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Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with Priests of the Archdiocese/ Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigerian Archbishop Invokes Holy Spirit on Country “soaked by blood of innocent victims”

The most “fervent” prayer of the people of God in Nigeria is that the Holy Spirit cleanses the land that continues to witness the spilling of blood of innocent people at the hand of terrorists, the Local Ordinary of Abuja Archdiocese has said.

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On Pentecost, Bishops in Africa Urge Charity amid COVID-19 Challenges, Violent Conflicts

Bishops in Africa have, in a message on the Solemnity of Pentecost, called for charity as a manifestation of life under the influence of the Holy Spirit amid multiple challenges on the continent, including new COVID-19 variants and violent conflicts.

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 23, 2021./ EWTN News/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool

“If your heart has a festering wound … open your heart to the Holy Spirit”: Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Sunday urged those who feel trapped by loneliness, despair, and pain to open themselves to the Holy Spirit.

The flyer for the 2020 Marian Rally organized by the 14th District Commandery and District 3 Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights and Ladies Auxiliary of St. John International, Accra East Grand on May 30, 2020 at the St. Francis of Assisi parish, Ashaley Botwe, Accra to conclude the Rosary Month of May. / St. Francis of Assisi parish, Ghana.

“We need to run to Mary for Protection” amid COVID-19: Ghanaian Cleric at Marian Rally

As Catholics across the globe joined Pope Francis Saturday, May 30 to pray the holy rosary to conclude the liturgical month of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Cleric in Ghana has urged Catholics to pray for Mary’s intercession for an end to COVID-19 pandemic in the West African nation and in the whole world.

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica May 31, 2020. / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Asks Catholics To See Church With 'eyes of the Spirit'

Pope Francis urged Catholics to view the Church “with the eyes of the Spirit” as he celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica May 31, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media

"Listen to the call to mission": Pope Francis to Catholics on Pentecost Sunday

“Let us ask ourselves: are we prepared to welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, to listen to the call to mission, whether in our life as married couples or as consecrated persons or those called to the ordained ministry, and in all the everyday events of life?”

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica May 31, 2020. Credit: EWTN-CNA Photo/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool

Full text: Pope Francis’ Homily On Pentecost Sunday

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Pentecost Sunday homily, delivered May 31 at the Basilica of St. Peter, and checked against delivery.

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Pope Francis Urges Christians To Be United As 'witnesses to mercy'

Pope Francis said Sunday that he prays that Christians will be “more deeply united as witnesses of mercy” in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Pope Francis. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis calls for “a more just, equitable and Christian society” after coronavirus crisis

Our suffering during the coronavirus crisis will have been in vain if we fail to build “a more just, more equitable, more Christian society,” Pope Francis said May 30.

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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.