Pope Francis wraps up Africa visit in South Sudan

Pope Francis wraps up Africa visit in South Sudan

Pope Francis completed a week-long visit to Africa in Juba on Sunday, celebrating Mass with a call to peace and praise for the courage of the South Sudanese people. “When our strength seems paltry before the magnitude of our problems and the blind fury of violence, we Christians are able…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Pope cancels trip to DR Congo, South Sudan

Pope cancels trip to DR Congo, South Sudan

Pope Francis has canceled a trip to African nations that was set for early July due to health reasons, according to a Vatican spokesman. “At the request of his doctors, and in order not to jeopardize the results of the therapy that he is undergoing for his knee, the Holy…

Pope Francis calls for civil unions for same-sex couples

For the first time, Pope Francis has said that civil unions should be approved for same-sex couples to ensure they have legal protection. His remarks came with the release of “Francesco,” a documentary film about the pope that was screened for the first time Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival….

Tshisekedi meets with pope, heads to UK investment summit

President Felix Tshisekedi completed his visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday before heading on an official visit to the United Kingdom. The president of Democratic Republic of Congo discussed the country’s Framework Agreement with the Vatican, while emphasizing the role the influential Roman Catholic Church has played…

On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis speaks a message of love

Pope Francis urged people to accept the gift of grace into their lives, in a message to Christians and the wider world during the Christmas Vigil Mass at the Vatican in Rome on Tuesday night. Drawing on the Nativity tradition of shepherds watching their flocks and waiting in the night,…

Pope Francis appeals for end to African xenophobia

Pope Francis has returned to the Vatican after completing a three-nation tour of southern Africa, and some of his most compelling insights may have been on the plane ride home from Antananarivo. The pope held a press conference with journalists aboard the flight, wrapping up his thoughts on his journey…

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique

Pope Francis arrived late Wednesday in Mozambique to begin a seven-day tour that will take him to three African nations, beginning with his time in Maputo. President Felipe Nyusi and other dignitaries were on hand to meet the pope at the airport when he arrived about 7:30 p.m. local time….