At the tail end of a six-day trip to Africa, Pope Francis spent roughly 24 hours in the turbulent Central African Republic. His visit didn’t last long, but humanitarian organizations are hoping it has a lasting impact.
By PBS NewsHour
By Michael D. Regan
Amid tight security, Pope Francis arrived on Sunday in the Central African Republic, a country uprooted by an ongoing civil war.
On the final stop of his African tour, Pope Francis brought a message of peace and reconciliation on Sunday to the Central African Republic, a nation that has seen steady violence between Christians and Muslims during the past two years.
By News Desk
Continuing his first-ever African tour as leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis delivered mass before thousands of people at Uganda's most famous Catholic shrine.
By Andrew Mach
Following 42 days with no new cases, thousands of residents gathered in Sierra Leone on Saturday, as the U.N. World Health Organization declared an end to the outbreak that killed 3,589 people and more than 221 health workers since it…
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State led a campaign of attacks last year by militant extremist groups on religious freedom in large swaths of the world, the State Department said in a report Wednesday, pointing to increasing threats to religious minorities…
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
The Obama administration is announcing a $300 million program to drastically reduce HIV infections in girls and young woman in 10 sub-Saharan African nations hard hit by the virus.
In 2000, the UN set a goal that by 2015, every child in every nation should be able to obtain free basic education. At the time, 100 million children of primary school age worldwide had never set foot in a school. Today,…
By Larisa Epatko
A record number of migrants have risked crossing the Mediterranean Sea this year to escape conflict in their home countries, facing uncertainty but relative safety in Europe.
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