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Pope Francis meets religious sisters at a general audience on Jan. 19, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tells Religious Sisters to Fight Back When Mistreated by "men of the Church"

Feb 1, 2022

The pope's prayer intention for the month of February is for religious sisters and consecrated women.

Pope Francis meets with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in Rome on Oct. 22, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Asks Religious Sisters to Pray for Him: "It is not easy to be the Pope"

Oct 23, 2021

The pope also shared a story from the life of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Sister Monica Chikwe, vice president, Slaves No More. U.S. Embassy to the Holy See

Meet the Catholic Nuns Leading the Fight against Human Trafficking

Oct 15, 2021

When a 26-year-old Nigerian girl was first forced out on the streets of Italy by her traffickers, she was told: “You have to start smiling.”

A course to help young religious cope with trauma in a conflict region. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Catholic Charity Boosts Psychosocial Training for Traumatized Sisters in Cameroon

Sep 8, 2021

Catholic pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has announced plans to support the psychosocial training of Sisters in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who the foundation notes have been traumatized by the ongoing violence in the Anglophone region of the Central African country.

A Carmelite Sister at a Convent in the Ecclesiastical province of Kananga of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Catholic Charity Supports Nuns at Convent Destroyed in DR Congo Violence

Apr 17, 2021

For nearly five years, Carmelite Sisters in the Ecclesiastical Province of Kananga of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have stayed at premises that were looted and partly destroyed in violence that wreaked havoc in the Central African country between 2016 and 2017.

Logo of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) / Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC)

Over 25 Priests, 60 Nuns Have Succumbed to COVID-19-related Illnesses in Tanzania: Cleric

Mar 4, 2021

At least 25 Catholic Priests and 60 members of Religious Orders have succumbed to COVID-related complications in Tanzania, the Secretary General of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) has said.

SSH Superior General, Sr. Dr. Alice Jurugo Drajea harvesting crops in their farm. / ACI Africa.

Nuns Partner with Aid Agencies to Facilitate Food Production for Needy in South Sudan

Nov 15, 2020

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SSH) in South Sudan have partnered with the United Nations development agencies to facilitate food production, reaching out to the deprived in the East-Central African country.

Four members of the Religious Congregation of the Precious Blood Sisters who succumbed to COVID-19 in South Africa's Umtata Diocese.

Four Nuns Who Succumbed to COVID-19 in South Africa “were generous servants of the Lord”

Jun 15, 2020

The leadership of the Catholic Church in South Africa has described the four members of the Religious Congregation of the Precious Blood Sisters who succumbed to COVID-19 as “generous servants of the Lord” who died “in a very short period of time.”

Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians(MSMHC), prepare food items for the needy in the Manzini Diocese, Swaziland.

Nuns in Swaziland Attend to People “who have lost their livelihood” amid COVID-19

Jun 3, 2020

In an effort to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on families  in Swaziland, members of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC), a Religious Order of nuns based in the Southern Africa country, are reaching out to the needy with humanitarian relief, the nuns involved in the intervention in Manzini Diocese have reported.

Onlookers at the collapsed two-storey school building at the Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi

How the Catholic Community has Intervened in Nairobi-School Tragedy, 8 Deaths Reported

Sep 26, 2019

What was a normal Monday morning school day at Nairobi’s Precious Talent Top School turned tragic when a wing of a two-storey school building caved in on pupils who had reported to the school located near Ngong Racecourse.