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  • Catholics remember Shahbaz Bhatti 10 years after his assassination in Pakistan
    on January 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Rome Newsroom, Jan 15, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA).- The diocese of Rome will host a memorial Mass on Friday for Servant of God Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic politician in Pakistan assassinated by an Islamic terrorist group 10 years ago. Bhatti served as Pakistan’s Federal Minister of Minorities Affairs from 2008 to 2011. He advocated for four member seats for religious minority […]

  • ‘This was a historic moment’: England’s personal ordinariate celebrates its 10th anniversary
    on January 15, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    CNA Staff, Jan 15, 2021 / 05:35 am (CNA).- Ten years ago today, Msgr. Keith Newton was preparing to be ordained a Catholic priest at Westminster Cathedral, the mother church of Catholics in England and Wales. It would be an ordination like no other.  The date was Jan. 15, 2011. Up until Dec. 31, Newton had been an Anglican bishop. The next day, he was received into the Catholic Church. On […]

  • COVID-19 outbreak at Portuguese nursing home run by religious sisters
    on January 15, 2021 at 4:22 am

    Evora, Portugal, Jan 14, 2021 / 09:22 pm (CNA).- A convent of Conceptionist Sisters in the Archdiocese of Évora, Portugal is experiencing a major COVID-19 outbreak, and the local bishop is asking for prayers for the sisters and the elderly they serve. According to a January 14 statement from the archdiocese, 14 of the 16 religious sisters have been affected by virus, as have 12 workers of […]

  • Father James Martin connects Catholic leaders to Capitol riots; Bishop Stika unimpressed
    on January 15, 2021 at 3:42 am

    CNA Staff, Jan 14, 2021 / 08:42 pm (CNA).- Bishop Richard Stika of Nashville voiced skepticism of Father James Martin’s recent essay claiming that Catholic leaders’ criticism of President-elect Joe Biden's stance on abortion helped contribute to the conditions for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Martin’s essay, “How Catholic Leaders Helped Give Rise to Violence at […]

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