Catholic organizations in Florida marshaling aid for Dorian victims

A man hangs his clothing amid the rubble of destroyed homes Sept. 6, 2019, after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. In the wake of Hurricane Dorian's brutal blasting of the Bahamas, Catholic organizations in Florida continued to raise funds to aid victims there. (CNS photo/Marco Bello, Reuters) See DORIAN-FLORIDA-AID Sept. 6, 2019.

MIAMI (CNS) -- In the wake of Hurricane Dorian's brutal blasting of the Bahamas, Catholic organizations in Florida continued to raise funds to aid victims there.


Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

Pope Francis celebrates Mass Sept. 16, 2019, in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives. After a summer break, the Mass marked the resumption of the pope inviting a small group of priests and faithful to join him for the liturgy. In his homily, Pope Francis urged Catholics to take seriously the call to pray for politicians, government leaders and all those in authority. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-MASS-PRAY-POLITICIANS Sept. 16, 2019.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pray for politicians, government officials and anyone in a position of authority, including priests and bishops, Pope Francis urged as he ended his summer schedule and resumed his celebration of morning Mass with a small congregation.


President, dancers, crowds welcome Pope Francis to Mozambique

People cheer as Pope Francis arrives at the airport in Maputo, Mozambique, Sept. 4, 2019.

MAPUTO, Mozambique (CNS) — Greeted with full military honors, traditional dances and huge crowds lining the streets, Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique Sept. 4 at the start of a weeklong trip to Africa.