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Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 2, 2013. | Elise Harris/CNA.

Libya Floods Kill Thousands, 10,000 Missing, Pope Francis Expresses “spiritual closeness”

Sep 12, 2023

Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by the Tuesday, September 12 deadly floods that, according to media reports, have resulted in the death of at least 2,000 people, with up to 10,000 reported missing in the North African country’s city of Derna.

Mons. Edouard Isango Nkoyo (left)  and Mons. Edouard Tsimba Ngoma (center) appointed Auxiliary Bishops for Kinshasa Archdiocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and  Mons. Sandro Overend Rigillo, appointed Apostolic Vicar for Libya’s Apostolic Vicariate of Benghazi. Credit: CENCO, Maltese Franciscan Province

Pope Francis Appoints Auxiliary Bishops in DR. Congo, Apostolic Vicar in Libya

Jul 17, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Edouard Tsimba Ngoma and Mons. Edouard Isango Nkoyo as Auxiliary Bishops for Kinshasa Archdiocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and assigned them the Titular Sees of Igilgili and Utimmira respectively.

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, a native of China and member of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Libya. Credit: ANS - Vatican City

Pope Francis Appoints Chinese-born Salesian Archbishop Apostolic Nuncio to Libya

May 18, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, a native of China and member of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Libya.