Daily Archives: September 8, 2019

State Media: Mugabe to Be Buried Next Sunday

HARARE – Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is expected to be buried next Sunday, state media reported.

Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla leader who became the southern African country’s first leader following independence from white minority rule in 1980 and held on to power until he was forced to resign in 2017, …

Pope Presses Need for Dignity of Work for Madagascar’s Poor

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR – Pope Francis is pressing for the poor to have the dignity of work with a visit Sunday to a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar where hundreds of people toil rather than scavenge in the biggest dump of the Indian Ocean nation’s capital.

After celebrating an open-air Mass …