Pope to U.N.: Respect for each human life is essential for peace, equality
Pope Francis delivers a prerecorded address to the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly; the recording from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace was aired Sept. 25, 2020. (CNS screenshot/Chaz Muth)

Pope to U.N.: Respect for each human life is essential for peace, equality

Pope calls on countries to fulfill the ideals the UN was founded on 75 years ago

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Iraqi archbishop who saved ancient manuscripts nominated for EU prize
Chaldean Archbishop Najib Mikhael Moussa of Mosul was among the nominees for the EU Parliament's Sakharov Prize. He is pictured in a file photo. (CNS photo/courtesy Chaldean Archbishop Najib Mikhael Moussa)

Iraqi archbishop who saved ancient manuscripts nominated for EU prize

Archbishop spared 800 historic manuscripts from destruction by ISIS

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U.N. must recommit to serving the common good, Cardinal Parolin says
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, speaks from the Vatican in a video message to the U.N. General Assembly's High-Level Summit Sept. 21. Marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, Cardinal Parolin called on the United Nations to renew its commitment to the ideals upon which it was founded. (CNS Screenshot/YouTube)

U.N. must recommit to serving the common good, Cardinal Parolin says

Pope Francis will address the UN in a video message on Sept. 25

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Church becomes sick when not proclaiming Gospel, pope says
Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 20, 2020. Commenting on the day's Gospel reading, the pope warned that if the church fails to go out and proclaim the Gospel to those who are lost or forgotten, it risks falling ill to the evil that is committed by its own members. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Church becomes sick when not proclaiming Gospel, pope says

The Church must ‘offer everyone the word of salvation that Jesus came to bring,’ Pope Francis said.

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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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Spanish bishops denounce euthanasia bill
A photo illustration shows tools used in euthanasia. The Spanish bishops' conference has denounced a proposed bill that would legalize euthanasia in Spain. (CNS photo/Norbert Fellechner, www.imago via Reuters)

Spanish bishops denounce euthanasia bill

Euthanasia legislation is headed for the Spanish Senate and, if passed, would be a defeat for human dignity, the bishops say.

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Creation must be protected, not exploited, pope says at audience
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 16, 2020. (CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters)

Creation must be protected, not exploited, pope says at audience

Continuing his series of talks on "healing the world," the pope reflected on the theme of "caring for the common home and contemplative attitude."

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Maronite Cardinal urges world to help restore Lebanon, not let it ‘fall into despair’
Members of a rescue team search through rubble of destroyed buildings in Beirut's port area Sept. 4, 2020, one month after a massive explosion. (CNS photo/Aziz Taher, Reuters)

Maronite Cardinal urges world to help restore Lebanon, not let it ‘fall into despair’

"Lebanon, the last Christian foothold in the Middle East,…the only democratic secular state in the Arab world, is an example of unity in diversity.”

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Protests must be nonviolent; governments must respect rights, pope says
A protester draped in a flag of Belarus kneels in front of law enforcement officers in Minsk Sept. 13, 2020, during a protest against presidential election results. (CNS photo/Tut.By via Reuters)

Protests must be nonviolent; governments must respect rights, pope says

In areas where there are protests, Pope Francis asked Catholic communities, especially pastors, "to work for dialogue and reconciliation."

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