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Blood of St. Januarius does not liquefy; Naples residents see bad omen

A miracle that has taken place repeatedly for centuries—the liquefication of the blood of St. Januarius—did not occur as expected last week, causing worries among the faithful. St. Januarius, a...

Priests attacked in Roman basilica

A man entered the sacristy of a Roman basilica on January 7 and used a broken bottle to attack two priests. Worshippers at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore heard shouts from the sacristy as a...

Pope rips ‘malicious’ resistance to Church reform

Pope Francis lashed out at “malicious” opponents of Church reform, in a December 22 address to the leaders of the Roman Curia. The Pope had stunned Rome in 2014 when he used his...

No public ‘correction’ of Pope, Cardinal Brandmüller says

Cardinal Walter Brandmüller—one of the four cardinals who submitted dubia to Pope Francis regarding the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia—has said that any “correction”...

Knights of Malta say Vatican investigation is “unacceptable”

The Knights of Malta have rejected as “unacceptable” the plan by Pope Francis for a Vatican investigation into the dismissal of the chancellor of the ancient Catholic charitable...

Nigerian bishop describes new wave of Islamist terror; 16 churches destroyed since September

A Nigerian prelate said that Islamist Fulani herdsmen are committing massive violence against Christians in his region. Bishop Joseph Bagobiri of Kafanchan told Aid to the Church in Need that...

Situation ‘desperate’ in Venezuela, reports president of bishops’ conference

The people of Venezuela are living “amid much desperation” because of the government’s failure, the president of the country’s episcopal conference said in a report to his...

Vatican computers hacked in major international scheme

Italian police have uncovered a major international computer-hacking operation that compromised private communications at the Vatican. Police in Rome announced the arrest of two engineers who are...

Cold snap killing vulnerable children in Sudan

An unusual pattern of cold weather has caused the death of malnourished refugee children in Sudan and endangered many others, relief officials report. Icy cold in the region of Jebel Marra, in...

Vatican newspaper discusses theologian’s influence on Pope Francis

In an article published in both La Civiltà Cattolica and L’Osservatore Romano, Father Allan Figueroa Deck, a Jesuit at Loyola Marymount University, discussed the influence of an...