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The beatification Mass of Fr. Juan Elías Medina and 126 companions in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba in Córdoba, Spain, Oct. 16, 2021. Diocese of Córdoba.

Beatification of 127 Spanish Civil War Martyrs Shows "profound spiritual wealth"

Fr. Juan Elías Medina and 126 companions, who were martyred during the Spanish Civil War, were beatified this month in Córdoba.

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez. CEC

Nun Released after Years of Captivity in Mali Thanks God, All Who Facilitated Her Release

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017 and held for nearly five years, posted Sunday on Twitter thanking God and all those who made possible her liberation.

Children in South Sudan participating in the rosary campaign. ACN

"One million children praying rosary": Kids Join Rosary Initiative Inspired by Padre Pio

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.

Sister Monica Chikwe, vice president, Slaves No More. U.S. Embassy to the Holy See

Meet the Catholic Nuns Leading the Fight against Human Trafficking

When a 26-year-old Nigerian girl was first forced out on the streets of Italy by her traffickers, she was told: “You have to start smiling.”

Pope Francis attends the concluding ceremony of the Prayer for Peace Meeting organized by the Sant’Egidio Community at Rome’s Colosseum, Oct. 7, 2021. Vatican Media.

All Religious Traditions Must Resist "temptation to fundamentalism": Pope Francis

He was speaking at an interreligious gathering in front of the Colosseum.

Surgeon Domenico Veneziano with Cardinal Robert Sarah. Courtesy photo.

"I could feel his holiness": Surgeon Who Operated on Vatican-based Guinean Cardinal

Domenico Veneziano described the cardinal as “a very cultured and profound person.”

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. CNA

The Papal Foundation Awards $800K in Scholarships to Dozens of Priests, Religious, Laity

The Papal Foundation awarded nearly $800,000 in scholarships to 96 priests, brothers, sisters, and lay faithful as part of the Saint John Paul II Scholarship Program.

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Slovakia, Sept. 15, 2021. Vatican Media.

"Even in the College of Cardinals there are deniers": Pope Francis on COVID-19 Vaccines

He added that “one of these, poor guy, is hospitalized with the virus.”

Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. Vatican Media.

Confession is the "sacrament of joy": Pope Francis to Slovakia’s young Catholics

The pope spoke to around 25,000 young people in Košice, eastern Slovakia.

Pope Francis addresses bishops, priests, religious, seminarians, and catechists in St Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021./ Papal trip pool.

We Need "creativity of the Gospel," Not "a defensive Catholicism": Pope Francis

He was speaking to clergy and lay people in Bratislava’s largest church.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Aug. 22, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

If We Want Peace on Earth, “we cannot lose sight of Heaven”: Pope to Interfaith Summit

“I would like to reiterate that if we want to preserve fraternity on Earth, ‘we cannot lose sight of Heaven.’”

Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

The Eucharist Should Not Be Received Unworthily: Nigerian cardinal at Eucharistic Congress

Cardinal Onaiyekan said it is ‘the duty of pastors to make access to confession easily available.’

The flag of Slovakia, pictured in the country’s capital, Bratislava. RossHelen via Shutterstock.

More Catholics to See Pope Francis in Slovakia as Authorities Ease COVID-19 Rules

Papal events will no longer be limited to the fully vaccinated

The Hungarian capital Budapest at sunrise. ZGPhotography via Shutterstock.

International Eucharistic Congress Kicks Off Sunday with Holy Mass in Budapest, Hungary

Here’s what you need to know about the major Catholic gathering.

Raymond Cardinal Burke in Rome, Oct. 14, 2019. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Prayers Continue for American Cardinal Hospitalized with COVID-19 Complications

Prayers for Raymond Cardinal Burke continue to pour in amid unconfirmed reports that his condition is improving. 

Bishop Tomé Ferreira da Silva, who resigned as Bishop of São José do Rio Preto Aug. 18, 2021. Credit: Diocese de São José do Rio Preto via Facebook.

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Brazilian Bishop Days after Leak of Explicit Video

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Bishop of São José do Rio Preto on Wednesday, five days after a sexually explicit video of the bishop was shared on the internet. 

Mother Angelica. CNA file photo

The Three Times Mother Angelica Trusted God to Provide for EWTN

From its humble beginnings in a garage-turned-studio in Alabama to a global network broadcasting from all around the world, EWTN’s foundress Mother Angelica relied heavily

Mother Angelica Award winner Archbishop Charles J. Chaput (left) with EWTN CEO Michael P. Warsaw. EWTN

EWTN Honors American Archbishop With First Annual Mother Angelica Award

EWTN Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw presented the inaugural award to Chaput during an Aug. 15 ceremony that was broadcast around the world by the Network. The date also marks the 40th anniversary of the Network’s launch on the Solemnity of the Assumption in 1981.

Haitian Cardinal injured after earthquake destroys his residence. Dr. Fonie Pierre, CRS/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Cardinal Injured, Catholic Priest Dead Following Saturday Earthquake in Haiti

Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference, has been injured, while a Catholic priest died early in the morning of Aug. 14 after an 7.2 intensity earthquake shook Haiti.