Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti was kidnapped in 2017.
Pope Francis has, in his latest appointments, named a new Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of San in the West African nation of Mali and his representative in Burundi.
Religious leaders in Mali have appealed to the various stakeholders involved in the process of restoring calm in West Africa nation to “take all measures” that will guarantee “a peaceful, inclusive, and consensual transition” toward peace.
Sunday, August 1 was a moment of thanksgiving for Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli who was held in captivity for over two years after he was kidnapped from Niger and released in October last year.
On the occasion of the annual World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked July 30, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their initiatives in addressing the challenge of inequality in West Africa, a factor that contributes to human trafficking.
Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narvaez Argot, a Colombian Catholic Nun who has remained in captivity for the last four years following her abduction in Mali has sent a message to her family in which she appeals for hearty prayers for her safe release.
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Mali are offering educational entertainment to “disadvantaged young” in the neighborhood of Bamako in the country’s Archdiocese of Bamako.
Four people who had been abducted alongside a Catholic Priest in Mali’s Mopti Diocese on the morning of Monday, June 21 have been set free.
A Catholic Priest serving in Mali’s Mopti Diocese is among five people who were reportedly abducted Monday, June 21 morning by gunmen, a Cleric in the West African nation has confirmed.
People in Mali want to see the end of the ongoing political unrest and a return of normalcy in the country’s top leadership, a Catholic Priest who has weighed in on the current political situation in the country has said.
Catholic Bishops in Mali have, in a collective statement, expressed their strong condemnation of what they call “seizure of power outside the legal process” in the West African nation and called for constructive dialogue.
Catholic entities in Africa are among 264 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society bodies that are calling on government leaders around the world to address hunger facing an estimated 270 million people globally.
The Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has donated money towards the facilitation of Islamic studies for Priests and seminarians in West Africa.
The Catholic Church is praying for the safe release of a Colombian nun who was abducted by jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda four years ago, leaving behind what has been described as a “beautiful, wonderful project” that sought to increase literacy among women in the West African country.
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is offering help and comfort to migrants leaving Africa for Europe through Mali, housing them and providing them with “support and advice on their journey.”
Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli, the Catholic missionary Priest who was freed last month in Mali after he was kidnapped in Niger in September 2018 was evidently overcome with emotion when he had an audience with Pope Francis earlier this week following his release.
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.
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has outlined five lines of action that could help address the crisis in the Central Sahel region, which comprises the West African nations of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
Even in chains, Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli who was held in captivity for over two years after he was kidnapped by unknown men in the West African nation of Niger remained true to his Christian faith, walking in prayer with all people he had interacted with during his mission in the West Africa.
Ahead of the Global Handwashing Day (GHD) set to be marked in the context of COVID-19 on October 15, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has highlighted programs promoting good hygiene practices around the globe, including Africa.