An archaeological guide provided historical information and answered questions during a visit to the catacombs by delegates of the Synod on Synodality. Early Christians gathered within the catacombs for funeral rites and to honor the martyrs. Rome, Italy. Oct. 12, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Rome to Host 7th Day of the Catacombs, Opportunity to Reflect on Early Christians

Feb 19, 2024

Rome's catacombs will be open to the public for free guided tours and moments of prayer and reflection on Saturday, March 2.

Bishop Ildo Augusto dos Santos Lopes Fortes of Cape Verde's Mindelo Diocese. Credit: Mindelo Diocese

Bishop in Cape Verde Denounces Silence of Developed World amid Christian Persecution

Jan 27, 2024

On the occasion of the Feast of St. Vincent marked January 22, Bishop Ildo Augusto dos Santos Lopes Fortes of the Catholic Diocese of Mindelo in Cape Verde has expressed concern about the persecution and killing of Christians around the world especially in Africa.

Pope Francis gives a blessing after he delivers his Angelus address to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Dec. 26, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: After 2,000 Years the Persecution of Christians Continues

Dec 26, 2023

During Tuesday’s Angelus on the occasion of the feast of St. Stephen, Pope Francis renewed his call for peace.

A road in Enugu State, Nigeria. | Credit: International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety)

Christianity Growing Despite World’s Worst Persecutions, New Report Says

Nov 8, 2023

A new report from a Christian advocacy group says that Christianity continues to thrive and grow despite brutal repression.

Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Priests, Religious in Africa among Those in Danger of Persecution, Catholic Charity Says

Dec 27, 2021

Catholic pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has highlighted a number of African countries on the list of many countries in the world where Priests, Religious and Lay missionaries are facing the danger of killings, kidnappings and other forms of persecution.

Bishop Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré of Burkina Faso's Dori Diocese. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Charity Raises Alarm Over Resurgent Christian Persecution in Burkina Faso

Nov 13, 2021

Christians who fled their homes in Burkina Faso have recounted how they lived in fear each day when they learnt that their lives were in danger owing to their religion.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Foundation Features Mozambique, Burkina Faso in Campaign against Persecution

Nov 1, 2021

Violation of Christian freedom is on the rise in nearly a half of Africa, Catholic charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) United States, has said while announcing an international campaign to create awareness on religious persecution.

Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Mauritius Saddened by Persecution of Minorities in Africa, World

Oct 24, 2021

The persecution of religious minorities in Africa and the world is a cause for concern for religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius who are calling for togetherness.

Violence in DR Congo. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Church in DR Congo Says Persecution Still on 25 Years after Murder of Archbishop

Oct 17, 2021

The Catholic Archdiocese of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is still experiencing persecution years after the gruesome murder of Archbishop Christophe Munzihirwa Mwene Ngabo, the Local Ordinary of the Archdiocese has said.

African Countries Register Highest Growth in Christianity Globally amid Persecution

May 11, 2021

Christianity is on the rise in African countries despite the harsh religious environment on the continent that is characterized by persecution of Christians and lack of government support of churches, a new study has revealed.

A map of Kaduna State in Northwest Nigeria/ Credit: Bioreports

Nigeria’s Church Leaders Condemn Sunday Killing, Abduction of Christians in Kaduna Region

Apr 26, 2021

Church leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna region have condemned the Sunday killing and abduction of Christians of a local church, saying the incident is an expression of the “sorry state of the security situation in the country and in particular, Kaduna State.”

Bishop Markos Ghebremedhin, Vicar Apostolic of Jimma-Bonga, Ethiopia

Church in Ethiopia Has Fulfilled Pope’s Request, Prayed for Persecuted Orthodox Christians

Nov 28, 2019

Weeks after Pope Francis requested prayers for persecuted Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia who were targeted in ethnic clashes in the Oromia region, leaving dozens of people dead, the Catholic Church in country has fulfilled this request and organized for prayers.