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Bishop Joseph Obanyi of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya, Credit: Courtesy photo

Politicians Can Become Saints, Kenyan Catholic Bishop Says, Calls for Service to Poor

All people despite their social status, including politicians, are called to live a life of holiness and have an equal opportunity to become saints, the Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has said.

Logo of Caritas Africa. Credit: Caritas Africa

We Need to Put the Poor at The Centre of Our Actions, Prayers: Caritas Africa

The leadership of Caritas Africa has called on members of the organization across the continent to put poor people at the center of their attention not only through actions but also prayers. 

Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis: The Humble Service of a Deacon Tells of the Greatness of God

Pope Francis met with deacons and their families Saturday at the Vatican and encouraged them to help their parishes to recognize Jesus in the poor.

Pope Francis marks name day with Rome’s poor receiving COVID-19 vaccine./ Vatican Media

Pope Francis Celebrates Name Day with Poor as the Vatican’s Free Vaccinations Continue

Pope Francis on Friday celebrated the feast of St. George, his namesake, with 600 of Rome’s poor and needy, as they waited to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccination at the Vatican.

Pope Francis in the Vatican's apostolic library Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Encourages Young Economists to Learn from the Poor

In a video message Saturday, Pope Francis encouraged young economists and entrepreneurs from around the world to bring Jesus to their cities, and to work not only for the poor, but with the poor.

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 12, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: Do not Forget the Poor During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The suffering of the poor cannot be ignored during the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Thursday in his televised morning homily.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran Nov. 9, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Urges Catholics to Meet the Poor and Speak to them with love

Go out to meet the poor, listen to them, and speak to them with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said Saturday at Mass in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.