He will have a joyful welcome but a difficult task - to challenge negative values while enabling a more African Catholic church.
It was in the 1990s that the idea of Christian environmental stewardship disappeared from the rhetoric of the religious right, paving the way for the anti-environmental position it holds today.
A specialist in Catholic liturgy and rituals explains that while several popes have been canonized, it is a long process that may take several years to examine and uncover any hidden flaws.
Mzala’s distinctive intellectual contribution combined a sophisticated grasp of revolutionary theory with the reality of ethnic nationalism.
African Catholics are growing in number. They are also reinventing and reinterpreting Christianity.
Support for strong gun ownership rights is often associated with conservative Christian views, but religion and self-defense have a much longer history in the United States.
Pentecostals agree on the importance of the Holy Spirit – but not necessarily on what it empowers them to do.
In the history of Western thought, notions of human identity were more fluid and unstable than many realise. And for a long time, the souls of men and women were seen as identical.
The Christmas story is about Jesus coming to mankind. As holiday decorations show, Christians around the world often picture him in their own cultures.
The dead of winter, when the longest night of the year takes place, has also traditionally been celebrated as a time of renewal and reverence.
The idea of virgin birth has been part of Christianity since the start, but its significance has shifted over time.
Water is sacred in many religious traditions, holding power that can also be dangerous.
Through articles written by academic experts in the course of the year, The Conversation Africa takes a second look at Nigeria in 2022.
Stormzy’s new album contains some deeply personal reflections on faith.
Recent years have put more attention on LGBTQ people’s struggle for acceptance in the LDS church, but asexual Latter-day Saints face unique challenges.
Chaplains have always provided spiritual care outside traditional houses of worship, but their significance is growing as Americans’ religious identities change.
Gratitude and praise are not only some of the most common themes in Christian music, but also some of the oldest.
The Pilgrims who started the first Thanksgiving tradition after they landed in Plymouth were following the customs they had grown up with, originating in medieval times.
The genre of contemporary Christian music has been around for decades, but the line between CCM and secular pop music has always been blurry.
Latina women hold few top leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but their contributions help keep congregations going.