In Pictures – December 4, 2014

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CLIMATE CHANGE Valerio Mendoza, 83, joins a Nov. 30 vigil for climate change on the eve of the U.N. climate summit in Lima, Peru. During the 12-day summit, negotiators will try to finish drafting an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help countries adapt to climate change. Mendoza is among parishioners from Lima’s Santa Cruz who have been studying about the stewardship of creation and spearheading campaigns to clean up neighborhoods and promote recycling. CNS/Barbara Fraser

CLIMATE CHANGE Valerio Mendoza, 83, joins a Nov. 30 vigil for climate change on the eve of the U.N. climate summit in Lima, Peru. During the 12-day summit, negotiators will try to finish drafting an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help countries adapt to climate change. Mendoza is among parishioners from Lima’s Santa Cruz who have been studying about the stewardship of creation and spearheading campaigns to clean up neighborhoods and promote recycling. CNS/Barbara Fraser

SIX NEW SAINTS The banners of six new saints hang from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Francis celebrates their canonization Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Nov. 24. From left are: Euphrasia Eluvathingal, an Indian Carmelite sister and member of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church; Ludovico of Casoria, an Italian Franciscan priest who founded the Grey Franciscan Friars of Charity and the Grey Franciscan Sisters of St. Elizabeth; Giovanni Antonio Farina, an Italian bishop of Vicenza and the founder of the Teaching Sisters of St. Dorothy; Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the Indian founder of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, a Syro-Malabar Catholic order; Nicholas of Longobardi, an Italian friar of the Minim order; and Amato Ronconi, a 13th-century Italian lay Franciscan and founder of a hospice for the poor, which is now a home for the elderly in Rimini, Italy. CNS/Paul Haring

SIX NEW SAINTS The banners of six new saints hang from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Francis celebrates their canonization Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Nov. 24. From left are: Euphrasia Eluvathingal, an Indian Carmelite sister and member of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church; Ludovico of Casoria, an Italian Franciscan priest who founded the Grey Franciscan Friars of Charity and the Grey Franciscan Sisters of St. Elizabeth; Giovanni Antonio Farina, an Italian bishop of Vicenza and the founder of the Teaching Sisters of St. Dorothy; Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the Indian founder of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, a Syro-Malabar Catholic order; Nicholas of Longobardi, an Italian friar of the Minim order; and Amato Ronconi, a 13th-century Italian lay Franciscan and founder of a hospice for the poor, which is now a home for the elderly in Rimini, Italy. CNS/Paul Haring

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