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Pope scolds corrupt Mozambican leaders

Pope Francis, ending his visit to Mozambique, scolded political and business leaders in the resource-rich but poor East African country who allow themselves to...

Nurture peace and make it last, Pope tells post-war Mozambique

Pope Francis urged the people of Mozambique to nurture their hard-earned peace and provide equal opportunities for all so as not to slip back...

Pope coming to Mozambique

Pope Francis heads to Mozambique to encourage the country’s fragile peace, starting a three-nation African tour where climate change, poverty and corruption will be...

Pope to host South Sudan leaders

Pope Francis will host South Sudan leaders at the Vatican next week to help solidify a faltering peace agreement to end the civil war...

Pope planning Morocco visit

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Pope Francis plans to visit Morocco in March, a two-day trip likely to highlight the plight of migrants, given the kingdom's role...

Pope backs down after defending Nigerian bishop rejected by locals

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A Nigerian bishop Pope Francis fiercely defended resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, stand-off with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him...

Pope speaks out against DR Congo violence

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Pope Francis renewed an appeal for an end to violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, where security forces gunned down protesters during...

Pope criticises West for trying to export own brand of democracy...

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Pope Francis criticised Western powers for trying to export their own brand of democracy to countries such as Iraq and Libya without...

Eight killed in Central African Republic days after pope’s visit

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Armed men in the Central African Republic killed eight civilians at a camp for displaced people and wounded one U.N. peacekeeper, just...

Pope ends Africa tour with mosque visit in besieged Muslim enclave

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Pope Francis ventured into one of the world's most dangerous neighbourhoods on Monday to implore Christians and Muslims to end a spiral...

Under tight security, pope urges peace in central Africa

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Protected by the heaviest security ever seen on his trips, Pope Francis on Sunday preached reconciliation in the divided Central African Republic,...

Pope holds private meeting with president of warring South Sudan

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Pope Francis held a private meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Friday, pushing for peace in the world's newest nation...

Pope in Africa says dialogue vital to avert violence in God’s...

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Pope Francis said on Thursday in Kenya, which has seen a spate of attacks by Islamist militants, that dialogue between religions in...

Pope in Africa will seek to bridge Christian-Muslim fault lines

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Pope Francis stepped onto African soil for the first time on Wednesday to address the continent's fast-growing Catholic congregation during a trip...

Central African government reassures Vatican over pope visit

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Political and religious leaders in Central African Republic on Thursday sought to assure the Vatican that the pope would be safe when...

Violence hits Central African Republic ahead of pope’s visit

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Armed men in the capital of Central African Republic slit a person's throat and set fire to scores of homes, in a...

Pope Francis to visit Africa in November amid security concerns

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Pope Francis will meet slum dwellers and refugees and call for dialogue between Christians and Muslims when he visits Kenya, Uganda and...