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Pope Francis warns against use of religion as prop for power

"May we never allow the sacred to be exploited by the profane. The sacred must never be a prop for power, nor power a prop for the sacred."

Catholics expect ‘period of political stability’ in East Timor with election...

"The Catholic Church is inseparable from the history of our small nation," said missionary priest Bento Barros Pereira

Pope Francis offers guidance to young Christians in politics

He gave them watchwords — encounter, reflection, and action — and encouraged them to show “unconditional acceptance and respect” for others

As living costs surge, climate change takes a backseat in elections

As COVID-19 has worsened economic and social inequalities, jobs and livelihoods have dominated election campaigns

Ramos-Horta wins East Timor presidential election

Ramos-Horta was awarded a Nobel prize for peace in 1996 for his efforts in facilitating conflict resolution in the country

East Timor heads to polls to pick next president

East Timor's citizens head to the polls on Tuesday to choose either a Nobel laureate or a former guerrilla fighter as their next leader

The power politics of the Russian invasion

The ambitions of autocrats and powerful politicians are usually to enrich themselves and intimidate all rivals and critics

Caritas PNG launches awareness program for country’s national elections

“There is much to be done to ensure and avoid any physical confrontation this election period,” said the Italian priest Giorgio Licini

On clerics endorsing political candidates

The role of clerics in the socio-political sphere is merely to guide voters by educating and forming their consciences

Philippine archbishop reminds priests not to use pulpit for political campaigns

Catholic dioceses are encouraged to form “circles of discernment” to help parishioners in their choices during the elections

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