A woman prays after releasing a paper lantern on a river facing the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome.
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Pope Benedict has appointed Valleyfield, Quebec, Bishop Luc Cyr as the new archbishop of Sherbrooke, after accepting the resignation of Archbishop André Gaumond, who had reached 75.
Pope Benedict has announced he will add the name of St. John of Avila to the Catholic Church's list of doctors of the Church.
Archbishop Emeritus Austin-Emile Burke of Halifax died peacefully on Aug. 12. He was 89.
Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, CEO of Salt and Light Television, has now taken on the added job of president of Assumption University in Windsor, Ont.
Government officials in Dak Lak province, a rural part of central Vietnam, have waived their normal traffic rules so Catholics can get to Sunday Mass by tractor.
Bishop Paul Marchand of Timmins, Ont., died July 23 while on summer vacation.
Archbishop Francis Spence, a former president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops who led the Diocese of Kingston, Ont., for 20 years until his retirement in 2002, died July 27.
Defence lawyers tried to show during a sentencing hearing for Bishop Raymond Lahey that the cleric's collection of child pornography included images of torture.
The Dublin Archdiocese is on the brink of financial collapse because of payouts to victims of clergy sexual abuse, says an internal report.