Pope Francis in Africa

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby; Pope Francis; and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields, lead a prayer service for Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian christians in Juba, Sudan. / Vatican Media

Those Who Choose Christ Choose Peace: Pope Francis at Ecumenical Prayer Service in S.Sudan

Feb 4, 2023

About 50,000 people attended the ecumenical prayer service.

Pope Francis met the Catholic bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo on his final day in Kinshasa on Feb. 3, 2023 | Elias Turk/CNA

Congolese Catholics are "a lung" for the Universal Church: Pope Francis

Feb 3, 2023

The enthusiasm, joy, and missionary zeal of Congolese Catholics give oxygen to the whole Church, Pope Francis said during his final meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday.

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019. | Vatican Media

The Pope kissed His Feet. Who is the Cowboy-hat-wearing President of South Sudan?

Feb 2, 2023

Pope Francis, as part of his visit to Africa this week, is meeting with the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, this Friday. He will meet the leader for a photograph before retreating to a private setting for a talk. 

Pope Francis in the flight from Madagascar to Mauritius / Ed

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Madagascar

Sep 11, 2019

Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's Sept. 10 in-flight press conference from Antananarivo, Madagascar to Rome:

People wave flags during Mass with Pope Francis in Port Louis, Mauritius Sept. 9, 2019. Credit: Edward Pentin/CNA

Bring 'new life' to the Church in Mauritius, Pope Francis tells Catholics

Sep 9, 2019

At Mass on the island nation of Mauritius Monday, Pope Francis urged Catholics to avoid worldly securities, to increase their zeal for evangelization, and to invite the young to be an active part of the Church.

Pope Francis meets religious people in Madagascar / Vatican Media

Pope to Madagascar Religious: To avoid Discouragement, focus on Praising God

Sep 8, 2019

In an address to priests, religious, and seminarians of Madagascar, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of maintaining a focus on praising God in order to find strength in times of hardship.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Maputo, Mozambique Sept. 6, 2019. Credit: Edward Pentin/CNA.

Pray for Your Enemies, Pope Francis Tells Mozambican Catholics

Sep 6, 2019

Jesus calls his followers to a high standard – to forgive their enemies, to pray for those who have hurt them, and to seek reconciliation, Pope Francis said at Mass in Mozambique Friday.

Zimpeto DREAM HIV/AIDS clinic in Maputo, Mozambique. Credit: Vatican Pool Photo.

Pope Francis Commends Mozambican HIV Clinic Community as Good Samaritans

Sep 6, 2019

Visiting the Zimpeto health clinic Friday, Pope Francis told the community that their care for the suffering recalls for him the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Pope Francis meeting with bishops and religious in Maputo / Edward Pentin / EWTN

Pope Francis Challenges Catholic Church in Mozambique to Be ‘door to solutions’

Sep 5, 2019

Pope Francis urged Catholic Church leaders in Mozambique Thursday, to avoid being part of conflicts and divisions, but to go out of their way to visit others and to encourage dialogue and solutions.

Youth perform a dance in the Maxaquene Pavilion in Maputo before the arrival of Pope Francis Sept. 5, 2019. Credit: Vatican Press Pool Photo.

Do Not Let Go of Joy, Pope Francis Urges Youth in Mozambique

Sep 5, 2019

Pope Francis encouraged young people of different faiths in Mozambique Thursday to not give up in the face of their country’s challenges, but to confront them with joy and hope.

Pope Francis greets Filipe Nyusi, the president of Mozambique, in Maputo Sept. 5, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media.

Peace Requires Perseverance, Pope Francis tells Mozambican Authorities

Sep 5, 2019

In his opening speech in Mozambique Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the country’s authorities to work diligently for peace.

Madagascar / Unsplash

Solidarity is Strong in the Catholic Church in Madagascar Ahead of Pope Francis Visit

Sep 3, 2019

Later this week, Pope Francis visit the island nation of Madagascar, a place where the faith is practiced with simplicity and with a strong solidarity, according to one priest on the island nation.