Pope Francis prayed on Sunday that God may “convert the hearts of the violent” after an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist attack in Somalia.
Pope Francis announced on Sunday that the Synod on Synodality will be extended to 2024.
Catholic Bishops have attributed their withdrawal from the National Inclusive Dialogue (DNI) sessions to their status of neutrality and the need “to keep an equal distance between the parties” in conflict in the North-Central African nation.
Pope Francis in his Angelus address on Sunday honored an Italian missionary sister who was killed by Islamist terrorists in Mozambique.
Catholic Bishops in Chad have, in a collective statement, announced their withdrawal from the country’s National Inclusive Dialogue (DNI) initiative, decrying the lack of “dialogue”.
Pope Francis returned to Rome on Saturday after a week-long trip to Canada. During the July 24 to 30 trip, the pope visited Edmonton, Québec, and Iqaluit on what he called a “penitential pilgrimage” to apologize to the country’s indigenous communities.
Gunmen have reportedly attacked worshippers at Catholic and Baptist churches in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State in Nigeria, the Nigerian State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs has confirmed.
The pope was speaking to seminary formators from the Milan archdiocese.
Bishop Lucas Van Looy was due to receive the red hat on Aug. 27.
The pope wrote the preface of a new Vatican document for priests working with engaged couples.
The 85-year-old pope noted that he needed to walk with a cane.
The pope made the remark in his message for the 2022 World Day of the Poor.
The 85-year-old pope has made public appearances in a wheelchair since May 5.
The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’
The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.
Pope Francis has encouraged the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo in Nigeria and the people of God there to remain faithful to the Gospel message, which they need to continue defending with courage.
The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education.
The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The pope was speaking at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square.