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Latest stories: Catholic Nun

Screengrab of Sr. Elena Balatti. Credit: Pax Christi International/Youtube

Catholic Nun in South Sudan Narrates Challenges Encountered in Efforts to Restore Peace

Jan 9, 2022

Embracing dialogue for peaceful coexistence in South Sudan is posing a challenge especially for those who have experienced direct effects of civil war, a Catholic Missionary Nun serving in the East-Central African nation has said.

Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez, the Colombian Catholic Nun who was released in October last year in Mali after spending close to five years in captivity. Credit: ACN

How Colombian Catholic Nun Touched Hearts of Her Kidnappers in Mali

Jan 5, 2022

Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez, the Colombian Catholic Nun who was released in October last year in Mali after spending close to five years in captivity has recalled the testimony she gave about her faith that touched the hearts of her kidnappers.

Sr. Bibiana Ngundo, a lecturer in African Culture and Religion at Kenya’s Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) during her presentation at the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly for the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA). Credit: ACWECA

Align Formation Programs for Religious in Africa to New World Realities: Catholic Nun

Aug 26, 2021

There is a need to revise the old formation programs for those joining Religious Life in Africa to match the positive and negative realities of the current society, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Sr. Hermenegild Makoro, the South African member of the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood Sisters who was recently appointed to the Commission for Methodology of the 2023 Synod of Bishops. Credit: Fr. Paul Tatu, CSS/South Africa

It was “a surprise, a challenge”: African Nun on Appointment to Bishops’ Synod Commission

Jul 30, 2021

The South African Catholic Nun recently appointed to the Commission for Methodology of the 2023 Synod of Bishops has shared her reaction to the appointment, saying the news came to her “as a surprise” and “as a challenge”, which she has accepted.

Daughters of the Resurrection walking in Bukavu/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Nun Abducted on Her Way to the Market in DR Congo Set Free

Jul 16, 2021

The Catholic Nun belonging to the Daughters of the Resurrection in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who was kidnapped on her way to the market has been set free, the Pontifical Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) United Kingdom, has reported.

Sisters and novices from the Daughters of the Resurrection working in the fields/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Prayer Appeal for Catholic Nun Kidnapped in DR Congo on Her Way to the Market

Jul 13, 2021

Members of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Resurrection who are working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have asked for prayers for one of their members who has been missing for five days and is feared to have been kidnapped.

Map Showing Ethiopia's Tigray region. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Nuns among Rape Victims in Growing Military Brutality in Tigray, Ethiopia

Jun 2, 2021

The Catholic Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reported the gross violation of human rights in Ethiopia’s Tigray region where military have been accused of raping women including Catholic Nuns.

Eruption of the volcanic Mount Nyirangongo on the eastern frontier of the the Republic of the Congo.Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Goma Residents in DR Congo “preparing for the worst” amid Earth Tremors: Catholic Nun

Jun 2, 2021

There is a mounting humanitarian crisis in areas around the city of Goma on the Eastern frontier of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo and the subsequent earth tremors that have left people fearing for the worst.

Late Sr. Helena Mwapiti Amwaandangi MSC who succumbed to COVID-19 complications on May 2. She was the Secretary General of the Namibian Catholic Bishops' Conference.

Namibian Nun with One-month Service at Bishops’ Conference Eulogized as Humble, Dedicated

May 5, 2021

The Namibian Catholic Nun who served as Secretary General of her country’s Catholic Bishops' Conference (NCBC) for a month is being eulogized as a humble and dedicated servant leader, faithful to her service of the Church.

A Catholic Nun poses for a photo session with children in Tigray, Ethiopia/ Credit: Agenzia Fides

Catholic Nun Narrates Harrowing Account of Murders, Explosions in Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis

Apr 27, 2021

Horror surrounded Shire, a town in Ethiopia’s Tigray region at the start of the ongoing civil war, a Catholic Nun who works in the troubled Northernmost region of the Horn of African country has recounted.

Lesotho-based Sr. Juliet Lithemba of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa who has recovered from COVID-19. Credit: World Health Organization (WHO) Lesotho

“We lost too many warriors in this battle”: Catholic Nun in Lesotho on COVID-19 Effects

Apr 21, 2021

A Catholic Nun ministering in Lesotho has, in a report, recounted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people of God in the Southern African kingdom noting that her community “lost too many warriors in this battle.”

Sr. Rebecca Aliro who offers lectures in English, literature and drama at the Catholic University of South Sudan (CUSS). / ACI Africa.

Catholic Nun in South Sudan Calls on Authorities to Go Beyond “unknown gunmen” Narrative

Nov 10, 2020

A Catholic nun in South Sudan has expressed concerns over insecurity perpetrated by those only identified as “unknown gunmen,” calling on the political leaders in the East-Central African country to find identities of these attackers and to bring them to book.

Resettling Boy Child from Children’s Home in Uganda Challenging, Catholic Nun Recounts

Nov 3, 2020

The process of transitioning the boy child from children’s home to family life in the East African nation of Uganda is still a big challenge, a Catholic Sister has said.

Late Sr. Henrietta Alokha,Ssh, Principal of Nigeria's Bethlehem Girls College who died while rescuing students after gas explosion in Abule Ado, Lagos, Monday, March 16, 2020.

Nigerians Eulogize Nun Who Died Saving Others in Sunday Lagos Inferno

Mar 17, 2020

The morning of Sunday, March 15 is one that residents of Nigeria’s Abule Ado town in the outskirts of the country’s largest city, Lagos, wish to forget. But for the Catholic Church in the West African country, it is a day that they will remember for the selfless act of a Catholic nun who gave her life while saving school girls in a fire that razed down at least 50 houses, injuring and killing residents in its wake.