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...
Before Heading to Official Welcome Ceremony at State House, Holy Father Receives Warm Welcome Full of Chants and Dancing at Airport
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 early, about 4:30 p.m. local time, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where hewas welcomed by the nation’s President, Uhuru K...
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 visit to the Marian Basilica to pray for Mary's protection and intercession. According toVatican Radio,the Pope prayed be...
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 suffering of the population. In particular the parish in Tanzania where he was serving with the White Fathers, was receiving r...
Quote for November 25
'Today, Africa is the spiritual lung of humanity.'
-Pope Benedict XVI
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
Sister Maureen Shares How the Holy Father Is Visiting at Just the Right Time, When He Is Needed Most
Ahead of Pope Francis' arrival inKenya tomorrow, littlechildren, many of whom have lost parents from AIDS, cannot wait for the Holy Father to be in their country, and one sister says he is …read more
"A bishop will help to give the Ordinariate the stability and permanence necessary to fulfil its mission to be a work of Catholic unity, whose roots are to be found in the great texts of the Second Vatican Council"
Pope Francis has appointedFr. Steven Joseph Lopes as ordinary bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, in the United States of America and Canada. The Ordinariate of the …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Our Catholic workplace has begun the practice of …read more