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President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Ethiopia, Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

“Avoid hate speech, preach love, peace”: Ethiopia’s Catholic Bishops in New Year Message

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia have, in a message ahead of the country’s New Year Day celebrations, called on the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to embrace peace amid growing violence.

Pope Francis speaks at Sunday Angelus on 30 May 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

The Holy Trinity invites us to grow in unity as Christians: Pope Francis

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis said unity is essential to Christian life because God is a communion of love.

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool.

“That manger, poor in everything yet rich in love”: Pope Francis on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis said that the poverty of Christ’s birth in a stable contains an important lesson for today.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo on Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020 / Diocese of Oyo, Nigeria

Church Leaders in Africa Call for a “common language of love” on Pentecost Solemnity

On Pentecost Sunday, various Church leaders in Africa, in separate forums, reflected on the need to have a “common language of love”, an attitude and spirit that “conquers all" challenges of life including those occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tanzania’s Laity Council Members Reflect on “love” Ahead of Pentecost Sunday

As Catholics across the globe prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost Sunday, May 31, the leadership of the Catholic Laity Council of Tanzania has invited members to reflect on the value of “love” in their respective lives.  

St. Valentine: How a beheaded martyr became the poster child for romantic love

In most stores in the weeks leading up to St. Valentine’s day, you’re likely to find a plethora of pink and red cards, heart-shaped boxes of Russell Stover chocolates, and decor with nearly-naked chubby cherubs shooting hearts with bows and arrows.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 31, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

On New Year's Eve, Pope Francis Calls Listening An Act of Love

It is an act of love to spend time with others, to listen to them and their needs, and to try to see them as Christ sees them, Pope Francis said on New Year’s Eve.

Pope Francis uncovers the Child Jesus in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Sinner or Saint – God Loves you, Pope Francis Says on Christmas Eve

A person’s weakness and sin does not change Christ’s love for them, and Catholics should strive to treat others the same way, serving anyone and not only those they consider worthy, Pope Francis said on Christmas Eve.