Africa

Thumbnail engagement ring 1 credit yang and yun via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 6 18 15 A bloody secret still haunts the diamond industry

Imagine being woken up in the middle of the night by a dark figure in your room. He presses a gun to your head and demands that you get up. You and...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims before the general audience in the vaticans paul vi hall aug 19 2015 credit losservatore romano cna Africa abuzz ahead of Pope’s visit, Ugandan archbishop says

As his country gets ready to receive their spiritual ‘grandfather,’ Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Uganda said Pope Francis’ coming visit...

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Thumbnail bishops and cardinals 6 coming out of the paul vi hall during the assembly of bishops of the synod on the family oct 5 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 10 5 15 1 Africa's bishops offer Pope Francis prayers and a warm welcome

Ahead of the papal visit to Africa, the continent’s bishops have sent Francis a message of welcome. They emphasized the importance of the family in...

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Thumbnail cardinal robert sarah l and bishop arthur roche during a press conference at the vatican press office on feb 10 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna cna 2 10 15 'Africa will save the family' – one cardinal's prediction on the Church's future

The African cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship has high hopes for the Church on his continent – he believes that it...

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Thumbnail zimbabwe flag credit harvey barrison via flickr cc by sa 20 cna Amid protests, Zimbabwe's Christian leaders band together to speak out

Harare, Zimbabwe, Jul 22, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In Zimbabwe, there are protests against the government and officials’ harsh treatment...

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Thumbnail little girl 1 credit helen blakesley crs cna 8 24 15 Amid threat of violence, CRS works to ease food shortage in Mali

Despite a hazardous situation in the African country of Mali, Catholic Relief Services is working to support displaced people and hungry school...

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Thumbnail african children johannesburg An African moment: Rome summit marks launch of ‘African Catholicism 2.0’

ROME — In the classic film “The Princess Bride,” the Inigo Montoya character late in the movie is faced with the challenge of recounting the...

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Thumbnail woman with prayer candles credit massimo valiani via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 6 29 15 Autopsy raises questions about circumstances of African bishop's death

Obala, Cameroon, Jun 7, 2017 / 03:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Local news reports say that “signs of torture” have been found on the body of a...

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Thumbnail baptism on high seas credit catholic military chaplaincy cna Baptism at sea – refugee child born during boat rescue

Munich, Germany, Jul 20, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the midst of her stressful overseas voyage to Europe, Vivian, a very pregnant...

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Thumbnail bishop jean marie benoit balla of bafia cameroon courtesy of the national catholic register cna Cameroon's bishops ask state action to protect clergy in wake of murder

Yaoundé, Cameroon, Jun 16, 2017 / 12:04 am (Church Pop).- After determining that one of their confreres was murdered two weeks ago, the bishops of...

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Thumbnail cardinal robert sarah president of the pontifical council cor unum in st peters square march 24 2013 credit sabrina fusco cna 2 Cardinal Sarah on new book: I want to help people rediscover God

At the presentation of his new book Cardinal Robert Sarah said that Western society is rapidly forgetting God, and expressed his desire to help...

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Thumbnail catholic members of parliament with frchinkanda and missionaries of charity credit episcopal conference of malawi cna Catholic before partisan: African leaders unite to aid orphanage

Lilongwe, Malawi, Aug 7, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an orphanage near the capital city of Lilongwe, Malawi, children are reaping the...

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Thumbnail credit unicef guinea via flickr cc by 20 cna world catholic news 4 10 2014 1 Catholic religious brother dies of Ebola in Liberia

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital and the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God in Liberia have announced that a hospital director passed away Aug....

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Thumbnail marriage wedding couple credit khnh hmoong via flickr cc by nc 20 cna Christian marriage – it's 'demanding but magnificent,' Pope says

In his audience closing out the Togolese bishops’ ad Limina visit to Rome, Pope Francis on Monday encouraged solid faith formation for the young,...

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Thumbnail kenya crs cna CRS and Special Olympics team up to help Kenya's forgotten children

Nairobi, Kenya, Aug 2, 2016 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In 2013, Leia Isanhart met a little boy in Nairobi with intellectual disabilities. Because...

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Thumbnail two nurses and ebola case credit lyle conrad wikimedia cna cna Education crucial to limiting Ebola outbreak, relief agency says

As the deadly Ebola virus continues to claim victims in West Africa, Catholic Relief Services is working to fight the outbreak by educating...

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Thumbnail malawi s bishop s launch new vision to promote education excellence in catholic schools credit episcopal conference of malawi cna 4 21 15 For Malawi bishops, a new vision to promote excellence in Catholic schools

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malawi has launched a new national education policy to promote the education of Catholics and to improve the...

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Thumbnail a view of st peters basilica 1 and vatican city flag from the roof of a nearby building on june 5 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 6 5 15 Holy See and Benin sign agreement on Church’s legal status

Cotonou, Benin, Oct 22, 2016 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See and the Republic of Benin have signed an agreement formally recognizing the...

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