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Jan 10, 2019 - 10:55 am .- The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among several major observers casting doubt on the results of the nation’s Dec. 30 presidential elections.
Jan 2, 2019 - 05:56 pm .- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo is drawing attention to voting problems that could call into question the outcome of a presidential election that has already been delayed two years.
Oct 31, 2018 - 04:00 am .- A political group was wrong to use a letter from the New Mexico bishops for a newspaper ad backing a gubernatorial candidate in the upcoming election, the state’s Catholic bishops have said.
Jun 13, 2018 - 04:24 pm .- Christian leaders in Zimbabwe are stressing the need for civility and a peaceful transition as the country prepares for a major presidential election next month.
May 23, 2018 - 11:00 pm .- Ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday, pro-life and pro-abortion rights debaters have squared off in a country where voters will be asked to remove constitutional protections for the unborn, known as the Eighth Amendment. The government-backed law, critics said, would harm those who have no voice.
Jan 29, 2018 - 04:34 pm .- Archbishop Diego Padrón of Cumaná, former president of the Venezuelan bishops' conference, denounced plans to advance presidential elections in the country by more than seven months.
Jan 5, 2018 - 02:51 am .- It’s been a little over a year since the 2016 election that polarized the nation and left deep political divides among family and friends.
Dec 7, 2017 - 12:09 am .- A contested national election in Honduras has enflamed a civil crisis, leading Pope Francis to pray on Sunday for Hondurans to “peacefully overcome the current difficult moment.”
Aug 1, 2017 - 05:02 pm .- After violence followed a controversial vote in Venezuela this weekend, the Vatican Secretary of State has encouraged the country's citizens to find a "peaceful and democratic" way out of the crisis.
May 10, 2017 - 04:44 pm .- Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, according to one of his biographers, embodies a new phenomenon in France known as “zombie Catholicism.”
Dec 6, 2016 - 03:02 am .- It happened in Britain. It happened in the U.S.
Nov 9, 2016 - 04:34 pm .- Catholics voted once again for the winning presidential candidate in Tuesday’s election, as they have done in recent elections.
Nov 7, 2016 - 10:10 am .- As Americans across the country prepare to step into the voting booth tomorrow, what are the most important principles for Catholics seeking to form their consciences according to Church teaching?
Nov 7, 2016 - 02:06 am .- Following a tumultuous and divided election season, Catholics in the U.S. should find ways to create unity and healing, said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus.
Nov 4, 2016 - 03:40 pm .- A group that has been tied to the idea of a “Catholic Spring” revolution in leaked emails may have tried to intimidate pastors at Catholic Churches in Florida during the last presidential election.  
Oct 4, 2016 - 12:26 am .- Although both major 2016 vice presidential nominees were raised Catholic and still profess to be Christians, their public policy records have drawn concern from some members of the faithful, each for different reasons.
Sep 27, 2016 - 03:40 pm .- There were few direct statements about faith by the two presidential candidates in Monday’s debate. But that is not necessarily a cause for worry, Catholic analysts said.  
Sep 20, 2016 - 06:50 am .- Catholics should be consistent in public life and need to make protecting innocent life a serious political priority, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has said in the latest edition of his booklet on the duties of Catholic voters and politicians.
Aug 30, 2016 - 04:23 pm .- With some recent election polls showing Hillary Clinton with a large lead over Donald Trump among Catholics, does Trump have a “Catholic problem” as some are saying he does?
Aug 15, 2016 - 09:34 am .- In his latest column for the Philly Catholic Archdiocesan paper, Archbishop Chaput shared some of his personal thoughts on the upcoming presidential election, and implored Catholics to take the time to pray and form their consciences before voting.