Indigenous people carry offertory gifts as Pope Francis celebrates the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at St. Peter’s Basilica on October 27. Photo: CNS
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Critics of Amazon synod ignore history

by Robert Mickens “There are more churches in Rome than casinos in Las Vegas!” said…

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Pope Francis gives the homily during Mass on World Mission Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica on October 20. Photo: CNS
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Make disciples for Christ not yourself pope says

VATICAN (CNS): “What instructions does the Lord give us for going forth to others? Only…

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Sister Weiler speaks at a news conference after a session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican on October 11. Photo: CNS
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Loving neighbour implies caring for earth

VATICAN (CNS): The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is calling Catholics to an ecological…

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Celibacy is a gift not an obstacle priest says

VATICAN (CNS): “Celibacy is not something that is born in a human person; it is…

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Thieves steal statues used at synod prayer and throw them in Tiber river

ROME (CNS): Two men entered the Church of St. Mary in Traspontina near the Vatican…

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