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Catholicism in Africa

Churches face competition and a troubled legacy as they grow | JOSEPH HELLWEG | Pope Francis recently completed a seven-day tour of three African countries: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. It was a significant trip for a number of reasons. During his visit, the pope spoke on issues of peace and …

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Pope ‘not afraid’ of schism in Catholic Church

On board the papal plane, Undefined | AFP | Pope Francis said Tuesday he was “not afraid” of a schism in the Roman Catholic Church, in reference to attacks by conservative cardinals who frequently take aim at his papacy. “I’m not afraid of schisms. I pray that there won’t be one, …

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Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions Wednesday, prompting relief from victims who fought to bring one of the Catholic Church’s most powerful men to justice. A former Vatican treasurer, Pell had been trying to overturn the verdicts and six-year sentence …

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Disgraced Cardinal Pell appeal verdict due next week

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Judges will rule next week on Australian Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his conviction on multiple child sex abuse charges, court officials announced Thursday. Pell, 78, the former Vatican number three, was sentenced in March to six years in prison for sexually assaulting two choirboys in …

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African church vocations still strong says Bishop Zziwa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Catholic Church vocations in Africa remain strong despite turbulent waves sweeping across the continent, the Bishop of Kiyinda – Mityana Diocese has said. Bishop Zziwa who was speaking on Wednesday at the Uganda Episcopal Conference Secretariat, Nsambya, says the Church has firmly withstood numerous devastating …

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Uganda Martyrs’ day budget suffers 414 million shortfall

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic Church still needs 414 million Shillings to achieve its targets in organizing this year’ Uganda Martyrs day celebrations. The Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese Dr John Baptist Odama says many of the pledges towards preparations have not been fulfilled creating a shortfall in the initial …

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