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Pope names two Chinese bishops to synod; Vatican publishes synod schedule

On the recommendation of the Catholic bishops of mainland China in consultation with the Chinese government, Pope Francis has named two bishops from the country's mainland as members of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Cardinal Sako appeals for Vatican support as he seeks to regain formal recognition in Iraq

Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Cardinal Louis Sako said he would like more Vatican support as he tries to regain formal recognition as the Chaldean patriarch in the country.

At Mass to honor all immigrants, archbishop challenges leaders on immigration reform

Grim developments on the southern U.S. border and the "frustrating" lack of immigration reform were on the minds of some 1,500 Southern California Catholics at the annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants Sept. 17 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Vatican asks UN Security Council to join efforts for peace in Ukraine

The Vatican urged members of the U.N. Security Council to be "creative and courageous artisans of peace and weavers of constructive dialogue" to find a peaceful solution to the war in Ukraine.

Catholic priests bless same-sex couples in defiance of a German archbishop

Several Catholic priests held a ceremony blessing same-sex couples outside Cologne Cathedral on the night of Sept. 20 in a protest against the city’s conservative archbishop, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki.

Considering the spiritual roots of ecophobia amid climate change

The term "ecophobia" gives us a lens through which to view the human behavior that has harmed the rest of creation, writes Dan Horan. 

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: Why did Francis go to Mongolia? Look at the map to find out.

All war is a disgrace and failure. The church must embrace nonviolence.

The Catholic Church should take a decolonial approach as it articulates a nonviolence ethic for our times, say commentators SimonMary Asese Aihiokhai and Eli S. McCarthy.

Ahead of Marseille trip, Pope Francis' pro-migrant message ignites debate

Pope Francis is traveling to Marseille, France, this weekend to meet with Mediterranean bishops on Europe's migrant crisis. The pope's pro-migrant message is already igniting fierce debate across the continent.

Long Island sisters open their doors, and their hearts, to refugees

Afghan and Ukrainian refugees find a home with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York, bringing "new life to these old walls."