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by CNA Staff Denver Newsroom, Jul 5, 2022 / 11:00 am On Sunday Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago, and appointed his auxiliary, Bishop Joy Alappatt, as his successor. The resignation of Bishop Jacob Angadiath, 76, was …

by CNA Staff Vatican City, Jul 6, 2022 / 05:59 am Pope Francis has said he would announce the appointment of two women to the Vatican committee that elects bishops. In comments to Reuters published Wednesday, the pope said “two women will be appointed for the first time in the …

by Joe Bukuras Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 25, 2022 / 18:18 pm The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision, bringing an end to nearly a half-century of nationwide legalized abortion in the U.S. The June 24 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization …

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, May 17, 2021 / 06:00 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J. as the next bishop of Hong Kong. Chow, 61, has served as the provincial of the Jesuits’ Chinese Province since 2018. In that role, he led the Jesuit order …

Vatican City, Dec 1, 2020 / 05:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Bishop Michael Fisher, an auxiliary of Washington, to be the next bishop of the scandal-ridden Diocese of Buffalo, New York. Fisher, 62, will take over leadership of Buffalo as the diocese faces a new lawsuit from …

CNA Staff, Oct 19, 2020 / 02:13 pm MT (CNA).- Religious leaders gathered at a memorial to slain French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel Sunday, following the beheading of a Paris school teacher in an Islamist terror attack. Catholic Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen was joined by representatives of Muslim, Jewish, …

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Jul 20, 2020 / 11:30 am MT (CNA).- At least nine Catholic bishops have died from the coronavirus worldwide as the pandemic continues to spread across the Americas. Bishop Henrique Soares da Costa of Palmares, Brazil, became the latest bishop to die of COVID-19 on …

CNA Staff, Jul 9, 2020 / 03:00 pm MT (CNA).- Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark has joined several U.S. bishops in asking President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of a federal inmate scheduled to be executed on July 17. Exercising clemency, the cardinal told the president, can help …

CNA Staff, Jun 29, 2020 / 11:01 pm MT (CNA).- Amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Texas, four retired clerics, including two bishops, have tested positive at a priests’ retirement home in Houston. “We ask that you please pray for all those impacted by COVID-19, and in particular for …

CNA Staff, May 31, 2020 / 12:10 pm MT (CNA).- The Venezuelan bishops published an exhortation May 28 calling for “a consensus among all and an inclusive national accord” to save the country from “immense national, material, institutional and social catastrophe.” Under the socialist administration of President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela …