The number of Christian women and girls kidnapped and forced to change their religion has grown “in the last few years” in a number of African countries, Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said.
Even without proper Church structures in place, the number of people coming to places of worship in South Sudan has been increasing steadily, the Catholic Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has said.
Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.
At least 12,960 children from Zimbabwe’s Kalanga tribe are expected to receive Bibles from the Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).
The recent attacks on two villages of a Catholic Parish in Niger that have received wide coverage claimed the lives of both Catholic Christians and Muslims, an Archbishop in the West African nation has told ACI Africa.
The Catholic Nun belonging to the Daughters of the Resurrection in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who was kidnapped on her way to the market has been set free, the Pontifical Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) United Kingdom, has reported.
An official of the Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International has, at the end of her term in Africa, recognized growth in a number of African countries including South Sudan.
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri has called for fervent prayers through the Blessed Virgin Mary in reciting the Holy Rosary, saying that it is through the devotion to the Mother of our Lord that the war against Islamist militants in the West African country will be won.
Church leaders in Nigeria have opposed a Bill before the National Assembly that, in a bid to prohibit religious discrimination, the religious leaders say, seems to target “Christian institutions” in the West African nation.
Victims of rebel militias in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being forced to convert to Islam, Catholic Bishops in the country have said, warning of a threat of Islamism in the Central African nation.
Families that escaped last month’s terrorist attack on Northern Mozambique’s town of Palma in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba are in confusion, unsure of the whereabouts of their loved ones and whether or not those who are missing survived the attack.
The Nigerian Priest kidnapped from a Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese last month who was freed Wednesday, December 2 after 10 days of captivity is traumatized and has been hospitalized, ACI Africa has been told.
The Catholic Church in Kenya has heeded to the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” call by the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to pray for unity and peace in the world, with children in the East African country participating in prayers through a Facebook live video.
The two nuns of the Congregation of St. Joseph Chambery in Mocímboa da Praia in the Province of Cabo Delgado within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique who went missing after jihadists attacked a port city in the Southern African country at the beginning of August, have been freed, the Bishop of Pemba Diocese has confirmed.
The plight of more than 400 women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who can no longer meet their financial obligations in their respective savings and credit groups amid COVID-19 restrictions is a cause for concern for the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in the Central African nation.
Calls for ceasefire amid COVID-19 crisis in areas of armed conflicts by world leaders including the Holy Father and the United Nations Chief have been disregarded in Africa, various Church leaders have testified.