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Pope encourages Madagascar's civil leaders to work for 'integral development' Watch

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In an address to the civil authorities of Madagascar Sept. 7, Pope Francis urged the leaders to embrace the "soul" of their country and to ... continue reading


Pope Francis urges bishops to defend common good in Madagascar Watch

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Pope Francis told Madagascar's bishops Saturday that the Catholic Church should participate in public life in order to promote the common ... continue reading



Jesus has a mission for youth in Madagascar, Pope Francis says Watch

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Jesus has called you and has entrusted a mission to you, Pope Francis told a crowd of young people at a prayer vigil in Antananarivo, ... continue reading


Parents protest as Senegalese Catholic school enforces Islamic headscarf ban Watch

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A prestigious Catholic school in the Senegalese capital of Dakar is going ahead with a ban on students wearing Islamic headscarves, local ... continue reading


In Madagascar, Pope Francis says that joy lightens the demands of discipleship Watch

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Pope Francis Sunday told Catholics in Madagascar that following Jesus can be demanding, but that Christ calls his disciples to place God at ... continue reading


Pope Francis asks for prayers in Madagascar's 'City of Friendship' Watch

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Pope Francis Sunday visited the "City of Friendship," a town on the outskirts of Antananarivo, Madagascar. The town has been built through ... continue reading



Pope to Madagascar religious: To avoid discouragement, focus on praising God Watch

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In an address to priests, religious, and seminarians of Madagascar, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of maintaining a focus on ... continue reading


Peace requires perseverance, Pope Francis tells Mozambican authorities Watch

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In his opening speech in Mozambique Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the country's authorities to work diligently for peace. Maputo, ... continue reading


Do not let go of joy, Pope Francis urges youth in Mozambique Watch

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Pope Francis encouraged young people of different faiths in Mozambique Thursday to not give up in the face of their country's challenges, ... continue reading


Before it hits the road, the 'popemobile' takes to the seas Watch

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Ahead of a papal trip to Africa, the "popemobile" - the vehicle in which Pope Francis will travel - has been shipped from Kenya to ... continue reading


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