Pope Francis in Africa

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Pope Francis at the general audience Sept. 11, 2019.

Pope Francis says he hopes 'seeds of peace' will bear fruit in Africa

Sep 11, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Upon his return to the Vatican after a six-day trip to Africa, Pope Francis said Wednesday that he hopes the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks aboard the papal plane from Madagascar to Rome Sept. 10, 2019.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Madagascar

Sep 11, 2019

By CNA Staff

This is the full transcript of the Pope's Sept. 10 in-flight press conference from Antananarivo, Madagascar to Rome Read more

Pope Francis receives a gift from acting president of Mauritius Barlen Vyapoory Sept. 9, 2019.

Pope Francis in Mauritius: Do not pit economy against environment, poor

Sep 9, 2019

Do not let economic development in Mauritius be at the expense of the country’s young, poor, and environment, Pope Francis... Read more

People wave flags during Mass with Pope Francis in Port Louis, Mauritius Sept. 9, 2019.

Bring 'new life' to the Church in Mauritius, Pope Francis tells Catholics

Sep 9, 2019

By ACI Africa

At Mass on the island nation of Mauritius Monday, Pope Francis urged Catholics to avoid worldly securities, to increase their... Read more

Pope Francis greets crowds in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on Sept. 8, 2019.

Pope to Madagascar religious: To avoid discouragement, focus on praising God

Sep 8, 2019

In an address to priests, religious, and seminarians of Madagascar, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of maintaining a focus on... Read more

Pope Francis and Fr. Pedro Opeka, CM in Akamasoa, the "City of Friendship," Madagascar

Pope Francis asks for prayers in Madagascar’s ‘City of Friendship’

Sep 8, 2019

Pope Francis Sunday visited the “City of Friendship,” a town on the outskirts of Antananarivo, Madagascar. The town has been... Read more

Pope Francis arrives for Mass in Antananarivo, Madagascar Sept. 8, 2019.

In Madagascar, Pope Francis says that joy lightens the demands of discipleship

Sep 8, 2019

By ACI Africa

Pope Francis Sunday told Catholics in Madagascar that following Jesus can be demanding, but that Christ calls his disciples to... Read more

Pope Francis greets young people in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019.

Jesus has a mission for youth in Madagascar, Pope Francis says

Sep 7, 2019

By ACI Africa

Jesus has called you and has entrusted a mission to you, Pope Francis told a crowd of young people at... Read more

Pope Francis meets with bishops in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019.

Pope Francis urges bishops to defend common good in Madagascar

Sep 7, 2019

By ACI Africa

Pope Francis told Madagascar’s bishops Saturday that the Catholic Church should participate in public life in order to promote the... Read more

Pope Francis prays Terce with contemplative nuns in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019.

Perfection is found in small acts of charity, Pope Francis tells contemplative nuns

Sep 7, 2019

The path to holiness is made up of small, daily acts of obedience and love, Pope Francis told the contemplative... Read more

Pope Francis meets with authorities in Antananarivo, Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019.

Pope encourages Madagascar's civil leaders to work for 'integral development'

Sep 7, 2019

In an address to the civil authorities of Madagascar Sept. 7, Pope Francis urged the leaders to embrace the “soul”... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Maputo, Mozambique Sept. 6, 2019.

Pray for your enemies, Pope Francis tells Mozambican Catholics

Sep 6, 2019

Jesus calls his followers to a high standard – to forgive their enemies, to pray for those who have hurt... Read more

Zimpeto DREAM HIV/AIDS clinic in Maputo, Mozambique.

Pope commends Mozambican HIV clinic community as Good Samaritans

Sep 6, 2019

Visiting the Zimpeto health clinic Friday, Pope Francis told the community that their care for the suffering recalls for him... Read more

Pope Francis addresses religious leaders in Maputo, Mozambique on Sept. 5, 2019.

Pope Francis challenges Church in Mozambique to be ‘door to solutions’

Sep 5, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis urged Church leaders in Mozambique Thursday, to avoid being part of conflicts and divisions, but to go out... Read more

Youth perform a dance in the Maxaquene Pavilion in Maputo before the arrival of Pope Francis Sept. 5, 2019.

Do not let go of joy, Pope Francis urges youth in Mozambique

Sep 5, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis encouraged young people of different faiths in Mozambique Thursday to not give up in the face of their... Read more

Pope Francis greets Filipe Nyusi, the president of Mozambique, in Maputo Sept. 5, 2019.

Peace requires perseverance, Pope Francis tells Mozambican authorities

Sep 5, 2019

In his opening speech in Mozambique Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the country’s authorities to work diligently for peace.  Read more

Pope Francis arrives in Maputo, Mozambique on September 4.

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique for 3-nation trip

Sep 4, 2019

Pope Francis arrived in Maputo, Mozambique on Wednesday, kicking off a Sept. 4-10 trip to sub-Saharan Africa. The pope was... Read more

Baobab trees in Madagascar.

Solidarity is strong in the Church in Madagascar, priest says

Sep 3, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Later this week, Pope Francis visit the island nation of Madagascar, a place where the faith is practiced with simplicity... Read more

The "popemobile" that Pope Francis will use in Mozambique.

Before it hits the road, the 'popemobile' takes to the seas

Aug 29, 2019

Ahead of a papal trip to Africa, the “popemobile” - the vehicle in which Pope Francis will travel - has... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with journalists on the papal plane on the return flight to Rome August 18, 2014.

Full text of Pope's in-flight interview from Africa to Rome

Nov 30, 2015

In a Q&A with journalists on his way from Africa back to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions posed by journalists... Read more