Pope Francis meets with Ghanaian President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, who speaks with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin about joint efforts in the fields of education and healthcare, as well as global peace issues and security in West Africa. Read all
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Bob John Hassan Koroma, of the clergy of Makeni, until now vicar general and administrator of the Cathedral, as bishop of the diocese of Makeni. Read all
A rapturous reception as Pope Francis celebrates Mass with a million worshipers in the capital Kinshasa. (Image credit: Alexis Huguet/AFP via Getty Images)
Pope Francis concludes the second day of his Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo by meeting representatives from several charities in Kinshasa, and thanks them for their precious work for the most vulnerable. Read all
The Central African country is wracked by war, poverty and environmental plunder — and it may be the future of the Catholic Church.
Our Editorial Director says Pope Francis’ first address in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a wake-up call for foreign powers to cease exploiting the lands and peoples of the African continent. Read all
Pope Francis is set to send Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to Kinshasa and Juba, after having to postpone his Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan due to knee pain. Read all
Pope Francis reflects during the General Audience on his weekend visit to Malta, noting that “the dominant logic are the strategies of the most powerful countries to affirm their own interests.” Read all
Pope Francis appeals to Americans to maintain a high sense of responsibility and promote democracy and reconciliation in the wake of the violent assault on Capitol Hill.
Socialist party allies of President Nicolas Maduro have officially taken control of the nation’s Congress, following a widely-boycotted election in early December.