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The central role of lay Catholic catechists in Africa

The central role of lay Catholic catechists in Africa


The continent is a pioneer in the mission entrusted to catechists, which goes far beyond the teaching of catechesis.

"God hasn’t forgotten the people of Central African Republic"


Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui tells "La Croix" about his hopes and concerns for his African country, whose voice he also tries to bring to the Vatican.

Violence, mass exodus in Mozambique worry bishops

Violence, mass exodus in Mozambique worry bishops


Thousands are fleeing the conflict-hit the north of Mozambique following jihadist attack

Angelus: Pope prays for victims of Egypt Coptic attack

Angelus: Pope prays for victims of Egypt Coptic attack


Pope Francis expresses his sorrow at the terrorist attack that struck the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt on Friday.

Pope at Audience: Beware of hypocrisy, actions speak louder than words

Pope at Audience: Beware of hypocrisy, actions speak louder than words


During his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflects on how the Christian community is born of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and grows through the m

Pope Francis General Audience: English summary

Pope Francis General Audience: English summary


At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, saying solidarity between Christians builds up God’s family

Pope Francis gives boost to popular movements in book preface

Pope Francis gives boost to popular movements in book preface


Pope Francis writes a preface to a new book compiling 5 years of research into thousands of associations, which he says act as “a lever for profound social trans

Pope at Angelus: Fire of God’s love burns in charity

Pope at Angelus: Fire of God’s love burns in charity


At the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis reminds us that Jesus brought the fire of God’s love upon earth, to overcome apathy and open our hearts to the need

Pope Francis sends well-wishes to Rimini Meeting

Pope Francis sends well-wishes to Rimini Meeting


Pope Francis greets participants in a friendship meeting taking place in the Italian city of Rimini

Message of Pope Francis to the Diocese of Paris: Believers will be builders of a new humanity

Message of Pope Francis to the Diocese of Paris: Believers will be builders of a new humanity


On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis sends a message to the Archbishop Michel Aupetit and the faithful of the Archdiocese of

Pope at Angelus on feast of the Assumption: Mary is the “Gate of Heaven”

Pope at Angelus on feast of the Assumption: Mary is the “Gate of Heaven”


Pope Francis invites us to “look upwards” because, thanks to Mary’s assumption: “Heaven is open” and we need no longer be afraid.

Pope sends video message to new abuse prevention centre in Chile

Pope sends video message to new abuse prevention centre in Chile


Pope Francis accompanies the opening of the Cuida Centre for the prevention of abuse in Chile, with a video message in which he thanks those involved in promoting

Pope writes to people of Genoa one year after collapse of Morandi Bridge

Pope writes to people of Genoa one year after collapse of Morandi Bridge


Almost a year has passed since the collapse of the Morandi Bridge, which caused the death of 43 people.