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November 09, 2020
Staff Reporter
Joan Roig Diggle was described by Cardinal Juan José Omella, archbishop of Barcelona, as an "ardent defender of the Social Doctrine of the Church".
November 09, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
The French bishops’ appeal to continue public Masses during France’s national lockdown was rejected Saturday by the Council of State. “The bishops deplore above all that the faithful will thus remain unable to participate in Mass, the summit of their faith and an irreplaceable encounter with God and with their brothers,” the French bishops’ conference
November 05, 2020
CNA Staff
A Catholic archbishop said Tuesday that an abortion law proposal outlined by Poland’s president would amount to a “new form of euthanasia.” Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of Poland’s bishops’ conference, told the Polish Catholic news agency KAI Nov. 3 that Catholics should oppose a change in the law that would permit abortion in cases of
November 05, 2020
Jonathan Luxmoore
A Catholic bishop in Belarus accused President Alexander Lukashenko of “insult and slander” after the government official charged the church’s exiled leader with planning to “destroy the country” and called for a bar on foreign clergy. Auxiliary Bishop Yury Kasabutski of Minsk said in social media post Nov. 3 that he believed Lukashenko’s words about
November 04, 2020
CNA Staff
In the face of country-wide protests, the government of Poland is delaying the publication of a court ruling which found unconstitutional a law allowing abortions in cases of fetal abnormality. “There is a discussion going on, and it would be good to take some time for dialogue and for finding a new position in this
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 03, 2020
Staff Reporter
Austria’s bishops are praying for the victims of Monday night’s terror attack in Vienna
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 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
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 30, 2020
Christopher R. 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
"We are moved, touched, and in a state of astonishment at this unspeakable act", said the statement from the Bishops' Conference of France.
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