Pope Francis to Visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and its diplomatic representative in Thailand, Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, announced the Thai stop on Friday. Francis …

Pope Francis to Visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and its diplomatic representative in Thailand, Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, announced the Thai stop on Friday. Francis …

Pope Francis kisses the feet of South Sudan President

Today concluded a two-day retreat at the Vatican for South Sudan’s political leaders. If you don’t know, In Sudan, Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced the end of Bashir’s rule saying the country would enter a two-year period of military rule to be followed by presidential elections. Both the South Sudanese government and …

If wealth is not shared, society is divided – Pope Francis

Just as divisions in society grow when wealth is not shared, divisions within Christianity grow when the richness of gifts God has given to one Christian church or community are not recognized and shared, Pope Francis said. “It is easy to forget the fundamental equality existing among us: that once we were all slaves to …

If wealth is not shared, society is divided – Pope Francis

Just as divisions in society grow when wealth is not shared, divisions within Christianity grow when the richness of gifts God has given to one Christian church or community are not recognized and shared, Pope Francis said. “It is easy to forget the fundamental equality existing among us: that once we were all slaves to …

Catholic women urge Pope to see Women’s significance in the Church’s Leadership

Roman Catholic women led by former Irish president Mary McAleese demanded a greater decision-making role for women in the Church on Thursday, urging Pope Francis to tear down its “walls of misogyny”. McAleese was the key speaker at a symposium of Catholic women called “Why Women Matter”, attended by hundreds of people and followed by …

The Vatican Press release on the resignation of the Nigerian Bishop

The Nigerian bishop, Rev. Peter Ebere Okpaleke, who was appointed by Pope Benedict in 2012 have faced numerous opposition. Pope Francis had fiercely defended him for him to remain in Office, He has anyway resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, standoff with some priests and worshippers who rejected him as an ethnic outsider, as the Vatican said …