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Ukrainian archbishop: ‘Many will sing Christmas carols with our soldiers’

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, on Dec. 9, 2022 / Oleksandr Sawranskij / Major Archbishopric of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

CNA Newsroom, Dec 20, 2022 / 08:15 am (CNA).

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church talked with a group of journalists on a recent trip to Kyiv organized by the Polish and Ukrainian embassies to the Holy See.

Scottish bishops warn of ‘gender reform’ bill

Interior of the Scottish Parliament Building. / null

CNA Newsroom, Dec 20, 2022 / 07:15 am (CNA).

Scottish bishops have released a statement in opposition to the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals to change how they identify their gender.

Italian Cardinal Severino Poletto dies at age 89

Italian Cardinal Severino Poletto arrives at a pre-conclave meeting on March 9, 2013, at the Vatican. The cardinal passed away on Dec. 17, 2022, at the age of 89. / Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images

Rome Newsroom, Dec 19, 2022 / 11:15 am (CNA).

Poletto was the retired archbishop of Turin, a city in northern Italy. Since his retirement in 2010, he has been living in Moncalieri, a southern suburb of Turin.

PHOTOS: Living Nativity takes to the streets of Rome

null / Alan Koppschall/CNA.

Rome, Italy, Dec 19, 2022 / 03:00 am (CNA).

Families dressed as traditional artisans, Roman soldiers, and other characters from the story of Christ’s birth also joined the walk.

Another 140 Spanish laymen, priests martyred for their faith considered for beatification

The faces of 140 Spanish priests and laity killed during the religious persecution in Spain in the 20th century. / Credit: Archbishopric of Madrid

CNA Newsroom, Dec 16, 2022 / 16:15 pm (CNA).

The diocesan phase of the beatification processes of 140 priests and laymen murdered in Spain during the religious persecution of the 1930s was concluded today.

St. Januarius’ blood liquefies in Naples for third time in 2022

Archbishop Battaglia with the liquefied blood of Saint Januarius on Sept. 19, 2022 / Screenshot / Youtube channel, Chiesa di Napoli

Rome, Italy, Dec 16, 2022 / 10:32 am (CNA).

On Dec. 16 that the “miracle of the liquefaction” occurred at 10:56 a.m. in the Chapel Treasury of St. Januarius in the Naples Cathedral.

European Court of Human Rights condemns Bulgaria for discriminating against Christians

European Court of Human Rights. / CherryX/wikmedia. CC BY-SA 3.0

CNA Newsroom, Dec 14, 2022 / 07:20 am (CNA).

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday condemned the government of Bulgaria for violating the right to religious freedom of evangelical Christians.

English bishop resigns, saying office is ‘too great a burden’

Bishop Robert Byrne / Father James Bradley / Wikimedia (CC-BY 2.0)

CNA Newsroom, Dec 13, 2022 / 05:14 am (CNA).

A bishop in the U.K. has taken the unusual step of announcing his resignation on the grounds that the office is “too great a burden.”

Seeing Jesus in the enemy: Christmas in Ukraine’s martyr city

Destruction in Izium, Ukraine – December 2022. / Andrea Gagliarducci / CNA

Kyiv, Ukraine, Dec 12, 2022 / 09:30 am (CNA).

There is a lot to rebuild in the town of Izium. An estimated 80% of the taller buildings and 30% of private houses were destroyed in the fighting.

German bishop must face Vatican investigation, abuse council demands

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode speaks during a press conference on Sept. 22, 2022, following the release of a report that said he mishandled abuse cases in the Diocese of Osnabrück, in northwestern Germany, which he has led since 1995. / Screenshot of YouTube video

CNA Newsroom, Dec 12, 2022 / 08:35 am (CNA).

The survivors’ organization called on Bishop Bode “to take moral responsibility for the suffering caused by him — irrespective of the standards of criminal law.”