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On papal flight, Pope Francis tackles debate over Communion for politicians who support abortion

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. / null

Rome, Italy, Sep 15, 2021 / 09:20 am (CNA).

The pope addressed the controversy during an in-flight press conference.

Pope Francis declines resignation of German Catholic archbishop

Archbishop Stefan Heße of Hamburg. / Raimond Spekking (CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons).

Hamburg, Germany, Sep 15, 2021 / 08:10 am (CNA).

Hamburg Archbishop Stefan Heße announced in March that he was offering his resignation.

Pope Francis in Slovakia: Our Lady of Sorrows teaches us compassion for the suffering

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the esplanade of the National Shrine in Šaštin, Slovakia, Sept. 15, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Rome Newsroom, Sep 15, 2021 / 04:46 am (CNA).

The pope celebrated Mass at the national Catholic shrine in Šaštín.

British doctors’ union drops opposition to assisted suicide

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Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2021 / 17:02 pm (CNA).

The British Medical Association, the trade union for doctors in the United Kingdom, is no longer officially opposed to the legalization of assisted suicide.

Maronite Catholic patriarch welcomes Lebanon’s new government

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, the Maronite Patriarch, at the Vatican March 5, 2013. / InterMirifica.net

Rome Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA).

The move paves the way for a potential papal visit.

Beloved granny whose Catholic faith went viral on EWTN dies at 107

Nancy Stewart / EWTN News Nightly

Clonard, Ireland, Sep 14, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

Granny Nancy lived through two World Wars, survived the pandemic, and was born before her country – the Republic of Ireland – began. But she is perhaps best known for her Catholic faith.

Pope Francis to Slovakia’s young Catholics: Confession is the ‘sacrament of joy’

Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Kosice, Slovakia, Sep 14, 2021 / 12:30 pm (CNA).

The pope spoke to around 25,000 young people in Košice, eastern Slovakia.

Pope Francis visits impoverished Roma minority in Slovakia

Pope Francis speaks to the Roma community in the Lunik IX district in Košice, Slovakia, on Sept. 14, 2021. / Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 09:30 am (CNA).

Pope Francis visited a Roma ghetto in Slovakia, where he told the ethnic minority they should never “worry about whether you will be at home” in the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis names new Catholic archbishop for Belarus capital

Archbishop-elect Iosif Staneuski of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus. / Catholic.by.

Minsk, Belarus, Sep 14, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA).

He succeeds Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, who retired in January.

Christianity without the Cross is ‘sterile,’ says Pope Francis at Byzantine Divine Liturgy

Pope Francis presides at the Byzantine Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in Prešov, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Rome Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA).

Around 40,000 people attended the liturgy in Prešov, Slovakia.