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Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag was assigned as apostolic nuncio in Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania in Africa on Sept. 6, 2022. | Photo credit: César Pérez / Archdiocese of Managua

Nuncio Expelled from Nicaragua Appointed Papal Representative to Four African Nations

Sep 6, 2022

Archbishop Waldemar Stanisław Sommertag who was expelled from Nicaragua amid harassment of Church personnel by the government of the Central American nation has been appointed the representative of the Holy Father in Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania.

Cardinal Richard Baawobr of Wa (Ghana). SECAM

New Ghanaian Cardinal to Undergo Heart Surgery in Rome

Aug 31, 2022

Cardinal Richard Kuuia Baawobr is expected to undergo heart surgery in Rome by the end of this week, according to the spokesman for the Ghana Catholic bishops' conference.

Dr. Paolo Ruffini addressing delegates at the of the Sixth SIGNIS World Congress 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. Credit: SIGNIS

Focus on Dialogue, Not “on marketing of ideas”: Vatican Official to Catholic Journalists

Aug 17, 2022

The Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications has challenged Catholic communicators around the globe to foster dialogue in their practice of journalism and not the “marketing of ideas”.