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Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in Rome Feb. 24, 2019./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

German Cardinal Aged 67 Offers Resignation Letter to Pope Francis

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the 67-year-old archbishop of Munich and Freising, has offered his resignation to Pope Francis.

A blessing service as part of a day of action in defiance to the Vatican’s ruling on same-sex unions in the Youth Church in Würzburg, Germany, May 10, 2021./ Gehrig/CNA Deutsch. /

German Catholics Defy Vatican with Blessing Ceremonies for Same-sex Couples

Priests and pastoral workers in Germany defied the Vatican Monday by conducting blessing ceremonies attended by same-sex couples.

Assistance to the Seminary of Kossoghin in Burkina Faso with hygiene and education for COVID 19 prevention / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

St. Pierre Major Seminarians in Burkina Faso Receive Boost in COVID-19 Fight

Seminarians at St. Pierre Major Seminary in Burkina Faso are going to benefit from a financial donation from the international Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), offered to support the fight against the possible spread of COVID-19 at the Kossoghin-based institution in the Central part of the West African nation.

Several Islands in Uganda flooded after Lake Victoria overflowed its banks. The inhabitants had to be evacuated. / Swim Safe/Malteser International

Flooding in Uganda Threatening COVID-19 Response, Catholic Relief Agency Cautions

Following the heavy rains being experienced in the East African nation of Uganda, an official of Malteser International (MI), the worldwide relief agency of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Order of Malta, has warned that the resulting floods are a threat to COVID-19 response in the affected region.

Pope Francis prays during the Good Friday Via Crucis in Rome April 19, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Pope Francis Prays for Victims of German Shooting

Pope Francis prayed Friday for the victims of a shooting in Germany that killed nine people at two hookah bars.