A brief round up of the latest news from around the Catholic world.

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Vatican News

  • Global concerns mount over escalating east Ukraine conflict
    on April 18, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    As Pope Francis appeals for peace in eastern Ukraine, rising tensions between Kiev and Moscow are triggered by growing violations of a ceasefire agreed between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists. It comes while a massive Russian military buildup is underway near Ukraine's borders and British warships preparing to sail for the Black Sea next month in support of Ukraine.

  • Pope appeals for peace and reconciliation in eastern Ukraine
    on April 18, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Speaking after the Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis expresses his hope for a decrease in military activities and tension in eastern Ukraine and prays for the suffering population.

  • Pope at Regina Coeli: Christianity is relationship, care and joy
    on April 18, 2021 at 10:32 am

    On the Third Sunday of Easter Pope Francis reflects on how being a Christian is not first of all a doctrine or a moral ideal, it is the living relationship with Him.

  • Pope and UN refugee agency chief discuss people on the move
    on April 17, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Pope Francis on Friday received in audience United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, and discussed issues linked with the movement of people.

  • Brazil's former President Lula makes a comeback
    on April 17, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Brazil`s ex President Lula, now has a clear run to contest the top job once again, following his corruption convictions having been quashed by the country`s Supreme Court.

  • German Ecumenical Week for Life focuses on "Life in Dying"
    on April 17, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Ecumenical Week for Life in Germany: Bishop Losinger warns that assisted suicide fatally leads to admitting euthanasia.

  • Vatican pays tribute to Prince Philip
    on April 17, 2021 at 11:30 am

    In a homily during a remembrance service for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died on 9 April, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher recalls the Prince's honourable and faithful service to the Queen, his country and the world.

  • Vatican wishes the “explosion of pure joy” of circus will soon return
    on April 17, 2021 at 11:17 am

    The circus industry has been badly hit by the pandemic. On World Circus Day, Saturday, the Vatican sent a message to the World Circus Federation, expressing its closeness.

  • Covid-crisis exacerbates conditions of poverty in Haiti
    on April 16, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    The collapse of the global economy has contributed to worsening conditions for the very poor in the Caribbean nation of Haiti, according to Fr Richard Frechette with the "Fondazione Rava”.

  • UN envoy: diplomatic unity key to help end Yemen war
    on April 16, 2021 at 11:45 am

    More than 200 people were killed or injured in Yemen in March, the deadliest so far this year. The world’s biggest humanitarian crisis has exacerbated with a second wave of Covid-19 infections. The UN is urging for a ceasefire and eventual end to the war.

Catholic News Agency

  • St. Faustina relic given to Catholic basilica hit by Croatia earthquake
    on April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Relics of St. Faustina and Blessed Michał Sopoćko at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in Sisak, Croatia. / Diocese of Sisak Rome Newsroom, Apr 16, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA). A Catholic basilica in one of the towns most-damaged by an earthquake in Croatia last December recently received a relic […]

  • Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in the poor renews our missionary vigor
    on April 15, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA Rome, Italy, Apr 15, 2021 / 15:18 pm (CNA). Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made the work […]

  • Soon-to-be-beatified Italian woman pioneered faith-based feminism
    on April 15, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Armida Barelli. / Archdiocese of Milan Rome, Italy, Apr 15, 2021 / 12:11 pm (CNA). Armida Barelli, a lay Catholic leader who formed “generations of conscious and motivated women” in the faith, will be beatified after the Church approved a miracle attributed to her intercession.

  • 'What I can do is love': This Catholic sister is a missionary to refugees in Greece
    on April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Sr. Victoria Kovalchuk with a refugee girl in Athens, Greece in April 2021. / Alexey Gotovsky/CNA. Rome Newsroom, Apr 15, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA). "I tell them: I came here to be with you in your situation. When you cry, I will be with you. When you laugh, I will be with you."

  • Abuse commission of Church in Germany defends citing Michel Foucault
    on April 13, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    The Square Michel Foucault in Paris. Credit: J. Maughn via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). Rome Newsroom, Apr 13, 2021 / 15:15 pm (CNA). The abuse commission of the Catholic Church in Germany has defended its citation of French philosopher Michel Foucault in a position paper drafted earlier this year.

  • Christian leaders in N. Ireland call for ‘unified’ negotiations, peaceful solutions
    on April 13, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Nationalists attack police on April 8, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. / Charles McQuillan/Getty Images. CNA Staff, Apr 13, 2021 / 14:10 pm (CNA). The Catholic archbishop of Northern Ireland on Tuesday joined with other Christian leaders in calling for a “unified” response to […]

  • London police express regret over upset due to halting Good Friday service at Polish parish
    on April 12, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    DS Andy Wadey of the Metropolitan Police addresses parishioners at Christ the King parish, Balham, south London, April 11, 2021. Credit: Mazur/cbcew.org.uk via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) London, England, Apr 12, 2021 / 13:46 pm (CNA). The Archbishop of Southwark and representatives of the […]

  • French Catholic bishops open beatification cause of Dominican priest
    on April 9, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    French Dominican priest Fr. Marie-Etienne Vayssière (1864-1940). / Archives Provinciales de Toulouse. All rights reserved. Rome Newsroom, Apr 9, 2021 / 12:01 pm (CNA). Fr. Marie-Étienne Vayssière (1864-1940) is a little-known but quietly influential figure.

  • Cardinal Nichols leads Catholic community in mourning death of Prince Philip at age 99
    on April 9, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012. / Catchlight Media/Featureflash via Shutterstock. CNA Staff, Apr 9, 2021 / 05:53 am (CNA). Cardinal Vincent Nichols has led the Catholic community in mourning the death of Prince […]

  • Russian authorities return church to Catholic community after 25-year wait
    on April 9, 2021 at 11:35 am

    The Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Novgorod, Russia. / Credit: pd. CNA Staff, Apr 9, 2021 / 05:35 am (CNA). Authorities in Russia have returned a church to the Catholic community after a 25-year wait.