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Is ‘The Chosen’ series about Jesus Christ a cultural moment worth watching?

The Chosen. / Press image.

CNA Staff, Apr 19, 2021 / 14:12 pm (CNA).

The Easter Sunday season two premiere of The Chosen, an evangelical Christian-produced internet series dramatizing the life of Jesus and his disciples, could have significant influence on religion and culture, a veteran religion journalist has said.

Polish Catholic bishop: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising anniversary is ‘an appeal to love one’s neighbor’

The Umschlagplatz Monument in Warsaw, Poland, where more than 300,000 Jews were transported from the Warsaw Ghetto to Nazi death camps. / Sr. Amata CSFN

CNA Staff, Apr 19, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

The uprising -- the largest single Jewish revolt of World War II -- was launched 78 years ago

Major Archbishop: Ukrainians living in ‘psychological terror’ as Russian troops gather at border

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk. / ACI Group

Rome Newsroom, Apr 19, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

‘On behalf of the Ukrainian people, I ask you to pray for peace,’ says Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church leader

U.S. bishops commemorate 'horrific tragedy' of Armenian genocide

Armenian orphans being deported from Turkey. Ca. 1920. / Everett Collection/Shutterstock

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2021 / 11:15 am (CNA).

The U.S. bishops’ conference issued a statement on Monday recognizing the upcoming anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

All-Ireland Primate criticizes ‘draconian’ new regulations on public worship

Archbishop Eamon Martin. / Northern Ireland Executive CC BY ND 2.0.

CNA Staff, Apr 19, 2021 / 07:15 am (CNA).

A senior Catholic archbishop has accused the Irish government of introducing “draconian” new regulations on public worship “in a clandestine manner.”

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.