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Catholic group urges European Parliament to address ‘demographic winter,’ protect children

People cast their ballot in a polling station on June 6, 2024, in The Hague, Netherlands. Voters in 27 European Union countries go to the polls over the next four days to elect members of the European Parliament. / Credit: Pierre Crom/Getty Images

CNA Staff, Jun 7, 2024 / 08:30 am (CNA).

As this weekend’s elections kick off across EU member states, the policy toolkit “invites incoming parliamentarians to prioritize families in their policymaking.”

Opus Dei updates outreach to young people with new website: ‘Youth’

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ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 7, 2024 / 06:40 am (CNA).

The new website offers testimonies on social initiatives, podcasts with prayer resources, and infographics on Catholic doctrine.

Salesian Youth Synod to discern their future and that of the Church

The 10th successor of St. Don Bosco to the Salesians, Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime, along with young people from the Salesians. | / Credit: ANS-Salesians

ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 6, 2024 / 16:15 pm (CNA).

The Salesian News Agency (ANS) announced in an article that the event will begin Aug. 11 and will conclude on Aug. 16 —St. John Bosco’s birthday.

On D-Day anniversary, Pope Francis prays for men who start and prolong wars

Bishop Jacques Habert of the Diocese of Bayeux and Lisieux in France greets Britain’s Princess Anne (right) on June 5, 2024, as she arrives to attend the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s annual service of remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral in Bayeux, Normandy, northwestern France, as part of the events to mark the 80th anniversary commemorations of Allied amphibious landing (D-Day landings) in France in 1944. / Credit: AARON CHOWN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Rome Newsroom, Jun 6, 2024 / 10:00 am (CNA).

“People want peace!” the pope wrote in a June 5 message. “They want conditions of stability, security, and prosperity in which everyone can fulfill their duties...”

World’s biggest monstrance created in reparation for Spanish war leads yearly procession

There are 159 sculptures adorning the monstrance used in the annual Corpus Christi procession in Valencia, Spain, including biblical scenes from the Old Testament up to the Good Shepherd and the risen Christ. The apostles and doctors of the Church adorn the host and Eucharistic miracles are depicted. Saints particularly devoted to the Eucharist are part of the multitude of adorers, as is Pope Pius X, known as the "pope of the Eucharist" since he encouraged frequent reception of the sacrament and lowered the age for first Communion. June 2, 2024. / Credit: Archivalencia/Catedral VLC

Valencia, Spain, Jun 4, 2024 / 15:52 pm (CNA).

The monstrance used in the annual Corpus Christi procession in Valencia, Spain, was created as an act of reparation for the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War.

Netherlands permits euthanasia for physically healthy 29-year-old woman

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CNA Newsroom, Jun 4, 2024 / 09:45 am (CNA).

Despite being physically healthy, the woman from Oldenzaal, a town near the German border, chose to end her life due to mental health issues.

Rescue of more historic Catholic sites in France gets underway

One of 100 ancient churches identified for preservation by France's Patrimony Foundation, this church is in Cachen, located within the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France. / Credit: Wikimedia Commons

CNA Staff, Jun 4, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA).

The danger that has been threatening France’s religious heritage for decades is becoming a matter of concern to the authorities and the general public.

German president laments Church’s diminished role at ‘Catholics Day’

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the103rd German Catholic Convention on May 29, 2024, in Erfurt, Germany. / Credit: Filip Singer - Pool/Getty Images

CNA Newsroom, May 30, 2024 / 15:15 pm (CNA).

Both Pope Francis and the German president addressed participants at the national Catholic event underway this week.

Benedictine Bishop Dominicus Meier replaces Bode in Osnabrück Diocese in Germany

Bishop Dominicus Meier OSB. / Credit: Besim Mazhiqi, Archdiocese of Paderborn

CNA Newsroom, May 30, 2024 / 13:45 pm (CNA).

The Diocese of Osnabrück in northwestern Germany will be led by a Benedictine monk and bishop: Dominicus Meier will follow in the footsteps of Franz-Josef Bode.

Lost masterpiece of Christ now on display: ‘One of the greatest discoveries in the history of art’

A painting by Italian master Caravaggio titled “Ecce Homo” is pictured at the Prado museum in Madrid, Spain, on May 27, 2024. / Credit: PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 28, 2024 / 17:45 pm (CNA).

The lost painting by Caravaggio was recently rediscovered and is now on display at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain.