As the death toll from the flooding and landslides in Congo surpassed 400, Catholic bishops in the country expressed their deep sorrow at the disaster, while calling for support.
Desperate families dig through mud in search for relatives while death toll reaches 400 in Congo floods
Photos of the Week: Feb. 6, 2023
In the spotlight: papal trip to Congo and South Sudan, feast of St. Blaise, Cardinal Pell funeral
Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders ask for prayers before trip
Pope Francis is scheduled to fly first to Congo for a visit Jan. 31-Feb. 3 before meeting up in Juba, South Sudan, with Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and the Rev. Iain Greenshields, moderator of the Church of Scotland.
Preaching peace amid violence: Pope heads back to Africa
Pope Francis’ fifth trip to the African continent will highlight gestures of peace and reconciliation, consoling the victims of violence but also emphasizing the importance of each person sowing peace in the family, the neighborhood and the nation.
Photos of the Week: Dec. 12, 2022
In the spotlight: Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Ukraine, Peace Light
Nation/World news briefs: Dec. 5, 2022
In focus: Vatican creche, marker honoring the enslaved, papal trip to Africa
Nation/World news briefs: Nov. 7, 2022
In focus: Death row inmate receives temporary reprieve, Indiana abortion law challenged, Ethiopia cardinal welcomes peace agreement
Nation/World news briefs: Oct. 31, 2022
In focus: Attack on Pelosi’s husband, Buffalo abuse settlement, kidnap victims freed