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Cardinal Reinhard Marx and fellow bishops from Germany meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2022

German bishops meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican amid concern over Synodal Way

Nov 17, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The audience with Pope Francis lasted about two hours, the German Bishops’ Conference said in a statement published after the... Read more

The visit of the German bishops to Rome in November 2022 began with a Holy Mass in the grottoes of St. Peter's Basilica.

‘Truly not an easy task’: German bishops begin talks in Rome amid Synodal Way concerns

Nov 14, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Bishop Georg Bätzing said the German bishops would “openly and honestly address” the topics of the process during their ad... Read more

Pope Francis walks with a cane at the beginning of a meeting with Brazilian bishops on June 27, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘I have been able to walk for three days’

Jun 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The 85-year-old pope has used a wheelchair for many of his public audiences for nearly two months. Read more

The 389th Plennary Session of the Polish Bishops’ Conference in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, southern Poland.

Poland’s Catholic bishops look ahead to fall meeting with Pope Francis

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Polish bishops’ ad limina visit to Rome is scheduled for October. Read more

Pope Francis meets with bishops of the USCCB's Region XIII at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2020.

Pope Francis discusses 'Querida Amazonia' with US bishops in Rome

Feb 14, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis this week discussed his new post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia, with United States bishops in Rome for their... Read more

Archbishop Bernard Hebda with young adults from St. Paul and Minneapolis. Courtesy of Enzo Randazzo.

Minn. young adults accompany, pray for bishops on ad limina visit to Rome

Jan 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Young adults from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are accompanying their bishops on their ad limina visit to... Read more