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Freed Indian Salesian meets Pope Francis

Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — One day after his release from captivity, Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil met with Pope Francis. According to the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, the pope welcomed Fr. Uzhunnalil at his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Sept. 13. Arriving before Pope Francis, the Salesian knelt before him…

Pope amends church law on Mass translations, highlights bishops’ role

MEDELLIN, Colombia — In changes to the Code of Canon Law regarding translations of the Mass and other liturgical texts, Pope Francis highlighted respect for the responsibility of national and regional bishops’ conferences. The changes, released by the Vatican Sept. 9 as Pope Francis was traveling in Colombia, noted the sometimes tense relationship between bishops’…