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  • Rosario Livatino: Not even criminal defendants spoke badly of martyred judge January 22, 2021
    Rome Newsroom, Jan 22, 2021 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Rosario Livatino, a young judge who was killed in 1990 by the mafia for his efforts to combat organized crime in Sicily, always treated the accused in his court with kindness. According to a former classmate of Livatino’s, defendants in cases judged by the young magistrate […]
  • Portugal’s Catholic bishops suspend public Masses amid rising COVID-19 cases January 22, 2021
    CNA Staff, Jan 22, 2021 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Public Masses will be suspended in Portugal from Saturday, the country’s bishops have announced. The Portuguese Episcopal Conference said on Jan. 21 that it was taking the step due to the “extreme gravity” of the coronavirus crisis, reported ACI Digital, CNA’s Portuguese-language news partner. “Being aware of […]
  • Prosecutor sees no grounds for investigation of negligence claims against Polish cardinal January 22, 2021
    CNA Staff, Jan 22, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- A prosecutor in Poland indicated on Thursday that he saw no grounds for an investigation into allegations that Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz failed to report claims of clerical abuse. The 81-year-old cardinal served as an aide to John Paul II until the Polish pope’s death in 2005. He […]
  • Cardinal: Danish bill requiring translation of homilies threatens religious freedom January 22, 2021
    CNA Staff, Jan 22, 2021 / 06:10 am (CNA).- A cardinal said on Friday that a proposed law in Denmark requiring the translation of all homilies into Danish is a threat to religious freedom.  In a Jan. 22 statement, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), […]
  • Amid the pandemic, sainthood cause of nun who served poor hit by epidemics advances January 22, 2021
    CNA Staff, Jan 22, 2021 / 03:10 am (CNA).- An English Catholic bishop welcomed on Thursday a step forward in the sainthood cause of a religious sister who served poor communities ravaged by cholera and typhoid.  Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury said on Jan. 21 that it was fitting that Elizabeth Prout’s cause was progressing […]

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