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After Years of Preparation, Synod on Synodality Begins in Rome

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis began the work of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops by asking members to meditate on ancient theological texts about the Holy Spirit, […]

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Synod Begins Work with Focus on Holy Spirit and Listening

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis opened the work of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops by asking members to meditate on ancient theological texts about the Holy Spirit, […]

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Pope Francis Releases ‘Laudate Deum,’ a New Exhortation on Human Ecology

(OSV News) – Pope Francis warns the clock is ticking on the dangers of climate change – and both a paradigm shift and practical action are critically needed to avert […]

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News Briefs: October 8, 2023

Pope’s Communications Day Message to Focus on Impact of AI VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day 2024 will look at ways to ensure artificial intelligence […]

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Before Synod Retreat, Pope Prays for Listening instead of Polarization

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – On the eve of a three-day spiritual retreat for participants in the assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis prayed that members of the Church […]

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Creating Cardinals from 16 Nations, Pope Asks Them to Join Church ‘Symphony’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Coming from different parts of the world and having different experiences and talents, members of the College of Cardinals are called to create a “symphony,” listening […]

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News Briefs: October 1, 2023

Pope Condemns Child Pornography: ‘Criminality Available to Everyone’ VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Child pornography is “criminality available to everyone through their phones,” Pope Francis said while discussing abuse prevention with […]

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In Marseille, Pope Says Welcoming the ‘Stranger’ Is a Global Mandate

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In a visit of less than 30 hours to Marseille, France, Pope Francis highlighted his key appeals and positions concerning migration and the mandate for people of […]

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10 Things to Know about October’s Synod on Synodality in Rome

By Maria Wiering (OSV News) – The eyes of the Catholic world turn to Rome beginning on Wednesday, October 4, as the worldwide Synod of Bishops convenes on the feast […]

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News Briefs: September 24, 2023

Pope to Global Leaders: Save Children, the Planet ‘Before It’s too Late’ VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Kicking off a global meeting of leaders in New York on Monday, September 18, […]

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News Briefs: September 17, 2023

Data Shows Abortions Rise in States Where Procedure Is Legal (OSV News) – Legal abortions most likely increased in the United States in the first six months of 2023 compared […]

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Pope Hails Beatified Family as ‘Ray of Light in the Darkness’

By Paulina Guzik MARKOWA, Poland (OSV News) – In one of the most significant moments in Polish post-war history, the Ulma family was beatified in Markowa on Sunday, September 10, becoming […]