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Arriving in Marseille, pope prepares to speak up for protecting migrants

MARSEILLE, France (CNS) –Pope Francis arrived in the ancient port city of Marseille Sept. 22 for a two-day visit that was to focus on the plight of migrants and other opportunities and threats facing the Mediterranean Sea and the nations …

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Five reasons why St. Francis is a model of synodality

Chesterton once wrote, “Newspapers not only deal with news, but they deal with everything as if it were entirely new.” There’s a lot of new talk surrounding synodality. But, insofar as synods have been an ancient model for Church governance, …

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California priest arrested, charged with possessing more than 600 child pornography images

(OSV News) — A religious order priest serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has been arrested and charged with possessing hundreds of images of child pornography. Father Rodolfo Martinez-Guevara, 38, a member of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, …

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After Beijing meeting, pope’s envoy to return to Moscow, Russian official says 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After meeting with a Chinese official in Beijing to discuss paths toward peace in Ukraine and ensuring grain exports from the country, Pope Francis’ special envoy is expected to return to Moscow, Russia’s foreign minister said. …

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Migrants look through the border fence Sept.12, 2023, toward food brought by aid workers after gathering between the primary and secondary border fences at the U.S.-Mexico border to wait for processing by U.S immigration officials in San Diego.(OSV News photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)

Catholic activists call on Congress to fund migrant services for ‘common good’

Catholic activists called on Congress to ensure funding for migrant services is protected in upcoming appropriations bills at a Sept. 13 event near the U.S. Capitol.

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Members of Libyan Red Crescent Ajdabiya work in an area affected by flooding in Derna Sept. 12, 2023. On Sept. 13, the authorities estimated that over 5,100 people had died and 10,000 were reportedly missing. (OSV News photo/Libyan Red Crescent Ajdabiya via Reuters)

‘We’re keeping all in God’s mercy,’ says bishop amid flooding in Libya

As authorities in Libya announced a three-day mourning period following a deadly flood disaster, a Catholic bishop in the North African country expressed the church’s closeness to the people.

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A suicide prevention sign is pictured on a protective fence on the walkway of the George Washington Bridge in New York City Jan. 12, 2022. (OSV News photo/Mike Segar, Reuters)

Mental Health Crisis Demands Church’s Integrated Response, Says Bishop

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia — just a few miles from the nation’s capital — is urging mental health discussion and engagement, rather than avoidance and evasion.

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