Pope hails Uganda's 'outstanding' treatment of refugees

2015-11-27 21:31

Pope Francis has hailed Uganda for its "outstanding" response in welcoming refugees as he began a two-day visit to this east African nation.

'Church is for love': Gay Ugandans send message to Pope

2015-11-27 14:34

A member of Uganda's LGBTI community says he hopes the pontiff spreads a message of love and tolerance during his visit.

Nairobi slum residents say they lack services

2015-11-27 10:55

Residents of the Kangemi slum in the Kenya capital, where Pope Francis is set to visit, say they lack some of the most basic services.

Pope's lesson in humility for SA leaders

2015-11-27 08:25

Pope Francis has much to teach SA politicians who drive fancy cars while their constituencies suffer from the ravages of unemployment, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Pope issues strong appeal for traditional family values

2015-11-26 14:07

Pope Francis has issued a strong appeal for traditional family values in his first public Mass in Africa.

World facing grave environmental crisis - pope

2015-11-25 21:00

Pope Francis has said the world is facing a "grave environmental crisis" as he arrived in Kenya on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change.

Pope Francis arrives in Kenya to cheering crowds

2015-11-25 16:06

Pope Francis has landed in Kenya's capital Nairobi on the first leg of a landmark trip to Africa.

Kenya declares public holiday for papal Mass

2015-11-24 12:40

The Kenyan government has declared a national public holiday the day Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in that country, drawing an expected 1.4 million people.

Drop VatiLeaks 2 case, the Vatican urged

2015-11-23 21:25

The Vatican should drop plans to try two journalists who obtained leaked documents from a papal reform committee, a media freedom watchdog says.

Ugandan gays put faith in pope

2015-11-23 07:41

Gay activists are hoping Pope Francis will preach tolerance toward homosexuals, and even go so far as to condemn violent attacks against gays during his upcoming visit to Uganda.


Pope: Land grabs a serious problem in Kenya

2015-11-27 17:30

Pope Francis has taken aim at the injustice of land grabs by Kenya's powerful and wealthy individuals, acts that government probes have identified as a major source of conflict and ethnic tension in the country.

Pope Francis heads to Nairobi slum

2015-11-27 13:09

After celebrating his first Mass in Africa, Pope Francis is turning his attention to society’s most marginal in a visit to a sprawling slum on the north-western edge of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Pope presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi

2015-11-27 08:38

Pope Francis is visiting a slum on Nairobi's northwestern edge to press his call for adequate and dignified housing for society's most marginal, especially in burgeoning megacities like the Kenyan capital.

Pope: Blood diamonds fuel terrorism

2015-11-26 21:08

Pope Francis has urged global action against illegal trafficking of blood diamonds, ivory and other natural resources, saying it causes political instability and "terrorism".

Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace, says pope

2015-11-26 10:09

Pope Francis is telling Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to prevent the “barbarous” Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently.

Pope Francis has called on humanity to reconnect with nature

2015-11-25 21:00

Pope Francis has called on humanity to reconnect with nature in order to fight divisions and poverty, which he described as breeding grounds for terrorism.

Pope takes environmental, social messages to Africa

2015-11-25 07:36

Pope Francis heads to Africa for the first time on a trip aimed at pushing the key themes of his papacy but also fraught with security concerns.

Security concerns as Pope Francis makes first Africa tour

2015-11-24 09:04

Security forces are readying for Pope Francis’ three-nation Africa tour this week amid fears of jihadist attacks and violence, with authorities insisting the pontiff’s trip can pass off peacefully.

Uganda fundraises, spruces up shrine for pope visit

2015-11-23 19:23

An official with the Catholic Church in Uganda says more than two million people are expected to converge near a minor basilica in the Ugandan capital where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass this weekend.

Kenyan faithful ready for pope's visit

2015-11-22 19:23

The Roman Catholic church in the Kenyan slum of Kangemi is always popular, but the building was packed for the last Sunday mass before Pope Francis comes to visit.

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