• 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)

  • A Dominican soldier stands guard at the shared border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti in Dajabon, Dominican Republic, July 8, 2021.

    A Dominican soldier stands guard at the shared border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti in Dajabon, Dominican Republic, July 8, 2021. The border was closed following the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. (CNS photo by Ricardo Rojas/Reuters)

    Jul 09, 2021
  • <p>A patient in the pediatric oncology ward of Rome&rsquo;s Gemelli hospital made a card for Pope Francis, who is recovering there from colon surgery. The child wrote, &ldquo;Dear Pope Francis, we heard you are not so well and that you are in our hospital now. Even if we cannot see each other, we send you a big hug and hope you will heal quickly.&rdquo; (CNS photo courtesy Policlinico Gemelli)  </p>

    A patient in the pediatric oncology ward of Rome’s Gemelli hospital made a card for Pope Francis, who is recovering there from colon surgery. The child wrote, “Dear Pope Francis, we heard you are not so well and that you are in our hospital now. Even if we cannot see each other, we send you a big hug and hope you will heal quickly.” (CNS photo courtesy Policlinico Gemelli)

    Jul 09, 2021
  • <p>Haitian President Jovenel Mo&#239;se is pictured in a Jan. 11, 2020, photo. The president was assassinated in an attack in the early hours of July 7 at his home outside of the capital, Port-au-Prince, the prime minister said. His wife was also shot in the attack; her condition was not immediately clear. (CNS photo by Valerie Baeriswyl/Reuters)  </p>

    Haitian President Jovenel Moïse is pictured in a Jan. 11, 2020, photo. The president was assassinated in an attack in the early hours of July 7 at his home outside of the capital, Port-au-Prince, the prime minister said. His wife was also shot in the attack; her condition was not immediately clear. (CNS photo by Valerie Baeriswyl/Reuters)

    Jul 08, 2021
  • <p>This is a view outside Gemelli hospital in Rome where Pope Francis had a prescheduled colon surgery July 4, 2021. Pope Francis&rsquo; recovery from colon surgery continues to go well, the Vatican said. (CNS photo by Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters)  </p>

    This is a view outside Gemelli hospital in Rome where Pope Francis had a prescheduled colon surgery July 4, 2021. Pope Francis’ recovery from colon surgery continues to go well, the Vatican said. (CNS photo by Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters)

    Jul 08, 2021
  • South Korean Archbishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Clergy, is pictured in an Oct. 11, 2018, photo.

    South Korean Archbishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Clergy, is pictured in an Oct. 11, 2018, photo. Archbishop Heung-sik says a papal trip to North Korea is unlikely, but would give a boost to peace and reconciliation. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Jul 07, 2021
  • <p>Bishop Douglas J. Lucia of Syracuse, N.Y., is seen in this June 4, 2019, file photo. (CNS photo by Chuck Wainwright/Catholic Sun)  </p>

    Bishop Douglas J. Lucia of Syracuse, N.Y., is seen in this June 4, 2019, file photo. (CNS photo by Chuck Wainwright/Catholic Sun)

    Jul 07, 2021

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