Africa

Pope Francis praised Vodafone’s charitable work but encouraged the company to provide access to religious texts

Going against protocol, the Pope waited in his library for President Joseph Kabila

The Pope called on Catholics in the African country to be ‘builders of peace’

Critics keep announcing the Church’s imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising

Aid to the Church in Need is launching a campaign to support the training of 1,000 new priests

Mary’s Meals seeks funding in order to continue to provide meals for schoolchildren in the African country

The cardinal and Bishop Kenney have appealed for peace and humanitarian assistance for the troubled country

The Church in Lesotho has recorded a rise in the ‘alarming’ number of human rights abuses by the government

Bishops ask for more foreign aid to support the African nation’s 6.5 million people in need of food

More than 50 people were killed in a battle between government forces and a new rebel group