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Pope Francis meets with professional soccer team founded by a Catholic religious

Pope Francis meets with professional soccer players from the Celtic Football Club, a team founded by an Irish Catholic religious brother, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Nov 29, 2023 / 13:30 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis met Wednesday with professional soccer players from the Celtic Football Club, a team founded by an Irish Catholic religious brother.

More than 130 Masses celebrated in 5 countries to promote Queen Isabella’s canonization

Queen Isabella I of Castile, Spain. / Credit: New World Encyclopedia, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 29, 2023 / 12:55 pm (CNA).

This year, 133 Masses were celebrated with this intention, most of them in Spain but also in Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, and the U.S.

Pope Francis greets French abuse victims at Vatican

Pope Francis uses a cane to walk at his general audience on Nov. 29, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Nov 29, 2023 / 09:20 am (CNA).

Pope Francis met a group of abuse victims from France at his residence on Tuesday afternoon.

Confronting controversy: German-Polish bishops’ dialogue highlights synodal way tensions

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, Germany, (left) and Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki of Poznań, Poland. / Credit: Bistum Limburg/ / Bistum Limburg/

CNA Newsroom, Nov 28, 2023 / 14:05 pm (CNA).

A public dispute between the German Bishops’ Conference president and his Polish counterpart took another turn on Monday.

‘No fear’ among Spanish bishops over upcoming meeting with Pope Francis about seminaries

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ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 27, 2023 / 18:30 pm (CNA).

The spokesman for the Spanish Bishops’ Conference said that “there is no fear” among the bishops regarding their upcoming meeting with Pope Francis.

Giorgia Meloni condemns vandalism of pro-life center in Rome

Demonstrators threw smoke bombs, smashed windows, and spray-painted pro-abortion graffiti on the Pro Vita & Famiglia association’s main office in Rome on Nov. 25, 2023, despite the presence of Italian police at the protest. / Credit: Courtesy of Pro Vita & Famiglia

Rome Newsroom, Nov 27, 2023 / 12:49 pm (CNA).

The Italian prime minister has condemned the vandalism of a pro-life organization’s headquarters in Rome perpetrated during a protest.

Dublin archbishop responds to stabbing of 3 children that sparked violent riots

Flames rise from the car and a bus, set alight at the junction of Bachelors Walk and the O'Connell Bridge, in Dublin on Nov. 23, 2023, as people took to the streets following the stabbings earlier in the day. / Credit: Peter Murphy/AFP via Getty Images

Rome Newsroom, Nov 24, 2023 / 06:40 am (CNA).

Archbishop Dermot Farrell has asked people to join him in praying for the injured, which includes a 5-year-old girl who sustained serious injuries.

Nationalist Firebrand Geert Wilders wins Dutch election in electoral upset 

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), celebrates in his party office after his party's victory in yesterday's general election, on November 23, 2023, in The Hague, Netherlands. The Netherlands' far-right, anti-EU leader Geert Wilders won the most votes in parliamentary elections on November 22, dominated by debate around rising immigration in the Netherlands. / Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images

Vatican City, Nov 23, 2023 / 15:30 pm (CNA).

Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party dominated the Dutch election on Wednesday.

Pope Francis: The Gospel is universal

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on Nov. 15, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Nov 22, 2023 / 10:06 am (CNA).

During his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis highlighted the universal nature of the Church’s mission to proclaim the Gospel.

Catholics call for opening of canonization cause for sacristan slain by jihadist in Spain

Image of the campaign for the canonization of the Spanish sacristan Diego Valencia. / Credit: Enraizados

ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 21, 2023 / 19:00 pm (CNA).

The Diocese of Cádiz and Ceuta in southern Spain has begun to receive requests to promote the canonization process of Diego Valencia.