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Why do Catholics pray for the dead? — and other questions about purgatory answered

A memento mori at the Teutonic Cemetery in the Vatican / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Rome Newsroom, Nov 2, 2022 / 06:00 am (CNA).

On All Souls’ Day, the Catholic Church remembers all those who have died and prays for them in a particular way.

President of Portugal registers for World Youth Day 2023: Here’s how you can participate

Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa takes a selfie with volunteers from WYD Lisbon 2023. / Photo credit: WYD Lisbon 2023

Denver Newsroom, Oct 31, 2022 / 13:10 pm (CNA).

According to President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the event “will be the largest collective meeting ever in Portugal.”

Italian cardinal leads Vespers at Pantheon for Traditional Latin Mass pilgrimage

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Rome, Italy, Oct 29, 2022 / 11:00 am (CNA).

The head of the Italian bishops’ conference, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, presided over Vespers on Friday for an annual Traditional Latin Mass pilgrimage in Rome.

Four ideas to celebrate ‘Holywins’ with your family on the eve of All Saints

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Denver Newsroom, Oct 29, 2022 / 06:00 am (CNA).

The celebration of “Holywins” is an initiative that originated in Paris in 2002 with the aim of celebrating the eve of All Saints on Oct. 31 in a Christian way.

Irish bishop-to-be encourages ‘new generation’ of Christian witness

St Mary’s is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory. It is situated on James’s Street, Kilkenny, Ireland. / Shutterstock

Denver, Colo., Oct 28, 2022 / 16:35 pm (CNA).

Father Niall Coll, a parish priest and longtime university professor from the north side of Ireland, is Pope Francis’ choice to head the country’s southeastern Diocese of Ossory.

A ‘citizens convention’ will decide whether France legalizes assisted suicide

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 27, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA).

A panel of 150 randomly selected French citizens will take part in a six-month debate over whether to allow legal euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Catholic Church in England and Wales will ‘carefully study’ abuse report recommendations

Purple stole and confessional. / Roman023_photography/Shutterstock.

CNA Newsroom, Oct 27, 2022 / 03:30 am (CNA).

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has said it will “carefully study” the contents of a national report concerning sexual abuse.

Russia is ‘willing’ to speak with Pope Francis about the war in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin / Credit: Flickr from Global Panorama (CC BY-SA 2.0) Pope Francis / Daniel Ibañez, ACI Press / null

Denver Newsroom, Oct 26, 2022 / 13:33 pm (CNA).

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov said his government is willing to talk with Pope Francis, the U.S., and France to find a solution to the war in Ukraine.

UK government funds abortion in Northern Ireland as pro-life groups object

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Chris Heaton-Harris arrives at St Anne's Cathedral for the Service of Reflection in Belfast on Sept. 13, 2022. / Shutterstock

Denver, Colo., Oct 25, 2022 / 20:00 pm (CNA).

Chris Heaton-Harris, secretary of state for Northern Ireland, said Monday that the U.K. government will “ensure the commissioning of abortion services.”

YouTube shuts down EWTN’s Polish channel

EWTN Poland's YouTube channel features a live broadcast from the Adoration Chapel in Niepokalanów, the monastery founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe, that attracts almost one million users a month. / EWTN Polska YouTube

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 25, 2022 / 18:00 pm (CNA).

For the second time in less than two years, EWTN’s affiliate in Poland has had its YouTube channel suspended, the general director of EWTN Poland reported.