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Pope Francis ends synod, calls final document ‘work of the Holy Spirit’
The 167 paragraph text on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment was voted on paragraph by paragraph Saturday, following nearly a month of discussion on the topic.
Pope Francis prays for victims of synagogue shooting
“May the The Most High welcome the dead in his peace, comfort their families and support the wounded,” Pope Francis said Oct. 28.
Synod letter to young people: Our sins must not be an obstacle for your trust
In a letter read out at the synod closing Mass, bishops wrote to young people “our frailties and sins must not be an obstacle for your trust.”
Youth synod final document addresses ‘all types of abuse’
The prevention of sex abuse and abuse in all its forms is a topic of the 2018 Synod of Bishops’ final document, which says the right formation of educators and youth is a key first step.
Synod document calls for ‘participatory, co-responsible’ Church
The final document of the Synod of Bishop’s fifteenth general session was approved by the members and released late Saturday. While the session was convened to discuss the topics of young people, the faith, and vocational discernment, the concept of “synodality” itself emerged as a key subject in the final text.
Youth synod final report released, addresses gender, sexuality
The final report of the fifteenth general session of the Synod of Bishops, held on the topics of young people, faith, and vocational discernment, was released Saturday. The document says the Church must find new ways of presenting its teaching on sexuality and continue to “accompany” and “listen to” people with same-sex attraction.
The most commonly read book in the Philippines? Survey says: the Bible
A recent survey found that the Bible is the most frequently read book in the Philippines.
What is ‘synodality’? Experts explain
As the 2018 synod of bishops considers a draft text of the meeting’s final document, discussion has turned to the nature of the synod itself. According to early reports, the third section of the final document focuses on the concept of “synodality.” What is “synodality?”
Synod bishops and youth delegates pray together along medieval pilgrimage route
As the 2018 Synod of Bishops draws to a close, young people and bishops walked together along a medieval pilgrimage route to the tomb of St. Peter.
Cameroon bishop says Africa offers synod an example
While European bishops discuss how to bring young people back to the Church at the 2018 Synod of Bishops, one bishop from Cameroon said that he has the opposite problem.

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Pope Francis removes Bishop Holley as head of Memphis diocese
Pope Francis Wednesday removed Bishop Martin D. Holley from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Memphis and appointed Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville to oversee the diocese until further notice.
Pope Francis: Marriage prep should be more than a few parish meetings
In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that engaged couples require “careful preparation” for the lifelong fidelity that marriage requires.
Cardinal highlights human trafficking and women’s issues at synod
Women in Burma are working to end human trafficking, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon said Tuesday. The cardinal called the issue a big problem for the country and one which shifts focus from other conversations on women at the synod on young people, faith, and vocations.
Young people pray for St. John Paul II’s intercession during youth synod
The adoration holy hour on Saint John Paul II’s feast day included meditations on the pope’s Gospel reflections in St. Lawrence in Piscibus, a church which St. John Paul II rededicated as a youth center in the 1980s.
Synod bishop: ‘John Paul II guided me through my youth’
On the feast of Saint John Paul II, one synod bishop reflected on how the Polish pope inspired generations of young people, including himself, to pursue holiness.

ROME, 2018/09/09

ROME, 2018/09/09
New film shows how WWII veteran stopped fighting himself, found redemption
September 9, 2018. “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” is the second part of Louis Zamperini’s story.

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Lovran Wind Orchestra perform regional tune “Croatian Sailors” for pope
September 9, 2018. An orchestra from Croatia perform for Pope Francis during General Audience.

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LIVE: Pope Francis prays the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square
September 9, 2018. It begins in St. Peter’s Square at 12 p.m., local time.

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Youth prepping for Synod: “For the first time, I shared my thoughts and bishops listened”
September 9, 2018. Katie Prejean was one of the three youth chosen by the USCCB to represent the United States in Rome for the Pre-Synodal meeting.

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ROME, 2018/09/08

ROME, 2018/09/08
Archbishop of Panama: “The pope laughed when I showed him the WYD ad with kids”
September 8, 2018. The WYD in Panama is dedicating a day to children this weekend to start building up the excitement. Thousands of children dressed as Swiss guards and Pope Francis will participate.

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Pope Francis to meet on Tuesday with bishops from Venezuela
September 8, 2018. Their ad limina visit comes in the middle of the Venezuelan refugee crisis.

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Twitter nun with more than 45,000 followers
September 8, 2018. Xiskya hopes to to reach people who do not believe, to show another side of the Church.

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ROME, 2018/09/07

ROME, 2018/09/07
New ambassador from Angola presents credentials to Pope Francis
September 7, 2018. Paulino Domingos Baptista previously served as the country’s minister of tourism.

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Pope to parents: It’s sad that families no longer appreciate the work of teachers
September 7, 2018. He said ‘collaboration’ between the family and teachers is needed in the education of a child.

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Music group from Africa enlivens crowd at World Meeting of Families
September 7, 2018. The Festival of Families showcased performances by hundreds of musicians and dancers from around the world.

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ROME, 2018/09/05

ROME, 2018/09/05
Pope Francis to MotoGP riders: Inject this world with passion
September 5, 2018. Riders and officials met with the pope at the Vatican before their upcoming race in Italy.Read more
Pope Francis speaks of rest: Sunday is the day of thanksgiving for the gift of life
September 5, 2018. “Man has never rested so much as today, and yet man has never experienced so much emptiness as today,” he said at the General Audience.Read more
Pope Francis explains importance of resting by contemplating goodness
September 5, 2018. He also continued his weekly catechesis on the Ten commandments.Read more
LIVE: Pope at the General Audience
September 5, 2018. The Audience begins at 9:30 a.m., Rome local time.Read more

ROME, 2018/09/03

ROME, 2018/09/03
Sudanese bishops present Pope Francis with painting of St. Josephine Bakhita
September 3, 2018. The bishops are in Rome for their ad limina visit with the Holy Father.

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Pope Francis at Santa Marta: Respond to people only seeking destruction with silence
September 3, 2018. The pope urged Christians to be humble when facing opposition.

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Classic Vespa motorcycle given to pope as a gift
September 3, 2018. The model is a donation for apostolic lismosnery.

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Pope appeals to international community for Syria
September 3, 2018. A person who lives in vanity, avarice and pride, yet makes himself seen as religious and condemns others, is a hypocrite.

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ROME, 2018/09/02

ROME, 2018/09/02
Exhibition on Tiber River banks explains how Rome has changed through time
September 2, 2018. The owner of a restaurant wants tourists to get to know the city better.Read more
Austrian diocese presents Pope Francis with gift bearing important reminder
September 2, 2018. The Diocese of Graz-Seckau is in Rome celebrating its 800th anniversary.Read more
LIVE: Pope Francis prays the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square
September 2, 2018. It begins in St. Peter’s Square at 12 p.m., local time.Read more

ROME, 2018/08/31

ROME, 2018/08/31
Pope Francis on obedience to the pope: these are times of relativism that undermine faith and Christian fidelity
August 31, 2018. He met with the Oblates of St. Joseph and asked them to cultivate obedience to the Pontiff as their founder did.

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Vatican calls on every Christian to become involved in protecting the environment
August 31, 2018. Saturday is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This year it is dedicated to water.

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High Hopes: the touching choir of homeless people who sang for Pope Francis
August 31, 2018. They performed Kodaline’s “High hopes” at the Croke Stadium in Dublin.

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Four good proposals of Pope Francis for families during trip to Ireland
August 31, 2018. In addition to trying to heal the wounds caused by the abuses in Ireland, he had important messages about the family.

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ROME, 2018/08/30

ROME, 2018/08/30
The roof of Rome’s church collapses. Five tourists who visited it left unharmed
A policeman passing through the area witnessed the collapse and was the first one to enter to see if there were any casualties.

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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation this Saturday join Catholics and Orthodox
August 30, 2018. The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will take place again this year on September 1st.

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Author to LGBT community: Church is only place for you
August 30, 2018. In his new book, Daniel Mattson says true happiness is found through chastity.

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