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Pope Francis in Madagascar

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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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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'

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

Baobab trees in Madagascar.

Solidarity is strong in the Church in Madagascar, priest says

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