Last Updated: Jul 29, 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.

Pope Francis to handpick new doctor ahead of Cuba, US trip

Vatican City, Jul 29, 2015 / 07:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As the five-year term for Pope Francis' personal doctor comes to an end, the Pope is expected to choose a new one soon who will accompany him during his upcoming visit to Cuba and the United States.

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.”