Common good

Pope Francis gives his blessing at the end of a speech to around 1,200 Catholics, Christian representatives, and politicians from throughout Italy on the final day of the 50th annual Social Week of Catholics, held in the northern Italian city of Trieste July 3-7, 2024. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: In Politics, Catholics Cannot Live a "private faith"

Jul 7, 2024

Pope Francis on Sunday urged Catholics to share their faith in the public square and to combat political polarization by supporting person-centered democracy.

Archbishop Philip Naameh of Ghana's Tamale Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Focus on “service of the common good”, Catholic Archbishop in Ghana Urges Politicians

Jan 13, 2022

Politicians in the West African nation of Ghana need to focus on the welfare of the people who voted them into office rather than their personal interests, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Panelists at the second edition of Faith in the Public Sphere in Accra, Ghana October 29, 2019. / Damian Avevor, Ghana

Striking Professionals in Ghana Told to “Think of common good”

Nov 2, 2019

Against the backdrop of a strike involving members of Ghana’s Technical Universities Teachers Association (TUTAG) and Technical Universities Administrators Association of Ghana (TUAAG) that has paralyzed programs in institutions of higher learning in the West African country, a Church leader has urged professionals who have downed their tools and Ghanaians in general to “work for the common good through self-sacrifice.”

Pope Francis meets with bishops in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Urges Bishops to Defend Common Good in Madagascar

Sep 7, 2019

Pope Francis told Madagascar’s bishops Saturday that the Catholic Church should participate in public life in order to promote the common good and that the bishops should not be afraid to voice their opinions on matters in society.