Catholic Church in Spain

"Without God, nothing in life has meaning," says Spanish national soccer team coach Luis de la Fuente Castillo. / Credit: Junta de Andalucía (CC BY-SA 2.0)

"Is not superstition, it’s faith": Spanish Coach on Making Sign of the Cross before Game

Jul 12, 2024

“I have faith,” said Luis de la Fuente Castillo, coach of the team that will play in the Euro Cup final on Sunday after having defeated France earlier this week.

Our Lady of Christendom is an annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Covadonga (Asturias) that takes place around the feast of St. James the Apostle (July 25), patron saint of Spain. / Credit: Our Lady of Christendom Pilgrimage

Vatican Prohibits Customary Traditional Latin Mass for Pilgrims in Spain 

Jul 9, 2024

The organizers of the fourth edition of the pilgrimage announced the prohibition in a July 6 post on X.

Father Nicéforo Obama from Equatorial Guinea was able to be trained as a priest thanks to the Pontifical Mission Societies. / Credit: OMP

Vocations Day in Spain: The Church Supports 725 Seminaries in Mission Lands

Apr 21, 2024

"Native Vocations Day" in Spain supports and provides formation for those who feel called to the priesthood and consecrated life in other countries.

Father Javier Sánchez, 60, from the Archdiocese of Zaragoza in Spain died April 4, 2024, a victim of burns suffered when his liturgical vestments caught fire from a candle during the Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 30. / Credit: Óscar Cortel/Archbishopric of Zaragoza

Spanish Catholic Priest Dies from Burns Suffered during Lighting of Easter Fire on Holy Saturday

Apr 4, 2024

According to the Spanish newspaper El Heraldo de Aragón, sources from the archdiocese said Father Javier Sánchez “tried to protect the nuns of the convent."

Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, Bishop Emeritus of Solsona. / Credit: Conferencia Episcopal Española via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

After Being Dispensed, 54-Year-Old Spanish Catholic Bishop Emeritus Marries in the Church

Apr 3, 2024

After obtaining a dispensation from Pope Francis, the bishop emeritus of Solsona in Spain, Xavier Novell, has entered into a canonical marriage.

Pope Francis addresses the faithful at his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 28, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Archdiocese Demands Priests Apologize for "scandalous" Words about Pope Francis

Mar 2, 2024

The Archdiocese of Toledo, Spain, has demanded that two priests apologize for comments they made “that harm the communion of the Church and scandalize the people of God.” 

Pope Francis at the Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, Angelus and martyrs beatified in Seville on Nov. 18, 2023. | Credit: Youtube Vatican News / Archdiocese of Seville

Pope Francis Calls for Applause for 20 Martyrs of Spanish Civil War Beatified in Seville

Nov 20, 2023

At Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Francis called for applause for the 20 martyrs beatified in the Seville cathedral on Nov. 18.

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain. / Credit: Archdiocese of Valladolid

Spanish Catholic Bishop Proclaims Right to life Doesn’t Come from Ballot Box or Court

Feb 13, 2023

“There are human beings who do not have human rights. It’s the obvious conclusion,” said Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of a Feb. 9 court decision.

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Sacristan Killed, Priest Wounded in Terrorist Attacks in Spain; Bishops Condemn Violence

Jan 27, 2023

A sacristan was killed and a priest wounded during a suspected terrorist attack Wednesday on two Catholic churches in Spain.