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Let’s Implore Holy Spirit to Grant Africa’s Leaders “intelligence, discernment, wisdom, fear of God”: SECAM

May 20, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Africa have identified violent conflicts on the continent as a challenge that requires spiritual solidarity.

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Being Pro-Family among Qualities Christian Professionals Want Electorate in South Africa to Consider During May 29 Polls

May 20, 2024

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF) are calling upon the electorate in South Africa to elect political candidates keen on family values and the African cultural heritage during the country’s general elections later this month. 

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Let’s Work Towards Nigeria’s Healing, “wounded by corruption, parochialism, godfatherism”: Archbishop on Pentecost Feast

May 20, 2024

God’s gift of the Holy Spirit celebrated on Pentecost Sunday empowers the disciples of Jesus Christ to live a virtuous life that pays keen attention to the needs of the “marginalized” and the “common good”, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has said.

Immediate Former President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ivory Coast Appointed Archbishop of Abidjan

May 20, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo, the immediate former President of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI), as the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan in the West African nation. 

Queen Mathilde of Belgium meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace with her husband, King Philippe of the Belgians, on Sept. 14, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Travel to Luxembourg and Belgium in September

May 20, 2024

The pope will make a one-day stopover in Luxembourg on Sept. 26 before visiting the Catholic universities of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve Sept. 26–29.

20 May 2024: The Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church

May 20, 2024

On Monday following Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church. 

Jim Wahlberg speaks to CNA in an interview ahead of the premiere of the new film "Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist" in Orange County, California. / Credit: Alexis Walkenstein

Mother Teresa “was sent there for me”: A Producer on New Film on Journey to Rediscover importance of the Eucharist

May 20, 2024

“Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist” is a new film co-produced by Jim Wahlberg that helps viewers rediscover the importance of the Eucharist.

In an interview with "60 Minutes" anchor Norah O'Donnell, Pope Francis discusses a wide range of issues. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo

Here’s What Pope Francis Said in His "60 Minutes" Interview

May 20, 2024

The pope spoke with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell at the Vatican via a Spanish translator.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the relator general of the 16th Annual General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. / Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Member of the Council of Cardinals Urges Caution, Dialogue on Women’s Ordination

May 20, 2024

The cardinal said the prohibition against ordaining women was “not an infallible doctrinal decision” and could be changed over time with arguments.

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Use Means of Communication to “guide families, educate children”: Angolan Apostolic Nuncio to Journalists

May 19, 2024

Archbishop Germano Penemote, a member of the Clergy of Angola’s Ondjiva Diocese, has urged journalists to use the means of communication to “guide families and educate children.”

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Corruption, “lack of genuine decentralization” among Challenges Hindering Madagascar’s Development: Catholic Bishops

May 19, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Madagascar have identified corruption, lack of genuine decentralization, poverty, insecurity, and drug abuse among challenges that they say hinder development in the Indian Ocean Island nation. 

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Increased “cases of murder, suicide” Cause for Concern for Benin’s Catholic Bishops, Who Say Human Life is “inviolable”

May 19, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Benin have expressed concern about increased reported “cases of murder and suicide” in the West African country, and urged respect for human life.

Pope Francis participates in Mass on the solemnity of Pentecost, May 19, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Holy Spirit’s “work in us is powerful”, But Also Gentle, “welcoming to all”: Pope Francis on Pentecost

May 19, 2024

Speaking in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope explained that the Holy Spirit’s “work in us is powerful, as symbolized by the signs of wind and fire.”

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Everything You Need to Know about Pentecost

May 19, 2024

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year, which concludes the Easter season. 

Participants in the Spiritan Chapter at Stella Maris Hotel, Bagamoyo in Tanzania's Morogoro Diocese 3-24 October 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pentecost: Spiritan Superior General Says “it’s harvest time”, Recalls “wonderful witnesses of our missionary history”

May 18, 2024

The mission of the Spiritan missionaries, who left their respective countries, pioneering the proclamation of the Gospel to the people of God in other territories of the world, including Africa and Asia “has borne fruit”, the Superior General of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers) has said. 

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo with President, Félix Tshisekedi. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of DRC

Amid Judicial Enquiry against Him, Cardinal Ambongo Meets DR Congo’s President to “shed light on various points”

May 18, 2024

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who is facing a judicial enquiry into allegations of “seditious behavior” that were leveled against him has said that his Thursday, May 16 meeting with the country’s President, Félix Tshisekedi, aimed at clarifying “various points”. 

Archbishop Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa’ichi of Tanzania's Dar es Salaam Archdiocese. Credit: Vatican Media

“Church appreciates your service”: Apostolic Nuncio in Tanzania to Catholic Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam at Anniversary

May 18, 2024

On the occasion of the Episcopal Silver Jubilee of Archbishop Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa’ichi of Tanzania’s Catholic Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam, the Apostolic Nuncio in the East African nation has reassure the Catholic Church leader of the value of his ministry as a shepherd of the people of God. 

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Be Guided by “that little word called conscience”: Attorney to Graduates at Nairobi-based Catholic Philosophy Institute

May 18, 2024

The conscience plays a critical role in human life, Fred Ngatia, a Kenyan criminal justice attorney and Senior Counsel has told the latest graduates from Consolata Institute of Philosophy (CIP), the Nairobi-based learning institution under the auspices of the Institute of Consolata Missionaries (IMC).

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in the arena in Verona, Italy, on May 18, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis’ Pastoral Visit to Verona Emphasizes Call to be Peacemakers  

May 18, 2024

The pope’s one-day visit to the northern Italian city of Verona on Saturday centered on a message of peace, urging people not to "become spectators of the so-called `inevitable' war.’”

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9, 2015. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Appoints Cardinal Tagle as Special Envoy to National Eucharistic Congress in the U.S.

May 18, 2024

The Vatican announced Saturday that the pope has appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle,as his special envoy to the National Eucharistic Congress this July.