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Pope Francis Appoints Beninese Cleric as Holy See Permanent Observer to UNESCO

Dec 1, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed a member of the Clergy from Benin as the representative of the Holy See to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Pope Francis and UNESCO’s Audrey Azoulay at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 7, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

"The Gospel is the most humanizing message known to history": Pope Francis to UNESCO

Nov 12, 2021

The pope was marking the UN agency’s 75th anniversary.

The renovated Saint-Louis Cathedral in Senegal. It is known to be the oldest church building in West Africa. / Saint-Louis Diocese.

Renovation of West Africa’s Oldest Cathedral Inspires Understanding, Collaboration: Bishop

Oct 11, 2020

The process of renovating Saint Louis Cathedral of Senegal’s Diocese of Saint Louis that has taken some 15 years has been described as a source of inspiration for the values of “understanding, collaboration, unity” among the people of God in the West African nation.

A Poster for World Teachers’ Day 2020. / UNESCO

On World Teachers’ Day, Jesuit Refugee Service Highlights Teachers’ Role amid COVID-19

Oct 5, 2020

On the annual World Teachers’ Day marked October 5, the leadership of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has highlighted the role the teachers engaged in the organization’s programs have been playing globally including in Africa amid COVID-19.

Pupils of Sacred Heart Sister's Kindergarten in Juba, South Sudan.

South Sudan Catholic Schools Propose Sober Talks amid UN Push to Resume Classes

Aug 4, 2020

Following the push by two United Nations agencies for the government to reopen schools in South Sudan, the Director for Education in the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba has proposed that all partners in the education sector hold talks on the COVID-19 aspects before children are allowed back to class.

Salesians in Africa looking to employ e-learning in their technical and vocational colleges around the continent.

Salesians in Africa Eyeing E-learning to Fill Youth Skills Gap in Technical Training

Jul 15, 2020

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in different countries in Africa joined the rest of the world on Wednesday, July 15 to celebrate the World Youth Skills Day with a major announcement that they were looking to employ e-learning in their technical and vocational colleges around the continent.

AMDISS Peace Centre in South Sudan.

Catholic Journalists in South Sudan to Benefit from Newly Launched Peace Center

Jul 2, 2020

Catholic journalists in the world’s newest nation will benefit from the Peace Center for Journalists and Media Practitioners launched Wednesday, July 1 by the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).