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.

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Spanish Priests Criticize Radio Personalities Who Say Mother Teresa Took Advantage of Poor

Sep 21, 2023

On Monday, a contributor to a Spanish radio station news program claimed that St. Teresa of Calcutta was part of a list of “bad people who did things well.”

A 17th-century statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Spanish sculptor Juan Martínez Montañés. | Jl FilpoC via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

How St. Ignatius of Loyola Became the Patron Saint of Soldiers

Jul 31, 2023

Besides being the founder of one of the largest religious orders in the world and the author of the “Spiritual Exercises,” St. Ignatius of Loyola is also the patron saint of soldiers. Here’s how this Iberian soldier-turned-priest and missionary was canonized a saint and came to be the protector and patron of soldiers across the world.

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.

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Pope Francis Orders New Canonical Process in Abuse Case at Opus Dei School in Spain

Sep 17, 2022

Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga of Bilbao, Spain, has announced that Pope Francis has ordered a new canonical process for a case of abuse that took place at a school run by the Prelature of Opus Dei.

Bishop Damián Iguacén Borau. / Conferencia Episcopal Española (CC BY-SA 2.0).

World’s Oldest Bishop Dies in Spain at Age 104

Nov 25, 2020

Bishop Damián Iguacén Borau died Tuesday at his residence in Huesca in northeastern Spain. He was 104 years old.

Beatification Mass for Joan Roig Diggle in the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona Nov. 7, 2020. Screenshot.

Teen Martyred while Protecting the Eucharist Beatified in Spain

Nov 8, 2020

A 19-year-old Spanish martyr who gave his life while protecting the Eucharist was beatified Saturday at a Mass in the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona.

Peter Cardinal Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. / Lee Ferris/Mount Saint Mary's College.

COVID-19 Isn’t “divine castigation of humanity”: Ghanaian Cardinal

Jul 21, 2020

The Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal has said the COVID-19 pandemic that countries around the globe are struggling to contain is not any punishment from God.

Msgr. Luis Miguel Munoz Cardaba, New Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan and Eritrea.

Pope Appoints Spanish-Born Cleric as Nuncio in Sudan and Eritrea

Apr 2, 2020

Pope Francis on Tuesday, March 31 appointed Msgr. Luis Miguel Munoz Cardaba, a native of Spain who has been serving at the Apostolic Nunciature in Turkey, as his representative in Sudan and Eritrea.