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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Congo’s cardinal-designate has lifelong passion for human rights

OXFORD, England — Congo’s new cardinal will use his position to highlight Africa’s problems, while also bringing a lifelong passion for human rights to the international stage, said Catholic associates. Msgr. Donatien Nshole Babula, secretary-general of the Congolese bishops’ conference, called Cardinal-designate Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa “a zealous pastor and a direct, straightforward man, […]

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