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Why June 29 is a good day to consider the legend of St. Peter and St. Agatha

This painting of St. Peter visiting St. Agatha was created by Federico Zuccari between 1597 and 1599 for the altar of Sant’Agata in the Milan Cathedral. It was directly commissioned by Milan native Federico Borromeo, a cousin of St. Charles Borromeo. / Photo by Kathleen Naab

Milan, Italy, Jun 22, 2022 / 18:00 pm (CNA).

A painting in the Milan cathedral depicts a Christian legend that is not particularly well known.

Cardinal Kasper warns German synodal way risks 'breaking its own neck'

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, at the Vatican in April 2015. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Berlin, Germany, Jun 22, 2022 / 14:40 pm (CNA).

A theologian considered close to Pope Francis has warned that the German Synodal Way is at risk of “breaking its own neck” if it does not heed the objections raised by a growing number of bishops around the world.

Young people 'key' to building understanding, Israeli ambassador to Poland says

Israeli Ambassador to Poland Yacov Livne speaks with students and faculty at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, on June 21, 2022. / Credit: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Lublin, Poland, Jun 21, 2022 / 17:07 pm (CNA).

The ambassador spoke to students and faculty at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, June 21.

US couple to share advice for Catholic family life at World Meeting of Families

Soren and Ever Johnson with their five children, ages 19 to 10. / Courtesy of Soren and Ever Johnson.

Rome Newsroom, Jun 20, 2022 / 04:00 am (CNA).

The international gathering of Catholic families begins in Rome on June 22.

St. Columba’s 1,500-year-old legacy includes this new Scottish Catholic pilgrimage

Pilgrims traveled on foot and by ferry from the Scottish west coast, across the Isle of Mull, and to Iona Abbey during the Brecbannoch Pilgrimage June 11–13. / Sancta Familia Media

Denver Newsroom, Jun 19, 2022 / 04:00 am (CNA).

Catholic pilgrims walked the Brecbannoch Pilgrimage June 11 to 13 to pray for Scotland and return a relic of the missionary Irish saint.

The Church ‘can neither live nor survive without priests,’ Spanish bishop says

Priestly ordination with Bishop Demetrio Fernández of Córdoba, Spain / Diocese of Córdoba, Spain

Denver Newsroom, Jun 18, 2022 / 10:00 am (CNA).

Bishop Demetrio Fernández of Córdoba, Spain, made the remarks before the ordination of five new priests for his diocese.

Meet the 10 newest blesseds of the Catholic Church

The 10 Elizabethan sisters beatified on June 11, 2022, in Wrocław, Poland. / Courtesy of the Elizabethan sisters.

Wrocław, Poland, Jun 18, 2022 / 08:00 am (CNA).

The 10 Elizabethan sisters were murdered by Red Army soldiers in 1945.

Family of ‘skateboard hero’ of 2017 London attack campaigns for sainthood

Flowers are placed alongside a photograph of Ignacio Echeverría and others killed in the London Bridge terror attack prior to a commemoration service on June 3, 2018, the first anniversary of the attack that killed eight people and injured dozens more. / Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 18, 2022 / 04:43 am (CNA).

Native Spaniard Ignacio Echeverría was fatally stabbed on June 3, 2017, after trying to fend off attackers with his skateboard.

How the Eucharist entered the heart of a 13th-century saint and inspired a Sister of Life

St. Juliana Falconieri (1270-1341) and Sister Juliana Faustina. / Courtesy photos.

Rome Newsroom, Jun 18, 2022 / 04:00 am (CNA).

‘It was not so much that I discovered St. Juliana, as that she found me,’ says Sister Juliana Faustina.

Pope Francis accepts Belgian bishop’s request not to be made a cardinal

Bishop Lucas Van Looy, S.D.B., pictured at a Vatican press conference on the family synod, Oct. 23, 2015. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

London, England, Jun 16, 2022 / 10:21 am (CNA).

Bishop Lucas Van Looy was due to receive the red hat on Aug. 27.