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  • Surgeon who operated on Cardinal Sarah: ‘I could feel his holiness’
    on September 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Surgeon Domenico Veneziano with Cardinal Robert Sarah. / Courtesy photo. Rome, Italy, Sep 25, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA). The surgeon who performed an operation on Cardinal Robert Sarah in southern Italy in July said that treating the Guinean cardinal allowed him to see the prominent churchman in a new […]

  • Cardinal Kasper supports alternative ‘Synodal Way’ text
    on September 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Cardinal Walter Kasper. / Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Rome, Italy, Sep 24, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). An influential theologian considered to be close to Pope Francis has praised an alternative text for Germany’s controversial “Synodal Way.”In a lecture delivered […]

  • Pope Francis confirms Cardinal Woelki in post after apostolic visitation of Germany’s Cologne archdiocese
    on September 24, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne. / Jochen Rolfes/Archdiocese of Cologne. Cologne, Germany, Sep 24, 2021 / 04:25 am (CNA). Pope Francis has ruled that Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki should remain in charge of Germany’s Cologne archdiocese after a Vatican investigation into his handling […]

  • Court rejects challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law
    on September 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Heidi Crowter speaks outside the High Court in London England, July 6, 2021. / Don’t Screen Us Out via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0). London, England, Sep 23, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA). The High Court in London rejected on Thursday a landmark challenge to a U.K. law allowing abortion up to birth for […]

  • Spain's lower house advances bill that would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics
    on September 22, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic in Madrid. / Twitter 40 días por la vida. Madrid, Spain, Sep 22, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA). The lower house of Spain's legislature voted Tuesday to take up consideration of a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ […]

  • Cardinal Parolin: The Vatican is ‘worried’ about AUKUS nuclear rearmament
    on September 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Cardinal Pietro Parolin during a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2017. / Shutterstock. Rome, Italy, Sep 22, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). The Vatican’s Secretary of State commented Wednesday on the new security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States to deploy nuclear-powered […]

  • Cardinal O’Malley at safeguarding summit: ‘The wrongs done to God’s people must be corrected’
    on September 22, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Cardinal Seán O’Malley celebrates Mass during a safeguarding summit in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 20, 2021. / episkopat.pl Warsaw, Poland, Sep 22, 2021 / 05:30 am (CNA). Cardinal Seán O’Malley told a safeguarding summit this week that “the wrongs done to God’s […]

  • Diocesan administrator: Spanish bishop's resignation 'perplexing', but his person must be respected
    on September 21, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, Bishop Emeritus of Solsona. / Conferencia Episcopal Española via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Solsona, Spain, Sep 21, 2021 / 14:10 pm (CNA). The apostolic administrator of Solsona, Bishop Romà Casanova i Casanova of Vic, has addressed in his weekly letter […]

  • Fire damages historic Catholic church in Ukraine
    on September 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Fire damage at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kyiv, Ukraine. / Courtesy photo. Kyiv, Ukraine, Sep 21, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). A fire has severely damaged a historic Catholic church in Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv.The fire broke out at the Gothic-style Church of St. Nicholas during an organ […]

  • San Marino to vote on abortion legalization Sept. 26
    on September 20, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Guaita tower, San Marino / princeztl/Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, Sep 20, 2021 / 13:15 pm (CNA). The tiny European nation of San Marino, where abortion has been illegal for nearly a century and a half, is set to hold a referendum on the legalization of abortion later this month. The nation […]