A freelance journalist who has reported on a surge of violent attacks by radicalized Muslims in Nigeria for CNA recently found himself caught in the middle of a firefight between government soldiers and armed militiamen.
Pope Francis resumed his normal schedule of appointments on Saturday morning after suffering from a fever the day prior, a Vatican communications official said.
An Italian Benedictine monk who became the “Apostle of the English,” Saint Augustine of Canterbury is honored by the Catholic Church on May 27.
The recognition of the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Simon Mpeke, popularly known as Baba Simon, who becomes Cameroon’s first Venerable, is a “great joy for the Church” in the Central African nation, the Local Ordinary of Edéa, Baba Simon’s Diocese of origin, has said.
The Focolare Movement and the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) have partnered to organize “Sports4Peace”, sports festivals targeting 12-18-year-olds from refugee and migrant communities in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and Kakuma, a town in Northwestern Kenya, Lodwar Catholic Diocese, which has hosted a UNHCR Refugee Camp since 1992.
Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri is appealing for prayers for the release of Fr. Matthias Opara, who was abducted on Friday, May 26 while returning from a Funeral Mass.
The killing of “at least 130 people” in Nigeria’s Plateau State is a matter of “deep concern” for the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Pope Francis canceled meetings on Friday morning due to a fever, a Vatican spokesman confirmed
Expert morticians are scratching their heads at the recently exhumed body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, a Benedictine nun who died in 2019 and now appears to be in an unexpected state of preservation.
Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have emphasized the “urgent need” to promote Biblical Pastoral care in the Southern African nation.
Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy, in 1515. At the age of 18, Philip was sent to his uncle, Romolo, a wealthy merchant at San Germano, a Neapolitan town near the base of Monte Cassino, to assist him in his business, and with the hope that he might inherit his uncle's fortune.
“Hands off Africa”, Pope Francis’ new book that was released May 22 features key moments of his Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Peace in South Sudan from 31 January to 5 February 2023.
A Catholic Missionary Priest ministering in violence-stricken Khartoum has lamented restricted movement in the Sudanese capital city, and difficulty in establishing communication with others amid continued violence in the Northeastern African nation since April 15.
The High Court in Blantyre, Malawi, has postponed the hearing meant to interpret Section 153 (c) of the Penal Code of the Southern African nation, which criminalizes consensual same-sex relations between two consenting adults to June 5 and June 6 from May 23.
Concerted efforts need to be made for the youth in Sierra Leone, especially women, to have a “meaningful participation” in politics and peacebuilding initiatives in the West African nation, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in the country has said.
Pope Francis has emphasized the importance of the virtue of justice in a message for the upcoming World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
Caritas Uganda is seeking partners in an initiative that will see “reusable sanitary pads” locally produced, with school-going girls at a refugee center as beneficiaries.
The Catholic Church will celebrate the feast of St. Bede on May 25. The English priest, monk, and scholar is sometimes known as “the Venerable Bede” for his combination of personal holiness and intellectual brilliance.
Three members of the Religious Order of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHS) have expressed gratitude to the Vulnerable People Project (VPP), a Catholic apostolate dedicated to helping people escape conflict, for facilitating their safe evacuation from Sudan to South Sudan amid violence in the Northeastern African nation.
Caritas Uganda officials have called on developed nations to owner their pledge to contribute to the loss and damage fund, which they made during the United Nations 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt in last November.