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Fidei Donum priests in Kenya assemble for a photo after the completion of their annual meeting at the National Marian Shrine in Subukia, Kenya. Credit: PMS Kenya

Catholic Priests in Kenya’s Hardship Missionary Territories Share Joy of Changing Lives

Sep 10, 2021

One of the greatest sources of joy in the mission to the margins is journeying with people who have never known about Christianity until they receive the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio who coordinates the work of Priests working in Kenya’s hardship missionary territories has said.

Marie-Catherine Persévérance Kingbo. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Charity Mourns Missionary Nun Who Served the Poor in Muslim Dominated Niger

May 28, 2021

The Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is mourning the passing on of a Catholic missionary Nun who dedicated her life to the service of the poor in Niger, a country with a tiny percentage of Christians.

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021./ Vatican Media/CNA

Meeting Christ in Poor Renews Our Missionary Vigor: Pope Francis in Video Message

Apr 15, 2021

Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made the work of Catholic groups that assist poor communities even more urgent.

Late Fr. Emil Blaser who passed on Monday, November 16. / Radio Veritas South Africa/Facebook Page.

South Africans Pay Glowing Tribute to Missionary, Founder of First Catholic Radio

Nov 17, 2020

Members of the Clergy, Religious and Laity in South Africa have paid glowing tributes to Fr. Emil Blaser, a Religious Missionary Cleric known for founding the first Catholic Radio Station, Radio Veritas who passed on Monday, November 16.

Bishop Frank Nubuasah with some nuns serving in Botswana’s Gaborone Diocese.

“You don’t have to leave home to a distant country to be a missionary”: Bishop in Botswana

Oct 19, 2020

As Catholics globally marked World Mission Sunday on October 18, a Bishop in Botswana has reminded all the baptized in the Southern African nation that they can still be missionaries in the comfort of their home countries.

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) with President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Missionaries’ Residence Permit Among 7 Issues Bishops in Ghana Want President to Address

Sep 10, 2020

Reviewing the amount foreign missionaries in Ghana pay for their residence permits is one of the seven issues Catholic Bishops in the West African country want the Head of State to address, the Bishops have indicated in their collective statement circulated Thursday, September 10.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Pope Francis Lands in Japan, Where He Once Hoped to be a Missionary

Nov 23, 2019

In a meeting with bishops in Tokyo Saturday, Pope Francis recalled his former desire to be a missionary to Japan, praising those who carried the faith there before him.

Poster created by the Society of African Missions in memory of Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli, one year since his abduction / Society of African Missions (SMA)

One Year On, Missionary Priest Abducted in Niger Still Missing, Prayerful Concerns

Sep 17, 2019

The whereabouts of the missionary priest, Fr. Luigi Maccalli, who was abducted exactly one year ago (September 17, 2018) in the landlocked West African country of Niger remain unknown.