Papal trip to South Sudan is postponed

Pope Francis’s proposed trip to South Sudan with Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has been postponed for security reasons. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed that the trip would no longer take place this year.

Abducted priest makes video appeal for help

Kidnapped priest Fr Teresito “Chito” Suganob has asked the authorities in the Philippines to cancel an attack on Islamists which could risk captives’ lives.

Brazilian translator to serve as Vatican official

Fr Alexandre Awi Mello, who served as translator for Francis in Brazil, has been named secretary of the laity, family and life office.

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