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  • Disagreements escalate over Notre-Dame rebuilding project November 15, 2019
    Paris, France, Nov 15, 2019 / 12:35 am (CNA).- Tensions are reportedly running high between French authorities overseeing the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, as they create plans to rebuild the church damaged by fire earlier this year. Army General Jean-Louis Georgelin and the architect on the project, Philippe Villeneuve, disagree over whether the […]
  • Daytime vandalization of Irish Carmelite monastery shocks locals November 13, 2019
    Dublin, Ireland, Nov 13, 2019 / 02:51 pm (CNA).- A group broke into an Irish Carmelite monastery during the daytime, vandalized its chapel and shouted slurs at the elderly nuns who lived there on Monday. “The poor sisters who live there play such an integral part of life in the area and it’s outrageous that […]
  • Record floods in Venice damage St. Mark’s Basilica November 13, 2019
    Venice, Italy, Nov 13, 2019 / 08:05 am (CNA).- The crypt of St. Mark’s Basilica was completely flooded Wednesday, after Venice’s water levels hit the highest level in more than 50 years. Local authorities have called for a state of emergency after one man died in the worst flooding in Venice in decades. The high […]
  • This Japanese painter found the faith through sacred art November 13, 2019
    Rome, Italy, Nov 13, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Osamu Giovanni Micico had never read the Bible, knew nothing of the stories of Christ in the gospels, and had never heard of the apostles, when his experience studying sacred art in Italy brought him to the Catholic faith. “When I came to Italy, painting was […]
  • French bishops vote to compensate abuse victims with Church funds  November 11, 2019
    Lourdes, France, Nov 11, 2019 / 12:09 pm (CNA).- The bishops of France on Saturday approved plans to offer financial compensation to victims of sexual abuse by clergy. According to the Associated Press, any person recognized by their bishop as a victim will be eligible to receive money, and the Church in France will appeal […]

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