Category Archives: World

Pope criticizes cruelty of world marked by hunger, obesity, food waste

By Paige Hanley  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Resolving the global crises of world hunger and malnutrition demands a shift away from a distorted approach to food and toward healthier lifestyles and just economic practices, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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Indigenous culture can enrich liturgy, bishop says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Proposals at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon for indigenous- or Amazonian-rite ceremonies are meant to enhance and enrich the liturgy with cultural signs and gestures, not change … Continue reading

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Caritas works to help Syrians displaced by Turkish bombings

By Dale Gavlak  Catholic News Service AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Church bells have been ringing in Qamishli and elsewhere in northeastern Syria, signaling the alarm to Christians and others of the ongoing Turkish military operation that is having a devastating … Continue reading

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Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as church elder

By Barbara J. Fraser  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Anitalia Pijachi, an indigenous woman from the Amazonian town of Leticia, Colombia, came to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon bringing a message from the elders of her … Continue reading

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Banners unfurled as faithful share stories of five saints

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican hung banners of the Catholic Church’s newly canonized saints four days before the Mass that would officially recognize that they are in heaven with God. While the hanging … Continue reading

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Vatican releases lineup for Christmas concert supporting the Amazon

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Proceeds from a Christmas concert at the Vatican starring Lionel Richie, Bonnie Tyler and Susan Boyle will go to help protect the Amazon and support indigenous communities there. Sponsored by the Vatican Congregation … Continue reading

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Caribbean lay consecrated missionaries building regional church

October is the Extraordinary Missionary Month. By Laura Ann Phillips  Catholic News Service PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CNS) — A move toward local missionaries after the Second Vatican Council has transformed into consecrated laypeople serving territories within the Caribbean region. The change … Continue reading

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