African Catholics

Thumbnail african nun credit diego cervo shutterstock cna A Church on mission – Zambia celebrates 125 years of the Catholic faith

As Zambia concluded a year of celebration marking 125 years since the Church was established in the country, its bishops have said that while it...

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Thumbnail wedding bands credit isak55 via wwwshutterstockcom cna 12 10 15 Amid rising divorce rates, Malawi bishops hold marriage conference

Divorce rates in Malawi have increased in the past few years, leading the local Catholic Church to emphasize the importance of family life and...

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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 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 children in the school yard at st kizito parish school in dar el salam sudan photo courtesy of aid to the church in need Catholic schools are a pillar of Church in Sudan

Dust and mud brick houses everywhere – as far as the eye can see. The houses are indistinguishable in color from the ground on which they stand....

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Thumbnail fulani herdsman in cameroon credit philippe semanaz via flickr cc by sa 20 cna Islamic aggression takes different form in Nigeria, bishop explains

Jalingo, Nigeria, Aug 11, 2016 / 07:08 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Bishop Charles Hammawa heads the Diocese of Jalingo, located in the eastern...

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Thumbnail african priest praying rosary credit fotos593 shutterstock cna Italian Catholic priest kidnapped in Nigeria

An Italian Catholic priest, who is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way, was kidnapped on Thursday by armed men in Benin City, Nigeria, according to...

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Thumbnail hostage credit 271 eak moto shutterstock cna Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

Issele-Uku, Nigeria, Jun 12, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was supposed to be a quiet retreat weekend last April for Fr. Sam Okwuidegbe, a...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with a delegation from the diocese of ahiara june 8 2017 credit lor cna Pope Francis demands obedience from priests of Nigerian diocese

Vatican City, Jun 12, 2017 / 10:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met on Thursday with a delegation from a Nigerian diocese which for the last...

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Thumbnail africa moment john allen racism Racism: Lessons from the African Church

ROME — Racism in Africa has a long and bloody history, born not only from years of colonization, but also from deeply rooted ethnic and tribal...

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Thumbnail african national eucharistic congress2 Third African National Eucharistic Congress to be held in Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC, will host the third African National Eucharistic Congress, an event that highlights the gifts, contributions, challenges and...

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Thumbnail africa moment cardinal peter turkson Vatican’s top African challenges Trump to think globally

In October 2009, Cardinal Peter Turkson, then the archbishop of Cape Coast in Ghana, came to Rome for a Synod of Bishops on Africa expecting to...

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Thumbnail man at prayer vigil credit unsplash cna Want Ghana to be transformed? Proclaim your faith, says local bishop

Catholics in Ghana should openly profess their faith in God if they want to improve their country, said Bishop Emmanuel Kofi Fianu of Ho last week,...

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Thumbnail african woman credit victor tongdee via wwwshutterstockcom cna 'We cannot keep quiet' – Ugandan archbishop stands against domestic violence

Tororo, Uganda, Aug 26, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An archdiocese in southeastern Uganda aims to eliminate domestic violence. “It’s a...

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