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Bosnia Police halting migrants as crisis escalates

Police in Bosnia-Herzegovina have pulled dozens of migrants off a train to prevent them from reaching a northwestern region of the Balkan nation, where an overcrowded refugee camp is without water supplies for a second consecutive day. The incident added to mounting international concerns about the humanitarian situation of the region's thousands of migrants who have fled war, persecution, and poverty.

Amazon Synod Briefing: Networking and co-responsibility

While the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon continues discussions on the draft of the final document, four Synod participants share their insights and experiences at a press briefing in the Holy See Press Office on Tuesday afternoon.

Northern Ireland Bishops: Legalization of abortion marks 'a tragic day'

The Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland decry legislation, which came into effect on Tuesday, that legalizes abortion and gay marriage.

Elections in Africa must not be a curse on the people

The Church in Guinea Conakry is appealing for political dialogue after street protests and unrest that resulted in nine deaths. Oppositon and civil society suspect President Alpha Condé of planning to run for an unconstitutional third term in 2020.

Ivereigh’s Pope Francis: a “wounded shepherd” struggling for the conversion of the Church

Catholic author and journalist Austen Ivereigh’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed biography of Pope Francis will be on sale from November 5. As Ivereigh explains, “Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church” takes the reader on a journey though some key issues and episodes that mark this papacy’s reform in Rome and in the wider Church.

Indonesian bishops’ expectations from Widodo’s second term

As President Joko Widodo of Indonesia began his second term on October 20, some of the country’s bishops point to some of the issues that the government needs to address.

Saint John Henry Newman and the statuettes thrown into the Tiber River

The sad episode of the theft and destruction of Amazonian images.

Fr Antonio Spadaro, SJ: Key themes from the Synod

In an interview with Vatican News, conducted via email, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica, Fr Antonio Spadaro, S.J., highlights some of the key themes of the Synod for the Amazon, and discusses the need for an “indigenous” Church that is inculturated in native cultures.

Christus vivit: The truth that God is young

"God loves. Christ saves. He is alive". From Australia, Huw Warmenhoven reflects on "three truths" of the Christian "proclamation" explained by Pope Francis in the 4th chapter of "Christus vivit". All three, he says, lead to "a fourth truth": together with Jesus, "I am alive too".

Bishop Galantino: ‘Vatican not at risk of default’

The President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See denies allegations, published in a new book, that the Holy See is on the brink of financial collapse.