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Interfaith initiative sparks controversy at all-Africa football championships

Interfaith initiative sparks controversy at all-Africa football championships


Catholic priest behind interreligious effort to provide chaplaincy and religious services to athletes at the African Cup of Nations now underway in Cameroon

Cameroon priest “arrested” by men alleging to be police

Cameroon priest “arrested” by men alleging to be police


A Catholic priest in the strife-torn Central African nation of Cameroon was forcibly detained by men in police uniforms and taken to an unknown destination

The Word of God in Africa

The Word of God in Africa


“Sunday of the Word of God”, an annual observance on the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time that Pope Francis established in 2019, takes place this year on January 23

Pope urges scouts to make service their way of life

Pope urges scouts to make service their way of life


Pope Francis on Saturday met some 5,000 scout rangers and rovers from over 20 countries of the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe.

Pope encourages young Cuban Catholics to become missionary disciples

Pope encourages young Cuban Catholics to become missionary disciples


Pope Francis sends a message of greeting and encouragement to participants in Cuba’s 2nd National Youth Day.

Scalabrinian missionaries decry killing of indigenous leader in Amazon Rainforest

Scalabrinian missionaries decry killing of indigenous leader in Amazon Rainforest


Missionaries in Brazil say the murder of an indigenous leader in the country’s rainforest sounds the alarm on recent policies that have opened up protected Amazo

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to ailing nun

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to ailing nun


Pope Francis visited an elderly nun at the Daughters of Charity’s house in Rome on Sunday.

Pope Francis: Free women from the slavery of prostitution

Pope Francis: Free women from the slavery of prostitution


Pope Francis contributes the preface to a new book on human trafficking, entitled "Women crucified.

Pope at Angelus: The Our Father is the synthesis of every prayer

Pope at Angelus: The Our Father is the synthesis of every prayer


At the Angelus, Pope Francis reflects on the Our Father, “one of the most precious gifts” Jesus has left us.

Pope appoints Vatican News journalist as Deputy Director of the Press Office

Pope appoints Vatican News journalist as Deputy Director of the Press Office


Cristiane Murray was born in Rio de Janeiro; she is married and has two children. She has been part of Vatican Radio since 1995.

Pope appoints Nobel laureate as member of Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Pope appoints Nobel laureate as member of Pontifical Academy of Sciences


Pope Francis appoints Professor Stefan Walter Hell as an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Pope recalls the generous service of late Card. Estepa Llaurens

Pope recalls the generous service of late Card. Estepa Llaurens


In a telegram, Pope Francis expressed his condolence at the death of Spanish Cardinal José Manuel Estepa Llaurens, who died on Sunday.

The beloved and war-torn land of Syria, close to Pope Francis’ heart

The beloved and war-torn land of Syria, close to Pope Francis’ heart


Innocent blood shed; children caught in cruel bombings; witnesses to the faith who have been kidnapped or killed, but who have never retreated before the Cross.