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  1. Pope Francis applauds beatification of monks who died protecting the Eucharist

    Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Feb. 7, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA.

    Vatican City, Apr 18, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).

    In his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis applauded the beatification of six Cistercian monks who were martyred while trying to protect the Eucharist from French soldiers in 1799.

  2. Pope Francis prays for peace as Ukraine-Russia tensions rise

    Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk with Pope Francis in 2020. / Secretariat of Major Archbishop Shevchuk.

    Vatican City, Apr 18, 2021 / 06:05 am (CNA).

    “I follow with great concern the events in some areas of eastern Ukraine, where violations of the ceasefire have multiplied in recent months, and I observe with great concern the increase in military activities,” Pope Francis said April 18.

  3. Vatican official: Pope to advance sainthood cause of EU 'founding father' Robert Schuman

    Robert Schuman in August 1949. Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-19000-2453 (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

    Vatican City, Apr 16, 2021 / 11:01 am (CNA).

    Pope Francis could declare venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, a key “founding father” of the European Union, a Vatican official has said.

  4. Benedict XVI turns 94 years old

    Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. / Mazur/

    Vatican City, Apr 16, 2021 / 10:13 am (CNA).

    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was born 94 years ago today in the town of Marktl, Bavaria. More than eight years after he announced his retirement from the papacy in 2013, Benedict continues to live a retired life in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery on Vatican grounds.

  5. Vatican statement on Ramadan: 'Christians and Muslims are called to be bearers of hope'

    Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Aug. 2019 / Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

    Vatican City, Apr 16, 2021 / 09:30 am (CNA).

    The Vatican’s interreligious dialogue council released a statement Friday sending “fraternal good wishes” to Muslims for the month of Ramadan.