At Interreligious, Ecumenical Meeting in Nairobi, Acknowledges Barberous Attacks on Westgate Mall, Garissa University College and Mandera Are Fresh in Nation's Minds and Prays the Almighty Touches the Hearts of Those Who Engage in Violence
"His holy Name must never be used to justify hatred and violence," Pope Francis has said, stressing how important it to realize that the God we seek to serve is a God of peace. Speaking to leaders of other Christian faiths and other religions at the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi, the Pope made this strong sta...
“'Stand strong in faith! Do not be afraid!' For you belong to the Lord"
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of the homily Pope Francis gave during Mass this morning at the campus of the University of Nairobi: *** God’s word speaks to us in the depths of our heart. Today God tells us that we belong to him. He made us, we are his family, and he will always be there for us. “F...
"Yet ecumenical and interreligious dialogue is not a luxury. It is not something extra or optional, but essential, something which our world, wounded by conflict and division, increasingly needs. "
Below is a Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' address delivered at an interreligious and ecumenical meeting this morning in the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi: *** Dear Friends, I am grateful for your presence this morning and for the opportunity to share these moments of reflection with you....
Praises Africans’ Concern for Environment
Pope Francis brought smiles this evening to Kenyan authorities and members of the diplomatic corps as he finished his address at an official welcoming ceremony with a prayer in Swahili: Mungu abariki Kenya — God bless Kenya. The Pope arrived in Nairobi for the first leg of his six-day Africa trip a bit earlier t...
Quote for November 25
'Today, Africa is the spiritual lung of humanity.'
-Pope Benedict XVI
The first Pope from the Americas has kicked off his first Apostolic Visit to Africa, the continent where the Church is growing most rapidly in the world. Pope Francis'flight toucheddown …read more
This Marks Francis' 27th Time Traveling to Rome's Marian Basilica to Pray for Mary's Protection
Last evening, Pope Francis traveled to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to prayfor the success of his trip to Africa, which beganthis morning. This visit marked the Holy Father's 27th …read more
As Pope Arrives, an Overview of the Church and Society in This East African Nation
When Spanish priest Angel Iglesias Solarano, of the Diocese of Madrid, arrived for the first time in Africa in 1971, his first sensation was one of profound disturbance in witnessing the …read more
Has Brief Audience With 11 Women, 6 Children Before Departing for Africa Trip
Before leaving for Africa this morning, Pope Francis gave some words of encouragement to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. This morning the Holy Father departed for Kenya, …read more
Below is the English-languagediscoursePope Francis gave to authorities of the diplomatic corp of Kenya during his official welcome ceremony in the State House of Nairobi this evening: *** Mr …read more
Consecrated and Priests Ready to Hear Pope’s Message and Spread It
With the Pope just landing in Kenya, the local Salesians are seeing the fruits of their work to prepare the country for the papal visit. A superior of the congregation is the president of the …read more
Prays Almighty God Blesses Nations With Peace and Prosperity
During the flight this morning from Rome to Kenya’s capital of Nairobi, Pope Francis, as is customary, sent telegrams to the heads of states of the countries over which he flew. The first was …read more
Pope Urges Kenya Leaders to Be Transparent in Working for Common Good Praises Africans’ Concern for Environment Pope Francis brought smiles this evening to Kenyan authorities and members of …read more