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

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Vatican News

  • Pope appoints new Archbishop in Mandalay, Myanmar
    on April 25, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Pope Francis appointed Fr. Marco Tin Win as the new Archbishop of Mandalay. Card. Bo has welcomed the “grace-filled news”. […]

  • In São Tomé, April is a month for cultural festivities
    on April 25, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    The month of April in São Tomé and Príncipe is a month of various cultural celebrations showcasing the best that the Islands have to offer. […]

  • Philippine National Youth Day celebrations begin
    on April 25, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    At least 15,000 young Filipino Catholics gathered in Cebu on Wednesday, at the start of the April 24-28 National Youth Day celebrations. […]

  • Pope to young French pilgrims: I'm counting on you!
    on April 25, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Young people from the Diocese of Aire and Dax meet with Pope Francis on Thursday, during a pilgrimage to Rome as part of Youth Days for the Landes region of France. […]

  • Holy See denounces sexual crimes in conflict
    on April 25, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York, addressed a UN Security Council debate on “Women, peace and security: Sexual Violence in Conflict.&rdquo […]

  • Mozambique paying the price of climate change
    on April 25, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    The people of Mozambique continue to pay the high price of climate change as yet another tropical cyclone prepares to make landfall. The southeast African Nation is reeling from the impact of the disastrous Cyclone Idai that killed 1000 people and displaced half a million in March. […]

  • Sri Lanka: Interreligious dialogue vital to healing process
    on April 25, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    The Undersecretary at the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue speaks about the importance of dialogue at this time of fear and insecurity in Sri Lanka. […]

  • Pope invites the deaf to help others “hear” the voice of God
    on April 25, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Pope Francis receives members of the Italian Federation of Associations for the Deaf in audience in the Vatican, and stresses the need for inclusion and a culture of encounter. […]

  • ‘Gospel Truth’ for April 28, 2019
    on April 25, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Listen to this week's edition of our reflections on the Gospel reading for the second Sunday Easter of Easter, where Jesus says that blessed are those who have not seen and have believed, prepared by the late Jill Bevilacqua. […]

  • Reflections for the II Sunday of Easter
    on April 25, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the second Sunday of Easter. He says that the readings emphasize the importance of faith. […]

Catholic News Agency

  • British parliamentary committee urges action on N Ireland abortion law
    on April 25, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    London, England, Apr 25, 2019 / 05:41 pm (CNA).- A committee of the British parliament has said Westminster should bypass Northern Ireland's self-governance to clarify the region's abortion law. The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee said Thursday that the UK government should provide […]

  • Catholic church vandalized in Northern Ireland
    on April 23, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Belfast, Northern Ireland, Apr 23, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- A Catholic church in Northern Ireland was desecrated with paint in the early hours of Easter Sunday morning, receiving disapproval from political officials. Sacred Heart Church in Ballyclare, about 13 miles north of Belfast, had white […]

  • Porn restrictions further delayed in UK, now scheduled for July launch
    on April 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    London, England, Apr 22, 2019 / 06:34 am (CNA).- The United Kingdom has once again delayed the launch of its constraints on virtual porn. The online age verification program is now scheduled to launch mid-summer. Digital Minister Matt Hancock signed a commencement order for the Digital Economy Act […]

  • Easter can correct society's 'bitterness and intolerance' – English bishop
    on April 21, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Shrewsbury, England, Apr 21, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Easter is not a time for political debate, but is rather an opportunity to encounter the pinnacle of the faith – Christ’s death and resurrection, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury said in his homily for the feast. At the April 21 Mass […]

  • Wooden church- an 'ephemeral cathedral' could go up as Notre-Dame is restored
    on April 19, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Paris, France, Apr 19, 2019 / 08:02 am (CNA).- After a massive fire gutted the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris April 15, the cathedral’s rector says a temporary wooden church might soon be constructed in the esplanade, or plaza, adjacent to the cathedral. Monsignor Patrick Chauvet told […]

  • Holy Week terrorism suspect arrested
    on April 19, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Seville, Spain, Apr 18, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Authorities from Spain and Morocco have arrested a 23 year old man in Rabat, Morocco, who is suspected of planning an attack  during Holy Week celebrations in the Spanish city of Seville. According to Spanish federal police, Spain’s […]

  • Notre-Dame weathervane comes home to roost
    on April 17, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Paris, France, Apr 17, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A copper rooster containing relics and thought to have been destroyed in the collapse of Notre-Dame de Paris has been found damaged but intact. The weathervane had previously perched at the top of the cathedral spire for more than a century. An […]

  • Saved from the flames: The treasures that survived the Notre Dame fire
    on April 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Paris, France, Apr 16, 2019 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- When the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Parish caught fire Monday, most predicted the worst. It seemed unlikely the structure could survive, or that some of the treasures inside might be saved. Indeed, a full two-thirds of the cathedral’s roof was […]

  • Pro-life student group sues Scottish university for alleged discrimination
    on April 17, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Aberdeen, Scotland, Apr 16, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- A pro-life student group at the University of Aberdeen filed a lawsuit Friday against the university and its student association after it was blocked from affiliating because of its pro-life stance. In October the Aberdeen University Students' […]

  • Famous rose windows survive massive Notre Dame fire
    on April 16, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Paris, France, Apr 16, 2019 / 04:21 pm (CNA).- Following a massive fire that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, the church’s three iconic rose windows were unharmed, French reports have confirmed. One of the most recognizable images of the landmark cathedral, the windows are […]