Pope Francis Arrives in Kenya: Praise for a ‘Young and Vibrant Nation’

At the start of his African trip, the Holy Father encouraged Kenyans to continue to work for peace and reconciliation in a nation that has suffered from terrorist acts in recent years.

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En Route to Kenya, Pope Francis Confirms Mexico Trip

The Holy Father told a Mexican journalist that the visit will include a stop in the town of Ciudad Juarez on the Mexican-U.S. border.

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Compassion vs. Security: What to Do with Syrian Refugees?

While the U.S. debates the integrity of the refugee program versus the risks, the situation of Syrian refugees grows more desperate in countries as Lebanon and Jordan, which can no longer sustain them.

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Africa’s Bishops Offer Pope Francis Prayers and a Warm Welcome

The greeting comes just ahead of Pope Francis’ Nov. 25 — 30 visit to Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic.

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Christians Relieved by Hindu Nationalists’ Drubbing in Key Indian State

Voters in Bihar sharply rebuked the Bharatiya Janata Party, who are accused of fostering a climate of religious intolerance and violence since winning India’s national elections last year.

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Pope Names First Catholic Bishop to Oversee Anglican Ordinariate

Msgr. Steven Lopes, a Catholic priest from California, will oversee the ordinariate in the United States and Canada.

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Chicago Archdiocese Buries Unidentified Persons Who Are ‘Known to God’

‘Everyone has the right to be mourned and prayed for,’ says priest of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, which has donated hundreds of graves to help bury the remains of the deceased — often homeless adults.

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Australian Bishops Continue to Defend Letter on Marriage After Legal Complaint

Archbishop Anthony Fisher said of pastoral mission: ‘I intend to keep speaking up for Christian beliefs, always respectfully, never with prejudice or hatred; I hope our democracy will treat me with the same courtesy.’

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Pope Will Go to Africa as ‘Minister of the Gospel’

The Holy Father wants to bring ‘consolation and hope,’ he told the faithful in video messages.

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