Pope Francis has erected the Diocese of Boké in Guinea and appointed Mons. Moïse Tinguiano, of the clergy of Conakry Archdiocese as its pioneer Bishop.
Pope Francis is appealing for spiritual solidarity with the people of God in Sudan and Mozambique following protracted violent conflicts in the two African nations.
The Local Ordinary of Tanzania’s Tabora Archdiocese, Protase Cardinal Rugambwa, has taken possession of his titular see, Santa Maria in Montesanto. The church, also known as the “Church of the Artists”, is one of the twin churches that sits in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo, alongside the adjacent Santa Maria dei Miracoli.
On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis focused his Angelus address on the temptation of Jesus in the desert.
The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis has launched synodal study groups to analyze key issues ahead of October’s Synod on Synodality assembly.
The theme for the fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on July 28, has been chosen by Pope Francis.
Ahead of a high-stakes gathering of the German bishops next Monday, a lay group warned the prelates of moving “further away from the people of God.”
The “important role” the Catholic Church plays in Tanzania was one of the highlights during the meeting between the President of the East African nation, Samia Suluhu Hassan, and Pope Francis at the Vatican.
The Lord is inviting us to “remove the masks we so often wear” and to see ourselves as we truly are in the sight of God, the pope said in his Ash Wednesday homily.
During his Feb. 14 Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the human dimension of the vice of acedia, more commonly known as sloth.
Pope Francis has appointed a new Bishop for Madagascar’s Catholic Diocese of Morombe and an Auxiliary Bishop for Dodoma Archdiocese in Tanzania.
Speaking on a rainy Sunday in Rome from the window of the Apostolic Palace to the crowd huddled under umbrellas below, the pope said that he wanted to express the closeness “of the entire Church to all those who are sick or frail.”
The Prefect for the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) has concluded his eight-day pastoral trip to South Sudan with the blessing of a boat for transporting migrants and refugees along the Nile River from Renk, an “outreach point” in the Northeastern part of South Sudan for those fleeing violence in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital city.
The Prefect for the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) has called upon the three Deacons he ordained in South Sudan on Thursday, February 8, the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, to shun all forms of pride and self-idolatry, which he said would distance them from God’s graces.
St. Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, is a model of resilience and hope worth emulating, the Prefect for the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) has said.
Pope Francis will preside at the Mass and the traditional Ash Wednesday procession on Feb. 14 on Aventine Hill in Rome.
The Holy Father warned that sorrow is “a constant affliction that prevents man from feeling joy at his own existence.”
The signatories claim that the declaration Fiducia Supplicans contradicts “both Scripture and the universal and uninterrupted Tradition of the Church.”
The Archdiocese of Colombo has plans to submit a petition to the Vatican to declare those killed in the Easter Sunday attacks “martyrs of faith.”
The people of God in South Sudan are at a “critical moment” in their political life as the world’s newest and youngest nation prepares for general elections currently scheduled for December 2024, a Vatican-based Cardinal visiting the country has said.