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Vatican sign language project brings Pope Francis’ words to all

ASL interpretation of Pope Francis’ Sunday Regina Coeli address on April 18, 2021. / YouTube screenshot.

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2021 / 05:15 am (CNA).

Pope Francis’ Wednesday and Sunday speeches to the public will now be accessible in American Sign Language

Croatia offers scholarships to young persecuted Christians

The Croatian flag flying in Dubrovnik, southern Croatia. / Christine Zenino via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

CNA Staff, Apr 19, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).

The Croatian government is offering college scholarships to young Christians at risk of persecution

Society of Catholic Scientists prepares for conference on non-human intelligence

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Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA).

The Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) will hold its 2021 conference in Washington D.C. on the subject of non-human intelligence. 

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.

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.

Chicago's Running Nun talks about faith and sport

Sister Stephanie Baliga of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago runs a marathon on a treadmill in 2020. / Courtesy: Sister Stephanie Baliga.

Denver Newsroom, Apr 18, 2021 / 02:00 am (CNA).

Through the Chicago marathon, Sister Stephanie Baliga and her team have raised more than $1.1M for her community's outreach to the poor on the west side of Chicago. She talks with CNA about the intersection of running and her Catholic faith.

Pro-abortion billboard campaign in Kentucky draws pro-life response

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Louisville, Ky., Apr 17, 2021 / 17:03 pm (CNA).

“The Catholic Church has a deep and cherished commitment to give voice to the child in the womb and to support mothers in choosing life for their unborn children.”

Pro-abortion constitutional reform in Mexico paused

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. / Octavio Hoyos / Shutterstock.

Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 17, 2021 / 06:01 am (CNA).

The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and legislators from his ruling National Regeneration Movement decided to put on hold for now the debate on amending the federal constitution to insert abortion rights and gender ideology.

Three-time Olympian shares her conversion story

Dominique Dawes. / Credit: Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy.

Denver Newsroom, Apr 17, 2021 / 02:00 am (CNA).

Three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes talks about her conversion to the Catholic faith, and how God has been at work in her life and in her gymnastics career.

White House says it will increase refugee cap in May

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Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA).

President Joe Biden will increase the refugee admissions limit by May 15 - after reports that he would keep the refugee cap at its record-low level for this fiscal year.