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The Bishop of Mauritius' Port Louis Diocese, Maurice Cardinal Piat / Port Louis Diocese

“Church cannot remain indifferent to political question”: Mauritian Cardinal

The head of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has defended church leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation against accusations of interfering with the running of the country noting that they cannot “remain indifferent.”

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016. / Credit: Vatican Media /

Pope Francis Prays U.S. President Joe Biden Will Respect “dignity of every person”

In a message to Joe Biden on inauguration day, Pope Francis said he is praying the new United States president will make decisions which respect the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor and most vulnerable.

From left to right: Fr. Charles Onen, Mr Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukumoi, Ms Nancy Atimango and Mr Andrew Ogwetta Otto in the race for Gulu East MP seat. /

Ugandan Cleric Not “allowed to exercise priestly ministry” after Joining Active Politics

A member of the Clergy of Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese has been suspended from exercising his priestly ministry following his decision to join active politics even after his Local Ordinary “tried very much to dissuade him from taking such a step.”

Nigerian Fr. Elije Mbaka (left) and Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese /

A Nigerian Prelate Criticizes Priest for Naming “one person as governor against another”

A Nigerian Archbishop has termed as “surprising” and “embarrassing” claims that a Catholic priest in the West African country is partisan in the country’s politics, having expressed explicit support for a State Governor.