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Men passing a newspaper stand in Accra (CNS)

In a pastoral statement, the prelates also pledged to support ‘the culture of life’

Then-presidential candidate Faustin-Archange Touadera votes during the second round of elections in Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga praised Pope Francis for helping create conditions for stable elections

Detainees are seen inside the Camp 6 detention facility in 2009 at Guantanamo Bay (CNS)

The Ghana Bishops’ Conference urged the government to “send these men back to wherever they came from”

Pope Francis (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Pope Francis discussed migration, terrorism and mercy during his annual address to diplomats

Sister Sandra Amado, a Comboni sister from Brazil, teaches a class in 2012 at a teacher training institute in Yambio, South Sudan (CNS)

South Sudan bishop condemns attack on nuns

Five armed men assaulted and threatened religious sisters at a teacher training college

Pope Francis sits next to Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi during a  meeting with the Muslim community at the Koudoukou mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

Pope Francis praised for the ‘simple message’ he delivered to the troubled country’s Christians and Muslims

Cardinal Robert Sarah (CNS)

In a long interview, the African cardinal explains the impact missionaries to Guinea have had on his life

Home-based care worker Olipa Mkandawire prays for a man living with AIDS in Matuli, Malawi (CNS)

The bishops of Africa and Madagascar released a statement to mark World AIDS Day on Tuesday

Pope Francis meets with young people at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda on Saturday (AP)

Pope Francis has spoken out about the ‘erosion of the faith’ in Germany, while showing clear support for Africa’s Church of the poor

Pope Francis greets a journalist aboard his flight from Bangui, Central African Republic, to Rome on Monday (CNS)

The Pope discussed a number of issues with reporters during an in-flight press conference, including condoms and the Vatican leaks trial