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Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’ to plead for God's mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Mass opens with a prayer that God would ‘look with compassion on...

Cardinal Tagle, in new position, looks for lessons learned in lockdown

Starting a new job always involves a learning curve, but Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle got much more than he bargained for when he moved to Rome in February to begin his duties as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. Not only did he...

Central African Republic clergy: Cardinal will continue to unite people

Clergy in the Central African Republic say their first cardinal will continue to work to reunite the country after years of civil war and speak up for the continent’s poor.

Cardinal-designate Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui is “already highly active in the peace process here, and his nomination will lead more people to follow his advice,” the Bishop of Bossangoa, Nestor-Desire Nongo-Aziagbia, who is also vice president of the Central Africa Republic bishops’ conference, told Catholic News Service. “He’ll also be in a better position now to mobilise the international community to alleviate the plight of the poor.”

Bishop Nongo-Aziagbia described the new cardinal-designate as “a straightforward person, who shows great determination once he’s convinced about a particular course of action. He knows where’s he’s heading and keeps moving forward, even when he encounters difficulties and obstacles,” the bishop said.

The Bangui archbishop will be one of 17 new cardinals Pope Francis will consecrate at the Vatican on 19th November. At age 49, he also will be the Church’s youngest cardinal.

Picture: Cardinal-designate Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, Central African Republic, one of 17 new cardinals. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn).

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Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’ to plead for God's mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Mass opens with a prayer that God would ‘look with compassion on...

Cardinal Tagle, in new position, looks for lessons learned in lockdown

Starting a new job always involves a learning curve, but Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle got much more than he bargained for when he moved to Rome in February to begin his duties as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. Not only did he...