Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

ROME – Pray for politicians, government officials and anyone in a position of authority, including priests and bishops, Pope Francis urged as he ended his summer schedule and resumed his celebration of morning Mass with a small congregation. Wearing red vestments for the Sept. 16 feast of the martyred Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian, the pope […]

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Nigerian bishop on xenophobic violence in South Africa: ‘It’s hard to know how Africa got to this stage’

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – One of Nigeria’s leading bishops says the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa is “sad, and it is hard to know how Africa got to this stage.” Bands of South Africans launched violent attacks last week against foreign-owned shops and stalls. More than 12 people were killed, […]

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Brazil’s right wing government says it’s ‘monitoring’ – not spying on – Amazon synod

SÃO PAULO –Brazil’s government has confirmed it is “keeping track of” the preparatory works of the Amazon Synod but is not monitoring members of the Church. In February, the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo revealed that the Institutional Security Office (known as GSI) – a cabinet agency that coordinates government intelligence – was leading […]

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