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by CNA Staff Vatican City, Jan 10, 2022 / 05:41 am Pope Francis is praying for the victims of New York City’s deadliest fire in decades, the Vatican said on Monday. A Jan. 10 telegram to Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said that the pope offered his “heartfelt condolences” to the

by CNA Staff Vatican City, Jan 10, 2022 / 04:20 am Pope Francis lamented “cancel culture” in an address to diplomats at the Vatican on Monday. Delivering his annual “state of the world” address on Jan. 10, the pope said that international organizations were increasingly pursuing “divisive” agendas at odds with the

by CNA Staff Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan 8, 2022 / 04:45 am Bishop Athanasius Schneider said on Saturday that Catholics in Kazakhstan are safe amid unprecedented unrest in the Central Asian country. Schneider, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Maria Santissima in Astana, issued the message on his Twitter account on

by Katie Yoder, Shannon Mullen Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 7, 2022 / 16:34 pm Conservative Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical during oral arguments Friday challenging two Biden administration COVID-19 mandates meant to prod millions of additional Americans to be vaccinated against the virus. Hanging in the balance are the working lives

by CNA Staff Rome, Italy, Jan 8, 2022 / 04:00 am It was one of the viral Vatican moments of 2021: a boy in a black tracksuit, spectacles, and a face mask spontaneously walking up to greet Pope Francis in the middle of a general audience. But there was more

by Jonah McKeown Denver, Colo., Jan 6, 2022 / 19:19 pm A Catholic couple who lost their home in a historic Colorado wildfire late last year say they have experienced “absolutely heroic virtue” from their neighbors, as they and thousands of others reel from the complete loss of their homes.

by Shannon Mullen Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 7, 2022 / 04:00 am Father Mike Schmitz recently marked two major milestones, on consecutive days. On Dec. 31, listeners to “The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)” were able to hear the 365th and final episode of the hugely popular podcast, as

by CNA Staff Warsaw, Poland, Jan 6, 2022 / 13:00 pm Three Kings parades were held at more than 600 locations across Poland on Thursday. The annual processions, in which actors portray the Magi who traveled to Bethlehem to see the newborn Jesus, took place on Jan. 6, the Solemnity of the Epiphany.

by Francesca Pollio Denver Newsroom, Jan 6, 2022 / 03:00 am Have you ever gone past a door with what appears to be random letters and numbers written at the top? These letters and numbers actually have a great significance. Traditionally on the feast of Epiphany, Catholics bless their homes

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 6, 2022 / 06:00 am On the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis encouraged people to spend time in the presence of Christ in adoration, like the Magi. “Let us never forget this: the journey of faith finds renewed strength and fulfillment only when