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Fr. Christopher Eboka who was kidnapped May 22 in Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese to Offer Mass for Priest’s “immediate, unconditional release”

Catholic Priests ministering in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese are set to offer Holy Mass for the quick and safe release of their colleague who was kidnapped at the end of last week. 

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica. / Credit: Luxerendering/Shutterstock.

St. Peter's Basilica to End Private Holy Masses, Restrict Masses in Extraordinary Form

A new letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State has banned the private celebration of Masses at side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, effective March 22.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

"We must return to the Eucharist": Vatican-based Guinean Cardinal

In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should return to Mass as soon as it can be done safely, and that the Christian life cannot be sustained without the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Christian community of the Church.

Eucharistic adoration following the pope's Corpus Christi Mass June 14, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

The Eucharist Gives Us Christ's Healing Love: Pope Francis

Christ’s presence in the Eucharist heals wounds and transforms bitter negativity into the joy of Lord, Pope Francis said in his homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi Sunday.

St. Peter's Square following the announcement of a confirmed Covid-19 case on March 6, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Diocese of Rome Cancels All Public Masses, Announces Day of Fasting and Prayer

The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement by the vicar general of the diocese, published Sunday evening, follows a decree by the Italian government suspending all public religious ceremonies.