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Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter's Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Pope emphasizes 'indissolubility of Christian matrimony'

Apr 25, 2014

Pope Francis on April 25 stressed the need for bishops and priests to give a “consistent witness” to Christian moral... Read more

Students at the Servizio Universitario Africo.

Program offers African students 'second home' in Rome

Mar 30, 2014

African students studying in Rome are finding a home away from home in an outreach program dedicated to accompanying them... Read more

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Bishops urge New Evangelization for Ghana

Nov 20, 2013

The Catholic bishops of Ghana called for “renewed zeal” to spread the Catholic faith, saying all Christians are called to... Read more

Television Tower (File Photo).

Zambian bishops preparing to launch Catholic television station

Oct 30, 2013

Catholic television is coming to the southern African country of Zambia following years of effort by the Zambian bishops conference.  Read more

Africa archbishop affirms support for Catholic Relief Services

Aug 2, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A Madagascar archbishop has distanced himself from controversial claims that Catholic Relief Services distributed contraceptive drugs and abortifacients in his... Read more

Steubenville conference teens package meals for the hungry in Burkina Faso, Africa.

Teens pack 100,000 meals for poor in Africa

Aug 1, 2013

Participants at a youth conference in Atlanta helped feed the hungry of Burkina Faso, Africa, by volunteering to package more... Read more

Msgr. Patrick Valdrini, President Thomas Yayi Boni, Cardinal Robert Sarah, and Prof. Nkafu Nkemnkia at the May 23, 2013 press conference.

New academic post aims to renew Africa's political culture

May 23, 2013

Cardinal Robert Sarah, the president of Benin and officials from the Pontifical Lateran University presented a new chair whose goal... Read more

Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.

US bishops promote rule banning Congo militia funding

May 6, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

The U.S. bishops have reiterated their support for a federal regulation that would block American investments from supporting militias in... Read more

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Bishop warns of Church plundering in Central African Republic

Apr 15, 2013

In the midst of a conflict between the government of the Central African Republic and the rebel Séléka coalition, the... Read more