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November 03, 2020
CNA Staff
A Czech cardinal has criticized online censorship after his Twitter account was restored days after it was suspended. Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague announced the reactivation of his account Oct. 31, but said that he had received no explanation for its suspension. The cardinal, who was imprisoned by the communist authorities in 1981-82, compared present-day
November 03, 2020
Staff Reporter
Austria’s bishops are praying for the victims of Monday night’s terror attack in Vienna
November 03, 2020
Staff Reporter
The President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference has been admitted to intensive care with coronavirus. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve, was transferred to the intensive care unit at the “Santa Maria della Misericordia” hospital in Perugia overnight, ACI Stampa reports. The 78-year-old cardinal is reportedly “alert and collaborating” with doctors. The Permanent
November 01, 2020
Staff Reporter
France has been placed on high alert following a knife attack at a church in Nice, which left three people dead. The suspect was shot by police at the scene and was later taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition. This is what we know so far about the attack: What happened? According
October 30, 2020
Staff Reporter
"We are moved, touched, and in a state of astonishment at this unspeakable act", said the statement from the Bishops' Conference of France.
October 30, 2020
Christopher Altieri
Pope Francis condemns violence and renews assurances of his spiritual closeness to the Catholic Community and all the French people.
October 30, 2020
Staff Reporter
The individual thought to be behind the knife attacks in Notre Dame church in Nice this morning is in hospital, having been shot by police.
October 29, 2020
Staff Reporter
Monsigneur André Marceau, Bishop of Nice, has released a statement following the knife attack in the city's Notre Dame church this morning.
October 28, 2020
Catholic News Agency
The Focolare Movement will initiate an independent review of its handling of sexual abuse allegations. Leaders responsible for the lay movement’s activities in France resigned from their positions this month, as the group addressed concerns that it did not properly address a former consecrated member of the movement who admitted to sexually abusing a minor,
October 26, 2020
Catholic News Service
A former priest who had been an early spiritual adviser to the alleged visionaries of Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, has been excommunicated, according to an announcement by the Diocese of Brescia, Italy, where he lives. “The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith formally communicated to the bishop of Brescia that on July 15, 2020, the congregation
October 15, 2020
CNA Staff
The government of the Netherlands has announced it will allow the euthanization of terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12
October 13, 2020
Staff Reporter
Thousands of pilgrims gathered in Fátima, Portugal, on Monday evening, at the start of the anniversary celebrations of the Miracle of the Sun, and prayed for an end to coronavirus. A total of 6.3 million faithful visited the Sanctuary of Fátima during 2019, including 100,000 people who attended last year’s October anniversary pilgrimage, but this