Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha diocese, South Africa.

COVID-19 Measures "may call clergy, religious to share our own food": South African Bishop

Apr 4, 2020

As South Africans continue to observe the 21-day nation-wide lockdown declared to control the spread of COVID-19, the Bishop of Mthatha diocese has called on the clergy and religious in his diocese to consider making sacrifices that would include giving from their own food reserves to help those adversely affected by the stay-at-home directive.

Pope Francis meets with the diplomatic corps Jan. 8, 2018. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis to Diplomats: Polarization Hurts the Poor

Jan 9, 2020

In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for the sake of the poor, who suffer when the common good is disregarded.