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Participants at the outdoor Mass in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on Sept. 14, 2022

Catholics in Kazakhstan: few in number but deep in faith

Sep 15, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

Despite making up only 1% of the country’s population, Catholics in Kazakhstan are devoted to the Virgin Mary. Read more

Image of the Our Lady of Peace in Ozernoye, Kazakhstan

The story behind the miracle of the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace in Kazakhstan

Sep 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Ozernoye is the name of a village located in northern Kazakhstan where the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace is... Read more

Kazakh artist Dosbol Kasymov works on the icon “Mother of the Great Steppe” in advance of Pope Francis’ Sept. 13-15 trip to Kazakhstan.

Artist paints Kazakh Mary and Child for only Marian shrine in Kazakhstan

Sep 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Kazakh artist is creating possibly the first-ever painting of Mary and the Child Jesus as native Kazakhs; it will... Read more

Pope Francis prepares to board an ITA Airlines plane for his approximately 10-hour flight from Rome to Edmonton in western Canada on July 24, 2022.

Motto and logo of Pope Francis’ trip to Kazakhstan released

Aug 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The motto of the Sept. 13–15 visit, “Messengers of Peace and Unity,” is written in Kazakh across the top of... Read more

Map of Kazakhstan.

Pope Francis to visit Kazakhstan in September

Aug 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope will attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan. Read more

Pope Francis greets Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Kazakhstan’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, at the Vatican, May 30, 2022.

Kazakhstan looks forward to papal visit in September as it marks 30 years of diplomatic relations with Vatican

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope has decided to attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan. Read more

Pope Francis boards the papal plane to Iraq on March 5, 2021. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis plans to visit Kazakhstan in September

Apr 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope hopes to take part in the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Jan. 9, 2022.

Pope Francis appeals for end to violence in Kazakhstan

Jan 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

He called for dialogue in Sunday Angelus address. Read more

Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

Bishop Schneider: Catholics in Kazakhstan are safe amid unrest

Jan 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Protests broke out after a sharp rise in gas prices. Read more

Pope Francis meets with ambassadors ac

Ambassador: Kazakhstan expects visit from Pope Francis in 2021

Dec 9, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Holy See has said that there are “high hopes” that Pope Francis will visit the... Read more

The Minor Basilica of St. Joseph in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. All photos courtesy of the Minor Basilica.

This church is now the first minor basilica in Central Asia

Sep 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican has named a church in Kazakhstan as the first minor basilica in Central Asia.   Read more