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Pope Francis engages with a youngster at the inauguration of the 95th Judicial Year of the Vatican City State on Saturday, March 2, 2024. | Credit: Vatican

Pope Francis Opens Vatican’s Judicial Year, has Aide Read Speech due to "bronchitis"

The pope’s remarks to the Vatican magistrates highlighted the virtue of courage, which he observed was at the very center of justice.

Pope Francis poses with a woman and three children during a lunch in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall for over 1,000 poor and economically disadvantaged people on Nov. 19, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to the World’s Children: "If we really want to be happy, we need to pray"

The pope asked children to pray the Lord’s Prayer “every morning and every evening, in your families too, together with your parents, brothers, sisters, and grandparents.”

Pope Francis addresses the faithful at his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 28, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Archdiocese Demands Priests Apologize for "scandalous" Words about Pope Francis

The Archdiocese of Toledo, Spain, has demanded that two priests apologize for comments they made “that harm the communion of the Church and scandalize the people of God.” 

Former president Donald Trump accused the Biden administration of "weaponizing the government," and targeting Catholics and pro-life advocates. | Credit: Shutterstock

Trump, U.S. Immediately Former President, Accuses Incumbent of “persecuting” Catholics

In an interview with Sean Hannity Feb. 29, the former president asserted that “Christians and Americans of faith are being persecuted.”

Today, March 2, We Celebrate St. Agnes of Prague

St. Agnes was born in Prague in the year 1200, and probably died in the year 1281. She was the daughter of Ottocar, King of Bohemia and Constance of Hungary, who was a relative of St. Elizabeth. 

Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: CENCO

Catholic Archbishop Decries “distressing sights of misery” in DR Congo amid Insecurity

Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has described as “distressing” the situation  of population that is lacking basic needs amid security challenges. 

Archbishop Siegfried Mandla Jwara of South Africa's Durban Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Archbishop in South Africa Prohibits Use of Parish Venues as Political Campaign Forums

Archbishop Siegried Mandla Jwara of South Africa’s Catholic Archdiocese of Durban has prohibited the use of Parish venues in his Metropolitan See as political campaign forums.

Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Buea. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Buea

Diocesan Pastoral Council in Cameroon Lauds Bishop for Focusing on Growth amid Attacks

Social media attacks have trailed the leadership of Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi from the time he ascended to the helm of Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Buea, first as Apostolic Administrator in December 2019.  Bishop Bibi has, however, chosen to look the other way and focus on development of his Episcopal See, members of the Diocese’s Pastoral Council have said.

Elderly Couple in Nigeria Lauded for “uncommon faith in the Eucharist” at Wedding

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has praised an elderly Catholic couple who he joined in Holy Matrimony for exhibiting immense faith in the Eucharist.

Pope Francis meets with members of the French-based academic organization Research and Anthropology of Vocations Institute on March 1, 2024, at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "Today the ugliest danger is gender ideology"

“It is very important that there is this meeting, this meeting between men and women,” the pope told an assembly at the Vatican.

Muchimba Sarah Siamachoka, Programme Manager - Social and Economic Development · Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection - JCTR reading the message of the Catholic entity. Credit: JCTR

Zambia’s “alarming rise” in Prices Putting Dignity of Vulnerable at Stake: Jesuit Scholars

Officials of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have expressed concern about what they describe as an “alarming” hike in prices of good and services in the Southern African nation.

Today, March 1, We Celebrate St. David of Wales

Among Welsh Catholics, as well as those in England, March 1 is the liturgical celebration of Saint David of Wales.

Baptism, Confirmation Still Going on despite Insecurity: Catholic Bishop in Burkina Faso

The preparation of candidates for Baptism and confirmation is still going on in all Dioceses in Burkina Faso despite persistent insecurity, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.

Bishop Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi and Honourable Alban S. K. Bagbin, Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament. Credit: Catholic Trends

In Line with Catholic Bishops’ Stance, Legislators in Ghana Pass Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

Lawmakers in Ghana have passed a new bill that makes identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning plus (LGBTQ+) illegal.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo of Kinshasa Archdiocese in the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: Kinshasa Archdiocese

Cardinal Ambongo Decries “shameless predation” of DR Congo’s Resources by Neighbours

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has condemned countries that neighbour the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for working in cahoots with multinationals to rob the country of its natural resources.

Pope Francis greets the faithful from his wheelchair during his Feb. 28, 2024 general audience at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Visits the Hospital: His health Issues through the Years

Pope Francis was hospitalized Wednesday morning after a public audience, with the Vatican confirming that he underwent unspecified “diagnostic tests.” 

“Claretian presence is growing everyday in Africa”: Superior on Fruits of Annual Assembly

The President of the Conference of African Claretians (ACLA) has said the presence of members of the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CMF), also known as Claretians, in Africa is growing daily.

Persevere, Depend on God amid Challenges: Christian Leader Encourages Nigerians

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has encouraged the people of God in the West African country to persevere and depend on God amid the challenges they face.