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

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Vatican News

  • Ukraine condemns Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus
    on March 26, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Ukraine responds to Russian President Vladimir Putin after he announced that Moscow would place tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. A key Ukrainian presidential adviser said Sunday that the move comes as Moscow realizes it will eventually lose its invasion of Ukraine. Read all  

  • Pope invites prayers for victims of war and natural disasters
    on March 26, 2023 at 11:18 am

    At the conclusion of the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis asks for prayers for war-torn Ukraine, victims of the tornado in Mississippi, USA, and earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria. He also prayed for peace and reconciliation in Peru. Read all  

  • Pope at Angelus: Like little children learning to walk, let God take you by the hand
    on March 26, 2023 at 10:20 am

    During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis calls on faithful to do as they did when they were little children learning how to walk, by letting God take them by the hand and lead the way, even when they fall or feel discouraged. Read all  

  • Canada: crimes against Catholics increase 260 percent
    on March 25, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    According to a study released by Statistics Canada, 3,360 reports of hate crimes have been reported by the police, targeting religions, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity Read all  

  • The Lord's Day Reflection: ‘The Love that calls us from the dead’
    on March 25, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    As the Church marks the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Jonathan Montaldo offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The Love that calls us from the dead”. Read all  

  • Abrahamic Family House welcomes UAE residents, visitors for worship
    on March 25, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    The Abrahamic Family House offers a tranquil haven for the faithful of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam to worship in Abu Dhabi and engage in interreligious dialogue. Read all  

  • Pope to Italian Catholics: Always walk together with fraternal love
    on March 25, 2023 at 11:52 am

    Meeting in the Vatican with a group of parishioners from the Italian city of Rho, in the Archdiocese of Milan, Pope Francis highlights the role of the parish as a community walking together at the service of all and animated by the same love of Christ. Read all  

  • Cardinal Cupich: Pope’s ‘Vos Estis’ update seeks to give justice to abuse victims
    on March 25, 2023 at 11:01 am

    Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, welcomes Pope Francis’ promulgation of an updated version of ‘Vos estis lux mundi’, and says it confirms the Church’s desire to root out sexual abuse and give justice to abuse victims. Read all  

  • Archbishop Scicluna on 'universal law' to protect minors
    on March 25, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna, Adjunct Secretary of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith and an expert in the fight against abuse, shares his thoughts on Pope Francis' updates to "Vos estis lux mundi," and says one important change is a "detailed procedure for reporting and investigating allegations against lay people at the head of international associations." Read all […]

  • Pope confirms ‘Vos estis lux mundi’ procedures against abuse
    on March 25, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Pope Francis promulgates an updated version of the Church’s norms to prevent and counter sexual abuse against minors and vulnerable adults, harmonizing various legislative reforms introduced since 2019 and extending the norms to cover lay leaders of international associations of the faithful recognized by the Holy See. Read all  

Catholic News Agency

  • Marianists in Spain under fire for lack of transparency regarding sex ed program
    on March 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    null / Credit: Shutterstock ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 26, 2023 / 08:00 am (CNA). Parents of students at a Marianist school in Spain expressed their “stark distrust” in the Marianists and in their sex ed program “Crea2 para amar” (Created to Love) after a tense meeting in which […]

  • Nordic bishops issue letter affirming Church teaching on human sexuality
    on March 25, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    Bishop Erik Varden O.C.S.O, of the Catholic Territorial Prelature of Trondheim, Norway, at the vespers at Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome. / Daniel Ibáñez / CNA Rome Newsroom, Mar 25, 2023 / 14:40 pm (CNA). Bishops from the five Nordic countries have released a letter on the […]

  • Pope Francis accepts resignation of vice president of German bishops’ conference 
    on March 25, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of the Diocese of Osnabrück served as vice president of the German bishops' conference from 2017 to 2023. / Courtesy of Synodaler Weg/Maximilian von Lachner CNA Newsroom, Mar 25, 2023 / 08:56 am (CNA). Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a German bishop on […]

  • Spanish bishop criticizes Constitutional Court for upholding euthanasia law
    on March 24, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    null / Credit: Pixabay ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 24, 2023 / 13:30 pm (CNA). The bishop of Orihuela-Alicante in Spain, José Ignacio Munilla, criticized the Constitutional Court’s decision to uphold the country’s euthanasia law.The court stated that the law “recognizes a right […]

  • Prosecutors drop case of alleged ‘cover up’ against Benedict XVI
    on March 22, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. / Diliff via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.5) CNA Newsroom, Mar 22, 2023 / 16:30 pm (CNA). A potential legal case against Pope Benedict XVI over his handling of abuse during his time as archbishop of Munich has been dropped.The public […]

  • Discovering Pier Giorgio Frassati: Film sheds light on humanity, holiness of Italian blessed
    on March 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Poster for “To the Top,” a film about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, at the Italian premiere in Rome on March 18, 2023. / Credit: Adi Zace/CNA Rome, Italy, Mar 22, 2023 / 09:00 am (CNA). That Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati liked to go mountain climbing is not a surprise to those who […]

  • Legionaries of Christ to ordain 32 new priests in 2023
    on March 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    null / Credit: Father Luis Ángel Espinosa, LC/Cathopic ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 19, 2023 / 08:00 am (CNA). In 2023 the Legionaries of Christ religious order will provide 32 new priests for service to the Church. Twenty-nine of them will be ordained in Rome in the papal basilica of St. Mary […]

  • How a forgotten nun’s visions shed ‘new light’ on the life of St. Joseph
    on March 19, 2023 at 10:00 am

    A detail from Joseph with the Child and the Flowering Rod, by Alonso Miguel de Tovar (1678–1752). Public Domain. CNA Staff, Mar 19, 2023 / 04:00 am (CNA). St. Joseph does not have any words recorded in sacred Scripture, but the published meditations of an 18th-century Italian nun offer the […]

  • French church vandalized with satanic and anarchist graffiti
    on March 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Church of the Sacred Heart in Bordeaux, France. / Credit: Olivier432 - Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0) ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 18, 2023 / 08:00 am (CNA). The walls of Sacred Heart Church, located in downtown Bordeaux, France, were vandalized with satanic graffiti and communist and anarchist symbols […]

  • The image of the Virgin Mary that wept tears of blood on St. Patrick’s Day
    on March 17, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    The image of the Virgin of Ireland in the Cathedral of Gyor, Hungary. / Credit: Diocese of Gyor ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 17, 2023 / 16:00 pm (CNA). On March 17, 1697, on the feast day of St. Patrick and in the same year penal laws were enacted in Ireland banning Catholic bishops and priests from the […]