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Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli, a member of the Society of African Missions (SMA) who was recently freed after two years in Niger. / Society of African Missions (SMA).

Recently Freed Religious Missionary Hailed as “man of faith, forgiveness, fraternity”

Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli, a member of Society of African Missions (SMA) who was recently freed after two years of captivity has been hailed as a “man of faith, forgiveness and fraternity.”

Blessed Benedict Daswa, South Africa’s first potential saint. /

South Africa’s Blessed Daswa, a Model of Forgiveness: Bishop at Beatification Anniversary

At the fifth anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Benedict Daswa, South Africa’s first potential saint, a Bishop in the country has hailed the martyr’s forgiving attitude toward his killers and and encouraged the people of God in the country to emulate him.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. /

“With genuine forgiveness, most social crises can be curtailed”: Archbishop in Nigeria

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has, reflecting on Sunday, September 13 readings, called for “genuine forgiveness” as a way out of “most social crises.”

Pope Francis gives his apostolic blessing at the end of the general audience March 18, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Everyone is in Debt to God's Mercy, Pope Francis says

Showing and receiving God’s mercy are central aspects of Christian life – and everyone is in debt to God for the mercy he has already been shown, Pope Francis said during his general audience address Wednesday.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address Jan. 1, 2020. Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA. /

Pope Francis Apologizes for Losing Patience with Woman Who Grabbed Him

Pope Francis apologized Wednesday for losing his patience with a woman who grabbed his arm in St. Peter’s Square on New Year’s Eve.

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Bert van Megen with South Sudanese clergy, religious, laity in Nairobi after Mass on Sunday, October 6, 2019 / ACI Africa

Seek Lasting Peace Through Mercy, Forgiveness over Justice: Nuncio to South Sudanese

At a time when ordinary South Sudanese are looking at their political leaders to form the long-awaited unity government in just over a month, the Nairobi-based Apostolic Nuncio to the world’s newest nation has called on the people of God in South Sudan to seek lasting peace through the virtues of mercy, forgiveness, and love as indicators of strength over and above justice, or worse, the tendency to revenge.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Maputo, Mozambique Sept. 6, 2019. Credit: Edward Pentin/CNA. /

Pray for Your Enemies, Pope Francis Tells Mozambican Catholics

Jesus calls his followers to a high standard – to forgive their enemies, to pray for those who have hurt them, and to seek reconciliation, Pope Francis said at Mass in Mozambique Friday.