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How the image of the Virgin of Almudena survived the eighth-century Muslim invasion

Image of the Virgin of Almudena in the streets of Madrid, Spain / Credit: ArchiMadrid

CNA Newsroom, Nov 9, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA).

Every Nov. 9, the Church in Spain celebrates the Virgin of Almudena, whose image “hides” a peculiar story that might not be familiar to many.

Spanish bishop appoints controversial former communist leader as head of campus ministry

Enrique de Amo (left) and the Bishop of Almería, Antonio Gómez Cantero / Credit: Discover Foundation and Spanish Episcopal Conference

ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 9, 2022 / 15:00 pm (CNA).

The Vox party has charged that the newly appointed head addressed voters in insulting terms and has asked the bishop to dismiss him.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of German bishop found guilty of embezzlement

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Johannes Bündgens in November 2022 / Screenshot / YouTube / BistumAachen

CNA Newsroom, Nov 8, 2022 / 04:34 am (CNA).

Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a German bishop who was convicted of embezzling money from a woman suffering from dementia.

Pope Francis prays for Tanzania plane crash victims

Pope Francis prays on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 5, 2022 / Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Rome Newsroom, Nov 8, 2022 / 04:12 am (CNA).

Pope Francis has sent a message to victims of a plane crash in Tanzania. He said he is praying for those who have died and their families.

French cardinal confesses to sexual abuse

Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard / YouTube / KTOTV (screenshot)

Rome Newsroom, Nov 7, 2022 / 09:00 am (CNA).

Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard said on Monday that he had abused a 14-year-old girl several decades ago and was making himself available to authorities.

Pope Francis praises pro-abortion economist on papal commission in remarks about women

Pope Francis speaks with members of the press on the flight from Bahrain to Rome. / Alexey Gotovsky/EWTN

Rome Newsroom, Nov 6, 2022 / 10:25 am (CNA).

Mariana Mazzucato’s appointment to the Pontifical Academy for Life drew criticism due to her outspoken advocacy for abortion rights.

Priest laments state of apparition site of Our Lady of Fatima in Spain

Father Javier Siegrist / Credit: Cari Filii Foundation/YouTube screen shot

CNA Newsroom, Nov 4, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA).

While progress has been made on the restoration of the shrie, Spanish Father Javier Siegrist noted that “it’s still insufficient and much aid is needed.”

Spanish bishop prays in front of abortion clinic on All Souls’ Day despite oppressive law

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CNA Newsroom, Nov 3, 2022 / 14:00 pm (CNA).

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain, joined the 40 Days for Life campaign Nov. 2 in front of an abortion facility.

From ‘real life’: Papal artist unveils painting of Benedict XVI as pope emeritus

Natalia Tsarkova works on a portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in her studio in central Rome. / Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Rome Newsroom, Nov 3, 2022 / 07:03 am (CNA).

The artist unveiled the painting, which took four years to create, during a ceremony on Nov. 3 in Palazzo Cesi, a building close to the Vatican.

Irish priest reprimanded by bishop for homilies about sin

Father Sean Sheehy / St. Mary's Listowel/Radio Kerry/YouTube screen shot

Denver, Colo., Nov 2, 2022 / 14:30 pm (CNA).

In his sermon, the Irish priest said “you rarely hear about sin, but it’s rampant,” adding: “We see it in the promotion of abortion. We see it for example in this lunatic approach of transgenderism.”