Pope Francis in Africa - Latest News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Pope Francis in Africa - Latest News
Sep 11, 2019 - 05:30 am .- Upon his return to the Vatican after a six-day trip to Africa, Pope Francis said Wednesday that he hopes the "seeds of peace" sown during his apostolic journey will bear fruit in Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius.
Sep 11, 2019 - 05:29 am .- Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's Sept. 10 in-flight press conference from Antananarivo, Madagascar to Rome:
Sep 9, 2019 - 08:12 am .- Do not let economic development in Mauritius be at the expense of the country’s young, poor, and environment, Pope Francis told authorities, civil society, and diplomats Monday.
Sep 9, 2019 - 03:02 am .- At Mass on the island nation of Mauritius Monday, Pope Francis urged Catholics to avoid worldly securities, to increase their zeal for evangelization, and to invite the young to be an active part of the Church.
Sep 8, 2019 - 09:45 am .- In an address to priests, religious, and seminarians of Madagascar, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of maintaining a focus on praising God in order to find strength in times of hardship.
Sep 8, 2019 - 08:08 am .- Pope Francis Sunday visited the “City of Friendship,” a town on the outskirts of Antananarivo, Madagascar. The town has been built through the leadership of Argentine priest Fr. Pedro Opeka, CM, who as a young man was a theology student of the future pope.
Sep 8, 2019 - 01:43 am .- Pope Francis Sunday told Catholics in Madagascar that following Jesus can be demanding, but that Christ calls his disciples to place God at the center of their lives.
Sep 7, 2019 - 10:06 am .- Jesus has called you and has entrusted a mission to you, Pope Francis told a crowd of young people at a prayer vigil in Antananarivo, Madagascar Saturday.
Sep 7, 2019 - 08:05 am .- Pope Francis told Madagascar’s bishops Saturday that the Catholic Church should participate in public life in order to promote the common good and that the bishops should not be afraid to voice their opinions on matters in society.
Sep 7, 2019 - 04:37 am .- The path to holiness is made up of small, daily acts of obedience and love, Pope Francis told the contemplative nuns of Madagascar in impromptu remarks Saturday.
Sep 7, 2019 - 02:31 am .- In an address to the civil authorities of Madagascar Sept. 7, Pope Francis urged the leaders to embrace the “soul” of their country and to work toward an “integral development” that will not forget the poor and those most in need.
Sep 6, 2019 - 05:10 am .- Jesus calls his followers to a high standard – to forgive their enemies, to pray for those who have hurt them, and to seek reconciliation, Pope Francis said at Mass in Mozambique Friday.
Sep 6, 2019 - 04:06 am .- Visiting the Zimpeto health clinic Friday, Pope Francis told the community that their care for the suffering recalls for him the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Sep 5, 2019 - 09:44 am .- Pope Francis urged Church leaders in Mozambique Thursday, to avoid being part of conflicts and divisions, but to go out of their way to visit others and to encourage dialogue and solutions.
Sep 5, 2019 - 05:02 am .- Pope Francis encouraged young people of different faiths in Mozambique Thursday to not give up in the face of their country’s challenges, but to confront them with joy and hope.
Sep 5, 2019 - 03:13 am .- In his opening speech in Mozambique Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the country’s authorities to work diligently for peace.
Sep 4, 2019 - 12:33 pm .- Pope Francis arrived in Maputo, Mozambique on Wednesday, kicking off a Sept. 4-10 trip to sub-Saharan Africa. The pope was greeted by government officials at a welcoming ceremony, with singing crowds lining the streets.
Sep 3, 2019 - 10:59 am .- Later this week, Pope Francis visit the island nation of Madagascar, a place where the faith is practiced with simplicity and with a strong solidarity, according to one priest on the island nation.
Aug 29, 2019 - 11:10 am .- Ahead of a papal trip to Africa, the “popemobile” - the vehicle in which Pope Francis will travel - has been shipped from Kenya to Mozambique, which is the first stop on the pope’s six-day swing through three African nations.
Nov 30, 2015 - 02:17 pm .- In a Q&A with journalists on his way from Africa back to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions posed by journalists from across the world. He touched on inter-religious relations, the role of the media, and his favorite memories from Africa.