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Cardinal highlights human trafficking and women's issues at synod

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2018 / 11:59 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Women in Burma are working to end human trafficking, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon said Tuesday. The cardinal called the issue a big problem for the country and one which shifts focus from other conversations on women at the synod on young people, faith, and vocations.

Young people pray for St. John Paul II's intercession during youth synod

Rome, Italy, Oct 23, 2018 / 07:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The adoration holy hour on Saint John Paul II's feast day included meditations on the pope's Gospel reflections in St. Lawrence in Piscibus, a church which St. John Paul II rededicated as a youth center in the 1980s.

Synod bishop: 'John Paul II guided me through my youth'

Vatican City, Oct 22, 2018 / 09:43 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On the feast of Saint John Paul II, one synod bishop reflected on how the Polish pope inspired generations of young people, including himself, to pursue holiness.

Christ's throne is the cross, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2018 / 06:24 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The throne of Jesus Christ is the cross upon which he gave his life for the world, and those who wish to follow him must be prepared to sacrifice everything, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Bishops talk abuse crisis, same-sex attraction at youth synod

Vatican City, Oct 20, 2018 / 09:47 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As the youth synod wrapped up its third week, the bishops and auditors discussed the sexual abuse crisis in parts of the world and how to respond to young people experiencing same-sex attraction.

World Mission Sunday to highlight that youth can evangelize too

Vatican City, Oct 19, 2018 / 10:44 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As the Church prepares to celebrate World Mission Day on Sunday, the head of the Vatican's evangelization congregation said the timing of the day with the youth synod provides an opportunity to remind young people they too are called to spread the Gospel.

Vigano responds to Cardinal Ouellet's charge of rebellion against pope

Vatican City, Oct 19, 2018 / 09:27 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a new testimony Friday, Archbishop Carlo Vigano charged that Pope Francis has been negligent in his responsibilities to the Church, and responded to efforts to refute allegations he has made in recent months about Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and other ecclesiastical leaders.

Tiananmen Square to St. Peter's: Who are the Chinese bishops at the synod?

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2018 / 09:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Weeks after his excommunication was lifted last month as a part of an agreement between China and the Holy See, Bishop Guo garnered attention in Rome as one of the first Chinese bishops to ever participate in an ecclesial synod, along with Bishop Yang Xiaoting of Yan'an.

Pope Francis: To hate is to kill in the heart

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2018 / 04:23 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A person may not have killed someone, but if they are angry or have hate toward another person, it is like they have killed him or her in their heart, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Pope tells seminarians to report abuse 'immediately'

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2018 / 01:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis told a group of Italian seminarians to report immediately to their bishop if they ever see or suspect any kind abuse, sexual or otherwise, on the part of a priest.