With the additional funding, the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation’s fund has now reached 42% of its five-year goal of $100 million.
The palace was originally home to Cardinal Raffaele Riario, known for having invited Michaelangelo to Rome after being impressed by his artistic abilities.
All nine members of the Ulma family, who were murdered by the Nazi regime for sheltering two Jewish families, were beatified Sunday.
The fight against corruption entails the “formation of consciences”, the Director of Social Communications Commission of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) has said.
The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates two historical events: the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine, in 320 under the temple of Venus in Jerusalem, and the dedication in 335 of the basilica and shrine built on Calvary by Constantine, which mark the site of the Crucifixion.
The Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has termed as “very unfortunate” the Supreme Court of Kenya decision to dismiss the petition that sought to challenge the same apex Court's February 24 ruling that allowed the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer persons (LGBTQ) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the East African nation.
“Guard the ecclesial fidelity of your people,” this was the final recommendation Pope Francis made to the 110 Catholic Bishops mostly from Africa and Asia during his audience with them inside the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace near St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.
Attachment to traditional culture and family ties are among “obstacles” to growth of female religious vocations in Cameroon, Catholic Nuns in the Central African nation have told ACI Africa in interviews.
Catholic mothers have to prioritize their role of nurturing young people “dutifully” in the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bishop Anthony Narh Asare, one of the two Auxiliary Bishops of Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese, has said.
Africa’s leaders who gathered in the Kenyan capital city, Nairobi, for the three-day inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS) that concluded on September 6 did not address the “real” environmental issues on the continent, a Catholic activist has lamented, and termed the gathering “a diplomatic show”.
Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are decrying persistent high cost of living in Zambia.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday announced the establishment of a new “religious engagement policy” the agency said is meant to incorporate more religious groups and institutions into its global aid and development missions.
Born in Antioch, c. 347, Saint John Chrysostom (Golden-mouthed) was perhaps the greatest preacher in the history of the Church, thus the name given him, and the most prominent Greek father of the Church.
Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by the Tuesday, September 12 deadly floods that, according to media reports, have resulted in the death of at least 2,000 people, with up to 10,000 reported missing in the North African country’s city of Derna.
Catholic activists in Africa under their umbrella organization, CitizenGO Africa, are calling on the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for the Ministry of Education (MoE) in Kenya to ban a primary school textbook that they say seeks to foster “premature sexualization” of school-going children in the East African nation.
Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have urged the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to “individually and collectively” work towards lasting peace as the country marks its New Year on Tuesday, September 12.
The Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington DC in the U.S. has underscored the value of love in healing and mending broken relationships.
Cardinal-elect Víctor Manuel Fernández, who is poised to take up his position as the head of the Vatican’s chief doctrinal office in the coming days, has signaled an openness to theological debates, saying they help deepen the Church’s understanding of the Gospel.
Blessed Apollinaris was born in Old Castile, Spain where he joined the Franciscan order. He was sent to Japan to head the Japanese Franciscan mission in 1614, the year that the new Japanese shogun had instituted a nationwide ban on Christianity and declared being a Christian a capital offense.
The humanitarian arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Rabat, Caritas Rabat, is providing assistance to victims of the September 8 deadly earthquake in Morocco that, according to media reports, has left at least 2,000 people dead, and caused widespread damage in and around the Northern African nation’s city of Marrakesh.