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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.

St. Francis Xavier statue in front St. Joseph Cathedral in Beijing, China, February 25, 2016. Shutterstock

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.

St. John Paul II in 1978. Vatican Media.

St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis Named among Patrons of World Youth Day 2023

May 18, 2022

The Virgin Mary will be the “patroness par excellence” of the youth gathering.

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Twitter @krislc

Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong Released on Bail: Report

May 11, 2022

The news emerged shortly after the Vatican said that it was concerned to hear of reports of his arrest.

Brad Jolly at his home in Longmont, Colorado. Courtesy photo

American Man Shares His Love of Math, Catholicism with Students in Uganda

Apr 21, 2022

Since last summer, a Colorado man has been helping Catholic schoolchildren in Uganda using the two “universal” things that they share: Catholicism and mathematics.

Major Serhiy Volyna, who has been leading the 36th marine brigade in the battle for the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, pictured holding his letter to Pope Francis. Religious Information Service of Ukraine

Ukrainian Soldier Appeals to Pope Francis to Help Save People of Mariupol, a Besieged City

Apr 19, 2022

Major Serhiy Volyna, who has been leading the 36th marine brigade in the battle for the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, pleaded with the pope to help do something to safely evacuate people from the city.

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the German bishops’ spring meeting in February 2021. Credit: Sascha Steinbach/epa pool. null

German Bishops' President Responds to Letter Warning of Schism Risk in Synodal Path

Apr 16, 2022

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, president of the German bishops’ conference, responded Thursday to a letter warning the country’s synodal path could lead to schism by defending the process as a response to abuses in the Church.

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"Speak out forcefully" against "abominable actions" in Ukraine: Pope Francis to Pilgrims

Apr 12, 2022

In a message to participants in an interreligious pilgrimage to Ukraine, Pope Francis said “the present moment leaves us deeply troubled, because it is marked by the forces of evil.”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Granaries in Floriana, Malta, April 3, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Laments "sacrilegious war" in Ukraine as He Prays Angelus in Malta

Apr 3, 2022

‘May we be tireless in praying and in offering assistance to those who suffer,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Granaries in Floriana, Malta, April 3, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis in Malta: God’s Endless Mercy Means No One is "irredeemable"

Apr 3, 2022

The pope urged Malta’s Catholics to be ‘tireless witnesses’ of God’s mercy.

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Catholic Leader in Ukraine Says Ongoing War Reminder of Spiritual Battle "with the devil"

Mar 31, 2022

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘Bring the devil to light and we will overcome.’

Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN. EWTN

Mother Angelica's Work Still Brings Inspiration and Conversion, Six Years after Her Death

Mar 27, 2022

The foundress of EWTN, Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, died six years ago, but her legacy lives on in the spiritual renewals that have resulted from the fruits of her work. 

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"I pray to John Paul II": How Ukrainian Refugee Found Shelter at Pope’s Former Residence

Mar 23, 2022

‘Through the intercession of St. John Paul II, God led us to this residence,’ said Eleanor Petritschenko.

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Vatican Releases Text for March 25 Consecration Prayer for Ukraine, Russia

Mar 22, 2022

The Vatican has sent bishops around the world the text of the prayer that Pope Francis will lead on March 25 for the consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.