CNA/EWTN News

CNA/EWTN News

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia – The newest member of St. Francis Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is furry and has four legs.

ŠIBENIK, Croatia – A giant 55-foot statue of Our Lady of Loreto is in the works in the coastal city of Primošten, Croatia, which will be known as one of the largest Marian sites in the world when it is completed.

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Christians who are criticizing government action against churches are facing pressure from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services.

SEOUL, South Korea – The first Bishop of Pyongyang, an American born-bishop, and numerous priests and laity are among the 213 who could be beatified and advanced on the process to sainthood under a process begun in South Korea.

VATICAN CITY – In a newly-released interview Pope Francis discussed the shortage of vocations to the priesthood, saying the first response must be prayer. He also mentioned working with youth, the low birthrate, and the ordination of married men.

JUBA, South Sudan – The call by South Sudan's president for a national day of prayer was met with derision by one of the country's bishops, who called it a “political prayer” and a mockery.

GENEVA, Switzerland – The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations reiterated the Vatican’s defence of all human life in a meeting with UN Human Rights Council on the death penalty.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Facing over one hundred lawsuits concerning sex abuse claims dating back to the 1950s, the Diocese of New Ulm has filed for bankruptcy and plans a reorganization.

MANILA, Philippines – Caught in the throes of a brutal war on drugs, the people of the Philippines are increasingly looking to the Catholic Church to provide refuge and resistance.

PATERSON, N.J. – A Catholic chapel that has served a New Jersey shopping mall since 1970 has closed its doors.