Pope in Madagascar insists 'poverty is not inevitable'

World / Social Issues Sep 9, 2019

Pope in Madagascar insists 'poverty is not inevitable'

Pope Francis insisted Sunday that poverty isn't inevitable and that the poor deserve the dignity of work as he visited a rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the capital's biggest dump. Francis appealed for new development strategies to ...

Climate and post-conflict peace on pope's Africa agenda

World / Social Issues Sep 4, 2019

Climate and post-conflict peace on pope's Africa agenda

Pope Francis heads this week to the southern African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, visiting some of the world's poorest countries in a region hard hit by some of his biggest concerns: conflict, corruption and climate change. The Sept. 4-10 trip is Francis' second ...