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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