Pope Francis asks his audience to pray for victims of Indonesia and Burkina Faso attack victims

Pope Francis on Sunday during his Angelus prayer addressed the audience at the St. Peter’s Square. “Dear migrants and refugees”, he said, “each of you carries a history, a culture, precious values; and often, unfortunately, experiences of poverty, oppression and fear. Your presence in this square is a sign of hope in God. Do not… Continue reading Pope Francis asks his audience to pray for victims of Indonesia and Burkina Faso attack victims

Burkina Faso military general seeks refuge at the Vatican Embassy

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — The military general who led the short-lived coup in Burkina Faso has sought refuge at the Vatican Embassy, a day after the army opened fire on his supporters in the presidential guard to force them to disarm, a person who works closely with the clergy said Wednesday. Gen. Gilbert Diendere is… Continue reading Burkina Faso military general seeks refuge at the Vatican Embassy