NEWS

Crowds in Rio swarm pope

RIO DE JANEIRO
By Francis X. Rocca

Hundreds of thousands of cheering people welcomed Pope Francis to Brazil July 22 as he made the first international trip of his pontificate to his native region of Latin America.

Birth of royal prince

MANCHESTER, England
By Simon Caldwell

The birth of the royal prince is a "source of joy" for people around the world, said the president of the English and Welsh bishops' conference.

Canonizations 'gladdened hearts' of faithful

WASHINGTON
By Catholic News Service

The two popes whose canonizations received final clearance July 5 "each had a profound impact on the church and the world," as New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan put it.

KCSARC's Be Loud Breakfast

Students from St. John School, Seattlle with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain at KCSARC's 24th annual BE LOUD fundraising breakfast.