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April 26, 2022
CNA Staff
Pope Francis has named Archbishop Laurent Ulrich as the new Catholic archbishop of Paris. Ulrich, the archbishop of Lille, northern France, succeeds Archbishop Michel Aupetit, who resigned in December. The new Paris archbishop was born in 1951 and ordained a priest of the diocese of Dijon, eastern France, in 1979. He was appointed archbishop of
April 25, 2022
CNA Staff
A 72-year-old religious sister has been praised for her “extraordinary courage” after she sought to disarm a man stabbing a priest at a Catholic church in Nice, southeastern France. Sister Marie-Claude reportedly intervened after a 31-year-old man entered the Saint-Pierre d’Arene church before Sunday Mass on April 24 and repeatedly stabbed Father Krzysztof Rudziński. She
April 22, 2022
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
The Vatican has ended an investigation into allegations that Polish Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz failed to investigate claims of clerical sex abuse when he was archbishop of Krakow, saying his actions were “correct”. “The analysis of the collected documentation made it possible to assess these actions of Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz as correct and, therefore, the Holy
April 01, 2022
Simon Caldwell
A German cardinal has admitted to blessing couples in same-sex relationships and has called for a change in Catholic teaching on homosexuality. Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising is the latest of a string of senior European clerics to call upon the Catholic Church to ditch its traditional teaching that homosexual sexual acts are
March 31, 2022
CNA Staff
A Finnish court has cleared a Christian MP of hate crimes after she was prosecuted for quoting verses from the Bible. A court in Helsinki dismissed all charges against Päivi Räsänen, a physician and mother of five, and Juhana Pohjola, a bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland, after a free speech trial
March 11, 2022
William Cash
A witness to the refugee crisis on the Ukrainian border
March 02, 2022
CNA Staff
A bomb has struck the headquarters of a Catholic diocese on Tuesday in the besieged Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Forty people were sheltering in the basement of the diocesan chancery when the bomb landed, but no injuries were reported, the Italian news agency SIR said. A video posted on Twitter by the Latin Mass Society
March 01, 2022
Taras Dzyubanskyy
Russia's attack on Orthodox Ukraine could drive a wedge between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Kremlin
March 01, 2022
Mark Jenkins
Vladimir Putin’s designs on Ukraine are rooted in Russia’s ancient imperial ambitions for a Eurasian state
February 26, 2022
Serenhedd James
The Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London speaks to Serenhedd James about the war in Ukraine
February 25, 2022
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
The Catholic bishops’ conference of Russia has called on political leaders to end the conflict with Ukraine. In a Feb. 24 message, the Catholic bishops of five dioceses in Russia warned leaders “that they will have to give a strict account of the military actions they have taken.” “For the course of centuries to come depends
February 22, 2022
CNA Staff
The president of Poland’s Catholic bishops’ conference has expressed “fraternal concern” about the direction of the “Synodal Way” in a strongly worded letter to his German counterpart. In the almost 3,000-word letter published on the Polish bishops’ website, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki questioned whether the initiative bringing together Germany’s bishops and laypeople was rooted in the
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