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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

On May 5, Catholics celebrate Saint Hilary of Arles, a fifth-century bishop who gave up wealth and privilege in favor of austerity and sacrifice for the sake of the Church. Hilary was born during the year 401, most likely in the present-day French region of Loraine. He came from a

St. Bernadette Soubirous is the renowned visionary of Lourdes. She was born into a poor family in Lourdes, France, in 1844 and was baptized with the name Mary Bernard. Our Lady first appeared to the 14-year-old Bernadette on Feb. 11, 1858, in a cave on the banks of the Gave

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Feb 11, 2021 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- On the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the papal delegate for the Marian shrine urged masked pilgrims and virtual viewers alike not to lose hope in the face of sickness and difficulties. “Lourdes is the place

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous. The Marian apparitions began Feb. 11, 1858, ended July 16 that year and received

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Nov 16, 2020 / 10:04 am MT (CNA).- Catholics in France gathered outside churches in multiple cities this weekend calling on the government to allow them to attend Mass during the national lockdown. Protests took place across France, including in Nantes, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Rennes, and

CNA Staff, Oct 29, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- U.S. Catholic bishops joined Pope Francis in mourning a deadly attack at a basilica in Nice on Thursday. “We join our prayers with Pope Francis and pray for the Catholic community in Nice, especially the families of those who have

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 29, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- After three people were killed in a terrorist attack in a basilica in Nice, France, on Thursday, a Vatican spokesman condemned the violence and said that Pope Francis was praying for the victims and those who mourn

CNA Staff, Oct 29, 2020 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- The French bishops asked churches across the country to toll their bells Thursday in memory of three people killed at a basilica in Nice by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.” In a statement Oct. 29, the French bishops’ conference asked

CNA Staff, Oct 29, 2020 / 03:40 am MT (CNA).- An attacker killed three people at a church in Nice and wounded others, police in the French city said Thursday. The incident took place at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice Oct. 29 at around 9am local time, according to