People in the Luuq region of Somalia leaving their homes in search of safe shelter. Credit: Trócaire

Bishops in Ireland Reaching Out to Flood Victims in Somalia with Humanitarian Support

Nov 19, 2023

Bishops in Ireland, through their development arm, Trócaire, are providing healthcare and nutrition services to victims of floods caused by the ongoing El Nino rains in Somalia.

Pope Francis speaks to the crowd on 12 June 2022 gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome for the recitation of the Angelus on Trinity Sunday. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Prays for Victims of Deadly Islamic Terrorist Attack in Somalia

Oct 30, 2022

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday that God may “convert the hearts of the violent” after an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist attack in Somalia.

Mother of two, Fatuma Ganun Mohamed, cradles her infant son Abdikan who was recently admitted to a Trócaire supported stabilisaiton centre suffering from severe malnutrition. Credit: Trócaire

Somalia in Need of “drastic action” Following Drought, Leadership of Catholic Entity Says

Feb 18, 2022

The leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire in Somalia, is calling for “drastic action” to provide reprieve to the people of God in drought-stricken Horn of Africa nation. 

Fartun (39) collecting water with other women and girls from her village Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Transforming Lives in Somalia Through “Christmas gifts of love” Initiative

Nov 16, 2021

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is providing clean and safe drinking water in the drought-stricken Somalia in an initiative the agency has dubbed as “Christmas gifts of love”.

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Inside Christianity in Somalia Where Most Catholics are Foreign Nationals

Jul 2, 2021

There is only one Catholic Priest in Somaliland who celebrates Holy Mass in the homes of Catholics in the territory located in the Horn of Africa within Somalia, a Catholic Bishop has said while highlighting the role of Christians in the African country that is dominated by Muslims.  

Map for Somalia, a territory under the jurisdiction of the Catholic Diocese of Mogadishu. Credit: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

“Christians have gradually been marginalized”: Apostolic Administrator in Somalia

Apr 29, 2021

The minority Christian population in Somalia has been gradually marginalized, the Apostolic Administrator of the country’s only Catholic Diocese of Mogadishu has said.

Logo calling for an end to Female Genital Mutilation / United Nations

Bishops in Ireland, European Union Launch Initiative against Sexual Violence in Somalia

Feb 8, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ireland have, in partnership with the leadership of the European Union (EU), launched a campaign against Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Somalia.

Some 250 vulnerable people initiated into entrepreneurship by COOPI. / COOPI

Hundreds of Somalia’s Vulnerable People Receive Training, Capital from Jesuit-founded NGO

Dec 14, 2020

Hundreds of vulnerable people in Somalia’s Mogadishu Diocese have benefited from entrepreneurship training and business start-up capital from the leadership of Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI), an Italy-based non-governmental organization (NGO) founded by a Jesuit Cleric.

Several Islands in Uganda flooded after Lake Victoria overflowed its banks. The inhabitants had to be evacuated. / Swim Safe/Malteser International

Flooding in Uganda Threatening COVID-19 Response, Catholic Relief Agency Cautions

May 13, 2020

Following the heavy rains being experienced in the East African nation of Uganda, an official of Malteser International (MI), the worldwide relief agency of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Order of Malta, has warned that the resulting floods are a threat to COVID-19 response in the affected region.