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March 08, 2021
During an in-flight press conference on the flight back to Rome March 8, the pope was asked if the meeting with al-Sistani was a message to the religious leaders of Iran.
February 28, 2021
Officially known in Canada as MAID (medical aid in dying), euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide were legalized in the country during June 2016. Since then, nearly 14,000 people have ended their lives through MAID in Canada as of 2019. 
February 26, 2021
Bishop Georg Bätzing told journalists at a press conference on Feb. 25 that it was necessary to respect the “personal decision of conscience” of those seeking to receive Communion.
February 26, 2021
“It is mystifying why anyone would believe the leadership of the archdiocese, which has consistently supported Fr. Pfleger’s good works, would concoct a ruse to remove him,” the Chicago archdiocese said Feb. 24.
February 25, 2021
Bishops have spoken out about the failure to release the report from the presidential inquiry into the Easter Sunday attacks, which killed more than 260 people and injured more than 500.
February 24, 2021
The lawsuit concerns allegations that Samier Tadros, who now lives in Florida and says he was six years old at the time of the abuse, made public during summer 2020. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has denied all claims against him, calling the accusations “defamatory.”
February 18, 2021
The bill is considered a near certainty to pass the conservative-controlled Senate, though the bill will not go before that body until March 30.
February 18, 2021
The Republic of Ireland imposed Level Five restrictions because of the coronavirus at the end of December 2020. These restrictions will be in place until at least March 5. Religious services may be held only online; places of worship may remain open for private prayer. Only ‘essential retail’ can open. Religious services are also banned in Level Four.
February 16, 2021
According to UCA News, Catholic nuns from a variety of communities in Burma have marched the streets, praying for the protestors and offering them food. Amid protests in the city of Myitkyina, the capital of the state of Kachin, nuns hung signs saying “No to dictatorship” and “Listen to the voices of people” outside of their convent.
February 15, 2021
The Dying with Dignity 2020 bill has received opposition from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, as well as the Council for Life and the Consultative Group on Bioethics at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
February 02, 2021
The bishops argued that it is difficult for defense to address old abuse claims, and they say that the law is unconstitutional. They made the arguments in two different motions to overturn the law, filed in different parts of the state.
February 02, 2021
Madrid, Spain, Feb 1, 2021 / 06:25 pm MT (CNA).- Rescuers in Madrid, Spain announced last week that a consecrated host was found intact amid the rubble left behind from the explosion of a building next to the Virgen de la Paloma parish. The January 20 explosion, caused by a gas leak, destroyed four floors