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The Apostolic Administration in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, made up of priests, religious, and laypeople, gather in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, during Easter Week, April 2-3, 2024, to pray and discuss the work of the small but growing  Catholic community spread throughout the Central Asian country. Father Anthony Corcoran (pictured in glasses holding a blue pen and paper) and Caritas representative Sher Abdugapirov (glasses and light blue hoodie) can be seen in this photo.

Church in Kyrgyzstan: a ‘blossoming bud’ growing in the peripheries of the world

Apr 8, 2024

By Kristina Millare

The Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan convened a two-day meeting April 2-3 in the capital of Bishkek to pray and discuss... Read more

Pope Francis meets with priests of Rome’s 17th prefecture in the Parish of Santa Maria Madre dell'Ospitalità in Villa Verde in Rome on Nov. 16, 2023.

Pope meets with priests, families to confront poverty, social marginalization

Nov 17, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis met with priests of Rome’s 17th prefecture in the Parish of Santa Maria Madre dell’Ospitalità in Villa Verde... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 7, 2016.

Commentary: The peripheries of our own vision

Apr 10, 2018

While Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation focuses on joy and holiness in everyday life, one passage has drawn sharp reactions... Read more

Pope Francis eats lunch with the poor during a 2015 visit to Florence and Prato.

Take care of those on the peripheries, Pope Francis tells mayors

Sep 30, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Saturday told mayors that they must go to those on the margins of their communities in order... Read more

Will we go to the peripheries?

Jul 4, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Encountering Christ brings with it the responsibility of reaching out to those on the peripheries, Catholic leaders urged their fellow... Read more