A brief round up of the latest news from around the Catholic world.
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US-Mexico crisis talks focus on migration
on February 26, 2021 at 6:39 pm
Mexico`s Foreign Minister and The US Secretary of State, hold a virtual meeting about the growing migration crisis in Central America.
Cardinal Cantalamessa delivers first sermon for Lent 2021
on February 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm
In his first sermon for Lent 2021, the Preacher to the Papal Household, the newly-created Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., gives an overview of the season, and reflects on the Jesus’ call to repentance.
Integral ecology at the core of Australia's committment to tackle Climate Change
on February 26, 2021 at 3:06 pm
As one of the worst-affected nations in the world by climate change, Australia is determined to tackle the issue bearing the persepective of integral ecology in mind and taking the lead in adaptation, new "green" technology and renewable energy. In this interview the Australian ambassador to the Holy See looks ahead to COP-26 and reflects on the impact of Pope Francis' teachings on "Care for our […]
Feast of St Gregory of Narek to be celebrated in Vatican
on February 26, 2021 at 2:04 pm
The first liturgical commemoration of Saint Gregory of Narek will be marked on Saturday, 27 February with the celebration of the Holy Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
UN: Myanmar’s crisis hits humanitarian agencies’ efforts
on February 26, 2021 at 2:03 pm
About one million people, affected by conflict and natural disasters, are in need of humanitarian aid and protection in Myanmar.
Hundreds of schoolgirls feared kidnapped in Nigeria
on February 26, 2021 at 1:34 pm
Unknown gunmen abduct hundreds of schoolgirls in the Nigerian state of Zamfara. It’s the latest in a spate of kidnappings targeting schools in recent weeks.
Biden administration launches first airstrike in Syria
on February 26, 2021 at 12:47 pm
The Biden administration launches its first airstrike In Syria, allegedly in retaliation to an attack on a US military base in Iraq in mid-February.
Gunmen abduct schoolgirls in Nigeria, yet again.
on February 26, 2021 at 11:16 am
Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a number of schoolgirls from the town of Jangebe in northwest Nigeria early on Friday.
Holy See calls for increased attention to the effects of the pandemic
on February 26, 2021 at 10:59 am
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva stresses the need for faith and collaboration in order to effectively deal with both the evident and subtler effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Emmy award winning priest on the art of preaching
on February 26, 2021 at 8:59 am
Emmy Award winning producer and presenter Fr Mike Russo talks about his US online and cable TV series, from its beginnings to its runaway success.
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Head of German Catholic bishops: ‘I do not deny Communion to a Protestant who asks for it’
on February 26, 2021 at 11:00 am
CNA Staff, Feb 26, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).- The president of the German Catholic bishops’ conference said on Thursday that he would continue to give Holy Communion to Protestants who ask for it. Bishop Georg Bätzing told journalists at a press conference on Feb. 25 that it was necessary […]
Plan to exhume body of US-born nun buried in England withdrawn after outcry
on February 25, 2021 at 8:00 pm
CNA Staff, Feb 25, 2021 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- A religious order announced on Thursday that it had withdrawn an application to exhume the body of its US-born founder following an outcry in England, where the nun is buried. In a Feb. 25 statement, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus said that it had […]
EU Catholic bishops criticize European Parliament resolution on Poland’s abortion law
on February 25, 2021 at 1:15 pm
CNA Staff, Feb 25, 2021 / 06:15 am (CNA).- Catholic bishops across Europe have criticized a European Parliament resolution on Poland’s abortion law. In a letter released on Feb. 25, the bishops said that the resolution, passed on Nov. 26, 2020, would have “a very negative impact” […]
Romanian Catholic archbishop: The Church needs to form ‘post-COVID-19’ generation
on February 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm
CNA Staff, Feb 24, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Aurel Percă has never led his archdiocese in normal times. He was installed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest on Jan. 11, 2020, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic engulfed Romania. In his first year in office, the […]
English cardinal calls for ‘unambiguous legislation’ against ‘hateful extremism’
on February 24, 2021 at 3:10 pm
CNA Staff, Feb 24, 2021 / 08:10 am (CNA).- An English cardinal called on Wednesday for “unambiguous legislation” to fight “hateful extremism” following a report arguing that gaps in U.K. law allow extremists to operate with impunity. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, […]
German Catholic bishops call for change to Catechism on homosexuality
on February 23, 2021 at 9:00 pm
CNA Staff, Feb 23, 2021 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- A German Catholic bishop has publicly defended his support for a book of blessings and rites for homosexual unions. Bishop Peter Kohlgraf of Mainz also suggested that Catholics with homosexual inclinations cannot all be expected to live chastely and the […]
Twitter restores Irish Catholic bishop’s post on assisted suicide after review
on February 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm
CNA Staff, Feb 23, 2021 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Twitter has restored an Irish Catholic bishop’s post about assisted suicide following a review. In the Jan. 31 tweet, Bishop Kevin Doran expressed opposition to efforts to legalize the practice in Ireland. He wrote: “There is dignity in […]
German bishops’ conference elects first female general secretary
on February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm
CNA Staff, Feb 23, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The theologian Beate Gilles was elected general secretary of the German bishops’ conference on Monday, becoming the first woman to hold the post. She succeeds Fr. Hans Langendörfer, S.J., who held the office from 1996 until he stepped […]
Former Vatican ambassador in Baghdad looks ahead to Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq
on February 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Rome Newsroom, Feb 23, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA).- When Cardinal Fernando Filoni served as the papal nuncio in Iraq in the early 2000s, he remained in Baghdad amid bombings and suicide attacks. In an interview with EWTN, the cardinal remembered the words that Pope John Paul II said to him as he […]
Catholic leaders urge EU to be guided by solidarity in vaccine distribution
on February 23, 2021 at 2:05 pm
Rome Newsroom, Feb 23, 2021 / 07:05 am (CNA).- Catholic leaders in Europe have urged the European Union to be guided by solidarity, fraternity, and social justice as it distributes and administers the COVID-19 vaccine. In a joint statement Feb. 23, Caritas Europa and the Commission of […]