FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
On his second day in Bratislava, Pope Francis called Slovakia “to be a message of peace in the heart of Europe” and the church to evangelize with “freedom, creativity, and dialogue.”
A Radio Chiedza official promotes the would-be community radio station’s mission in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2016. Photo courtesy of Radio Chiedza.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Marko Phiri
Zimbabwe’s broadcasting authorities promise to liberalize national media, but those concessions have not been extended to religious broadcasters at Catholic dioceses.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
What if we followed the example of the bishops of Germany, Australia, Ireland and elsewhere and called for a regional gathering of Catholics—from all corners of the local church—to discuss the flaws and future of evangelization?
FaithFaith in Focus
Robert Ellsberg
Even as a child she sensed that Africa was her destiny, the roots of her mission vocation found in a fourth-grade geography textbook that pictured giraffes loping across the plain
Sts. Paul and Peter Catholic Church in Baie-Saint-Paul, near Quebec City. (CNS photo/Philippe Vaillancourt, Presence)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Dean Dettloff
“A prophetic church like [the one sought by Pope Francis], highlighting social justice and solidarity with the destitute and the persecuted, has the potential of closing the chasm between the church and the modern, secular culture of Quebec.”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
A flare-up of sciatica has caused Pope Francis to cancel several appearances in the coming days.