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  • Stolen 14th-century reliquary found in police raid of art collector’s home in Sicily
    on May 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    The San Galgano reliquary, stolen in 1989. / Courtesy of the Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale in Palermo. Rome, Italy, May 5, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). On the night of July 10, 1989, four men crawled through a window of the Montarioso Catholic Seminary museum, bypassed an armored door through […]

  • Court to hear challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law in July
    on May 4, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    The Royal Courts of Justice, which houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales. / Willy Barton / Shutterstock London, England, May 4, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA). The High Court in London will hear a landmark case in July challenging the U.K. government over a law allowing abortion up […]

  • Church fire in Northern France reportedly contained
    on May 4, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Firefighters respond to the fire at Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul church, in Lille, France / Sapeurs-Pompiers du Nord SDIS 59 Washington D.C., May 4, 2021 / 15:53 pm (CNA). A fire broke out on Monday evening at Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul Catholic church, in Lille, France, and has reportedly been […]

  • EU to showcase the European history of Rome’s Catholic churches
    on May 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    The interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi) in Rome, Italy / Livioandronico2013 via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0). Rome Newsroom, May 4, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA). The European Union is organizing weekly walks in May and June to visit 26 of Rome’s churches with […]

  • Why France is losing one religious building every two weeks
    on May 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    The nave of Saint-Ouen Abbey in Rouen, Normandy, France. / Jorge Láscar via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0). Rome Newsroom, May 4, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). One religious building is disappearing in France every two weeks. That is the conclusion of Edouard de Lamaze, president of the Observatoire du […]

  • Cardinal Ruini sees ‘risk of schism’ in Germany after Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings
    on May 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Cardinal Camillo Ruini answers questions at the Vatican press office on June 17, 2014. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Rome Newsroom, May 4, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Italian Cardinal Camillo Ruini has said that he is praying there will be no schism in Germany, as priests and bishops in the […]

  • Blessed Carlo Acutis’ 30th birthday celebrated by parishes across world
    on May 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Venerable Carlo Acutis. / carloacutis.com. Rome, Italy, May 3, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Catholic parishes across Italy and as far away as the Philippines celebrated what would have been the 30th birthday of Blessed Carlo Acutis on Monday.Acutis, who was born on May 3, 1991, became the first […]

  • Blood of St. Januarius liquefies in Naples
    on May 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe views the reliquary with the blood of St. Januarius in 2009. / Paola Migni via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) CNA Staff, May 3, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). The blood of St. Januarius, patron of the southern Italian city of Naples, liquefied on Sunday.Naples archdiocese announced that the […]

  • Major archbishop: ‘Ukraine is expecting the Holy Father to visit’
    on May 3, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. / Aid to the Church in Need. CNA Staff, May 3, 2021 / 03:35 am (CNA). The people of Ukraine are expecting a papal visit, the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said in an interview.Major Archbishop […]

  • ‘Rosary bishop’ says Pope Francis’ May prayer marathon feels like ‘divine confirmation’
    on May 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Bishop John Keenan of Paisley. / YouTube screenshot. CNA Staff, May 1, 2021 / 03:00 am (CNA). A Catholic bishop known for his energetic promotion of the rosary has said that Pope Francis’ announcement of a global prayer marathon, starting Saturday, felt like a “divine […]