Crowds give Pope Francis warm welcome in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique -- Greeted with full military honors, traditional dances and huge crowds lining the streets, Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique Sept. 4 at the start of a weeklong trip to Africa.

Pope Francis 'honoured' by personal attacks

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO MOZAMBIQUE -- Pope Francis told a reporter that it is "an honor when Americans attack me."

Miraculous cure of woman at Knock in 1989 confirmed

DUBLIN -- The Catholic Church in Ireland has confirmed that a woman who was seriously ill with multiple sclerosis experienced a complete healing of all her symptoms at Knock shrine in September 1989.

Pope Francis: Synods are not for 'deal-making'

VATICAN CITY -- Before a synod, bishops must learn what their people want and think and need, not so they can change church teaching, but so they can preach the Gospel more effectively, Pope Francis told the bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Euthanasia reduces people to 'things', Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Medical advancements do not help if they treat people as objects or when they are applied only to those people who are not considered a burden and "deserve" to be helped, Pope Francis said.

Choices for new cardinals stress dialogue, care for poor

VATICAN CITY -- After the consistory to create new cardinals in early October, Pope Francis will have chosen more than half of the men who will enter the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor.

Healed aneurysm investigated as possible miracle for Creole nun's beatification

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CNA) -- In December 2017, 19 year-old Arkansas college student Christine McGee was rushed to the hospital by her mother.

Newman left deep impression on cardinal

Among the invited bishops and cardinals present and praying at the Oct. 13 canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman will be perhaps his biggest Canadian fan, Toronto Archbishop Cardinal Thomas Collins.

Pope Francis prepares to bring his message to southern Africa

VATICAN CITY -- Rejecting violence, promoting interreligious harmony, caring for the environment and stamping out government corruption are expected to be high on the agenda Sept. 4-10 when Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius.

Tensions amid new appointment in Syro-Malabar archdiocese

VATICAN CITY -- In a step designed to quell ongoing controversies, the Vatican announced the appointment of a vicar for the head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, and Pope Francis conferred on him the personal title of archbishop.

Why should Catholics care about the Hong Kong protests?

HONG KONG, China (CNA) -- The people of Hong Kong are no strangers to political protest.