The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world.
Pope Francis has said that he will create 21 new Cardinals, including two Bishops from Africa, one from Nigeria and the other from Ghana.
Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke who resigned in 2018 following sustained opposition to his Episcopal appointment for Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese is among the 21 new Cardinals that Pope Francis named on Sunday, May 29.
Officials of the Holy See Press have unveiled the program and itinerary of Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and what they have described an “Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to the South Sudanese Land and People”.
Christian Women in South Sudan who are members of the Sudan Council of Churches National Women Coordination desk (SSCC) are taking part in a three-day spiritual retreat with a focus on the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation.
Officials of the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have called for collaboration in the efforts aimed at conserving the environment in the Southern African nation.
The Catholic Bishop of Goma Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has called on the people of God in his Episcopal See to intensify prayers and remain united as the Central African nation prepares for the pastoral visit of Pope Francis.
The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Ecclesiastes.
The pope was speaking to members of the Global Solidarity Fund.
In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed May 24, the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, to be a World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, which venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary under that title as the country's patroness.
A government official in South Sudan has urged the Media Authority in the East-Central African nation to support local journalists to “broadly” cover the envisioned July ecumenical visit that is to involve Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.
An estimated 25,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome on Sunday to hear Pope Francis' Regina Caeli reflections on Jesus' words, “My peace I give to you” (Jn 14:27).
Pope Francis praised a pro-life event in Rome and offered comments defending the dignity of life on Sunday.
A Catholic Missionary Priest serving in South Sudan has lauded the “ecumenical approach” of the planned pastoral trip of Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace to the East-Central African nation.
A Catholic Nun in South Africa has lauded the establishment of the Regional Conference of Major Superiors of Southern Africa (RCMSSA) and described the initiative as “a historic moment” for the Church in the region and “a dream come true”.
The pope spoke to the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
Pope Francis is expected to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in July despite his health challenges, especially the pain in his knee, the Cardinal in the Central African nation has said.
Pope Francis “has shown extraordinary interest” in the lives of South Africans amid life threatening experiences, including last year's civil unrest and recent floods, the Apostolic Nuncio in South Africa has said.
The Bishop of Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said the planned pastoral visit to the country will “comfort all victims of insecurity”.