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‘Let us be free from the nuclear nightmare’: Pope Francis leads peace appeal at Colosseum

Pope Francis prays during an interreligious peace appeal at the Colosseum in Rome, Oct. 25, 2022. / Vatican Media

Rome, Italy, Oct 25, 2022 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis raised the spectre of nuclear war at an interreligious appeal for peace at the Colosseum on Tuesday. 

In effort to help the persecuted, Hungary offers scholarships for young Christians from around the world

A view of St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest, Hungary. / Alexey Elfimov via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0).

CNA Newsroom, Oct 25, 2022 / 09:28 am (CNA).

A Hungarian official has welcomed Christian scholarship students from around the world to Budapest and stressed the importance of helping persecuted Christians.

More than 840,000 responded to the pope’s call to pray the rosary for peace

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Olympia, Wash., Oct 23, 2022 / 08:00 am (CNA).

At his Angelus prayer last Sunday, Pope Francis lent his support to the effort and encouraged parents to join their children in praying for the people of Ukraine in particular.

Pope Francis welcomes opening of Jewish-Catholic center at Polish university

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 19, 2022. / Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Warsaw, Poland, Oct 21, 2022 / 06:45 am (CNA).

Pope Francis has welcomed the establishment of a Center for Catholic-Jewish Relations in Poland and called for a deepening appreciation of a common heritage. 

Cardinal Parolin to EWTN: Truth must be ‘fearlessly upheld’

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks at an EWTN dinner in Frascati, Italy, Oct. 19, 2022. / Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Rome Newsroom, Oct 21, 2022 / 06:41 am (CNA).

The Vatican’s Secretary of State told employees and collaborators of EWTN this week that the truth must be “fearlessly upheld” with a merciful and listening style.

Catholic Church apologizes ‘unreservedly’ after English child sex abuse inquiry

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London, England, Oct 20, 2022 / 19:00 pm (CNA).

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has offered an “unreserved apology” to all sexual abuse victims who have suffered in the Church, following the publication of an independent inquiry released Thursday.

Spanish bishop makes statement on alleged apparitions at Garabandal

Parish Church of San Sebastián de Garabandal (Spain). / Credit: Lourdes Cardenal (CC BY-SA 3.0)

ACI Prensa Staff, Oct 20, 2022 / 17:20 pm (CNA).

Bishop Manuel Sánchez Monge stated that “my position, like that of my predecessors, is that Rome’s assessment remains valid: ‘There are no signs of supernaturality.’”

New film about Polish cardinal’s fight against communism coming in November

"Prophet," a film about Polish cardinal, Blessed Stefan Wyszyński, is airing in the United States on Nov. 15 and 17, 2022. / Kondrat Media

Boston, Mass., Oct 20, 2022 / 14:22 pm (CNA).

In U.S. theaters Nov. 15 and 17, “Prophet” relates the important events in the life of Blessed Stefan Wyszyński, who helped lead the Polish people out of one of the darkest periods of their history.

Diocese confirms French bishop disciplined by Vatican for sexual abuse

Bishop Michel Santier in 2013 / Benpup1 / Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Rome Newsroom, Oct 19, 2022 / 08:15 am (CNA).

The Diocese of Créteil confirmed last week that its former bishop had been credibly accused of sexual abuse and ordered to live a life of “prayer and penance.”

European court rules in favor of feminist claiming to ‘abort Jesus’ in a church in Paris

European Court of Human Rights. / CherryX/wikmedia. CC BY-SA 3.0

CNA Newsroom, Oct 19, 2022 / 07:20 am (CNA).

The judges of the European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously that the woman was exercising her “freedom of expression.”