- Jun 23, 2021
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx said that following Pope Francis’ refusal to accept his resignation, he would “not simply return to business as usual” because it would not be the right path for him personally or for the archdiocese.
German architect Gottfried Boehm, who was famous for his concrete brutalist-style church buildings, has died at 101.
Pope Francis met with UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin and other soccer officials on Thursday to offer his blessings before the European Championship kicks off in Rome.
Italian lay monk Enzo Binachi, founder of a popular ecumenical monastery who was ordered to leave last year as a result of internal tensions within the community, has finally moved out and is now living on the outskirts of Turin.
The Brussels-based commission representing the Catholic bishops of the European Union is backing tougher steps to combat hate crimes, but warned that current EU proposals could violate religious freedom and have a “chilling and self-censoring effect.”
Ahead of the EU-U.S. Summit, the heads of the European Union bishops commission and U.S. Bishops Conference are urging government leaders to work together to help the world through the COVID-19 pandemic and solve other pressing issues worldwide.
An Italian nun who was stabbed 19 times more than two decades ago by three teenage girls apparently fascinated by Satan was honored Sunday with beatification as a martyr of the Catholic Church.
Abuse scandals have exposed “systemic weaknesses in the church that also call for systemic responses. A purely legal review and administrative changes are not enough,” said Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, noting that Marx’s decision was a “personal response” to the failures of the past.