• VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Older people are not “leftovers” to be discarded; rather, they continue to be precious nourishment for families, young people and communities, Pope Francis said in...

    <p>Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, bless baskets of flowers that young people distributed to older people in a Mass in St. Peter&rsquo;s Basilica in the Vatican July 25, 2021. The Mass inaugurated the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)  </p>

    Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, bless baskets of flowers that young people distributed to older people in a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican July 25, 2021. The Mass inaugurated the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)

  • WASHINGTON (CNS) — At a Capitol Hill media event July 21, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington joined immigrants, agriculture and business representatives and two U.S. senators in...

    Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory in remarks outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 21, 2021, urges Congress to support immigration solutions that protect families. The event was organized by the American Business Immigration Coalition. Also pictured is Vincentian Father Dennis Holtschneider, president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

    Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory in remarks outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 21, 2021, urges Congress to support immigration solutions that protect families. The event was organized by the American Business Immigration Coalition. Also pictured is Vincentian Father Dennis Holtschneider, president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. (CNS photo by Tyler Orsburn)

  • BONN, Germany (CNS) — German Catholic churches offered spiritual and financial support to survivors of devastating flooding in two regions of the country.

    <p> People look over an area affected by flooding in Bad Münstereifel Germany, July 19, 2021. More than 195 people have been confirmed dead, while hundreds more remained missing after a record rainfall caused dams to burst and rivers to overflow into towns and streets across western Germany, Belgium, as well as parts of the Netherlands, Switzerland and northern France. </p>

    People look over an area affected by flooding in Bad Münstereifel Germany, July 19, 2021. More than 195 people have been confirmed dead, while hundreds more remained missing after a record rainfall caused dams to burst and rivers to overflow into towns and streets across western Germany, Belgium, as well as parts of the Netherlands, Switzerland and northern France. (CNS photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters)

  • <p>President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati July 21, 2021. (CNS photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)  </p>

    President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati July 21, 2021. (CNS photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

    Jul 22, 2021
  • <p>Mourners carry the coffin of a suicide bombing victim during a funeral in Najaf, Iraq, July 20, 2021. Pope Francis expressed his condolences after the July 19 bombing. which occurred in a busy Baghdad market and claimed dozens of lives. (CNS photo by Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters)  </p>

    Mourners carry the coffin of a suicide bombing victim during a funeral in Najaf, Iraq, July 20, 2021. Pope Francis expressed his condolences after the July 19 bombing. which occurred in a busy Baghdad market and claimed dozens of lives. (CNS photo by Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters)

    Jul 21, 2021
  • <p>Pilgrims holding the Slovak flag cheer in St. Peter&rsquo;s Square at the Vatican July 4, 2021, as Pope Francis announces he will visit their country Sept. 12-15. The visit will follow after the pope celebrates the closing Mass at an International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)  </p>

    Pilgrims holding the Slovak flag cheer in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican July 4, 2021, as Pope Francis announces he will visit their country Sept. 12-15. The visit will follow after the pope celebrates the closing Mass at an International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)

    Jul 21, 2021
  • <p>Pope Francis leads a Mass to close a three-week Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican in this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo. The Vatican recently released the names of two commissions charged with assisting the leaders of the Synod of Bishops&rsquo; general secretariat in reviewing documents, drafting resources and developing best practices for the 2023 Synod of Bishops on synodality. (CNS photo by Remo Casilli/Reuters)  </p>

    Pope Francis leads a Mass to close a three-week Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican in this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo. The Vatican recently released the names of two commissions charged with assisting the leaders of the Synod of Bishops’ general secretariat in reviewing documents, drafting resources and developing best practices for the 2023 Synod of Bishops on synodality. (CNS photo by Remo Casilli/Reuters)

    Jul 20, 2021
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    Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, looks on as Msgr. Jeffrey D. Burrill, USCCB general secretary, reads a message to Pope Francis June 16, 2021, at the USCCB headquarters in Washington during the opening of the bishops' three-day virtual spring meeting.  (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

    Jul 20, 2021
  • <p>Worshippers attend a traditional Latin Mass July 18, 2021, at St. Josaphat Church in the Queens borough of New York City. The parish, located in the Diocese of Brooklyn, celebrates a traditional Latin Mass on Sundays and five other days of the week. The Sunday liturgy has a dedicated following, drawing more than 150 people from Queens and neighboring counties, in addition to southwestern Connecticut and northern New Jersey. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)  </p>

    Worshippers attend a traditional Latin Mass July 18, 2021, at St. Josaphat Church in the Queens borough of New York City. The parish, located in the Diocese of Brooklyn, celebrates a traditional Latin Mass on Sundays and five other days of the week. The Sunday liturgy has a dedicated following, drawing more than 150 people from Queens and neighboring counties, in addition to southwestern Connecticut and northern New Jersey. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

    Jul 19, 2021

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