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A poster of the St. Ignatius scholarship for Women to Study Theology /

Jesuits' Hekima College Announces Scholarship for African Women to Study Theology

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) are seeking to empower women in Africa to be able to engage credibly in the conversation about matters of faith through a sponsorship program dubbed “St. Ignatius Scholarship for Women Theologians,” a move that is consistent with the mission of the centuries-old institution and the pastoral guidelines of Pope Francis, also a Jesuit.

Pope Francis meets with participants in a World Day of Reflection against Trafficking in Persons in Vatican City, Feb. 12, 2018. Credit: Vatican City. /

Women African Judges Meet at Vatican to Deliberate on 'plague' of Human Trafficking

A group of around 50 women judges and prosecutors engaged in the fight against human trafficking and organized crime in Africa is meeting at the Vatican this week.