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Bishops apologize for residential schools and raise possibility of Papal visit to Canada

“We acknowledge the grave abuses that were committed by some members of our Catholic community; physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and sexual. We also sorrowfully acknowledge the historical and ongoing trauma and the legacy of suffering and challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day.”

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Vatican to require vaccination proof or negative COVID-19 test

Visitors, tourists and employees who want to enter Vatican territory will be required beginning Oct. 1 to show proof of vaccination, recovery from the coronavirus or a negative COVID-19 test.

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Make the brave choice to lead a simpler, eco-friendly life, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People should change the way they eat, travel and use natural resources, energy and products so they minimize their harm to the earth, Pope Francis said.

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Try a little tenderness, Pope says on first World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

VATICAN CITY — Try a little tenderness. That’s basically how Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, 73, summarized Pope Francis’ vision for what older people, their grandchildren and friends should do to change the world after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Treaty Land Acknowledgments in Churches and at Liturgical Events

Acknowledging God as giver of the gift is in itself an act of praise. Therefore, where it is deemed appropriate to offer a treaty land acknowledgment at an event held in a Catholic church or at a liturgical event hosted in a Catholic institution, the following formulation is to be used:

“We acknowledge that Treaty territory, on which we stand, is the ancestral traditional land of the Indigenous peoples, and is common home to everyone in virtue of God, our Creator’s, gracious gift.”

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Canadian Bishops welcome Pope's new directions on abuse

Document set clear procedures for reporting abuse, investigations, and protecting victims and whistleblowers.

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Celebrate Pope Francis in Morocco

We're gathering at Al Rashid Mosque this weekend, and you're invited!

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Rejoice and Be Glad: Alberta-NWT Bishops' message for Catholic Education Sunday

We are grateful to all those who encourage students to grow in their faith and to live its principles.

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