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Filipino Catholics launch movement for ‘righteous elections’

Oct 1, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Faith-based and civil society groups in the Philippines have launched a movement that aims to work for “clean, accurate, responsible... Read more

Ghana’s bishops appeal for peace after contentious election 

Dec 18, 2020

The Catholic bishops of Ghana have called for peace amid unrest following national elections earlier this month, which saw the... Read more

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Indonesian Catholic bishops call for justice in local elections

Dec 7, 2020

The bishops of Indonesia urged Catholics to participate in the upcoming local elections by voting for Catholics who honor the... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus on June 21, 2020.

Pope Francis calls for justice and dialogue in Belarus 

Aug 16, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered a prayer for Belarus Sunday asking for respect for justice and dialogue following a week of violent... Read more

New Cuban election law is far from real reform, activist group says

Jul 12, 2019

The Christian Liberation Movement denounced the election reform law recently passed by Cuba’s National Assembly, charging that it still allows... Read more

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Nigerian bishops: Government should seek the common good

Mar 19, 2019

After a recent gathering, the Catholic bishops of Nigeria called on local residents and officials to promote the common good... Read more

With Nigerian elections postponed, Catholic leaders stress peace

Feb 19, 2019

Catholic leaders have voiced disappointment at a last-minute delay in Nigerian elections, but called for Christians to remain peaceful and... Read more

Nigerian bishops call for fair elections, warn against selling votes

Jan 21, 2019

As the Nigerian presidential election approaches, the Catholic Bishop’s Conference in the country emphasized the importance of electoral honesty and... Read more

Felix Tshisekedi, who has been declared the winner of the 2018 DRC presidential election.

DRC bishops question presidential election results

Jan 10, 2019

The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among several major observers casting doubt on the results of... Read more

DRC polling officials hear instructions ahead of the nation’s Dec. 30 presidential elections.

Amid tense election, DRC bishops concerned about voting irregularities

Jan 2, 2019

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo is drawing attention to voting problems that could call into... Read more

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New Mexico political ad didn’t come from us, Catholic bishops say

Oct 31, 2018

A political group was wrong to use a letter from the New Mexico bishops for a newspaper ad backing a... Read more

Emmerson Mnangagwa.

As Zimbabwe election approaches, Christian leaders stress peace, civility

Jun 13, 2018

Christian leaders in Zimbabwe are stressing the need for civility and a peaceful transition as the country prepares for a... Read more

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Your vote is the unborn child's voice, pro-lifers say in Irish abortion debate

May 23, 2018

Ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday, pro-life and pro-abortion rights debaters have squared off in a country where voters... Read more

Archbishop Diego Patron of Cumana, Venezuela.

Venezuelan archbishop decries plan to change election date

Jan 29, 2018

Archbishop Diego Padrón of Cumaná, former president of the Venezuelan bishops' conference, denounced plans to advance presidential elections in the... Read more

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Commentary: A Catholic moment in US politics?

Jan 5, 2018

It’s been a little over a year since the 2016 election that polarized the nation and left deep political divides... Read more

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Pope Francis prays for Honduras as election crisis turns deadly

Dec 7, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A contested national election in Honduras has enflamed a civil crisis, leading Pope Francis to pray on Sunday for Hondurans... Read more

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Vatican insists on peaceful, democratic resolution in Venezuela

Aug 1, 2017

After violence followed a controversial vote in Venezuela this weekend, the Vatican Secretary of State has encouraged the country's citizens... Read more

Emmanuel Macron.

France's new president is a 'zombie Catholic'

May 10, 2017

Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, according to one of his biographers, embodies a new phenomenon in France known as “zombie Catholicism.”  Read more

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Why France's 'Zombie Catholics' are so powerful

Dec 6, 2016

It happened in Britain. It happened in the U.S.  Read more

What was the breakdown of the Catholic vote Tuesday?

Nov 9, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Catholics voted once again for the winning presidential candidate in Tuesday’s election, as they have done in recent elections.  Read more