Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015

The 'Francis effect' takes hold at a notorious Bolivian prison

La Paz, Bolivia, Jul 28, 2015 / 05:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis’ July 10 visit to a prison in Bolivia was just one of several dozen events over the course of the recent papal trip to Latin America.

Asia Bibi's case shows need for interreligious dialogue in Pakistan, priest says

Lahore, Pakistan, Jul 28, 2015 / 05:44 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A Dominican priest in Pakistan has praised the nation’s Supreme Court for suspending the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, and has emphasized the importance of dialogue between Muslims and Christians.

African leaders counter Obama's 'ideological colonization' in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, Jul 28, 2015 / 03:25 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- U.S. president Barack Obama has come under fire from African politicians and Church leaders after advocating for gay rights in Kenya this weekend – a practice Pope Francis has referred to as “ideological colonization.”

With a tap on an iPad, Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2016

Vatican City, Jul 26, 2015 / 01:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis has invited the youth of the world on pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016--and on Sunday he became the first pilgrim to register himself.