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Beatitudes are “Christian’s identity card” Pope says in Mauritius

Pope Francis celebrated mass in Port Louis, Mauritius, on the last full day of his week-long African apostolic visit. Twenty-two South Africans were in Port Louis for the mass. They were part of The Southern Cross, Spotlight Africa and Radio Veritas pilgrimage. Russell Pollitt SJ writes from Mauritius.

As Church leaders we are not with the people in their struggle, says bishop

The Southern African Catholic Bishop's Conference began their bi-annual plenary session on Wednesday in Mariannhill, Kwazulu-Natal. In his first opening address as president of the conference, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka raised concerns about South Africa's socioeconomic and political situation. He also addressed the issue of clerical sexual abuse.

Viganò and Ramaphosa: crushing our faith in Church and politics alike

The expectation that our leaders will show ethical and moral behaviour continues to show itself to be wishful thinking. More, it leads us to...

Synod 2018 – ENDS: Women, sex abuse & a synodal Church

On Sunday 28 October Pope Francis celebrated mass in St Peter's Basilica to mark the end of the month-long worldwide gathering of bishops for...

Synod 2018 – Now “determined in missionary spirit”

The Primate of all Ireland said at Friday’s Synod of Bishops press briefing that he has not engaged with and encouraged young people enough,...

Synod 2018 – “Synodality” is the keyword

On Thursday two main issues were discussed at the press briefing for the Synod of Bishops on Young People: Synodality as the way forward...

Synod 2018 – God is an abstract thought for the young

Although many young people attend mass and go to confession, and despite 12 years of catechism, God still remains an abstract thought for them,...

Synod 2018 – Young people are used-less, not useless

Russell Pollitt SJ reports from Rome that at the Tuesday briefing for the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Cardinal Tagle from the Philippines...

Synod 2018 – We must ask for forgiveness

At Monday’s press briefing for the Synod of Bishops on Young People, a bishop said that the Church must ask young people for forgiveness...

Synod 2018 — Young people want us to speak out

A number of topics were covered in the Saturday press briefing for the Synod of Bishops on Young People. These included the bishops giving...

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