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Truth in the age of Cyber Lies

As the Catholic Church celebrates World Communications Day, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya writes that the information age challenges us in ways that are not completely new....

Pope’s abuse prevention commission prioritises survivors, education

Pope Francis' Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors met in Rome to listen to survivors of clerical sexual abuse and to discuss abuse prevention education and ways the Church might work more closely with abuse survivors. Catholic News Agency's Elise Harris reports. 

Pope Francis admits ‘serious mistakes’ in handling of Chile abuse cases

In a letter addressed to Chile's bishops, Pope Francis admitted to making “serious mistakes” in handling the nation's massive sex abuse crisis and asked...

Bishops discuss draft new pastoral plan

How will the Catholic Church in Southern Africa best respond to the challenges of the times? At their January plenary the bishops have been considering this question as they deliberate on the much awaited new pastoral plan entitled 'Serving God, Humanity and Creation'.

Fake news is not new says Pope Francis

In his message for World Day of Social Communications, Pope Francis has asked journalists, and all people of goodwill, to reflect on the spreading of disinformation or fake news. He has told journalists that theirs is not a job but a mission. The Holy Father said that journalism should not be concerned about breaking news but, rather, promoting alternatives, understanding and peace. The pope also said that the first fake news can be found in the scriptures.

Mini World Youth Day hailed a success. Panama here we come!

The bishops of Southern Africa have evaluated Mini World Youth Day (MWYD) which was held in Durban in December 2017  and concluded it to have been a great success. They have now decided to focus on similar events and World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama in January 2019.

Pope apologises for comments made

Aboard the papal plane from Lima to Rome Sunday, Pope Francis said that coments made to Chilean journalists during his trip were not intended to cause pain mfor victims of clerical sexual abuse. Hannah Brockhaus of Catholic News Agency reports.

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