Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Archbishop Paul Jacques Marie Desfarges of the Catholic Archdiocese of Alger in Algeria and appointed his successor.
Catholic monk Jean-Pierre Schumacher was left to tell of the ill-famed 1996 massacre at the Algerian monastery of Tibhirine in which seven of his confreres were brutally killed.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, is demanding the release of an Alafia Christian man who has been on the wrong side of the government for abandoning Islam in favor of Christianity.
Augustinian Missionaries ministering in Algeria are running psychological and social programs in centers across the vast Northern African country to address the rising cases of depression and suicide among young people in the country.
At slightly over 2 million square kilometers, the Diocese of Laghouat, located in the Southern part of Algeria, is the largest diocese in Africa and arguably one of the largest dioceses in the world, only rivalled by the Catholic Diocese of Irkutsk in Russia, which measures 9.96 million square kilometers.
The late Archbishop emeritus of Algiers in Algeria, Henri Teissier, who was laid to rest Wednesday, December 9 is being eulogized for his courage and love for the North African nation.
Members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA) have acknowledged with appreciation two events in recent times that have had a positive impact in their region.
A Jesuit Archbishop shepherding the people of God in Algeria’s Archdiocese of Algiers has, in a recent interview with ACI Africa, shared about the impact of COVID-19 in his experience, saying the pandemic has triggered moments of destabilization and a deeper spiritual reflection that reveals “a certain letting go in relationships” including that with God.
The Archbishop of Algiers in Algeria, Paul Desfarges, who was recently appointed to the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID) has, in an interview with ACI Africa, underscored the value of interreligious dialogue describing it as “a path to universal brotherhood.”
Three African Prelates known for promoting religious tolerance in their respective countries are set to join the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID) as members after Pope Francis appointed them to the Vatican-based dicastery of the Roman Curia.
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.
Christians and Muslims in the North African nation of Algeria have sought to maintain interpersonal connections going beyond religion amid COVID-19 restrictions and the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, the Bishop of Constantine told Vatican News in an interview.
In a country where the faithful go for months without celebrating Holy Mass due to a shortage of Priests, the Church in Algeria is experiencing very little disruption owing to the spread of COVID-19 that has forced worshippers in many parts of the world to miss Mass.
The pandemic of coronavirus that has spread to well over 80 countries across the world including at least 26 in Africa has prompted the taking of precautionary measures aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly virus, with the global death toll having surpassed 5,300.
Dozens of Catholic dignitaries and hundreds of faithful gathered at the Saint Vincent-de-Paul Cathedral in Tunisia Saturday, February 8 for the Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop of Constantine in Algeria, French-born Monsignor Nicolas Lhernould.
The newly appointed Bishop for the diocese of Constantine in Algeria, French-born Monsignor Nicolas Lhernould has expressed hope for being accorded the warm welcome of hospitality by the people of God in his new jurisdiction soon after the Holy Father’s decision was made public Monday, December 9.
The Catholic Bishops of North Africa under the umbrella body called the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA) recently reconfirmed their solidarity with thousands of migrants present in their region and promised to reach out to them.