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Pope Francis recognizes martyrdom of U.S. Christian Brother

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and...

The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

VATICAN CITY — “Log on, but bring your brain, your Bible and your Christian values with you” could summarize one of the Synod of...

Human bones found at Vatican revive case of missing 15-year-old girl

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican press office confirmed news reports that human bones had been found during reconstruction work in a building connected to...

Honesty, gratitude to God are basis of credibility, cardinal tells synod

VATICAN CITY — Unless they recognize themselves as sinners rescued by Jesus, adults cannot be effective in helping young people find the path to...

Synod group reports focus on abuse, sexuality, friendship, mission

VATICAN CITY — In their first formal reports to the entire Synod of Bishops, many of the gathering’s working groups reported that they had...

Christians must live the beatitudes, not just preach them, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- With songs, poetry and dance -- including hip-hop -- young people shared with Pope Francis and members of the Synod of...

U.S. Cardinal DiNardo welcomes Holy See steps to confront sexual assault

ROME -- The president of the U.S. bishops' conference welcomed Pope Francis' pledge to fight attempts to cover up cases of sexual abuse and...

At synod, Sydney archbishop apologizes to young people for church failures

VATICAN CITY — Australian Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney used his speech at the Synod of Bishops to formally apologize to young people for...

Pope Francis: Pray to protect church from devil, step up fight...

VATICAN CITY  -- Signaling his belief that the Catholic Church is facing a serious crisis, Pope Francis asked every Catholic in the world to...

Pope Francis says church has grown in dealing with ‘corruption’ of...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO ROME -- The Catholic Church has grown in its understanding of the horror of clerical sexual abuse and of...

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