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Pope Francis offers a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the repose of the souls of cardinals and bishops who died the previous year.

Caribbean Cardinal Kelvin Felix dies at 91

Jun 1, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Kelvin Felix died peacefully in his home on the island nation of St. Lucia on Thursday. Read more

On the island of Montserrat, St. Patrick’s week is a kind of homecoming for the Montserratian diaspora. Visitors get a shamrock stamped in their passports, and many Irish Americans take advantage of the inexpensive airfares to spend the March holiday in the Caribbean.

How Irish Catholic slaves brought the faith to the Caribbean

Mar 16, 2024

By Peter Jesserer Smith

Indentured servants planted the seeds of Catholicism on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, which shapes its identity today. Read more