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Pope Francis meets with the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation at the Vatican on Oct. 23, 2021. Vatican Media

"Our response to injustice, exploitation must be more than mere condemnation": Pope

Oct 23, 2021

Denunciation is not enough when it comes to issues of injustice, the pope said this weekend.

Pope Francis meets with members of Leaders Pour la Paix at the Vatican on Sept. 4, 2021. Vatican News/CNA

Promote a Culture That Prioritizes Human Dignity: Pope Francis

Sep 4, 2021

“It is important to promote a ‘culture of faces,’ which places the dignity of the person at the center," Pope Francis said.

Archbishop Ignatius Chama of Zambia's Kasama Archdiocese. Credit: Kasama Archdiocese/Facebook

Refrain from Violence, Use of Force to Achieve Political Objectives: Zambian Archbishop

Aug 3, 2021

A Catholic Archbishop in Zambia has called on all politicians and their supporters to desist from any form of violence to showcase their political might before, during or after the general elections slated for next week. 

Some members of the Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (CEM) with President Andry Rajoelina at a July 29 meeting. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Catholic Church not involved in politics”: Catholic Bishops in Madagascar Tell President

Aug 2, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Madagascar have told the President of the Indian Ocean Island country that the Church and her leadership exist, not to engage in politics, but to offer spiritual support and advice to all members of society including political leaders for the welfare of the country.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese during the interactive session with Catholic Media practitioners in Abuja on 7 May 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

In Nigeria’s Economy, Politics, Youth Need “a level playing ground”: Catholic Archbishop

May 7, 2021

Those in leadership in Nigeria need to give young people “a level playing ground” to enable them contribute to the political and economic matters of the West African country, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese has said.

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

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

Mar 6, 2021

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”

Jan 20, 2021

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

Oct 9, 2020

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”

Jan 10, 2020

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.