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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. 

A painting of St. Maria Goretti by Giuseppe Brovelli-Soffredini. YouTube screenshot via EWTN

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.

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Missionaries of Charity among Nongovernmental Entities Ordered to Shut Down in Nicaragua

Jun 30, 2022

The order to shut down the sisters and 100 other nongovernmental organizations was requested by a Sandinista legislator in a June 22 letter.

A Mass of priestly ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, May 7, 2017. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

What is a Catholic priest? A New Documentary Asks the Question

Jun 24, 2022

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.

An Inuit delegation from Canada meets Pope Francis at the Vatican, March 28, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis' Pastoral Visit to Canada in July on Course, Vatican Releases Itinerary

Jun 23, 2022

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. 

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Nigeria Church Massacre: State Department Official Meets Local Bishop

Jun 17, 2022

The meeting took place following a request by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey.

Bishop Lucas Van Looy, S.D.B., pictured at a Vatican press conference on the family synod, Oct. 23, 2015. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Accepts Belgian Bishop’s Request Not to Be Made a Cardinal

Jun 16, 2022

Bishop Lucas Van Looy was due to receive the red hat on Aug. 27.

Christians hold signs as they march on the streets of Abuja during prayer and penance for peace and security in Nigeria on March 1, 2020. null

Nigerian Christians No Longer View the U.S. as a "credible partner", Expert Says

Jun 14, 2022

The claim that the Pentecost Sunday attack was related merely to resources, land, or climate change is "absurd," Stephen Rasche says.

Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins, pictured on Oct. 13, 2018. Damien Storan via Shutterstock.

Recent Church Massacre in Nigeria Not Linked to Climate Change: Bishop to Irish President

Jun 13, 2022

The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’

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See St Charles de Foucauld as Model of Holiness: Pope Francis to Future Vatican Diplomats

Jun 9, 2022

The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.

112-year-old Venezuelan farmer Vicente Pérez gestures at his home in San Jose de Bolivar, Tachira state, Venezuela, on Jan. 24, 2022. Guinness World Records has officially recognized Pérez as the oldest living man following the death of a Spaniard who was the previous holder of the title,. Jhonny Parra/AFP via Getty Images

The Oldest Man in the World is 113 and Prays the Holy Rosary Twice a Day

Jun 8, 2022

His name is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, he’s Venezuelan, and is passionate about his faith.

Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon. Claude Truong-Ngoc via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Vatican Asks for Suspension of Ordinations in French Diocese after a “fraternal visit”

Jun 3, 2022

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.

Pope Francis prays the rosary for peace in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, May 31, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Prays Rosary for Peace in Ukraine and Around the World

May 31, 2022

The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world.

Cardinal Tagle at the beatification of Pauline Jaricot in Lyon, France, on May 22, 2022. In Your Name/Diocèse de Lyon Flickr photostream.

Missionary Dioceses Need Support with Abuse Prevention Protocols: Vatican Cardinal

May 26, 2022

‘They need psychologists. They need canon lawyers,’ the Vatican cardinal said.

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014. Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Cardinal Zen Appears in Court in Hong Kong, Enters Plea of Not Guilty Alongside Co-accused

May 24, 2022

The date set for Cardinal Zen’s trial is Sept. 19.

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Pope Francis Has Asked Catholics to Say This Prayer May 24: Our Lady, Help of Christians

May 23, 2022

In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed May 24, the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, to be a World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, which venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary under that title as the country's patroness.