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

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Vatican News

  • Kyiv: 'Toddler killed in deliberate Russian strike on Ukrainian city'
    on June 4, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Ukraine says a toddler has been killed and 22 injured after a Russian air strike in a residential area of the Ukrainian central city of Dnipro. But there were growing indications Sunday that the war in Ukraine was further escalating beyond its borders, with Russian authorities accusing Kyiv of attacking targets inside Russian territory. Read all  

  • Early investigations into a deadly rail crash in India
    on June 4, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Early investigations into a deadly rail crash in India suggest a signalling error may have been to blame for the disaster. Read all  

  • Pope Francis discusses faith, world issues on Italian TV
    on June 4, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Pope Francis appears on a weekly religious programme of the RAI, Italy’s public broadcaster, which was recorded on 27 May and broadcast a week later. The Pope offered his thoughts on world challenges and social issues, encouraging all to pray and find strength in their faith. Read all  

  • Pope prays for victims of India train accident, remembers victims of war
    on June 4, 2023 at 10:57 am

    On Sunday, Pope Francis remembers the victims of the train accident in India that took the lives of nearly 300 people. He calls for prayers for all suffering in wars, recalling Ukraine, in particular. Read all  

  • Pope at Angelus: The Sign of the Cross makes us feel God's embrace
    on June 4, 2023 at 10:06 am

    The sign of the cross reminds us how much God loves us and makes us feel God's constant embrace, Pope Francis reassured during his midday Angelus address Sunday on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, as he urged faithful to ask themselves whether they witness God-as-love in their lives and communities. Read all  

  • Cardinal Herranz publishes his memoirs on Benedict XVI and Francis
    on June 4, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Cardinal Julián Herranz publishes his memoirs regarding Benedict XVI and Francis in his new book, "Two Popes," saying "they have inspired me with their virtues and honoured me with their personal friendship." Pope Francis wrote the preface in which he thanks the Cardinal for his service to the Church. Read all  

  • The Lord's Day Reflection: 'The mystery of God as three in one’
    on June 3, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    As the Church marks the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Fr Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The mystery of God as three in one”. Read all  

  • Cardinal Marengo: Pope's Mongolia visit an encouragement for Catholics
    on June 3, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Giorgio Marengo, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, expresses his joy at the announcement of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Mongolia, on 31 August - 4 September, calling it a "great encouragement" for the missionaries and faithful of the East Asian nation. Read all  

  • Pope appoints three new members to Pontifical Academy of Sciences
    on June 3, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Pope Francis appoints Jules A. Hoffmann, a 2011 Nobel laureate in medicine, along with Masashi Mizokami and Tebello Nyokong, as new Members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Read all  

  • Pope to Mission Societies: Mission is about preaching Christ, not distributing money
    on June 3, 2023 at 10:16 am

    Pope Francis receives in audience the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) gathered near Rome for their Annual General Assembly, and invites them to continue the work of Jesus to bring God’s infinite love and mercy to all, while fostering the missionary spirit among all the people of God. Read all  

Catholic News Agency

  • Abortions in Scotland highest on record as government considers abortion on demand
    on June 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    null / Credit: Ivon19 / Wikipedia (public domain) (CC-BY-SA-4.0) London, England, Jun 3, 2023 / 07:00 am (CNA). The Catholic Church in Scotland, pro-life organizations, and disability rights campaigners have expressed dismay after statistics released by Public Health Scotland on June 1 revealed […]

  • Group of faithful in Germany rejects Synodal Way: ‘We want to remain Catholic’
    on June 3, 2023 at 12:00 am

    The cross of the German “Synodal Way.” / Maximilian von Lachner / Synodaler Weg ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 2, 2023 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Birgit Kelle, spokeswoman for the German lay group Neuer Anfang (New Beginning) in a May 29 interview with EWTN Noticias explained that its members reject the […]

  • Church in Spain collects almost 1,000 complaints of sexual abuse since 1945
    on June 2, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    null / Credit: Emiliano Arruabarrena/Cathopic ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 2, 2023 / 13:45 pm (CNA). The Catholic Church in Spain on June 1 presented the report “To shed light,” which tallies 927 complaints of alleged sexual abuse of minors under 18 years of age or vulnerable people that […]

  • Report: Gänswein ordered to leave Vatican, return to home diocese without new role
    on June 2, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    Archbishop Georg Gänswein was the personal secretary of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. / Credit: ACI Press CNA Newsroom, Jun 2, 2023 / 06:34 am (CNA). According to a German newspaper report, Pope Francis ordered Archbishop Georg Gänswein to leave the Vatican and return to Germany […]

  • From Hinduism to Catholicism: How Blessed Carlo Acutis inspired a man to convert
    on May 30, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    Rajesh Mohur pictured with Carlo Acutis on the day of his Confirmation / Photo courtesy of Ignatius Press Rome Newsroom, May 30, 2023 / 12:05 pm (CNA). The following is an adapted excerpt from the new book “Blessed Carlo Acutis: A Saint in Sneakers” by CNA Rome Correspondent Courtney […]

  • St. Philip Neri, the ‘Apostle of Rome,’ is an example of Christian charity and zeal
    on May 26, 2023 at 7:00 am

    St. Philip Neri in levitation, fresco by unknown (1600 ca.) from Vallicella rooms of the saint, Chiesa Nuova, Rome. / Credit: Francesco Cantone/Shutterstock Rome, Italy, May 26, 2023 / 01:00 am (CNA). On the via Appia Antica, beyond the Aurelian walls, sits the ancient basilica of San Sebastiano […]

  • Nearly 30,000 abortions in Ireland since referendum came into effect, pro-life group says
    on May 25, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    An all-Ireland pro-life rally in Dublin. / William Murphy/infomatique via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). Rome Newsroom, May 25, 2023 / 14:15 pm (CNA). Five years after Irish voters rejected the constitutional amendment that protected “the right to life of the unborn,” more than 28,800 […]

  • UK Catholic bishops join other faith leaders to oppose assisted suicide bills
    on May 24, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    HQuality/Shutterstock. London, England, May 24, 2023 / 10:00 am (CNA). Catholic bishops in the U.K. have joined forces with other faith leaders to oppose legislation that would introduce “assisted dying” as part of end-of-life care.While the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have […]

  • PHOTOS: Thousands march in Italy’s national ‘Demonstration for Life’
    on May 20, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Members of an Italian pro-life and pro-family organization marched in the "Demonstration for Life" May 20, 2023, with a banner saying "There's life in the mother's womb. Let's care for it. #stopabortion" / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Rome Newsroom, May 20, 2023 / 12:48 pm (CNA). Thousands of individuals, […]

  • Woman with Down syndrome sues over abortion law at European Court of Human Rights
    on May 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Heidi Crowter speaks outside the High Court in London England, July 6, 2021. / Don’t Screen Us Out via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0). London, England, May 20, 2023 / 06:00 am (CNA). An English woman with Down syndrome is taking her fight against the U.K.’s abortion laws to the European Court […]