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by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Oct 6, 2021 / 07:15 am Pope Francis expressed sadness and shame on Wednesday in response to a report estimating that hundreds of thousands of children were abused in the Catholic Church in France over the past 70 years. “This is a moment of shame,”

On August 20 the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a Doctor of the Church thanks to his writings and sermons which greatly influenced Europe during the 12th century, and his numerous efforts which helped to avoid a schism in the Church in 1130. Born in 1090,

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Aug 9, 2021 / 10:30 am A Rwandan man who reportedly handed himself in to police after the murder of a priest in western France on Monday met with Pope Francis in 2016, according to French Catholic media. The suspect, identified by the media as

by CNA Staff Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, France, Aug 9, 2021 / 09:05 am Fr. Olivier Maire, the Catholic priest murdered in France on Monday, was the provincial superior of the Montfort Missionaries, a worldwide religious congregation founded by St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. He was killed in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, a commune in the

by CNA Staff Paris, France, Aug 9, 2021 / 05:40 am France’s Interior Minister announced on Monday that a Catholic priest has been murdered in western France. Gérald Darmanin wrote on his Twitter account on Aug. 9 that he was traveling to the Vendée department of France following the killing.

by CNA Staff Lourdes, France, Jul 2, 2021 / 12:00 pm The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has launched a series of summer evening events to draw pilgrims back to the shrine as pandemic restrictions ease. The initiative, called “Lourdes Nights,” will be held at the shrine in southwestern

On June 16 the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of Saint John Francis Regis, a 17th-century French Jesuit known for his zealous missionary efforts and his care for the poor and marginalized. In a 1997 letter to the Bishop of Viviers, Pope St. John Paul II commemorated the fourth centenary

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Jun 5, 2021 / 03:00 am The Benedictine monks and nuns who tend to the first papal vineyard in France have launched an appeal to sell their wine to help the families of local wine growers. Located on a hill in the Rhône Valley, the

By CNA Staff Paris, France, May 31, 2021 / 04:00 am The archbishop of Paris on Sunday lamented an attack on Catholics taking part in a procession commemorating the city’s 19th-century martyrs. Archbishop Michel Aupetit deplored May 30 the “anger, contempt and violence” directed at the group of around 300

CNA Staff, May 14, 2021 / 12:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis urged scouts Friday to “spread light and hope” wherever they go. Addressing members of the Scouts Unitaires de France, a Catholic scouting movement founded in 1971, the pope appealed to young people not to become apathetic when confronted