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As Church allows for LGBT-employees in Germany, Vatican publishes concerns over Synodal Way

German Bishops at Mass in the Papal Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls during their visit in Rome, Nov. 17, 2022 / Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

CNA Newsroom, Nov 25, 2022 / 09:30 am (CNA).

The Vatican on Thursday published the full wording of its latest warnings over another schisma coming out of Germany, raising fundamental concerns and objections against the Synodal Way.

UK woman praying in public asked to ‘move on’ by local authorities

Livia Tossici-Bolt says she was urged by council officers to “move on” after praying in public / ADF International

CNA Newsroom, Nov 25, 2022 / 08:09 am (CNA).

Concerns about religious freedom in the UK are intensifying after local council officers confronted a woman on the south coast of England for praying quietly in a public space and asked her to move away.

Will France enshrine a ‘right’ to abortion in its constitution?

Paris, France / Pedro Lastra / Unsplash (CC0)

Rome Newsroom, Nov 23, 2022 / 02:29 am (CNA).

If officially approved by the Parliament at the end of the month, the bill would still need to be approved by the Senate.

Father Willie Doyle’s cause: fearless in his faith on Flanders Fields

Father Willie Doyle, S.J. / null

CNA Newsroom, Nov 22, 2022 / 11:00 am (CNA).

Father Willie Doyle was an inspiring yet unassuming Irish World War I chaplain. Now his cause for canonization has been opened.

Did the Vatican ‘snub’ German bishops over Synodal Way?

Facing the German bishops in Rome, Nov. 18, 2022: Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer, SJ, prefect of the Dicastery of the Doctrine of the Faith; Cardinal Pietro Parolin, secretary of state; and Cardinal Marc Ouellet, PSS, prefect of the Dicastery of Bishops (from left). / Vatican Media

CNA Newsroom, Nov 21, 2022 / 10:04 am (CNA).

Bishop Georg Bätzing said supporters of the Synodal Way wanted to remain Catholic, “but we want to be Catholic in a different way.”

Nun who won The Voice of Italy singing competition leaves consecrated life

Cristina Scuccia, winner of The Voice Italy 2014 / Credit: Shutterstock

CNA Newsroom, Nov 21, 2022 / 08:47 am (CNA).

Sister Cristina Scuccia, the religious sister who won the 2014 edition of The Voice of Italy, has left the consecrated life after 15 years.

Mass for image of Our Lady ‘miraculously saved’ from a fire in the Ukrainian capital

The depiction of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn / St. Nicholas Parish in Kyiv

CNA Newsroom, Nov 21, 2022 / 06:57 am (CNA).

The image of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn was hanging right on the organ in the church of St. Nicholas when the fire started in September 2021.

Benedictine nun from Ukraine: The church building is in ruins, but the Church is alive

Father Oleksandr Repin among the church ruins / Benedictine Missionary Sisters

Warsaw, Poland, Nov 18, 2022 / 09:32 am (CNA).

“It was hard to imagine that not so long ago, this had been a church where people had gathered every Sunday to pray for so many years.”

Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup, bishop calls for ‘critical look’ at situation of Christians in Qatar

Bishop Stefan Oster / Diocese of Passau

CNA Newsroom, Nov 17, 2022 / 08:20 am (CNA).

The “sports bishop” of the German Bishops’ Conference on Thursday called for a critical look at conditions in the competition’s host country.

Italian bishops release report evaluating diocesan efforts to prevent abuse

Press conference held by the Italian bishops' conference on Nov. 17, 2022, to present a national report on the protection of minors within Italy’s 226 Catholic dioceses. / YouTube Screenshot

Rome Newsroom, Nov 17, 2022 / 05:40 am (CNA).

Catholic bishops in Italy released a national report on Thursday evaluating the recent implementation of diocesan services to aid victims of abuse.