Pope adds teen to list of saints to be declared during synod on youth

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognize as saints Oct. 14 during the monthlong meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on young people.

In Nicaragua, paramilitaries attack bishop and besiege church

Managua, Nicaragua (CNA/EWTN News) — This weekend, paramilitaries in Nicaragua attacked a car carrying the Bishop of Esteli, and in a separate incident pro-government forces besieged students in a parish church, killing two.

Catholic organizations playing role in reunification of children

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some of migrant children under age 5 separated from their families by the government were reunited with loved ones July 9 with help from Catholic organizations.