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Fr. Lazar Arasu, Director of Don Bosco Refugee Services, Palabek in Uganda during a talk with the youth at the refugee camp. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Priest in Uganda Calls for Strengthening of Church Marriages to Curb Cohabitation

A Catholic Missionary Priest in Uganda has raised alarm over the rise in cohabitation among the youth in African countries and called for the strengthening and support of the Sacrament of Matrimony to nurture responsibility and foster faith in families.

African Countries Register Highest Growth in Christianity Globally amid Persecution

Christianity is on the rise in African countries despite the harsh religious environment on the continent that is characterized by persecution of Christians and lack of government support of churches, a new study has revealed.

Catholics in Benin Mixing Christianity with Witchcraft after 160 Years of Evangelization

A significant number of Catholics in Benin have been said to have one foot in the Church and another one in indigenous ways of worship after over a century of Missionary work in the West African country.

The national flag of Mali.

Jihadism in Mali Fueled by “injustice, poverty and misery”: Missionary Cleric

Jihadism that has bedeviled Mali is fueled by injustice, poverty and misery, a missionary Cleric ministering in the West African nation has said, noting that the way to fight the violence is to address the three challenges.

Fr. Léandre Mbaydeyo. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International.

Chadian Cleric Explains Christianity, Church Status in Muslim-dominated Context

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.