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  • Day of prayer planned for 357 religious dead from COVID-19 in Spain September 26, 2020
    CNA Staff, Sep 26, 2020 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- The Spanish Conference of Religious (CONFER) has announced that September 29 will be observed as a day of prayer for the 357 religious who have died from the novel coronavirus during the pandemic in Spain. The conference invited religious communities to participate in the day of […]
  • Russia seeks to bar foreign-educated religious leaders from teaching, preaching September 26, 2020
    CNA Staff, Sep 26, 2020 / 06:01 am (CNA).- Catholic leaders in Russia are expressing concern about a bill that would restrict the ability of Russian religious ministers who receive religious education abroad to teach or preach in Russia. The bill calls for “recertification” in Russian educational institutions of pastors and “personnel of religious organisations” […]
  • NI health department warns of risks of unregulated at-home medical abortion September 25, 2020
    CNA Staff, Sep 25, 2020 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Northern Ireland's Department of Health told a Belfast daily on Friday that women who self-administer medical abortions at home are at risk. Home administration of medical abortions is not permitted in Northern Ireland. “Women are at risk if they access unregulated abortion services,” the health department […]
  • Germany’s Catholic bishops agree on uniform compensation system for abuse victims September 25, 2020
    CNA Staff, Sep 25, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Germany’s Catholic bishops agreed this week to a uniform system for compensation payments to abuse survivors. Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German bishops’ conference, announced the agreement Sept. 24 at the end of the bishops’ plenary meeting in Fulda, central Germany.  Under the new system, […]
  • Carlo Acutis beatification will be a 17-day celebration in Assisi September 24, 2020
    Rome Newsroom, Sep 24, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Assisi is celebrating the beatification of computer programming teen Carlo Acutis in October with more than two weeks of liturgies and events that the bishop hopes will be an evangelizing force for young people.  “Now more than ever we believe that the example of Carlo -- […]

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