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Pope Francis prays at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on Feb. 16, 2022.

Pope Francis prays for cyclone victims in Madagascar

Feb 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope sent a telegram to Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina on Feb. 19 as the island in the Indian Ocean... Read more

Fr. Pedro Opeka. Credit: Anne Aubert/Amici di Padre Pedro via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Catholic missionary priest nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A Catholic missionary priest in Madagascar known for serving the poor living on a landfill has been nominated for this... 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

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

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 27, 2019.

Pope Francis to visit three countries in East Africa

Mar 27, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis will visit the capital cities of the African countries of Mozambique, Madagascar, and... Read more