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Archbishop: Synod should make Canadians consider their roles in Amazon

Many of the themes for the upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon relate directly to Canada in terms of respecting the natural environment and native cultures, forging new relationships founded on dignity and respect and bringing the sacraments to remote regions.

What’s your favorite prayer? Irish asked at Ploughing Championships

Visitors to Ireland's largest annual festival -- an agricultural show -- were invited to vote for the country's favorite prayer as part of the church's evangelization initiative.

Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God's project, Pope Francis said during the audience.

Vatican may try priests on charges related to sex abuse at pre-seminary

The Vatican City State prosecuting attorney requested an indictment against two priests on charges related to the sexual abuse of boys at a minor seminary located at the Vatican.

U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

Bishop Nelson Perez told Vatican officials how excited people are to “actually be missionary disciples” going to “the peripheries.” A group reported on the collaboration of 1 million Hispanic/Latino Catholic leaders in the U.S.

Sant’Egidio Community taught Cardinal-designate Zuppi how to minister

Cardinal-designate Matteo Zuppi will join a 400-year-long list of archbishops of Bologna who also were cardinals, but his appointment to the College of Cardinals has more to do with his style of ministry than his job title.

Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his role as pastor, evangelist

Although 32 annotated volumes of the cardinal's letters and diaries have been published over the last two decades, newly released material includes letters and correspondence to the future saint.

Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

The application to the country's highest court is Cardinal Pell's last avenue of appeal and comes 27 days after the Supreme Court of the Australian state of Victoria decided not to overturn his conviction.

Religion has ‘valuable role’ in forming culture of peace, says U.N. nuncio

Religion can make an important contribution "to forming a culture of peace," both to "empower and transform individuals" and "humanity as a whole," Archbishop Bernardito Auza said.

Crisis of trust in Nicaragua ‘an omnipresent virus,’ nation’s bishops say

Independence Day, Sept. 15, came as many Nicaraguans opposing tyrannical rule continue to be cowed into silence, and the Catholic Church, which has lent spiritual support to protesters, suffers state-sponsored harassment.