A Catholic Priest in Nigeria has proposed the beatification of those who lost their lives in last year’s Pentecost Sunday massacre.
The Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan is preparing to send a special collection to Khartoum, Sudan, to support people who continue to be affected by the ongoing war that broke out on April 15.
Catholic pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) international, is appealing to the international community to intervene in the arrest and detention of two women in Somaliland who converted from Islam to Christianity.
Nearly three decades after the Rwandan genocide in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed, the wounds are still tender, and a lot still needs to be done to bring about forgiveness by those who remain wounded.
The Catholic Church in the Central African Republic (CAR) is risking to access volatile areas troubled by violence, the country’s Cardinal has said.
Hundreds of thousands of people affected by Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Southern Africa are facing hunger and starvation, the Catholic Bishop of Quelimane Diocese in Mozambique has said, noting that many in his Episcopal See are already dying of cholera amid other devastating effects of the cyclone.
The Federal government of Nigeria has ignored the plight of the people of God, a Catholic Priest in the West African nation said, and decried government’s inaction amid cases of Nigerians being “butchered and slaughtered daily”.
Clement Usoo admits that he has lost all hope in life, and is only waiting for his death after watching armed Fulani herdsmen brutally murder his mother, brother, and son, and losing seven other family members to the militants.
The Catholic charity foundations, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), and Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, have condemned the Sunday, January 15 attack on Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna in Nigeria in which the Parish Priest was killed and his Assistant left in critical condition.
Terrorism in Burkina Faso has taken a heavy toll on the ministry of the local Church in the West African nation, a Catholic Bishop has lamented in a report.
Chitsungo Mission of the Catholic Diocese of Chinhoyi in Zimbabwe is the poorest in the Diocese, the Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said, adding that Priests are finding it difficult to provide pastoral care to needy populations in far-flung villages served by the Catholic mission.
The recent meeting between King Charles III and some of the victims of religious extremism in Nigeria is a laudable step towards addressing the violence in the West African country, the Catholic charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said.
Members of the Religious Congregation of the Poor Clares who recently established a community in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dakar in Senegal are working against all odds, including prolonged drought and limited resources, to sustain their mission in the West African country.
The long-standing cordial relationship between Christians and Muslims in Guinea-Bissau is under threat with the ongoing religious-based intimidation that targets churches, the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said.
For over 30 years, Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre has been a keen champion of religious cohesion in Mali, Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said, expressing “pain and concern” over the November 20 disappearance of the Catholic Missionary Priest in a suspected kidnapping incident by jihadists.
A Nigerian Catholic girl who was forced to watch as his father was beheaded, after which she was captured and tortured for days has forgiven his tormentors, saying that she prays for the militants’ redemption.
Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Nigeria’s Ondo Diocese has pleaded with lawmakers in the United Kingdom (UK) to push their government and other nations to help address the persecution of Christians in the West African nation lest it is overrun by terrorists.
A Nigerian Catholic Bishop has, in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, expressed his backing for a petition requesting that the United Kingdom (UK) government "call on their Nigerian counterparts to bring to justice those responsible for genocidal attacks” in the West African nation.
Christians are being targeted in the terrorist attacks in Mozambique, a Catholic Missionary serving in the country’s Pemba Diocese has said, adding that the violent conflict “is taking on a more religious dimension”.
The Catholic Bishop of Nacala Diocese in Mozambique has, in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, recounted atrocities that groups of terrorists are committing in the Northern part of the country.