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“The marginalization painfully experienced by millions of persons cannot go on for long," wrote Francis.
Bishops attend the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore Nov. 11, 2019. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Cardinal O'Malley said of meeting with the Vatican secretary of state in early November: "The long wait has resulted in great frustration on the part of bishops and our people and indeed a very harsh and even cynical interpretation of the seeming silence."
Pope Francis presents the Ratzinger prize to Jesuit Father Paul Bere during a ceremony at the Vatican Nov. 9, 2019. Father Bere and philosopher Charles Taylor were chosen as prize winners by the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Foundation. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Charles Taylor is a philosopher who has focused much of his work on secularism; Father Paul Bere is known particularly for his contributions to developing an African theology.
A man in Karachi, Pakistan, retrieves circuit boards from discarded computer monitors Aug. 16, 2017. An economic system lacking any ethics leads to a "throwaway" culture of consumption and waste, Pope Francis said in a speech addressed to members of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism during an audience at the Vatican Nov. 11. (CNS photo/Akhtar Soomro, Reuters)
"An economic system that is fair, trustworthy and capable of addressing the most profound challenges facing humanity and our planet is urgently needed," he said in a speech addressed to members of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism during an audience at the Vatican Nov. 11.
The Editors November 11, 2019
As the U.S. bishops begin their meetings with Pope Francis, held every five years, here are some of the topics that need to be discussed.
Luke Hansen, S.J. November 07, 2019
Deacon Andrade de Lima, the son of farmers who grew up on the banks of the Amazon River in the Solimões region, said he is involved in the formation of pastoral workers in the region and assists the bishops in the implementation of their decisions.