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Ismail Wague, Mali’s Air Force deputy chief of staff, addresses the media following the coup Aug. 19.

Catholic bishop: Mali coup 'a big failure for our democracy'

The military coup in Mali is “a big failure for our democracy,” the president of the country’s Catholic bishops’ conference... 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

Please read below for CNA's 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Launch event of ACI Africa.

African news agency aims to tell stories from ‘the grassroots’

At the launch event for a new African Catholic news agency Saturday, a Kenyan bishop urged journalists to focus their... Read more

Fr. Don Bosco Onyalla, editor of ACI-Africa, stands with the image of Mother Mary Angelica, foundress of EWTN.

EWTN to launch African news agency

EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that it will launch a news service for the African continent.    Read more