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Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service

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Kharkiv bishop categorizes Russia’s behavior as a ‘war crime and crime...

WARSAW, Poland -- A bishop in Ukraine accused Russian forces of deliberately targeting aid centers and of destroying the port of Mariupol to scare...

Current situation in Ukraine is ‘like the atheist Soviet Union,’ Russian...

WARSAW, Poland — A Catholic professor said Russia’s clergy fear arrest if they question the war against Ukraine and warned the church now faced...

New COVID-19 surge has East European churches struggling

WARSAW, Poland — As governments across Europe reimpose curbs to counter a winter spike in the coronavirus, church leaders are urging citizens in less-protected...

Polish Archbishop Henryk Hoser, doctor, apostolic visitor to Medjugorje, dies of...

WARSAW, Poland  -- Many Polish Catholics are mourning the death of Archbishop Henryk Hoser, a former Vatican envoy who helped rebuild the church in...

In Spain, Association of Christian Lawyers seeks to prevent removal of...

A group of Spanish lawyers has launched petitions and lawsuits to prevent the removal of crosses by local officials, after claims that Christian symbols...

Retired Polish Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz barred from public ministry after abuse...

WARSAW, Poland — A retired Polish cardinal has been banned from all public appearances, and ordered to compensate his alleged victims, after being investigated...

Polish bishops decry attacks on churches, disruptions in wake of court...

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s bishops’ conference decried attacks on churches by demonstrators protesting a near-total ban on abortions by the country’s Constitutional Court and...

Bielsko-Zywiec Diocese dismisses complaints about church near Auschwitz-Birkenau

WARSAW, Poland -- A Polish diocese that has the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on its territory has dismissed new Jewish demands for...

New research details Catholic inmates at Auschwitz

WARSAW, Poland — A Polish researcher has published the first study of religious practices among Christian prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau, as the 75th anniversary of...

As Dutch parishes close, some Catholics just quit going to church

OXFORD, England — A Dutch Catholic newspaper warned churches will continue to close in the Netherlands, where half of all Catholic parishes have already...

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