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CNA Staff, Aug 10, 2020 / 11:30 am MT (CNA).- Chinese authorities arrested pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and imposed new sanctions on American lawmakers August 10, as part of an apparent crackdown on civil liberties in Hong Kong. Prominent democracy activists were arrested and charged for violating Hong Kong’s

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Credit: © Mazur / www.thepapalvisit.org.uk
by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Aug 11, 2020 / 03:30 am MT (CNA).- Benedict XVI’s personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said that the pope emeritus’ illness is “subsiding.” In an interview with the German newspaper Südkurier, Archbishop Gänswein is reported to have said that Benedict XVI’s “illness is subsiding”

CNA Staff, Aug 10, 2020 / 02:48 pm MT (CNA).- Fr. Liam Ryan, a long-time surfer, was on vacation visiting his best friend in Western Australia when, on the afternoon of July 31, he noticed a fellow surfer in distress. “I saw him off his board, looking really lost and

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Aug 10, 2020 / 07:30 am MT (CNA).- The Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs is “one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust,” two Asian cardinals and 74 other religious leaders wrote in a statement released August 8. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, archbishop

CNA Staff, Aug 7, 2020 / 02:15 pm MT (CNA).- Update: The Archdiocese of Washington’s interim superintendent of schools, Kelly Branaman, expressed gratitude for the county’s recognition of “the autonomy of non-public schools to make local decisions on reopening in a safe and appropriate manner.” She said that “we will

by Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, Aug 9, 2020 / 05:40 am MT (CNA).- As World War II raged around him in Poland, St. Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and another “weapon” – the Miraculous Medal. “Even though a person be the worst sort, if only he

CNA Staff, Aug 7, 2020 / 04:34 pm MT (CNA).- Christ draws close with love and compassion, as well as a challenge, for people who experience discord between their gender identity and their biological sex, Archbishop Robert Carlson of Saint Louis said in a reflection dated June 1. “If you’re

CNA Staff, Aug 8, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- Following an explosion that killed more than 150 people in Beirut, international Catholic groups have responded by providing health services and necessities to the victims. At least sixteen Catholic organizations, including Catholic Relief Services and Caritas International, have responded to

By Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 8, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- Production for a new coronavirus vaccine is speeding along, but if one is developed to fight the pandemic, ethical questions remain about its development, and who should receive it first. There are many workers in health

CNA Staff, Aug 6, 2020 / 11:30 pm MT (CNA).- Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday spoke about his Catholic faith, in response to comments from President Donald Trump that a Biden presidency would “hurt God.” “Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: