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 of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica greeted the nuns one by one and knelt as he greeted their superior.
After visiting a community of Jesuits in Rome this weekend, Pope Francis joked about his upcoming trip to Canada, from July 24-30.
The action is the latest in religious persecutions that have escalated there in the last four years.
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.
Catholics worldwide celebrate the feast day of one of the youngest saints on July 6: St. Maria Goretti.
Authorities deny the charge and have tried to reassure villagers the government is on their side.
The order to shut down the sisters and 100 other nongovernmental organizations was requested by a Sandinista legislator in a June 22 letter.
A new documentary about the Catholic priesthood asks priests what kind of life they are supposed to live as they reflect on their vocations and the role of the priest in Catholic theology and spiritual life.
The Vatican has released the itinerary for Pope Francis’ visit to Canada, during which he will meet with representatives of indigenous peoples, and with indigenous Catholics.
The meeting took place following a request by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey.
Bishop Lucas Van Looy was due to receive the red hat on Aug. 27.
The claim that the Pentecost Sunday attack was related merely to resources, land, or climate change is "absurd," Stephen Rasche says.
The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’
The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.
His name is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, he’s Venezuelan, and is passionate about his faith.
The Vatican has asked a diocese in southern France to suspend its ordinations of priests and deacons scheduled for this month after a “fraternal visit” of the diocese.
The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world.
‘They need psychologists. They need canon lawyers,’ the Vatican cardinal said.