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Altar vandalized, sacred vessels stolen from Sacred Heart Basilica in France

Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Rouen, France. / Credit: Archdiocese of Rouen

ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 17, 2023 / 18:40 pm (CNA).

During the night of Nov. 14–15, unidentified persons destroyed the altar and stole sacred vessels from the Sacred Heart Basilica in the Archdiocese of Rouen.

Indi Gregory dies: What went wrong, and what happens next?

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CNA Staff, Nov 17, 2023 / 16:20 pm (CNA).

Catholics in the U.K. say the country’s medical and legal authorities need to place a greater emphasis on parental voices when difficult medical decisions arise.  

What’s next in the Vatican’s trial of Cardinal Becciu

Cardinal Angelo Becciu. / Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Rome Newsroom, Nov 17, 2023 / 14:00 pm (CNA).

After almost two and a half years, the Vatican’s “trial of the century,” in which the disgraced Cardinal Angelo Becciu is a defendant, is winding down.

Pope meets with priests, families to confront poverty, social marginalization

Pope Francis meets with priests of Rome’s 17th prefecture in the Parish of Santa Maria Madre dell'Ospitalità in Villa Verde in Rome on Nov. 16, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Nov 17, 2023 / 11:24 am (CNA).

Pope Francis met with priests of Rome’s 17th prefecture in the Parish of Santa Maria Madre dell’Ospitalità in Villa Verde on Thursday evening. 

Pope Francis tells American priests: ‘Do not leave the Lord of the tabernacle alone’

Pope Francis meets with the National Association of Hispanic Priests at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Nov. 16, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Nov 17, 2023 / 09:23 am (CNA).

The presence of Jesus in every tabernacle points us to how we can serve our suffering brothers and sisters who share in Christ’s passion today, the pope said.

Pope Francis: ‘The fullness of love’ is the ‘path of holiness’

Pope Francis prays during his Wednesday general audience on Nov. 15, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Nov 16, 2023 / 15:45 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis on Thursday addressed participants of the study conference “Community Dimension of Holiness,” which had gathered in Rome Nov. 13–16.

Is a cloistered nun still ‘useful’ today? The life of Sister Belén de la Cruz

Sister Belén de la Cruz. / Credit: Fundación Declausura

ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 15, 2023 / 18:30 pm (CNA).

A conference in Spain focused on the life of Sister Belén de la Cruz, a Spanish Carmelite nun who, in 2018, like Christ died at age 33.

Did Pope Benedict XVI really say the devil wants to destroy Spain?

Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2007, in Vigevano, Italy. / Credit: miqu77/Shutterstock

ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 15, 2023 / 18:00 pm (CNA).

A supposed comment by the late Pope Benedict XVI concerning Spain and the devil has been circulating on social media in recent days — is it true?

Polish New Left party pushes pro-abortion bills in new coalition government

"Love life, choose life:" National March for Life and Family in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 18, 2022. / Credit: Sister Amata Nowaszewska

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 15, 2023 / 17:15 pm (CNA).

Current laws prohibit all surgical and chemical abortions except when the life of the mother is at risk or the pregnancy has occurred as a result of rape or incest.

Bishops in Spain call political deal to grant amnesty to Catalan secessionists immoral

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. / Credit: Flickr of La Moncloa - Government of Spain (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 15, 2023 / 11:30 am (CNA).

Several Spanish bishops have spoken out against the deals reached by President Pedro Sánchez with the leaders behind the 2017 coup in Catalonia.