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Bishop highlights need for lay ministries in Amazon

VATICAN CITY — Lay men and women involved in ministry have been fundamental in spreading the Gospel and furthering the Catholic Church’s mission in...

On feast of St. Francis, Pope Francis joins Amazonians to plant...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis joined Amazonian church workers and indigenous people Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, to plant a...

South America’s Amazon: culturally diverse, globally important

LIMA, Peru — When Pope Francis came face to face with more than 2,000 Amazonian indigenous people in Peru in January 2018, he told...

Synod of Amazon document raises possibility of married priests, roles for...

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church must find ways to reach indigenous Catholics deprived of the sacraments in the most remote areas of the...

Big book of numbers: Vatican volume tracks church statistics

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for a special Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region not primarily because of the rainforest’s...

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