In focus: Pope headed to Mongolia, water rule challenged, immigration bill raises religious liberty concerns
Nation/World news briefs: April 17, 2023
Pope repeats calls, prayers for peace and justice in Africa
As is customary after a papal trip, the pope dedicated the main portion of his general audience Feb. 8 to sharing with visitors and pilgrims the highlights of his visit Jan. 31-Feb. 5 to Congo and South Sudan.
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.
Nation/World news briefs: Dec. 5, 2022
In focus: Vatican creche, marker honoring the enslaved, papal trip to Africa
Ambassador says pope will visit Ukraine before Kazakhstan trip
Pope Francis plans to make his long-awaited visit to Ukraine before his trip to Kazakhstan in September, said Andrii Yurash, Ukraine’s ambassador to the Holy See.
Courage, resilience: Trip shows tenacity of Canada’s Indigenous and pope
At Mass July 28 at the National Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Pope Francis spoke of “the scandal of evil and the Body of Christ wounded in the flesh of our Indigenous brothers and sisters.”
Photos of the Week: July 25, 2022
In the spotlight: Papal visit to Canada, Ukraine refugees, U.S. women’s soccer team
Pope meets with Manitoba Métis Federation
The head of the Manitoba Métis Federation said his group’s meeting with Pope Francis was an emotional encounter centered on reconciliation between the Indigenous community and the Catholic Church.