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At his Angelus address June 9, 2024, Pope Francis  asked people to pray for the people who are suffering in Myanmar and in Ukraine, giving a special shoutout to some Ukrainians who were in the crowd waving flags.

EU bishop: Elections show citizens concerned about Ukraine war

Jun 25, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

The bishop also spoke about the importance of pushing the new EU commission and parliament to reinforce diplomatic action toward... Read more

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Catholic Church warns of threat posed by organized crime in upcoming elections in Mexico

Mar 5, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The Mexican Bishops’ Conference urged authorities responsible for public safety to “guarantee protection and an environment of peace” during the... Read more

Pope Francis tries some maté, Argentina’s national drink, at his general audience on April 5, 2023.

Pope Francis reportedly denies his trip to Argentina would depend on election results

Nov 17, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

A story published Nov. 14 by Infobae states that the Holy Father supposedly said: “My visit to Argentina does not... Read more

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Kentucky and Mississippi governor’s races end with Democratic, Republican victories

Nov 8, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The gubernatorial races in Kentucky and Mississippi on Tuesday ended with two incumbent victories, one Democratic and the other Republican. Read more

Archbishop Ulises Gutiérrez of Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela and second vice president of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference.

Archbishop: Primary elections in Venezuela an opportunity ‘toward radical change’

Oct 25, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

Archbishop Ulises Gutiérrez said the primary elections on Sunday “were an opportunity to show the world ... there is a... Read more

The flag of Ecuador. Credit: Millenius/Shutterstock.

After elections, bishops of Ecuador call for building together the common good

Oct 18, 2023

By Julieta Villar

In their statement titled “Building together the common good,” the Ecuadorian Bishops’ Conference noted that “what matters is the homeland.” Read more

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish Parliament.

Polish elections point to possible shift in country’s abortion laws, ‘political clashes’

Oct 17, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Liberal opposition parties won a significant political victory over Poland’s conservative Law and Justice Party on Sunday. Read more

A group of people protest the outcome of the 2023 presidential elections and the emergence of the candidate of All Progressives Congress' (APC) Bola Tinubu as the president-elect in Abuja, Nigeria, on March 1, 2023.

Muslim-Muslim ticket proclaimed winner of Nigeria’s presidential election amid protests

Mar 1, 2023

By Douglas Burton

The country’s Catholic bishops, among others, have sharply criticized the Independent Nigerian Election Commission for its handling of the vote... Read more

View of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin located inside the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison.

Why does Wisconsin’s judicial race matter? Here’s why pro-lifers are concerned

Feb 23, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Voters in Wisconsin are one step closer to choosing a new state Supreme Court justice after a Feb. 21 statewide... Read more

The Wisconsin State Supreme Court courtroom in the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.

Wisconsin judicial elections could affect future of state abortion ban, pro-lifers say

Feb 20, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Wisconsin voters are set to head to the polls Feb. 21 to vote for a new state Supreme Court justice... Read more

José Antonio Kast.

Pro-life Catholic is surprise winner in first round of Chile’s presidential elections

Nov 22, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

José Antonio Kast is the son of German Catholic immigrants. Read more

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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

The Indonesian flag.

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

Nigerian flag.

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