An Ethiopian political analyst has told a Catholic aid agency that Eritrea is fighting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front alongside Ethiopia amid reports that the ongoing war in the Horn of Africa has spilled over to Eritrea.
The intervention of the Catholic Church has been key in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria, a Prelate in the West African nation has said, calling on the government of the country to strengthen the activities of the Church in the country’s affected region.
The international community looking to assist Nigeria in the fight against terrorist attacks can help by boosting the country’s security forces, the leadership of a religious conflict resolution organization working in the West African country has said.
Christians all over the world continue to be persecuted on the basis of their faith, a Catholic Pontifical organization has said while announcing this year’s global call for religious freedom.
The apostolate of the members of the Religious Institute of Comboni Missionary Sisters among the indigenous in Ethiopia has been highlighted in a report, which Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International published Friday, October 23.
Baptized members of the Catholic Church in Uganda have been encouraged to reach out to the rest of the world by offering prayers and material support that will strengthen missionary activities in hardship areas.
Renown filmmaker Magdalena Wolnik’s new documentary, which has been selected for the 23rd Religion Today Film Festival is a fascinating story of an Ethiopian Priest who leaves the comfort of his home in the north and swims against the current in his attempt to evangelize an indigenous community in the hostile Southern part of the Horn of Africa.
A Catholic Priest ministering in Nigeria’s Kaduna State that has experienced numerous attacks on innocent civilians has expressed the frustration of having to organize successive burials of victims of the violence in his parish and described those who have lost their lives as “martyrs” whose blood has not been shed “in vain.”
A Priest from Chad studying in France has, in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, explained the status of Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular in his native country where Christians are often under pressure to convert to Islam, the dominant religion.
A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria’s Diocese of Sokoto has likened the increased killings of Nigerian Christians by Fulani herdsmen who also target Muslims in the west African country to genocide, a statement that concurs with a recently published report in the United Kingdom (UK) that suggests unfolding genocide in Nigeria.
Members of the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU), are concerned about the attacks by jihadists in Cabo Delgado Province, a region covered by Mozambique’s Pemba diocese.
Sometime last year, when members of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Algeria wrote to the Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, appealing for funds, the Congregation was in a deep state of need.
On Thursday, June 4, a Carmelite nun working in Macomia, a small town in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, stealthily walked in the company of other Sisters of Religious Order to their residence that had been abandoned for a month as terrorists wreaked havoc in the southern African country.
A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria says that the government in the West African nation is overwhelmed in the fight against insurgency that has wreaked havoc in the country, and is now calling on the international community to step in and help restore law and order.
Amid a variety of COVID-19 related restrictions in the West African nation of Niger, the head of Fraternity of the Servants of Christ, a local congregation of nuns, has shared about the impact of the pandemic on the activities of the religious community.
A Bishop in Mozambique has decried the reigning oppression of people who speak against the increased attacks that mainly target the Church in the southern African country, terming the attacks as “an injustice that is crying out to heaven”.
On the 5th anniversary of the deadly attack on Kenya’s Garissa University College, situated in the north eastern part of the East African country, the Catholic Bishop of the area has recalled the unfortunate event and recounted initiatives that have undertaken by religious leaders to promote peaceful co-existence.
A Bishop in Mozambique has condemned the recent jihadist attack and the actions of the attackers that occurred in the territory within his diocese, describing the episode as a tragedy, a real shame, and a disgrace to the citizens of the Southern African nation.
Following the January 20 killing of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of the State of Adamawa, the Catholic Bishop of Yola that covers Adamawa State has declared three days of fasting and prayer in honor of the murdered church leader, described by a Catholic priest who knew him personally as “a simple and devout Pastor.”
Days after reports cited West African-based official of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) calling upon stakeholders in the African Sahel region to go beyond military intervention and address the root causes of the region’s conflict including “extreme poverty, high youth unemployment, a lack of education,” leaders of a religious congregation of nuns have shared about their initiative in providing a safe haven for victims of the conflict.