Pope Francis will reportedly visit the area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan during a two-day trip to the Philippines in January.
South Korea has invited North Korean Catholics to attend the papal Mass in Seoul on August 18.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai has said Catholics are “hopeful” that new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi “will collaborate with the mission of the Catholic Church“.
Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja has said dialogue between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram “should not be rejected outright“.
Shmuley Boteach, Jeremy Bowen, Fr Bernardo Cervellera, Paul Raushenbush and David Willey reflect on the Pope’s Holy Land visit.
Epoch Times debunks a hoax report that the Pope has endorsed human microchip implants.
And Catholic Review reveals some of the best gifts Pope Francis has received since his election.
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