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Pope to visit Hiroshima on anti-nuclear weapon mission

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis, who years ago hoped to be a missionary in Japan, travels to the sites of the world’s only atomic attacks this week seeking a ban on nuclear weapons. The Argentine pontiff, 82, flies to Asia on Tuesday, where he will first visit …

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Catholic institutions asked to rethink higher education approaches

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Papal nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianco has challenged catholic founded institutions to rethink their way of teaching and front an ‘integral education in a fragmented world, full of contradictions.’   The Papal nuncio says that challenges stirred by development and the evolution of technology …

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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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Pope Francis to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

  Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster. The pope will visit Mozambique and Madagascar, as well as Mauritius, countries visited by pope John Paul II …

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Monumental trees planted by Pope Francis in Kampala flourish

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven monumental sausage trees planted by the Holy Father Pope Francis during his 2015 papal visit to Uganda are flourishing, four years later. The trees were planted in various places in Kampala Diocese to represent the letters to the Seven Churches in the Biblical …

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