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

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Vatican News

  • Southern Arabia's new Apostolic Vicar calls for diversity in unity
    on July 6, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    Bishop Paolo Martinelli was installed as the new Apostolic Vicar for Southern Arabia on Saturday at St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi. In his inaugural speech and then during his homily at the installation Mass he upheld the beauty of diversity and pledged to pursue interfaith harmony. Read all  

  • Crossing the Mediterranean: risking one's life in exchange for hope
    on July 6, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    Following the death of 22 migrants in the Mediterranean, Fr Patrick Etamesor, West Africa coordinator for JRS, describes why young people choose to leave their homes and risk their lives at sea. Read all  

  • Save the Children calls for global response to stop famine
    on July 6, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    The humanitarian organization has allocated the record sum of 28.5 million US dollars to deal with the current food crisis hitting several countries in the world and is calling on governments and donors for funding, saying that the number of people suffering from hunger has more than doubled in two years. Read all  

  • Pope Francis reflects on his personal life in a podcast
    on July 6, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    The Holy Father met with Argentine priest Guillermo Marcó, who was in charge of the Press Office of the Archbishopric of Buenos Aires for 10 years, while Archbishop Bergoglio was the head of the see. A part of the conversation was broadcast on the priest’s podcast. Read all  

  • Holy See at "Ukraine Recovery" conference in Lugano
    on July 6, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Archbishop Wachowski, Under-Secretary for Relations with States, brought the Pope's prayer for a peaceful future in Ukraine to a conference in Lugano, calling for a commitment to the reconstruction of the war-torn country Read all  

  • Pope Francis says he will appoint women to Dicastery for Bishops
    on July 6, 2022 at 11:34 am

    In the third part of his interview with the Reuters news agency, Pope Francis shares his plans to expand the role of women in the Roman Curia, and announces his intention to appoint two women to the Dicastery that assists the Pontiff in the selection of bishops. Read all  

  • "Doctors with Africa" pledge to support Rumbek Hospital amid aid cuts
    on July 6, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Aid cuts and the withdrawal of funds by International donors have disastrous consequences on healthcare facilities in South Sudan. Read all  

  • Cardinal Parolin meets President Kiir: "The fight for peace is only necessary fight"
    on July 6, 2022 at 9:49 am

    The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with South Sudanese President Salva Kirr in the Presidential Palace on Tuesday during which they recalled the 2019 retreat with Pope Francis in the Vatican. The Cardinal subsequently met with First Vice President Riek Machar who reiterated his willingness to implement the peace process in the country. Read all […]

  • A Syrian sister’s journey of light amid the darkness of war
    on July 6, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Sister Deema Fayyad offers the witness of her community throughout Syria’s painful civil war, as they pray, carry out daily tasks, and weave a relationship of dialogue and fraternity with the Muslims in their area. Read all  

  • Massive divestment from fossil fuels by faith organizations
    on July 5, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    After various calls by the Vatican for divestment from fossil fuels, thirty-five faith institutions with more than $1.25 billion in combined assets, including some Catholic organizations, announce they are divesting from fossil fuel companies . Read all  

Catholic News Agency

  • Vox party files complaint against journalist for inciting destruction of abbey in Spain
    on July 6, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    The Valley of the Fallen. / Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock. Denver Newsroom, Jul 6, 2022 / 16:00 pm (CNA). The Vox political party in Spain has filed a complaint against a journalist who encouraged blowing up the basilica and abbey located on the grounds of the Valley of the Fallen memorial complex […]

  • Archbishop Gänswein moved to tears over Benedict XVI's comment about journey to heaven
    on July 6, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Archbishop Gänswein and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI / Credit: EWTN/Paul Badde, Mazur/www.thepapalvisit.org.uk Denver Newsroom, Jul 5, 2022 / 18:10 pm (CNA). The personal secretary of Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, could not hold back tears as he recalled what the pope […]

  • English courts to reconsider life support for Archie Battersbee, severely brain-injured boy
    on June 30, 2022 at 12:00 am

    The Court of Appeal is based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. / Anthony M. from Rome, Italy - Flickr via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0). Denver Newsroom, Jun 29, 2022 / 18:00 pm (CNA). England’s High Court must hold another hearing to determine whether ending the life support of a severely […]

  • More than 100,000 march for life in Spain
    on June 27, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    More than 100,000 people attended a march for life in Madrid, Spain, on June 26, 2022. / Credit: Courtesy of NEOS Comunicación Madrid, Spain, Jun 27, 2022 / 16:45 pm (CNA). More than 100,000 people turned out June 26 for Spain's march for life in Madrid and to protest proposed changes to […]

  • What is a Catholic priest? A new documentary asks the question.
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    A Mass of priestly ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, May 7, 2017. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Denver Newsroom, Jun 24, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA). A new documentary about the Catholic priesthood asks priests what kind of life they are supposed to live as they reflect on their vocations and the […]

  • World Meeting of Families 2022: Full text of Pope Francis' address at the Festival of Families
    on June 23, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Rome - June 22, 2022: Day one of the World Meeting of Families with Pope Francis during the Festival of Families. / Vatican Media Rome, Italy, Jun 23, 2022 / 10:25 am (CNA). Here is the full text of Pope Francis' address at the Festival of Families during the World Meeting of Families 2022, which […]

  • Why June 29 is a good day to consider the legend of St. Peter and St. Agatha
    on June 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

    This painting of St. Peter visiting St. Agatha was created by Federico Zuccari between 1597 and 1599 for the altar of Sant’Agata in the Milan Cathedral. It was directly commissioned by Milan native Federico Borromeo, a cousin of St. Charles Borromeo. / Photo by Kathleen Naab Milan, Italy, […]

  • Cardinal Kasper warns German synodal way risks 'breaking its own neck'
    on June 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, at the Vatican in April 2015. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA. Berlin, Germany, Jun 22, 2022 / 14:40 pm (CNA). A theologian considered close to Pope Francis has warned that the German Synodal Way is at risk of […]

  • Young people 'key' to building understanding, Israeli ambassador to Poland says
    on June 21, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Israeli Ambassador to Poland Yacov Livne speaks with students and faculty at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, on June 21, 2022. / Credit: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Lublin, Poland, Jun 21, 2022 / 17:07 pm (CNA). Dialogue between young people from Israel and […]

  • US couple to share advice for Catholic family life at World Meeting of Families
    on June 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Soren and Ever Johnson with their five children, ages 19 to 10. / Courtesy of Soren and Ever Johnson. Rome Newsroom, Jun 20, 2022 / 04:00 am (CNA). A few years after getting married in the early 2000s, Soren and Ever Johnson were reflecting on Pope John Paul II’s call for the laity to play a […]