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Cardinal O’Malley: ‘Padre Pio shows us the power of the cross’

Cardinal Seán O'Malley celebrates Mass in San Giovanni Rotondo for the feast of Padre Pio Sept. 23, 2022 / Screenshot of Youtube livestream from Padre Pio TV.

Rome Newsroom, Sep 23, 2022 / 04:20 am (CNA).

The archbishop of Boston celebrated Mass on Sept. 23 in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, in the Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

German bishop says he won’t resign after report he mishandled abuse cases

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode speaks during a press conference on Sept. 22, 2022, following the release of a report that said he mishandled abuse cases in the Diocese of Osnabrück, in northwestern Germany, which he has led since 1995. / Screenshot of YouTube video

Rome Newsroom, Sep 22, 2022 / 06:22 am (CNA).

A report published Sept. 20 said Bishop Franz-Josef Bode mishandled abuse cases in the Diocese of Osnabrück, in northwestern Germany, which he has led since 1995.

Bishops in Belgium defy Vatican, publish ceremony for blessing same-sex unions

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CNA Newsroom, Sep 20, 2022 / 06:27 am (CNA).

In open defiance of the Vatican, Catholic bishops in Belgium on Tuesday announced the introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples. 

Thousands join March for Life in Berlin

March for Life in Berlin, Sept. 17, 2022 / EWTN.TV YouTube Channel (Screenshot)

CNA Newsroom, Sep 20, 2022 / 06:00 am (CNA).

Around 4,000 participants took part in the March for Life in the German capital Saturday in support of the right to life for all people from conception to natural death.

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski prays at mass grave in Ukraine

Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, pictured in St. Peter’s Basilica on June 29, 2019. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Rome Newsroom, Sep 20, 2022 / 04:58 am (CNA).

A Vatican envoy in Ukraine prayed in silence at the recently discovered mass grave in Izium on Monday while forensic experts exhumed bodies, at least 146 so far.

‘Service in life, hope in death’: archbishop of Canterbury preaches at queen’s funeral

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, gives a reading during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept.19, 2022, in London. / Photo by Ben Stansall — WPA Pool/Getty Images

Birmingham, England, Sep 19, 2022 / 09:19 am (CNA).

In his sermon at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II today, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby praised the Christian faith and example of the late monarch.

Catholic prayers for Queen Elizabeth II — and the new king

King Charles III walks alongside the coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top as it departs Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 19, 2022, in London. Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. / Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

CNA Newsroom, Sep 19, 2022 / 07:24 am (CNA).

While millions bid final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II today, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have commented on the death of Her Majesty.

Poland’s March for Life and Family draws 10,000 people

March for Life and Family in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 19, 2022. / Sr. Amata Nowaszewska

Warsaw, Poland, Sep 19, 2022 / 05:06 am (CNA).

An estimated 10,000 people walked through the streets of Poland’s capital on Sunday to take part in the National March for Life and Family.

Blood of St. Januarius liquefies in Naples on feast day

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Rome Newsroom, Sep 19, 2022 / 04:46 am (CNA).

The blood of St. Januarius liquefied on Monday at a Mass in Naples, where the archbishop sharply condemned the city’s “cancerous mafia culture.”

Pope Francis’ representative in Ukraine shot at while delivering aid

Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski. / lvivadm via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0).

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 17, 2022 / 16:19 pm (CNA).

The incident happened while Cardinal Konrad Krajewski was bringing food and other supplies to people stuck in a “no-man’s land” on the front lines.