Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Sept. 1, 2021.
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The preparation process and the 2023 Synod have the potential to revolutionize the way decisions are made in the Catholic Church and promote a more decentralized structure of authority.
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“I’m completely immersed in something way bigger than myself,” actor Shia LaBeouf said in an Instagram post published by Capuchin Friar Hai Ho last week.
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While the Taliban have promised not to shed any blood, some locals fear that the Islamist regime will lead to persecutions and violence.
Gianmarco Tamberi, of Italy, competes in the preliminary round of the men's high jump at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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“As Pope Francis says, sport is a place of encounter and formation, but also evangelism and sharing of the Christian message.”
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The day before Easter this year, a group of transgender people came to the Vatican at the invitation of Pope Francis to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to an official who oversees the pope’s charitable works.
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“The gesture by the Holy Father strengthened me and reconciled me with the world,” said Lidia Maksymowicz, 80, a Polish woman of Belorussian descent who survived the concentration camp as a child.
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Decisions about administering the Eucharist rest solely on the bishop giving the sacrament, said Cardinal Michael Czerny.
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Some have suggested that the attack may have been a warning for the Catholic Church to keep out of the political disputes in South Sudan.
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For decades, popes have suffered embarrassment and even frustration when their light, shoulder-length mantle, inspired by a sudden gust of wind, smacked them right in the face as they greeted world leaders or waved to crowds while cameras whirred.
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Germany’s Catholic bishops will resume discussions this week to plan the Synodal Path, a set of conferences slated to address controversial questions such as women’s roles and LGBT acceptance, even as the country faces yet another scandal of sexual abuse by clergy.