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Francis denounces massacre of African schoolchildren as “cruel and senseless act

Francis denounces massacre of African schoolchildren as “cruel and senseless act"


The pope has condemned the killing of eight students of a primary school in southwestern Cameroon

Catholics in Senegal can return to Mass on November 1st

Catholics in Senegal can return to Mass on November 1st


Churches in the West African country will open for congregational worship after a seven-month lockdown aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic

Rwanda’s first-ever cardinal lost most of his family in the genocide

Rwanda’s first-ever cardinal lost most of his family in the genocide


Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Kigali is a member of the Tutsi people and studied moral theology at the Alphons Academy in Rome

Pope’s condolence for India’s flood victims

Pope’s condolence for India’s flood victims


Vatican Secretary of State, Card. Pietro Parolin has sent a telegram to local authorities in India, expressing the condolence of Pope Francis for the flood victims

Pope at Angelus: Be ready for the final encounter with the Lord

Pope at Angelus: Be ready for the final encounter with the Lord


Pope Francis reflects on this Sunday’s Gospel and on Jesus’ call to be vigilant and to “light our lamps” as we await the final encounter with the Father.

Pope recalls 70th Anniversary of Geneva Conventions

Pope recalls 70th Anniversary of Geneva Conventions


Pope Francis recalls the importance of the 1949 Geneva conventions, especially for those affected by armed conflict.

Pope Francis renews the Statutes of the Vatican Bank (IOR)

Pope Francis renews the Statutes of the Vatican Bank (IOR)


Pope Francis approves the renewed Statutes for the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR). These include the appointment of an external auditor and new regulati

Pope: Isolationism and populism lead to war

Pope: Isolationism and populism lead to war


In an interview with the Italian daily La Stampa-Vatican Insider, Pope Francis says that Europe needs to respect identities of peoples without closing itself in. H

Pope at Audience: Be God’s instruments of healing, like Apostles

Pope at Audience: Be God’s instruments of healing, like Apostles


Pope Francis resumes his weekly General Audiences by continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles.

Weekly General Audiences set to resume on Wednesday

Weekly General Audiences set to resume on Wednesday


Each week, the General Audience is an important moment when people from all over the world have the opportunity to see and hear Pope Francis, as he proposes in a s

Popes schedule for journeys to Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Popes schedule for journeys to Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius


The Vatican releases a revised programme for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journeys to Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius, set to take place on September 4-10.

Pope at Angelus: True treasure is in heaven

Pope at Angelus: True treasure is in heaven


Pope Francis during his Angelus address says that Jesus invites us to consider that riches can chain the heart and distract it from the true treasure that is in he

Pope Francis at Angelus prays for “defenceless” US shooting victims

Pope Francis at Angelus prays for “defenceless” US shooting victims


The Pope expresses his spiritual closeness and prayers to all those affected by this week’s series of mass shootings in the US.