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Pope Francis returns to Africa

September 3, 2019 Allen Ottaro 2

Pope Francis returns to Africa this week, on a three-nation apostolic visit that will take him to Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius, beginning on Wednesday, September 4th and concluding the following Tuesday, the 10th. The visit […]

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“Synodality” and the Rome abuse summit

February 20, 2019 George Weigel 4

Despite Pope Francis’s lecture on the subject at Synod-2015, and notwithstanding the passages on it in Synod-2018’s final report, there is little agreement in 21st-century Catholicism on what “synodality” means. The theology of synodality can […]

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Cameroon: The forgotten conflict

October 9, 2018 Allen Ottaro 1

There is a raging conflict in Cameroon that the world seems to have forgotten about. The Central African nation, also known as “Africa in miniature” due to its diversity, has seen long-running tensions, pitting the […]