Pope establishes World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly
Pope Francis greets people during an encounter with the elderly in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo. During his Jan. 31 Sunday Angelus, the pope announced the establishment of a World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope establishes World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

The celebration will coincide with the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Jesus' grandparents. The first celebration of this day will be July 25.

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Inspired by Gospel, Christians need to be active in society, pope says
Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 23, 2020. The pope prayed for people persecuted for their faith, remembered the victims of the 2010 San Fernando massacre in Mexico and prayed for the victims of COVID-19. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Inspired by Gospel, Christians need to be active in society, pope says

For World Mission Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged prayer for missionaries, catechists and “those who are persecuted or abducted in different parts of the world."

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Cologne cardinal warns German church’s Synodal Path could cause schism
German Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne, pictured in a file photo, has praised small-group discussions in the Synodal Path process but warns some plans could lead to a "German national church." (CNS photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA)

Cologne cardinal warns German church’s Synodal Path could cause schism

Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki warned that the Synodal Path reform project could lead to a "German national church."

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Central American bishops: ‘We all must get involved’ during pandemic
A child reacts before health workers take of a swab test for the coronavirus in San Jose, Costa Rica, June 26, 2020. (CNS photo/Juan Carlos Ulate, Reuters) See COVID-CENTRAL-AMERICA-BISHOPS July 6, 2020.

Central American bishops: ‘We all must get involved’ during pandemic

A child reacts before health workers take of a swab test for the coronavirus in San Jose, Costa Rica, June 26, 2020. CNS photo/Juan Carlos Ulate, Reuters MEXICO CITY (CNS)…

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