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Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa preaches at the Good Friday liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. /

Political Ideologies Wound Fraternity in Catholic Church: Papal preacher on Good Friday

Politics turned into ideologies have wounded fraternity in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., said at the Vatican’s Passion of the Lord liturgy on Good Friday.

Poster announcing the Week of Human Fraternity / Institute of Religious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS)

Pope’s Document Inspires “week of human fraternity” at Kenya-based Catholic Institution

The 2019 Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, has inspired a five-day event to be held at the jointly-owned Catholic University College in Kenya.

“To all those infected by COVID-19, we express our solidarity with you”: Bishops in Africa

Catholic Bishops in Africa have, in their New Year message, expressed their solidarity with the people of God infected with the COVID-19 and offered their condolences to the bereaved.

Bishops in Africa Foster Pope Francis’ “better kind of politics” in New Year Message

Catholic Bishops in Africa have, in their New Year Message, sought to foster Pope Francis’ call for “a better kind of politics” in the course of 2021 going forward.

Bishops in Mozambique Convene Interreligious Symposium on Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti

A symposium focusing on fraternal living that is emphasized in Pope Francis’ most recent Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti brought together Christians from different denominations in Mozambique, Muslims as well as believers from the Hindu community who learnt the importance of living together in harmony.

Bishop Peter John Holiday with the newly ordained priest, Fr. Thabang Shilane during the ordination Mass on Saturday, December 5. / Facebook Page Kroonstad Diocese

As Priest, “be outward looking, be for others”: South African Bishop at Ordination

On the occasion of a Priestly ordination in South Africa over the weekend, the Bishop who preached encouraged the new Priest to cultivate “a big heart” that is concerned with the needs of others in line with Pope Francis’ latest Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. 

Young people during protests in Lagos, Nigeria, October 17, 2020, over alleged police brutality. /

Police Brutality Protests in Nigeria Offered Prospect for “Church to guide youths”: Bishop

Peaceful protests against police brutality in Nigeria presented an opportunity for the Catholic Church in the West African nation to guide young people on their quest for a better society, a Catholic Bishops has said in a statement.

CERNA members identify Pope Francis’ New Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, and the forthcoming canonization of Blessed Charles de Foucauld as two events important for the Church in North Africa. /

Bishops in North Africa Acknowledge Two Recent Events that “shed a new, joyful light”

Members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA) have acknowledged with appreciation two events in recent times that have had a positive impact in their region.

UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights. /

Bishops in Kenya Urge Government to Support UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have called on the government to support the second revised draft of the UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights, which seeks to prevent the occurrence of human rights abuses in the context of business activities.

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese, the only African Prelate among the 13 new Cardinals who were named Sunday, October 25. /

“It was a big surprise for me, I did not expect it”: Rwanda’s First Cardinal-elect

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese, the only African Prelate among the 13 new Cardinals who were named Sunday, October 25 has described his appointment as “a big surprise” beyond his expectation.

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro of Zimbabwe Gweru Diocese during his installation at Mkoba Stadium in Gweru October 24. / Website Catholic Church News Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean Bishop Highlights Inspiration from Two Papal Encyclicals at Installation

At his installation over the weekend as the sixth Local Ordinary of Zimbabwe’s Gweru Diocese, Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro highlighted inspirations from two Papal Encyclicals including the most recent one of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti.

Fratelli tutti, the third encyclical of Pope Francis released on October 4. /

Experts Call for Africa’s Change of Tact in Realizing “Fratelli Tutti” Proposals

In Africa, efforts to attain economic freedom are not working since they have only widened the gap between a few rich individuals and the majority poor, religious experts who met to discuss Pope Francis’ new Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, have said.

Participants at the third national forum of Catholic communicators in Cameroon. / Archdiocese of Garoua/Facebook Page

Catholic Communicators in Cameroon Urged to “defend Church against evil forces”

Catholic communicators in Cameroon have been urged to play the gate-keeping role, taking note of the events in society and striving to guard the people of God against evil in collaboration with their respective Local Ordinaries.

Pope Francis’ “Fratelli Tutti” a Call to End Africa’s Ethnic Divisions: Bishops in Africa

The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that brings together Catholic Bishops in Africa has welcomed the latest Encyclical of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, as a document that provides for an end to ethnic divisions in and outside the Church in Africa.

Death Row Sign At A Maximum Security Prison. Image via Shutterstock /

Does 'Fratelli tutti' Change Church Teaching on the Death Penalty?

In his new encyclical, Pope Francis reiterated that the death penalty is “inadmissible,” but did he change centuries of Church teaching with that statement? A leading theologian told CNA that the pope’s new teaching was a development, not a rupture with the Church’s past.

A conference presenting Pope Francis’ encyclical "”Fratelli tutti” at the New Synod Hall in the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2020. /

‘Fratelli tutti’: Human fraternity committee to invite youth to make Pope Francis’ vision ‘a reality’

A Vatican presentation for Pope Francis’ third encyclical, “Fratelli tutti,” highlighted the involvement of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity and its plans to promote the document.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. Credit: Vatican Media. /

‘Fratelli tutti’: Pope Francis Presents New Encyclical in Angelus Address

Pope Francis introduced his new encyclical, “Fratelli tutti,” in his Angelus address Sunday, saying that “human fraternity and the care of creation” were the only paths forward for humanity.

Pope Francis prays at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi Oct. 3, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

‘Fratelli tutti’: Pope Francis Calls for Unity in New Encyclical

Pope Francis presented his vision for overcoming the world’s growing divisions, laid bare by the coronavirus crisis, in his new encyclical Fratelli tutti, published Sunday. 

Pope Francis signs his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, on the altar before the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 3, 2020. / Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Signs New Encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’ in Assisi

Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, Saturday during a visit to Assisi.