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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.
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
October 12, 2020
Staff Reporter
An unpublished document by the Education and Training Boards Ireland has raised concerns about the prominence of Catholic practices and symbols in Irish State Schools. The document says that mandatory graduation Masses, diocesan inspections and the prevalence of Catholic symbols found in many formerly vocational schools are contrary to the Education and Training Boards’ (ETBs)
October 12, 2020
Junno Arocho Esteves
Thousands sang and applauded as Italian teen Carlo Acutis was beatified in a town dear to him and to many Christians around the world: Assisi
October 09, 2020
Catholic News Service
French bishops have urged Catholics to join mass protests against a bill to liberalise abortion and embryo research
October 09, 2020
CNA Staff
Fourteen children whose mothers considered abortion were baptized last month in Madrid by the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Carlos Osoro
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