Church In Africa

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 dr timothy flanagan md poses with medical staff at the sr barbara ann memorial health center in monrovia liberia photo courtesy of dr timothy flanagan American Catholic deacon and doctor assisting in Liberia Ebola outbreak

According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,269 people, and claimed the lives of 2,288 as...

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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 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 cross grave credit sarah marchant shutterstock cna Catholic priest in Nigeria kidnapped, murdered

 A Catholic priest was kidnapped and found murdered in Nigeria, local sources have confirmed. According to local news source Vanguard, Fr....

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Thumbnail radio credit junior libby cc0 10 cna 12 18 14 Catholic Radio bringing voice to voiceless in Uganda

A small community radio station in rural Uganda, running almost entirely on solar power, is spreading the Gospel and giving “voice to the...

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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 inside the kigali genocide memorial center credit trocaire via flickr cc by 20 cna 'Forgive us' – Rwandan bishops on Catholic role in genocide

Kigali, Rwanda, Nov 21, 2016 / 03:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of Rwanda have apologized for Christians' role in the deadly 1994...

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Thumbnail pregnant credit alex krisan via wwwshutterstockcom cna 1 11 16 How a Malawi bishop argues against abortion

Karonga, Malawi, Nov 11, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- St. Joseph the Worker’s care for the infant Jesus is the model for opponents of an...

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Thumbnail benishangul gumuz people in their tradishional dress and musical instrument credityohannes wondirad via wikimedia cc by sa 40 cna How one young Ethiopian made 300 Christian converts

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, Dec 7, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A distant part of Ethiopia last week celebrated the baptisms of 300 adult...

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Thumbnail displaced children credit stuart boulton shutterstock cna How the Catholic Church could help the crisis in the DRC

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec 6, 2016 / 04:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In late September, Pope Francis met with the controversial...

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Thumbnail mosque of ketou and church in ouidah benin credit jbdodane via flickr cc by nc 20 cna How to encounter Islam, according to Pope Francis: with the whole truth

Speaking Monday to the bishops of the west African nation of Benin, Pope Francis encouraged their formation of youth through education, emphasizing...

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Thumbnail african man reading scripture credit imeduard shutterstock cna In DRC, political uncertainty after bishops withdraw from peace talks

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mar 29, 2017 / 08:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Political unrest and uncertainty about the future have grown...

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Thumbnail fulani herdsman in cameroon credit philippe semanaz via flickr cc by sa 20 cna In Nigeria, Fulani herdsmen are new Islamist terror threat to Christians

Kafanchan, Nigeria, Jan 3, 2017 / 10:46 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- Islamist violence and terrorism has killed more than 12,000 Christians in...

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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 priest collar credit lisa f young via wwwshutterstockcom cna Kidnapped priest in Nigeria released, doing well

Fr. Maurizio Pallù, an Italian missionary who was kidnapped in southern Nigeria last week, was freed Tuesday. He was freed late in the evening of...

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