From left to right: Br. Godwin Eze, Fr. Léopold Feyen, Br. Cyprian Ngeh and Fr. Pamphili Nada among nine missionaries killed in Africa in 2023. Credit: Benedictine Monastery, Eruku, ANS, Immaculate Conception Medical Center Njimafor, AMECEA

Nine Missionaries in Africa among 20 Killed in 2023: Vatican Report

Jan 2, 2024

Twenty Catholic missionaries were murdered in 2023, according to a new Dec. 30 report issued by the Vatican’s Fides News Agency.

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti with members of the Clergy in Cabinda Diocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia Angola

At Anniversary of Angolan Catholic Diocese, Bishop Recognizes Missionaries’ “sacrifices”

Oct 3, 2023

On the occasion of the Ruby Jubilee of the Catholic Diocese of Cabinda in Angola, the Local Ordinary has recognized the “sacrifices and efforts” of missionaries involved in spreading the Gospel in his Episcopal See.

Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 20, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Lauds St. Daniel Comboni’s “apostolic zeal”, Efforts to End Slavery in Africa

Sep 20, 2023

St. Daniele Comboni witnessed “the horror of slavery” as a missionary in the mid-19th century in what is now Sudan.

Fr. Gregor Schmidt, Provincial Superior of Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan in his office in Juba. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng, ACI Africa.

“We did not leave”: Comboni Superior on Presence of Missionaries in South Sudanese Diocese

Sep 6, 2023

Members of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ) have not abandoned their pastoral ministry in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei despite the security challenges, the Provincial Superior has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor of Yei Diocese in South Sudan. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng/ACI Africa

Missionaries Have Fled for “fear for their lives”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Laments

Sep 4, 2023

Catholic Missionaries have fled South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei amid insecurity, the Local Ordinary has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Pope Francis at his general audience in St Peter’s Square on May 31, 2023. | Adi Zace/EWTN

Pope Francis Praises Venerable Jesuit Missionary for Proclaiming the Gospel in China

May 31, 2023

Pope Francis dedicated his entire general audience on Wednesday to sharing the life of Venerable Matteo Ricci, a 16th-century Jesuit missionary in China.

Pope Francis at his general audience on May 17, 2023 (left) and a painting of St. Francis Xavier in the Church of the Gesù in Rome (right). | Daniel Ibanez/Creative Commons

Pope Francis: Share the Gospel with Zeal Like St. Francis Xavier

May 17, 2023

In a world in which there are “so many people who need Jesus,” St. Francis Xavier is an exemplary model of how to live and share the Gospel with zeal, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Church attacked by jihadists in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, in June 2020. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need International

Cabo Delgado Not Yet Safe for Missionaries, Mozambican Catholic Bishop Says

Sep 21, 2021

Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters who have been displaced alongside other people in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique are not yet ready to go back to their missions in the region that still experiences militant attacks.  

A volunteer working with children at the Gode Catholic Mission in Ethiopia's Apostolic Prefecture of Robe.
Credit: Agenzia Fides

Missionaries in Ethiopia Giving Women in Complicated Relationships Second Chance in Life

May 1, 2021

A Catholic Missionary Nun in Ethiopia’s Apostolic Prefecture of Robe is helping women in abusive relationships, those who have had children with several men, and others in various complicated relationships to become self-reliant.

The logo of Agostiniani nel Mondo Foundation that is working in 50 countries in the world.

Missionaries in Algeria Develop Tool to Address Increased Suicide Among Young People

Apr 12, 2021

Augustinian Missionaries ministering in Algeria are running psychological and social programs in centers across the vast Northern African country to address the rising cases of depression and suicide among young people in the country.

Tanzania's President John Pombe Magufuli. / Reuters

Missionaries in Tanzania Express Mixed Reactions to President Magufuli’s Reelection

Nov 11, 2020

Missionaries serving in Tanzania have expressed both gratitude and fear following the October 28 reelection of President John Pombe Magufuli, a Catholic, for a second term.

A young boy waves a Thai flag before Mass with Pope Francis in Bangkok, Thailand. Credit: Hannah Brockhaus/CNA.

Pope calls Catholics in Thailand to follow in footsteps of early missionaries

Nov 21, 2019

Thailand’s first Christian missionaries set out feeling the absence of the Thai people from their lives and wanted to share everything they knew about God’s love, Pope Francis told the country’s Catholics during Mass on Thursday.

RSCK Golden Jubilee Logo / RSCK

Need for Missionaries – Bishops Collaboration Marks Golden Jubilee of RSCK in Nairobi

Oct 11, 2019

Calls for collaboration and the realization of synergies between Catholic Church institutions in Kenya ranging from entities under Bishops and those in the hands of religious orders characterized the Tuesday October 8 celebration to mark the golden jubilee of the Religious Superiors’ Conference of Kenya (RSCK).

Bishops and Priests at the launch of Centenary celebrations of Crosier in DR Congo

Centenary of DR Congo’s Religious Order to Engage Parishioners

Sep 18, 2019

The engaging of parishioners in the various missions of DR Congo will characterize the celebration of 100 years since the Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross, popularly known as Crosier, started their mission in the central African nation.