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by Solène Tadié Lourdes, France, May 19, 2022 / 09:10 am In 2001, Richard Johnson suffered a major knee injury during an operation in Kosovo. The military nurse was given strong painkillers, which led him into an addiction that gradually dragged him into the abyss. He spent the next 14 …

by Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, May 19, 2022 / 06:23 am John Paul II began his pontificate with the words “Be not afraid” — a phrase that the Polish pope’s biographer believes can be applied to Vatican diplomacy with Russia and China today. George Weigel, author of the bestselling biography “Witness to …

by David Ramos Mexico City Newsroom, May 19, 2022 / 15:14 pm The body of Father José Guadalupe Rivas Saldaña, 57, has been found with signs of violence on the outskirts of Tecate, a city located on the border with the United States in the Mexican state of Baja California. …

by CNA Staff Washington D.C., May 17, 2022 / 05:17 am The U.S. Catholic bishops appealed on Monday for “an honest dialogue rooted in Christ” about the “persistent evil of racism” after two mass shootings. In a May 16 statement, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said that it continued …

By CNA Staff Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 15, 2022 / 06:16 am Ten people were killed and three others injured Saturday when a teenage gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Authorities are calling the mass shooting a racially motivated hate crime and say …

by Courtney Mares Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2022 / 03:00 am While men in the trenches of World War I faced chemical gasses and industrialized weaponry that wrought unprecedented human carnage, an Angel of Peace appeared with a message. “Do not be afraid. I am the Angel of Peace. Pray …

An arrow points to David DePerro in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981. | Magda Gorman/Used by permission. by CNA Staff Vatican City, May 13, 2022 / 03:47 am On May 13, 1981, Mehmet Ali Ağca shot Pope John Paul II and critically injured him. The pictures of the …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, May 13, 2022 / 04:15 am The Vatican confirmed on Friday that Pope Francis will visit three cities in Canada during the last week of July. The pope will travel to Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit on July 24-30, the Holy See press office said …

by Katie Yoder Washington D.C., May 11, 2022 / 15:21 pm When Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed that abortion economically helps women — including low-income, Black women — one senator challenged her with his personal story. “I’ll just simply say that, as a guy raised by a Black woman in …

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, May 11, 2022 / 11:05 am Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former leader of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong, was reportedly released on bail late on Wednesday night. The news came hours after he was detained by the authorities on May 11 over his connection to a fund which …