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Fires burning in the Amazon rainforest are pictured from space by the geostationary weather satellite GOES-16 Aug. 21, 2019. Leaders of the Latin American bishops' council urged international action Aug. 22 to save the rainforest as massive fires continued to burn. (CNS photo/NASA, NOAA handout via Reuters)

Latin American bishops urge action to save burning Amazon rainforest

"Crying out to the world for solidarity," leaders of the Latin American bishops' council urged international action to save the Amazon rainforest as massive fires continued to burn.

Pro-life supporters gather while holding signs outside the New South Wales Parliament House in Sydney Aug. 1, 2019. (CNS photo/Giovanni Portelli, courtesy Right To Life NSW) See NSW-ABORTION-BILL Aug. 20, 2019.

Australian pro-life leaders organize to block bill legalizing abortion

Thousands of pro-life supporters demonstrated in the streets of Sydney, expressing their opposition to a bill in the New South Wales state parliament that would permit abortion until birth for any reason.

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Pope Francis greets President Sebastian Pinera of Chile during a private audience at the Vatican Oct. 13, 2018. The apostolic nunciature in Chile announced that the Vatican has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against retired Archbishop Bernardino Pinera Carvallo of La Serena, who is the president's uncle. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, poo via Reuters)

Vatican investigates abuse allegation against Chilean president’s uncle

The apostolic nunciature in Chile announced that the Vatican has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against retired Archbishop Bernardino Pinera Carvallo of La Serena, who is the uncle of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

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Cardinal George Pell is pictured during the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican in this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo. An Australian appeals court Aug. 21, 2019, upheld the conviction of Cardinal Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys more than two decades ago. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See PELL-CONVICTION-UPHELD Aug. 20, 2019.

Appeals court upholds Cardinal Pell conviction on abuse charges

An Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys more than two decades ago.

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U.S. Franciscan Father Michael Perry, minister general of the Order of Friars Minor, pictured in a Sept. 7, 2017, photo, was injured while riding his bike along the Chicago lakefront Aug. 15, 2019. In an Aug. 19 letter to his order, he said he ran into a hole and fell on hard cement, which broke part of his pelvic bone. He had to undergo surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran)

Bicycle accident sidelines U.S. priest who is Franciscan minister general

U.S. Franciscan Father Michael Perry, minister general of the worldwide Order of Friars Minor, is stepping away from his duties for an indefinite period to recuperate from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident in Chicago.

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Central American migrants are seen July 31, 2019, returning from the U.S. to Nuevo Laredo in Mexico under the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols to wait for their court hearing for asylum-seekers in Monterrey, Mexico. (CNS photo/Daniel Becerril, Reuters)

Faith leaders ask for end to Trump administration rule for asylum-seekers

Calling it "a backdoor asylum ban," more than 250 faith leaders and organizations called for an end to the Trump administration's policy to turn away asylum-seekers if they don't first seek protection in countries along their way to the U.S.

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Sister Norma Pimentel, a member of the Missionaries of Jesus, greets Sister Teresa Maya, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, after Sister Pimentel received the Leadership Conference of Women Religious Outstanding Leadership Award in Scottsdale, Ariz., Aug. 16, 2019. (CNS photo/Gail DeGeorge, Global Sister Report)

LCWR award recipient embraces ‘holy chaos’ of her ministry to migrants

"Holy chaos" is how Sister Norma Pimentel describes her ministry.

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Father Fabian Marquez blesses the casket of Andre Pablo Anchondo during his vigil service at Perches Funeral Home in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 15, 2019. Anchondo died along with his wife Aug. 3 as they protected their 2-month-old baby from the mass gunman at Walmart. Achondo was buried the next day following his funeral Mass celebrated by Father Marquez. (CNS photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre)

‘So many funerals,’ says El Paso priest who comforted grieving kin

Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time.

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Animated characters Red, voiced by Jason Sudeikis, Chuck, voiced by Josh Gad, and Bomb, voiced by Danny McBride, appear in "The Angry Birds Movie 2." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.(CNS photo/Sony) See MOVIE-REVIEW-ANGRY-BIRDS-2 Aug. 13, 2019.

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Much feathery fun is packed into "The Angry Birds Movie 2" (Sony), the latest animated installment in the franchise based on the addictive phone app. In fact, in every respect, it's far superior to, and more intelligent than, the 2016 original.

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Planned Parenthood employees stand outside the facility during protests in St. Louis May 31, 2019. (CNS photo/Lawrence Bryant, Reuters) See PLANNED-PARENTHOOD-TITLE-X Aug. 15, 2019.

Planned Parenthood to withdraw from Title X without ‘judicial relief’

Attorneys for the Planned Parenthood Federation of American told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an Aug. 14 letter that the organization would have to withdraw from the federal Title X program by the close of business Aug. 19 "absent emergency judicial relief."

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