholic Saints: St. Maria Goretti

Jul 5, 2022

Catholics worldwide celebrate the feast day of one of the youngest saints on July 6: St. Maria Goretti.

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Christian in Nigerian Village Claim Military Helicopter Fired on Them, Not Bandits

Jul 4, 2022

Authorities deny the charge and have tried to reassure villagers the government is on their side.