Papal Mass in Erbil 'nothing short of a miracle', organizer says

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Erbil, Iraq, Mar 5, 2021 / 11:19 am (CNA).- When Vida Hanna was told by the Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Archeparchy of Erbil that Pope Francis was coming to Iraq, she thought to herself it was just another rumor. Growing up in the Chaldean Catholic community in Erbil, Hanna, 27, was a little […]

Maine diocese, state, increase church attendance in time for Holy Week

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Washington D.C., Mar 5, 2021 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Two weeks after the Bishop of Portland in Maine called state restrictions on religious gatherings “unacceptable,” Maine’s governor is allowing churches to host at 50% capacity beginning March 26. Gov. Janet Mills (D) announced on Friday that Maine churches will soon be able to host indoor […]

Full text: Pope Francis’ address at Baghdad’s Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation

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Baghdad, Iraq, Mar 5, 2021 / 08:30 am (CNA).- Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ address to bishops, priests, religious, consecrated persons, seminarians, and catechists, delivered March 5, 2021, at the Syriac Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad. Your Beatitudes, Your Excellencies, Dear Priests and Religious, Dear Brothers and Sisters, […]

More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization

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CNA Staff, Mar 5, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).- More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization, according to a report published on Friday. The “Church in Poland” report, issued March 5 by the Catholic Information Agency (KAI), said that 91.9% of Poles described themselves as members of the Church. It found […]

More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization

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CNA Staff, Mar 5, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).- More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization, according to a report published on Friday. The “Church in Poland” report, issued March 5 by the Catholic Information Agency (KAI), said that 91.9% of Poles described themselves as members of the Church. It found […]