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Cause for canonization opened for young Polish lay missionary killed in Bolivia

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow announced on April 14, 2024, the decision to begin the process of beatification and canonization of Helena Agnieszka Kmiec, a young lay missionary murdered in Bolivia in 2017. / Credit: The Helena Kmiec Foundation

ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 19, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA).

Helena Agnieszka Kmiec, a young lay missionary, was just 26 years old when she was murdered in Bolivia in 2017.

Rite of peace is not just a greeting or friendly gesture, nun explains

A bishop and a priest exchange the sign of peace during Mass. / Credit: Father Lawrence Lew, OP; photo courtesy of Martin Beek via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 18, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA).

The sign of peace is meant to express “the sincere desire to be reconciled among ourselves, to overcome all divisions between us, to be instruments of peace.”

Belgian court overturns ban on conservative conference attended by German cardinal

Father Benedict Kiely, founder of, speaks during a panel discussion on Day 2 of The National Conservatism Conference at the Claridge on April 17, 2024, in Brussels, Belgium. / Credit: Omar Havana/Getty Images

Brussels, Belgium, Apr 17, 2024 / 16:30 pm (CNA).

Cardinal Gerhard Müller told author Rod Dreher, who was also speaking at the conference, that the attempt to shut down the conference was “like Nazi Germany.”

Rome to host World Meeting of Parish Priests in preparation for Synod on Synodality

Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica. / Credit: Vatican Media

ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 17, 2024 / 05:00 am (CNA).

The World Meeting of Parish Priests for the Synod on Synodality will be held April 29–May 2 in Sacrofano, Rome.

Sainthood cause of Father Luigi Giussani: Milan Archdiocese to begin collecting testimonies

1960. Varigotti (SV). Father Luigi Giussani with students during the Tower Ray. / Credit: Communion and Liberation Official Site

Rome Newsroom, Apr 16, 2024 / 10:30 am (CNA).

Archbishop Mario Delpini will hold the first public session of the testimonial phase of Giussani’s cause in the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio on May 9.

Popular Catholic influencer: ‘We need to use our social media platforms’

Sachin Jose reaches more than 148,000 people with the Catholic faith with his digital apostolate on X (formerly Twitter). He works as a journalist and social media consultant. Sachin has been reporting on Church topics for over five years. / Credit: Photo courtesy of Sachin Jose

CNA Newsroom, Apr 16, 2024 / 08:00 am (CNA).

Sachin Jose reaches more than 148,000 people with the Catholic faith through his digital apostolate on X (formerly Twitter).

Ferrero Rocher: The chocolate inspired by Our Lady of Lourdes

The popular chocolate Ferrero Rocher actually honors Our Lady of Lourdes. / Canva Stock Images

CNA Staff, Apr 16, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA).

“The success of Ferrero we owe to Our Lady of Lourdes; without her we can do little,” said Michele Ferrero, the company’s founder.

This province in Italy ‘invests’ in children and families

Pope Francis blesses an unborn baby during the Papal Foundation's annual pilgrimage in Rome, Friday, April 12, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

ACI Stampa, Apr 15, 2024 / 17:45 pm (CNA).

The famous “demographic winter” often mentioned by Pope Francis is evident in many regions of Italy except one: Alto Adige-Südtirol and its capital, Bolzano.

50,000 march for life in Poland as its parliament considers legalizing abortion

Before the march began, the president of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda, stressed that “life is a gift from God and as such it is an inalienable right of every human being, which is why it must be protected and supported at every stage of its development.” / Credit: EWTN Polska

ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 15, 2024 / 16:45 pm (CNA).

On Sunday, 50,000 people congregated on the streets of Warsaw, Poland, for the National March for Life to defend the unborn. 

Notre Dame fire, 5 years later: What are the plans for reopening the cathedral in Paris?

Approximately 1,000 people have been working daily on the restoration of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, France. / Credit: Sumit Surai, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 15, 2024 / 14:45 pm (CNA).

The reopening of the Notre Dame Cathedral is scheduled to begin with a triduum on Dec. 7 that will include the official inauguration.