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Alleged Rupnik victim: Many of the abused women have never received help

Father Marko Rupnik / Credit: Centroaletti, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

ACI Prensa Staff, Sep 28, 2023 / 18:00 pm (CNA).

The letter from alleged victims was published following a report by the Diocese of Rome on the Aletti Center, founded by the Slovenian priest in the Eternal City.

A Christmas message in September: How ‘Good King Wenceslas’ inspired his people to follow God

The statue of Saint Wenceslas (Pomník svatého Václava) in the eponymous square in Prague, depicts Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia in Prague, Czech Republic, May 23, 2009. / Credit: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 28, 2023 / 10:18 am (CNA).

We know him by the famous Christmas carol, but Wenceslaus I was known to be a man of deep faith and courageous leadership in trying times.

Former Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian leader arrested as over 50,000 refugees flee region

Ruben Vardanyan, a former high-ranking official in the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, was arrested by Azerbaijan authorities on Sept. 27, 2023, as he attempted to flee the region along with over 50,000 other ethnic Armenian refugees. / Credit: Aleksey Chalabyan a.k.a Xelgen|Wikipedia|CC BY-SA 4.0

CNA Staff, Sep 27, 2023 / 14:43 pm (CNA).

Ruben Vardanyan, a former state minister of the Republic of Artsakh, Nagorno-Karabakh’s separatist government, was arrested Sept. 27.

Discipline of sister who led community co-founded by Rupnik raises questions

Father Marko Rupnik. / Credit: Screen shot/ACI Prensa

Rome Newsroom, Sep 27, 2023 / 11:28 am (CNA).

Sister Ivanka Hosta is staying in a monastery in Braga, Portugal, following the conclusion of an investigation into her leadership of the religious community.

Pope makes church first co-cathedral in history of British Isles

The Church of St. Mary of the Isle, located in Douglas on the Isle of Man in the British Isles. / Credit: St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Douglas, by Andrew Abbott, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

London, England, Sep 26, 2023 / 11:15 am (CNA).

St. Mary of the Isle on the Isle of Man has become the first co-cathedral in the British Isles to share the title with Liverpool’s Cathedral of Christ the King.

Family of UK teen who died fighting rare disease speaks out

Sudiksha Thirumalesh died Sept. 12, 2023, after a legal fight to circumvent a ruling in the United Kingdom that she was not competent to make decisions about her care. / Credit: Christian Concern

CNA Staff, Sep 26, 2023 / 10:30 am (CNA).

“After a year of struggle and heartache, we can finally say our beautiful daughter and sister’s name in public without fear,” the woman’s family said Sept. 22.

England’s historic Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham gets new rector

The historic Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. / Credit: Norman Servais/EWTN Great Britain

London, England, Sep 25, 2023 / 14:30 pm (CNA).

The ancient medieval shrine is one of the oldest religious sites in England and is considered “a significant place in converting England back to the Catholic faith.”

Swiss bishop calls for women’s ordination, end to celibacy ahead of synod

Bishop Felix Gmür of Basel told Swiss newspaper “NZZ am Sonntag” on Sept 24, “It’s time to abolish mandatory celibacy.” / Credit: José R. Martinez / Basel Diocese.

CNA Staff, Sep 25, 2023 / 11:53 am (CNA).

“It’s time to abolish mandatory celibacy,” Bishop Felix Gmür of Basel told the Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag on Sept 24.

German bishops in tug of war over blessing same-sex unions

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki faces mounting pressure from multiple fronts, including local media — and some clergy: In open defiance, several priests conducted an event blessing same-sex couples outside the iconic Cologne Cathedral Sept 21, 2023. / Credit: Archdiocese of Cologne

CNA Staff, Sep 25, 2023 / 11:23 am (CNA).

Ahead of the bishops’ meeting several priests conducted an event blessing same-sex couples outside the iconic Cologne Cathedral.

Pope Francis: Be Christians who ‘leap for joy’ in the face of life

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for an estimated 50,000 people at the Vélodrome Stadium in Marseille, France, the last stop in his Sept. 22-23, 2023, visit to the port city to speak at an ecumenical meeting of young people and bishops called the “Rencontres Mediterraneennes,” or Mediterranean Encounter. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Rome Newsroom, Sep 23, 2023 / 13:10 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for an estimated 50,000 people in Marseille’s Vélodrome Stadium on Sept. 23.