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Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral launches appeal for interior restoration

Debris inside Notre-Dame de Paris, April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital. / Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP/Getty Images.

Paris, France, Jun 14, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

The cathedral is scheduled to reopen for worship in April 2024.

The German Synodal Way: A CNA explainer 

Thomas Sternberg, president of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), speaks at a ‘Synodal Way’ press conference. / Rudolf Gehrig/CNA Deutsch.

Munich, Germany, Jun 14, 2021 / 12:14 pm (CNA).

The “Synodal Way” – in German: Synodaler Weg – is a controversial discussion process underway in Germany with the declared aim of addressing the Church’s clerical sexual abuse crisis by debating and passing resolutions

Poland’s Catholic bishops look ahead to fall meeting with Pope Francis

The 389th Plennary Session of the Polish Bishops’ Conference in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, southern Poland. /

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Poland, Jun 14, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The Polish bishops’ ad limina visit to Rome is scheduled for October.

Joe Biden attends Sunday Mass in English seaside town amid G7 summit

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden leave Mass in St Ives, Cornwall during the G7 summit on June 13, 2021. / Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images.

London, England, Jun 14, 2021 / 03:30 am (CNA).

Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attended Mass in St. Ives, which has a population of 12,000 people.

Poland is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki renews the consecration of Poland to the Sacred Heart at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kraków, June 11, 2021. /

Krakow, Poland, Jun 11, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA).

The act of consecration took place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kraków.

Bl. Carlo Acutis continues to inspire Catholics via new exhibit, film

Bl. Carlo Acutis /

Rome Newsroom, Jun 11, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

He became the first millennial to be declared blessed on Oct. 10, 2020.

Vatican Becciu investigation: Searches carried out at Sardinian diocese, social cooperative

Cardinal Angelo Becciu. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Rome Newsroom, Jun 11, 2021 / 05:50 am (CNA).

The searches were carried out in Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s former diocese.

Catholic bishops urge G7 to work for ‘just’ and ‘sustainable’ future

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, in 2019. / UK Government (OGL 3).

London, England, Jun 11, 2021 / 03:30 am (CNA).

In a letter to the British Prime Minister, the bishops called for economic support in the wake of the pandemic.

Cardinal Marx: Pope Francis’ resignation decision a ‘great challenge’

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising at the Holy See press office, Oct. 27, 2017. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Munich, Germany, Jun 10, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The influential German cardinal expressed surprise at the swiftness of the pope’s response to his offer to resign.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White named first American rector of Angelicum in Rome

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. / Pontificia Università di San Tommaso d’Aquino via Flickr.

Rome, Italy, Jun 10, 2021 / 08:51 am (CNA).

The theologian has taught at the pontifical university attended by St. John Paul II since 2018.