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Ailing Pope Francis holds weekly audience, but aide reads his remarks

Pope Francis presided at his weekly audience with the public at the Vatican, but he said that he's still unwell and asked an aide to read his remarks for him on Nov. 29, a day after canceling an overseas trip.

Ending the death sentence: Black maternal health and the Catholic Church

If we want to have serious discourse about being pro-life, it's imperative that we as church put the issue of Black maternal health at the forefront of the movement, and address structural racism in our medical system.

At COP28, short-term changes matter more than long-term goals

It is less important that countries pledge themselves to some far-off goals that they may or may not meet. It is more important that they start doing something now.

Russian drone damages Kyiv's Catholic cathedral

Russia's extensive drone attack on Kyiv Nov. 25 damaged the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

Pope: Places, mentalities must be more receptive to people with disabilities

Making places more accessible for people with disabilities requires removing physical barriers and adjusting attitudes to be more open and inclusive, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis cancels trip to Dubai for UN climate conference

Pope Francis has canceled plans to travel to Dubai this weekend for a U.N. climate conference at the advice of his doctors following ongoing health issues, the Vatican announced on Nov. 28. 

Pope Francis to remove Cardinal Burke's Vatican apartment and salary, sources say

Pope Francis has punished one of his highest-ranking critics, Cardinal Raymond Burke, by yanking his right to a subsidized Vatican apartment and salary in the second such radical action against a conservative American prelate this month, according to two people briefed on the measures.

Despite health issues, Pope Francis to travel this week to UN climate summit

The pope has canceled several appointments due to an inflammation of the lungs, but he plans to travel to Dubai Dec. 1-3 to address the annual U.N. climate summit, the Vatican says.

In Bogotá, Latin America religious urge renewal of church structures

In welcoming attendees of CLAR's IV Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Religious Life, CLAR president Sr. Liliana Franco Echeverri said that "our structures are in need of renewal," because "there are structures that suffocate and ways of proceeding that deny what is human."

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: What was the first fall like in the Garden of Eden?