Pope Francis is now in South Sudan

Pope Francis arrived in South Sudan Friday evening from the Democratic Republic of Congo to start a long-awaited ecumenical pilgrimage for peace in South Sudan. John Baptist Tumusiime, Vatican News staffer - Juba, South Sudan.

Another priest kidnapped in Nigeria

Father Mark Ojotu , chaplain of St. Mary's hospital in Okpoga, Benue State, has reportedly been kidnapped on 22 December. Vatican News Fides news agency has reported the kidnapping of yet another Catholic priest in Nigeria.