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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceOctober 18, 2019
Creating an Amazonian-rite liturgy and new ministries for laypeople, including the ordination of women deacons, are some of the recurring proposals made by small groups at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon.
Pope Francis attends the first session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican Oct. 7, 2019. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceOctober 16, 2019
"We told the Holy Father that we are afraid because we are forgetting our language; it is being extinguished because we are asphyxiated by the models of development that come from outside that do not respect life."
Pope Francis, tweeting about the new saints he recognized Oct. 13, inadvertently used a hashtag connected to the New Orleans Saints football team. But fans appreciated it, as did the team. (CNS photo)
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceOctober 14, 2019
A hashtag mix-up caused a papal tweet meant to give thanks for the Catholic Church's newest saints to be read as Pope Francis showing support for the New Orleans Saints' football team.
Medical Mission Sister Birgit Weiler speaks at a news conference after a session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican Oct. 11, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceOctober 11, 2019
Sister Birgit Weiler told journalists on Oct. 11 that such changes would allow the church to become “a community of sisters and brothers, sharing faith, discerning together.”
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceOctober 08, 2019
Proposals in the Oct. 8 morning session of the Synod included discussing the "possibility of diaconal ordination for women, so as to emphasize their ecclesial vocation."
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 25, 2019
"We know that calumny always kills," said the pope.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 12, 2019
The synod, scheduled for Oct. 6-27, will focus on "Amazonia: New paths for the church and for an integral ecology."
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 25, 2019. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceAugust 26, 2019
"'Look, Lord, I belonged to this association; I was a friend of that bishop, of that cardinal, of that priest.' No, titles do not count; they do not count."
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceAugust 22, 2019
The investigation will determine the credibility of an accusation of abuse allegedly committed “more than 50 years ago” by Archbishop Pinera who, at 103, is the oldest living bishop in the world.
A girl talks with Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 21, 2019. The pope allowed the girl with an undisclosed illness to move around undisturbed clapping and dancing on the stage.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceAugust 21, 2019
The pope told his security detail to "let her be. God speaks" through children.