Pope Francis in Madagascar

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 arrives for Mass in Antananarivo, Madagascar Sept. 8, 2019. Credit: Edward Pentin/CNA.

In Madagascar, Pope Francis Says that Joy Lightens the Demands of Discipleship

Sep 8, 2019

Pope Francis Sunday told Catholics in Madagascar that following Jesus can be demanding, but that Christ calls his disciples to place God at the center of their lives.

Pope Francis greets young people in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019. Credit: Edward Pentin/CNA.

Jesus Has a Mission for Youth in Madagascar, Pope Francis Says at Vigil

Sep 7, 2019

Jesus has called you and has entrusted a mission to you, Pope Francis told a crowd of young people at a prayer vigil in Antananarivo, Madagascar Saturday.

Pope Francis meets with bishops in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Urges Bishops to Defend Common Good in Madagascar

Sep 7, 2019

Pope Francis told Madagascar’s bishops Saturday that the Catholic Church should participate in public life in order to promote the common good and that the bishops should not be afraid to voice their opinions on matters in society.

Pope Francis prays Terce with contemplative nuns in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019. Credit: Vatican press pool.

Perfection is Found in Small Acts of Charity, Pope Francis tells Contemplative Nuns

Sep 7, 2019

The path to holiness is made up of small, daily acts of obedience and love, Pope Francis told the contemplative nuns of Madagascar in impromptu remarks Saturday.

Pope Francis meets with authorities in Antananarivo, Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019. / Vatican Media

Pope encourages Madagascar's civil leaders to work for 'integral development'

Sep 7, 2019

In an address to the civil authorities of Madagascar Sept. 7, Pope Francis urged the leaders to embrace the “soul” of their country and to work toward an “integral development” that will not forget the poor and those most in need.

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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.