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Priest and martyr of communism Father Michał Rapacz beatified in Krakow

The beatification Mass of Father Michał Rapacz at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Krakow-Łagiewniki, Poland, on Saturday, June 15, 2024. / Credit: Episkopat News

Rome Newsroom, Jun 15, 2024 / 07:35 am (CNA).

Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of Father Michał Rapacz in January. The 41-year-old priest was shot twice by communist authorities in 1946.

Top European human rights court rules countries can’t be forced to introduce assisted suicide

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jun 14, 2024 / 15:30 pm (CNA).

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of Hungary’s right to uphold its laws prohibiting assisted suicide, affirming the laws of 46 countries.

Pontifical Missions: Sons and daughters of Spain still leaders in global mission field

Father José María Calderón (left) is Spain's national director of the Pontifical Missions Society. Serafín Suárez (right) is a missionary in Zimbabwe. / Credit: PMS Spain

ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 14, 2024 / 08:00 am (CNA).

The report reveals that in 2023 Spain fielded more than 6,000 active missionaries in 1,123 mission territories spread across 139 countries.

German Catholics write letter to Rome over Synodal Way, warn of ‘serious scandal’

The cross of the German “Synodal Way.” / Credit: Maximilian von Lachner / Synodaler Weg

CNA Newsroom, Jun 13, 2024 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

A Catholic committee has turned to the Vatican in an attempt to avoid a permanent Synodal Council to oversee the Church in Germany.

Pope Francis reportedly again uses derogatory word when discussing gay seminarians

Pope Francis speaks to priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Pontifical Salesian University on June 11, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Jun 12, 2024 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

The pope said there was “an air of faggotry” at the Vatican, according to reports.

Former punk band guitarist, policeman ordained to Catholic priesthood

Bearded former punk band guitarist Father Giulio Vannucci and former policeman Father Michele Di Stefano flank Bishop Giovanni Nerbini following their June 8, 2024, ordination to the Catholic priesthood. / Credit: Diocese of Prato, Italy

ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 12, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA).

The Cathedral of Prato, Italy, was the setting last Saturday for the ordination of a former punk band guitarist and policeman.

Bishops urge EU leaders to tackle voter disillusionment following elections

A man receives his ballot for the European elections in a polling station in The Hague on June 6, 2024, on the first day of the European Parliament election. / Credit: Nick Gammon/AFP via Getty Images

CNA Newsroom, Jun 11, 2024 / 14:45 pm (CNA).

The bishops’ commission underscored the pressing issue of persistent voter disengagement and the alarming rise of nationalist, Euroskeptic parties.