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

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Vatican News

  • CAFOD: UK’s Rwanda deportation plan misguided approach to humanitarian crisis
    on April 23, 2024 at 4:31 pm

    Britain's recent decision to approve legislation allowing the deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda has sparked condemnation from humanitarian organizations including CAFOD, the aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Read all  

  • Five migrants drown in English Channel as Rwanda asylum bill passes
    on April 23, 2024 at 12:56 pm

    Five migrants, including a 7-year-old girl, drown attempting to cross the English Channel, only hours after Britain’s Parliament passes a bill to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, a move decried by several Catholic aid agencies. Read all  

  • South Korean youth say government is not doing enough to fight climate change
    on April 23, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    South Korea’s highest court is set to hear a case brought by young people arguing that the government’s lack of action on climate change violates their fundamental rights. Read all  

  • ‘Happy Name Day’: Well-wishers greet Pope on feast of St George
    on April 23, 2024 at 10:45 am

    Friends and supporters from around the world offer prayers and best wishes to Pope Francis on the feast of his heavenly patron, St George. Read all  

  • Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day 2024
    on April 23, 2024 at 10:37 am

    The World Book and Copyright Day is an annual event organized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and is held on the 23rd of April to promote reading, publishing and copyrights. Read all  

  • The Church and Democracy
    on April 22, 2024 at 9:35 pm

    Less than a year after Pope Francis' return visit to Portugal, a special conference in Rome organized by the Portuguese Embassy to the Holy See and Sovereign Military Order of Malta commemorates the installation of democracy in Portugal fifty years ago, and celebrates the occasion with a lecture of Professor Manuel Braga da Cruz of the Catholic University of Lisbon, and a dialogue with Andrea […]

  • Grandparents and grandchildren to gather with Pope Francis for April event
    on April 22, 2024 at 4:28 pm

    At a press conference hosted by the Holy See Press Office, organizers unveiled a 27 April event sponsored by Italy's "Fondazione Età Grande" (Old Age Foundation) that will bring together grandparents and grandchildren to the Vatican's Paul VI Hall as a way to promote the role and contribution of the elderly in today's world. Read all  

  • Earth Day: Pope Francis urges responsibility for our common home
    on April 22, 2024 at 12:25 pm

    On World Earth Day 2024, Pope Francis reminds everyone of our duty to protect the planet and safeguard peace. Read all  

  • Saint Pio Foundation to release photos of Padre Pio
    on April 22, 2024 at 11:26 am

    The Saint Pio Foundation is set to unveil ten photos of the beloved 20th century saint, in order “to foster devotion to Saint Pio.” Read all  

  • ‘Sr. Claire’ centre offers hope to children with intellectual disabilities
    on April 22, 2024 at 9:34 am

    “In some ethnic groups of Sub-Saharan Africa, people with intellectual disabilities are often marginalized,” says Sr. Claudia Samba, FCSM who has worked with children with intellectual disabilities in both Senegal and Mauritania for eight years, at the “Sr Claire” Center in Rosso. Read all  

Catholic News Agency

  • Bishops: Catholic Church in Spain unjustly singled out in plan to address sexual abuse
    on April 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    Archbishop Luis Argüello and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. / Credit: Archdiocese of Valladolid; La Moncloa ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 23, 2024 / 15:00 pm (CNA). The Spanish government approved today in the Council of Ministers a plan to implement recommendations made in a report on […]

  • Redeemed from sexual libertinism, prostitution, and occult, Fran Orvich tells his story
    on April 23, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Orvich said he wanted to share his experience with same sex attraction “so that the Lord might touch hearts and that people repent and try returning to a chaste life." / Credit: Fran Orvich ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 23, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA). For the last five years Fran Orvich, 30, has been […]

  • Did St. George really slay a dragon?
    on April 23, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Edward Burne-Jones, “St. George Kills the Dragon,” 1866 / Credit: Public Domain Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2024 / 04:00 am (CNA). St. George may be among Christianity’s most famous and beloved saints, immortalized through the famous legend of St. George and the Dragon — a […]

  • Italy set to pass amendment allowing pro-life groups into family planning clinics 
    on April 22, 2024 at 6:15 pm

    Participants in Italy's pro-life demonstration in Rome on May 21, 2022. / Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2024 / 14:15 pm (CNA). An amendment to a health care law that permits “nonprofits with experience providing maternity support” in family planning […]

  • Vocations Day in Spain: The Church supports 725 seminaries in mission lands
    on April 21, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Father Nicéforo Obama from Equatorial Guinea was able to be trained as a priest thanks to the Pontifical Mission Societies. / Credit: OMP ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 21, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA). On Sunday, April 21, in addition to celebrating the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Catholic […]

  • Cause for canonization opened for young Polish lay missionary killed in Bolivia
    on April 19, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow announced on April 14, 2024, the decision to begin the process of beatification and canonization of Helena Agnieszka Kmiec, a young lay missionary murdered in Bolivia in 2017. / Credit: The Helena Kmiec Foundation ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 19, 2024 / 07:00 […]

  • Rite of peace is not just a greeting or friendly gesture, nun explains
    on April 18, 2024 at 11:00 am

    A bishop and a priest exchange the sign of peace during Mass. / Credit: Father Lawrence Lew, OP; photo courtesy of Martin Beek via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 18, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA). The director of the Chair of Theology of the Consecrated Life at San Dámaso […]

  • Belgian court overturns ban on conservative conference attended by German cardinal
    on April 17, 2024 at 8:30 pm

    Father Benedict Kiely, founder of Nasarean.org, speaks during a panel discussion on Day 2 of The National Conservatism Conference at the Claridge on April 17, 2024, in Brussels, Belgium. / Credit: Omar Havana/Getty Images Brussels, Belgium, Apr 17, 2024 / 16:30 pm (CNA). Belgium’s highest […]

  • Rome to host World Meeting of Parish Priests in preparation for Synod on Synodality
    on April 17, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica. / Credit: Vatican Media ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 17, 2024 / 05:00 am (CNA). The World Meeting of Parish Priests for the Synod on Synodality will be held April 29–May 2 in Sacrofano, Rome, and will reflect on the theme “How to Be a […]

  • Sainthood cause of Father Luigi Giussani: Milan Archdiocese to begin collecting testimonies
    on April 16, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    1960. Varigotti (SV). Father Luigi Giussani with students during the Tower Ray. / Credit: Communion and Liberation Official Site Rome Newsroom, Apr 16, 2024 / 10:30 am (CNA). The Archdiocese of Milan announced on Monday that it will begin collecting testimonies for the canonization cause of […]