The worldwide Synod of Bishops convenes in Rome on Oct. 4 on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi to focus on “synodality” and understanding what it means in terms of “communion, participation and mission” in the church.
Photos featured this week include a dance troupe from South Korea performing in St. Peter’s Square. thousands gathering for the beatification Mass of the Ulma family and earthquake survivors in Morocco.
The devastating earthquake that struck Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains not only showed the destructive power of nature but also the strength of the country’s men and women to unite to help their compatriots.
In an endless cycle of violence against Christians in Nigeria, seminarian Na’Aman Danlami Stephen of the Diocese of Kafanchan was burned to death Sept. 7 when a terrorist group called Fulani herdsmen attacked the rectory at St. Raphael Church in Fadan Kamantan.