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Letter From America Central American bishops defend Francis over Amazon synod   At the close of their annual general assembly, the Central American bishops rose to Pope Francis’s defence amid what they said have been false and hostile attacks following the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon in October. They also advocated for better care…

G.K. Chesterton hiccup highlights the trouble in getting lay saints – expert

Following the announcement that the cause for sainthood for celebrated writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton would not go forward in his home diocese, Dale Ahlquist, an expert on the author, said this stall “points to the difficulty of getting a layperson canonised”. Ahlquist noted one reason given for halting Chesterton’s cause was that the author, considered…