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Catholics in Benin Mixing Christianity with Witchcraft after 160 Years of Evangelization

Apr 16, 2021

A significant number of Catholics in Benin have been said to have one foot in the Church and another one in indigenous ways of worship after over a century of Missionary work in the West African country.

Fr. Giovanni Corselli of the Salesians of Don Bosco working in Madagascar / Salesians of Don Bosco

Salesians in Madagascar Battling Poverty, Illiteracy, Witchcraft in Evangelization Mission

Mar 29, 2021

Poverty, a retrogressive culture that does not support education as well as lack of exposure to the outside world are some of the factors that stand in the way of evangelization for members of the members of the Religious Institution of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) who are ministering in Ankililoaka, a region covered by the Catholic Diocese of Moramanga, Southwest of Madagascar.

Saving Africa's Witch Children, a documentary that featured shocking stories of torture inflicted on children in Nigeria. / Channel 4

Salesian Missionaries in Togo Caring for Children Accused of Witchcraft

Jun 10, 2020

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the West African nation of Togo are caring for children who, because of being slightly different from others, are accused of witchcraft and risk “deadly consequences.”

Main entrance to the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Gaba Campus, Eldoret, Kenya

Reality of Witchcraft, Place of Faith in Healing among Highlights at Scholars’ Conference

Oct 1, 2019

The reality of witchcraft in Africa and the place of faith in healing were among the highlights of the just concluded conference that brought together African scholars to present thematic studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa’s (CUEA) Gaba Campus in Kenya’s city of Eldoret, the conference convener told ACI Africa.