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Pope Francis Concerned about Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Pope Francis has expressed concerns about the humanitarian crisis occasioned by the ongoing unrest in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

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Young People in South Africa Urged to Stand Up for Jesus, Justice, Peace on Youth Day

The Bishop of South Africa’s Catholic Diocese of Kroonstad has called upon young people in the country to be witnesses of Jesus Christ in their families and society and to stand up for justice and peace ahead of the country’s Youth Day on Wednesday, June 16.

Fr. Kwiriwi Fonseca estimates that in addition to more than 2,500 people killed and more than 750,000 made homeless since the terrorist attacks began in October 2017 in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado. Credit: Johan Viljoen /

Catholic Priest in Mozambique Fears for Children Radicalization amid Increased Abductions

There is fear that young boys kidnapped by Al Shabaab militants in northern Mozambique are being radicalized to fight in the ranks of the militants.

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address, June 6, 2021./ Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

Pope Francis: Coronavirus Recovery Must Have True Vision for Humanity

Rebuilding after the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to confront the failures of the past, including failures towards God and neighbor, Pope Francis has said in a message to world leaders gathered in Bratislava. 

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A Group of Lay Catholics in Mauritius Spearhead Three-day National Prayer for Country

A group of Catholics in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius are spearheading three days of national prayer for the country’s challenges, including COVID-19 pandemic and issues at personal level.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Call for Fair Media Coverage of Ongoing Political Campaigns

Members of the Jesuit Conference of Theological Reflection (JCTR) have called on media players in Zambia to observe fairness in the coverage of the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the August 12 general elections.

Fr. Abba Petros Abraha with students of the Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare, Eritrea/Credit: Salesian Missions /

Salesian Entity Facilitates Self-Sustainability Initiatives for Catholic School in Eritrea

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, is facilitating self-sustainability initiatives at the Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare, a town located some 25 miles Southeast of Eritrea's capital, Asmara.

St Micheal Parish in Malawi's Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Charity Pledges Support for Parishioners Trekking for Miles to Church in Malawi

Christians from St. Joseph’s outstation of Nkhate Parish in Malawi’s Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa have been trekking for up to 20 kilometers to attend Sunday Mass in the Parish.

The Apostolic Nuncio in Burkina and Niger unveils the placard bearing Pope Benedict XVI Street in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou/ Credit: Fr. Paul Dah /

Naming of Street after Pope Benedict XVI “brings hope to Burkina Faso, Africa”: Cardinal

The naming of the Ouagadougou where the Apostolic Nunciature in Burkina Faso is located after Pope emeritus Benedict XVI “brings hope” to the West African nation as well as the African continent, the Cardinal in the country has said.

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CRS Set to Facilitate Research, Internship for Malawi’s Catholic University Students

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S., is set to partner with the Catholic University of Malawi in an internship and research initiative aimed to benefit students.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook /

Nigerian Archbishop Cautions against “suppressing” Youth With “reasonable demands”

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has cautioned the Federal Government against “suppressing” the voices of the youth protesting against bad governance and insecurity in the West African country.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015 for the general audience./ Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Marginalizing the poor threatens “the very concept of democracy”: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Monday that “the very concept of democracy is jeopardized” when the poor are marginalized and treated as if they are to blame for their condition.

The headquarters of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

DR Congo Church Leaders Want Poll Body to Have Civil Society in Majority of Members

The National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) and the Church of Christ in Congo (ECC) are recommending that in the composition of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI), civil society members constitute the majority.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN)/Credit: Fr. Paul Dah /

Security Forces in Burkina Faso, Niger Urged to Work Toward Restoring Previous Optimism

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger are urging security forces operating in the region to work toward restoring the optimism that had characterized the West African nation of Burkina Faso before the Solhan village massacre.

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CNA Launches Daily News Podcast Made for Smart Speakers

Catholic News Agency has launched a new audio news update, designed specifically for smart speakers. 

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Catholic Peace Entity Reports Forceful State Evictions amid Militant Attacks in Mozambique

Catholic peace and charity organization, Denis Hurley Peace Initiative (DHPI), has reported the increasing forceful displacement of people who are already dealing with militant attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region.  

Bishop Dominic Kimengich addressing delegates during the launch of the First Diocesan Synod for Kenya's Eldoret Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Kenya’s Eldoret Diocese Convenes First Synod in 62 Years to Address Pastoral Initiatives

The leadership of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Eldoret has launched the First Diocesan Synod bringing together members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, and Laity to address pastoral initiatives. development projects, spiritual guidance and cohesion in the Diocese.

St. Joseph Cathedral of Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Mamfe/Facebook /

Cameroonian Priest Decries Violence against Clergy, Says “Church is not an enemy”

A Cameroonian Catholic Priest has, in a statement, decried violence against members of the Clergy in the Central African country that is reeling under the Anglophone crisis.

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Ivorian Priest Calls for Collaboration in Tackling Terrorism after Burkina Faso Killings

A Catholic Priest in Ivory Coast is advocating for collaborative strategies in the fight against terrorism following last weekend’s attack on Solham village in Burkina Faso during which at least 160 people lost their lives.

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address June 6, 2021./ Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

Pope Francis: 'All that is good belongs to God'

God asks us to trust that his love is always at work through our good deeds, even if we do not see the results we had hoped for, Pope Francis said on Sunday.