In Southern Africa
Mar 20th, 2013
(AP) Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says he wants Pope Francis to visit Africa because he is “a man of God who will be praying for all of us, praying for the sinful world to repent.” Mugabe attended the Pope’s inaugural mass on Tuesday despite a ban on him travelling to mo...
Dec 22nd, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI on Friday weighed in on a heated debate over gay marriage, criticising new concepts of the traditional family and warning that in the fight for the family, mankind itself is at stake. “In the fight for the family, the very notion of being – of what being human really mea...
Jan 9th, 2012
Vatican City – Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said peace and reconciliation in Africa remained a “distant” goal, pointing to anti-Christian attacks in northern Nigeria that have killed dozens of people in recent days. “On the continent of Africa … it is essential that co-op...
Apr 29th, 2011
Rome Tyrant Robert Mugabe is among VIPs who will attend the beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II this weekend, it emerged today. The Zimbabwean dictator has been slammed by the international community for driving his country to poverty and is one of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi’s only a...
In Cote d'Ivoire
Mar 31st, 2011
Vatican City – Pope Benedict XVI is sending a top Vatican official to Ivory Coast to encourage a peaceful solution to the political chaos that has killed hundreds and forced one million people to flee their homes since disputed elections last November. Benedict also appealed on Wednesday for a ...
Jan 11th, 2011
Egypt has recalled its ambassador to the Vatican for consultation after Pope Benedict XVI urged the country to do more to protect its Christian minority. In an address to ambassadors at the Vatican on Monday, the Pope cited recent attacks on Christians in Egypt and Iraq. An Egyptian foreign ministry ...
Jan 3rd, 2011
As a step toward restoring order in Somalia, a former nation-state that disintegrated in 1991, the international community should explore ways of granting limited recognition to the part of it known as Somaliland. The world is giving disproportionate effort to propping up a putative national governme...