• 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)

  • Government supporters react during protests in Havana July 11, 2021

    Government supporters react during protests in Havana July 11, 2021. Thousands of Cubans took to the streets in rare anti-government demonstrations to protest a lack of food and medicine as the country undergoes an economic crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. sanctions. (CNS photo by Reuters)

    Jul 14, 2021
  • <p>Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz of Buffalo, N.Y., participates in the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore June 13, 2019. Bishop Grosz retired in March 2020. (CNS photo by Bob Roller)  </p>

    Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz of Buffalo, N.Y., participates in the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore June 13, 2019. Bishop Grosz retired in March 2020. (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

    Jul 14, 2021
  • <p>Pope Francis greets police officers before entering the Vatican after being discharged from Rome&rsquo;s Gemelli hospital following his recovery from colon surgery in this screengrab taken from a video July 14, 2021. (CNS photo by Cristiano Corvino/Reuters TV screengrab)  </p>

    Pope Francis greets police officers before entering the Vatican after being discharged from Rome’s Gemelli hospital following his recovery from colon surgery in this screengrab taken from a video July 14, 2021. (CNS photo by Cristiano Corvino/Reuters TV screengrab)

    Jul 14, 2021
  • Pope Francis gives a rosary to a member of the medical staff at Gemelli hospital in Rome July 11, 2021, as he recovers following scheduled colon surgery.

    Pope Francis gives a rosary to a member of the medical staff at Gemelli hospital in Rome July 11, 2021, as he recovers following scheduled colon surgery. Earlier the pope led the Angelus from a balcony at the hospital. (CNS photo by Vatican Media/Reuters)

    Jul 12, 2021
  • <p>Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leads the Angelus from a balcony of Gemelli hospital in Rome July 11, 2021, as he recovers following scheduled colon surgery. (CNS photo by Vatican Media via Reuters)  </p>

    Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leads the Angelus from a balcony of Gemelli hospital in Rome July 11, 2021, as he recovers following scheduled colon surgery. (CNS photo by Vatican Media via Reuters)

    Jul 12, 2021
  • <p>Pope Francis holds his crosier as he celebrates Mass marking World Day of the Poor in St. Peter&rsquo;s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 15, 2020. Still hospitalized after colon surgery, Pope Francis will lead the midday recitation of the Angelus prayer July 11, 2021, from his room on the 10th floor of Gemelli hospital.(CNS photo by Paul Haring)  </p>

    Pope Francis holds his crosier as he celebrates Mass marking World Day of the Poor in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 15, 2020. Still hospitalized after colon surgery, Pope Francis will lead the midday recitation of the Angelus prayer July 11, 2021, from his room on the 10th floor of Gemelli hospital.(CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Jul 09, 2021

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