• 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)

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