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Italian Psychoanalytic Society expresses ‘great concern’ over use of puberty blockers

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Rome Newsroom, Jan 18, 2023 / 11:30 am (CNA).

The president of the society called for “rigorous scientific discussion” of gender issues in young people.

Scottish bishops: ‘Conversion therapy’ ban would criminalize Christian pastoral care

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Denver, Colo., Jan 17, 2023 / 16:23 pm (CNA).

A proposed ban on “conversion therapy” is so vague, the bishops warned, that the law would “create a chilling effect.”

Thousands attend funeral of modern-day St. Francis in Italy

Biagio Conte, a lay missionary based in Palermo, is seen doing a pilgrimage in a almost deserted street on March 20, 2020, in Palermo, Italy. Conte died Jan. 12, 2023, and his Jan. 17, 2023, funeral in Palermo was attended by thousands. / Photo by Tullio Puglia/Getty Images

CNA Newsroom, Jan 17, 2023 / 15:30 pm (CNA).

Thousands of people attended the Jan. 17 funeral of Biagio Conte, the lay missionary founder of the Hope and Charity Mission.

Cardinal Zen ‘very concerned’ about Synod on Synodality

Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Hong, attends the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Jan. 5, 2023, in St. Peter's Square. / Credit: Diane Montagna

Rome, Italy, Jan 17, 2023 / 07:21 am (CNA).

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Giornale published on Jan. 17, Zen said that he hopes that the synod will change from its current course.

Meet the Spanish pilot who paid homage to Benedict XVI on a flight to Rome

Pilot Raúl Ruiz. / Credit: Raúl Ruiz

ACI Prensa Staff, Jan 16, 2023 / 04:00 am (CNA).

Raúl Ruiz, 50, said he felt the need to dedicate something to the late pope “and share it with all the people who accompanied us on the flight.”

Priest describes ‘pandemonium’ after 6 shot after funeral Mass at London Catholic church

Police officers attend the scene of a shooting by St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church on Jan. 14, 2023, in London, England. / Carl Court/Getty Images

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 15, 2023 / 14:30 pm (CNA).

Six people —including two children — were injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday at a Catholic church in North London.

Christian Lawyers Foundation in Spain demands TV series promoting pedophilia be pulled

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CNA Newsroom, Jan 12, 2023 / 16:30 pm (CNA).

“Scandal, Story of an Obsession” is a Mediaset España production that began being broadcast on Telecinco Jan. 11.

Swiss bishops call for respect for ‘rules’ after woman appears to concelebrate Mass

The bishops' call for adherence to Catholic "rules" follows an internet controversy over a August 2022 video of a laywoman who seemed to concelebrate Mass with priests. / Katholisches Medienzentrum YouTube screenshot

Denver, Colo., Jan 12, 2023 / 10:10 am (CNA).

The bishops’ intervention follows internet controversy over a video of a laywoman who seemed to concelebrate Mass with priests.

Jesuits in Slovenia apologize for Rupnik abuse, say they believe victims

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ. / Screenshot Vatican News

Rome Newsroom, Jan 11, 2023 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

“We fully accept and understand the indignation, anger, and disappointment of the victims and their loved ones,” the Slovenian Jesuits said in a statement.

Three Kings parades across Poland draw 1.5 million participants

Three Kings parades went down the streets of 800 Polish towns and cities Jan. 6, 2023, for the feast of the Epiphany, with estimates of some 1.5 million people taking part in what is believed to be the largest street Nativity pageant in the world. / Justyna Galant/CNA

Warsaw, Poland, Jan 9, 2023 / 11:00 am (CNA).

Three Kings parades went down the streets of 800 Polish towns and cities Jan. 6 for the feast of the Epiphany.