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

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Vatican News

  • Academics gather in the Vatican for International Meeting of Sense
    on May 21, 2024 at 3:10 pm

    Scholas Occurrentes and the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean organize the International Meeting of Sense, featuring prominent research figures and young people in the Vatican from May 21–23, to discuss some of the most important issues of our time. Read all  

  • 100 years of soil science: 'So much hope for the future, so much to do!'
    on May 21, 2024 at 2:58 pm

    After three days of debates, testimonies, shared experiences, ideas and proposals, the International Union of Soil Sciences conference in Florence, Italy concludes with a view to the future. Vatican News' Francesca Merlo reviews the event during which, she says, the alarm was raised about the damage wreaked on soil in particular by salinisation, climate change and war. However seeds of hope, she […]

  • Cardinal Parolin on China: Obedience to the Pope enlivens love for country
    on May 21, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, speaking at an International Conference for the 100th anniversary of the first Concilium Sinense, says "it was a model for many other mission countries." Read all  

  • Gaza’s parish priest overjoyed to return to Holy Family parish
    on May 21, 2024 at 2:02 pm

    Fr. Gabriel Romanelli, the parish priest of the Latin-rite Church of the Holy Family in Gaza, has returned after more than seven months, taking advantage of Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa’s visit to the area last week. Read all  

  • Sr Norma Pimentel and the experience that grounds her mission
    on May 21, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    Participants at the 2nd General Assembly of Talitha Kum welcomed Sr Norma Pimentel who shared her experience working with people on the move through the U.S. border. Read all  

  • Cardinal Pizzaballa thanks Italian Bishops for support
    on May 21, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem addresses a video message to the Italian Bishops as they hold a Prayer Vigil for peace in the Holy Land, and thanks the Italian Church for its closeness to the suffering people in Gaza. Read all  

  • Cote d’Ivoire: Consecrated persons begin preparations for the Jubilee Year 2025
    on May 21, 2024 at 12:10 pm

    The Conference of Religious Major Superiors in Cote d'Ivoire (CSM-CI) recently inaugurated the start of preparations for the Jubilee Year 2025 celebrations for consecrated persons of Cote d'Ivoire. The religious superiors met at the Centre Saint Saint-Jean-Eudes d'Abatta, Bingerville, in the Archdiocese of Abidjan. Read all  

  • A life of diplomacy and environmental justice, advocating for soil worldwide
    on May 21, 2024 at 11:50 am

    Penny Wensley, an Australian diplomat and environmental advocate, discusses the global fight for climate justice as well as the importance of including the voices of indigenous people in decision making. Read all  

  • Holy See encourages support for elderly and their active role in society
    on May 21, 2024 at 11:36 am

    Addressing the 14th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the Holy See's Permanent Observer encourages support for older persons and their active role in contributing to the good of society. Read all  

  • Investigation finds no misconduct by Canadian Cardinal Lacroix
    on May 21, 2024 at 10:04 am

    The Holy See Press Office reports that the preliminary canonical investigation regarding an anonymous accusation against Canadian Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec, has not found "any actions that amount to misconduct or abuse" and therefore "no further canonical procedure is foreseen." Read all  

Catholic News Agency

  • Possible miracle at Lourdes: Almost-blind woman recovers her sight
    on May 21, 2024 at 8:30 pm

    null / Credit: Célian de La Rochefoucauld via youheritage.com ACI Prensa Staff, May 21, 2024 / 16:30 pm (CNA). The Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes of Madrid, an archdiocesan pilgrim service organization, concluded its 101st pilgrimage on May 19, serving 800 participants, one of whom […]

  • UK plans to end gender ideology in schools, set age-based sex education rules
    on May 21, 2024 at 7:55 pm

    null / Credit: Shutterstock CNA Staff, May 21, 2024 / 15:55 pm (CNA). The United Kingdom’s Department of Education intends to prohibit the promotion of gender ideology within public schools, set age-based guidelines for sex education, and protect parental rights, according to proposed […]

  • German priests do not support Synodal Way, new study finds
    on May 21, 2024 at 4:56 pm

    Cardinal Reinhard Marx. / Credit: Rudolf Gehrig/CNA Deutsch CNA Newsroom, May 21, 2024 / 12:56 pm (CNA). Priests in Germany are not supportive of the controversial German Synodal Way, according to a new study commissioned by the German Bishops’ Conference.The study, officially titled […]

  • Spain archbishop on schismatic nuns: ‘I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences’
    on May 21, 2024 at 4:26 pm

    The schismatic decision of the Poor Clares "seems absolutely wrong to me" but we must see "if it is possible to heal it, cure it, reverse it," said Spanish Archbishop Mario Iceta. / Credit: Archdiocese of Burgos, Spain ACI Prensa Staff, May 21, 2024 / 12:26 pm (CNA). Archbishop Mario Iceta of […]

  • Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Verona emphasizes call to be peacemakers  
    on May 18, 2024 at 1:40 pm

    Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in the arena in Verona, Italy, on May 18, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA Rome Newsroom, May 18, 2024 / 09:40 am (CNA). Pope Francis’ one-day pastoral visit to the northern Italian city of Verona on Saturday centered on a message of peace, […]

  • How life has changed for the girl who recovered her sight at 2023 World Youth Day
    on May 18, 2024 at 11:00 am

    A view of the crowd and nearby waterfront at the opening Mass for World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal on Aug. 1, 2023. / Credit: Arlindo Homem/JMJ Lisboa 2023 ACI Prensa Staff, May 18, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA). Jimena, the young woman who regained her sight after receiving Communion at a Mass during […]

  • Here’s how the city of Rome is preparing for the 2025 Jubilee Year
    on May 18, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Construction projects are underway in Rome as the city prepares for the 2025 Jubilee Year. / Credit: EWTN News Rome Newsroom, May 18, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA). Construction projects are underway in Rome as the city prepares for the 2025 Jubilee Year (Dec. 24, 2024, to Jan. 6, 2026). According to the […]

  • Orthodox patriarch anticipates Pope Francis visit to Turkey for Council of Nicaea anniversary
    on May 17, 2024 at 10:04 pm

    Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 17, 2024 / 18:04 pm (CNA). Pope Francis might be traveling to Turkey next year for the 1,700th anniversary of the First Council of Nicaea, according to […]

  • Pro-lifers rally in London amid consideration of abortion amendments
    on May 17, 2024 at 2:43 pm

    Representatives from the pro-life movement and their supporters gather to demonstrate in Parliament Square on May 15, 2024, in London. / Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images CNA Staff, May 17, 2024 / 10:43 am (CNA). A large number of pro-life people rallied May 15 outside the Houses of Parliament in […]

  • Vatican overturns own decision on seminary dean
    on May 17, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    Philosophical-Theological University of Bressanone in Italy. / Credit: Ladislav Luppa / Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) CNA Newsroom, May 17, 2024 / 10:13 am (CNA). In a significant reversal, the Vatican approved the appointment of a new dean at a seminary in Northern Italy almost one year after first […]