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Deacon Guido J. Brosssoni poses with Cassidi the collie, one of the 18 dogs he blessed at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi’s CYO parking lot in Metuchen Oct. 6, the feast of that saint. Deacon Brossoni also blessed a cat and two hamsters in honor of St. Francis. Cassidi’s owner, Debbie C. Wenzel, is a member of St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, Edison. – Mary Brossoni photo

South Korean President Moon Jae-in greets Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, before a Mass for peace for the Korean peninsula in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 17. The Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state. -CNS photo/Paul Haring

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