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Latest stories: Prayers

Logos of the members of Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) Credit: ZHOCD/Facebook

“Christians must soak elections with prayers”: Christian Denominations in Zimbabwe

Jan 3, 2022

Officials of the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) are calling on the people of God in the Southern African nation to “soak” the 2023 general election process “with prayers.”

Don Bosco Children Centre in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. Credit Courtesy Photo

Salesians Appeal for Prayers for Safe Release of Members Arrested in Addis Ababa Raid

Nov 10, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are appealing for prayers to secure the safe release of their confreres who were arrested when government forces in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, raided two of their premises.     

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

On Memorial of Patron Saint of Mauritian Diocese, Cardinal Calls for “more intense” Prayer

Aug 28, 2021

On the Memorial of St. Louis, the Patron Saint of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, the Cardinal in the Indian Ocean Island nation has called for “more intense” prayer as the Island African nation battles the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese/ Credit Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Catholic Bishop Calls for Prayers as Ravaging Drought Threatens Masses

Jun 16, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese has asked faith-based organizations and the people of God in the East-Central African country to pray for rains following a prolonged drought, a situation he says threatens the survival of many in the country.

Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso's Ouagadougou Archdiocese. Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Burkina Faso’s Cardinal Renews Call for Prayers Following Deadly Saturday Attack

Jun 8, 2021

The Cardinal in Burkina Faso has launched a renewed call for prayers in solidarity with victims of what has been described as one of the deadliest attacks in the West African country in recent years.

Pope Francis blesses Auschwitz survivor Lidia Maksymowicz in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 26, 2021./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Offers Advice for When Prayers Seem to go Unanswered

May 26, 2021

Pope Francis confronted the “scandal” of prayers that seem to go unanswered during his Wednesday general audience by pointing to the hope found in the Resurrection, “when all human longings … will be fulfilled.”

Nigeria's Kaduna State and other neighboring states / Public Domain

Call for Prayer after Bandits Torch Church, Kill Three in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese

Mar 1, 2021

A Priest in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese has asked for prayers after the attack that saw bandits torch a Catholic church, kill three people, and kidnap another three over the weekend. 

Bishop Eusebius Chinekezi Ogbonna Managwu of Gabon’s Port-Gentil Diocese / Courtesy Photo

“Gabon needs Lenten prayers to overcome all trials”: Bishop in Message for Lent

Feb 20, 2021

A Bishop in Gabon has, in his message for Lent 2021, urged the people of God in the Central African nation to turn to God in prayer for the “eradication” of COVID-19 during the Lenten Season.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin addressing the faithful during Mass at the St. Joseph cathedral Bamenda on 31 January 2021. / Bamenda Archdiocese/Facebook

Vatican’s Secretary of State Assures Cameroonians of Pope Francis’ “closeness, prayers”

Feb 1, 2021

The Secretary of State of the Vatican who is in Cameroon for a weeklong visit has assured the people of God in the Central African nation of Pope Francis’ solidarity amid the protracted Anglophone crisis.

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Priest in Burkina Faso’s Diocese of Banfora Reported Missing, Bishop Asks for Prayers

Jan 20, 2021

A Priest serving in Burkina Faso’s Diocese of Banfora located in the Southwestern part of the West African nation is missing, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese has announced.

Bishop Serverus Jjumba who is battling COVID-19 in hospital in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

Cleric Requests Prayers for Ugandan Bishop Battling COVID-19 in Hospital

Dec 10, 2020

A Cleric serving in Uganda’s Diocese of Masaka has called on the people of God in the East African nation to pray for the healing of Bishop Serverus Jjumba who is battling COVID-19 in hospital.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese.

Kenyan Prelate Recovering from COVID-19 Thankful for Prayers after Oxygen Support

Nov 26, 2020

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese has sent a message of appreciation to the people of God in the East Africa country, thanking them for journeying with him in prayers as he continues to battle COVID-19.

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB).

“Redouble efforts in prayer in your families”: Bishops in Benin to Faithful

May 12, 2020

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB) have, in a statement, urged the faithful in the West African country to take advantage of the restrictions put in place to curb the possible spread of COVID-19 by praying at the level of their respective families even as they wait for the resumption of public worship.