• SAO PAULO (CNS) -- "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...

    Smoke near Porto Velho, Brazil, billows during a fire in the Amazon rainforest Aug. 21, 2019. (CNS photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

    Smoke near Porto Velho, Brazil, billows during a fire in the Amazon rainforest Aug. 21, 2019. (CNS photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

  • MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) -- An Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys more than two decades ago....

    Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives at the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne Aug. 21, 2019. (CNS photo by AAP Images, Erik Anderson via Reuters)

    Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives at the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne Aug. 21, 2019. (CNS photo by AAP Images, Erik Anderson via Reuters)

  • SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) --The Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced Aug. 19 it is withdrawing from the federal Title X program over the Trump administration's "Protect Life Rule...

    Planned Parenthood employees stand outside the facility during protests in St. Louis May 31, 2019. (CNS photo by Lawrence Bryant/Reuters)

    Planned Parenthood employees stand outside the facility during protests in St. Louis May 31, 2019. (CNS photo/Lawrence Bryant/Reuters)

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