June 21, 2016

Pro-Life in Africa: ‘What We Hold in Common Is This Value for Family’

February 22, 2016

Ecclesia in Africa: New Guardians of Orthodoxy and Tradition Emerge in Africa

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of South Africa, a major figure at the 2015 synod, discusses the Church in Africa, race relations and the fruits of the synod.

November 30, 2015

10 Highlights from Pope Francis' Inflight Press Conference from Africa

November 26, 2015

Pope to Kenyan Families: ‘Radiate God’s Love’

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the University of Nairobi on the second day of his Nov. 25-30 African tour.

November 25, 2015

Pope Francis Arrives in Kenya: Praise for a ‘Young and Vibrant Nation’

At the start of his African trip, the Holy Father encouraged Kenyans to continue to work for peace and reconciliation in a nation that has suffered from terrorist acts in recent years.

November 25, 2015

Africa’s Bishops Offer Pope Francis Prayers and a Warm Welcome

The greeting comes just ahead of Pope Francis’ Nov. 25-30 visit to Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic.

November 23, 2015

What Pope Francis’ Visit Means to Central African Republic

The last pope to visit CAR was St. John Paul II in 1985, as part of a larger trip to Togo, the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Zaire and Kenya.

September 18, 2015

Cardinal Sarah: Fidelity to God and Family Is Africa’s Most Precious Treasure

The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments discussed his World Meeting of Families keynote address, as well as crucial issues on the agenda for the upcoming synod at the Vatican.

September 18, 2015

Flurry of Books Upholding Church Doctrine Appear Before Family Synod

August 26, 2015

Amid Threat of Violence, Catholic Charity Provides Sense of Stability in Mali

Catholic Relief Services, with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, helps provide 80,000 daily lunches to students.

August 21, 2015

Philadelphia Archdiocese Announces Priestly Discernment Program as Vocations Soar

“It is extraordinarily gratifying to see these young men choosing a life of service to Jesus Christ and the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia,’ said Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior, the rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

July 22, 2015

African Bishops Seek Less 'Eurocentric' Synod in October

African bishops and Church leaders recently gathered in Nairobi for the final phase of a three-year evaluation of the Catholic Church on the continent, during which discussion largely fell to topics surrounding the Oct. 4-25 gathering in Rome.

June 12, 2015

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May 12, 2015

Pope Francis: Spare No Effort in Defending Life and the Family

‘The family must always be defended as the main source of fraternity, respect for others and the primary path of peace,’ the Holy Father told the bishops of Mozambique Saturday.

April 24, 2015

Malawi Bishops’ New Policy Promotes Excellence in Catholic Schools

The policy aims to ‘offer direction’ to those who manage Catholic educational institutions to ensure that they follow the original aim of Catholic education.

March 4, 2015

Christianity by the Numbers: What Do New Projections Say About the Future of Religion?

The failure of Christian evangelization could prove to be an interesting development for Christianity over the next 35 years, said George Weigel.

February 11, 2015

Why a Priest Saved the Lives of Thousands of Muslims, How to Fraternally Correct a Friend and More!

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January 31, 2015

A Plan of Surpassing Beauty, In Praise of Motherhood, Africa's Catholic Moment and Much More!

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December 31, 2014

In Zimbabwe, Poverty Is the Church's Biggest Enemy

Missionary Father Felix Mukaro is confronted with daily evidence of the country’s political stagnation and the ongoing fight to recover from years of corrupt government.

December 5, 2014

Protect Us, Beleaguered Nigerian Archbishop Pleads as Elections Loom

The country’s presidential and national elections will take place on Feb. 14, while elections for the governorship and State House of Assembly are set for Feb. 28.

November 25, 2014

Cardinal Sarah Named Prefect of Congregation for Divine Worship

The African cardinal is known as a fearless defender of Church teachings against attempts to impose anti-Catholic values on issues like contraception, abortion and homosexuality.

October 29, 2014

Nigerian Bishop: Life Here Has Become ‘Cheaper Than Salt’

The bishop of the diocese that has suffered greatly because of Boko Haram criticized the government’s inability to protect its populace.

October 27, 2014

Stephen Hawking and The Heavens, The Catholic Priesthood Is a Vocational Sacrifice and Much More!

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October 10, 2014

African Missionary: The Family Is Indispensable to the Church’s Mission

SIDEBAR Comboni Missionary Father John Mungereza highlights the state of marriage in his Ugandan suburb.

October 10, 2014

African Archbishop Reflects on Challenges to Marriage and Family

Archbishop John Baptist Odama, Uganda’s delegate to the Synod of Bishops on the Family, discusses the Church in Africa.

October 9, 2014

Synod Day 3: Handbook to Overcome Lack of Catechesis Discussed

Bishops examined the link between the crisis of faith and the crisis of the family.

September 30, 2014

Catholic Aid Vital to Solving Ebola Crisis

The Church joins hands to provide essential aid and assistance to fight Ebola in West Africa.

December 25, 2013

Pope's Christmas Urbi et Orbi Address - Full Text

December 6, 2013

The Journey To Africa

December 6, 2013

Amid Increased Persecution, Christianity Growing in ‘Global South’

A representative from the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary estimated that one in five Christians currently live in countries where they are likely to be persecuted.

November 20, 2013

South Sudan Bishops Praise National Progress, Urge Reforms

The bishops urged that a process of national reconciliation take place to heal the wounds left by decades of civil war.

November 19, 2013

U.S. Officially Designates Boko Haram as Terrorist Group

According to reports, the Nigeria-based Islamic group has been responsible for the deaths of an estimated 2,800 people.

February 21, 2013

Suspects Sought in Shooting Death of Catholic Priest in Zanzibar

Father Evarist Mushi was shot and killed on his way to say Mass Feb. 17 in the territory that is part of Tanzania.

October 30, 2012

Bishops Call Attack on Nigerian Parish 'Barbarous'

Suicide bomber kills seven others after detonating his vehicle at a church during Mass.

September 7, 2012

Pope Benedict to Lay Catholics: Evangelize Africa

The Holy Father spoke lovingly of 'the continent of hope' and its people.

February 1, 2012

Angels in Africa

British Catholic's charity organization helps children with disabilities in Tanzania.

December 20, 2011

Christmas in Africa

Annual Nativity Scene Exhibit Draws Visitors to Knights of Columbus Museum

November 23, 2011

Pope Recalls Joyful and Hope-Filled Trip to Benin

Benedict says Africa is 'a reservoir of life and vitality' for the Church.

November 22, 2011

Benedict Daswa, Benedict XVI, and the African Future, St. Therese of Lisieux, and much more!

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November 21, 2011

Pope: 'Rejoice Together in the Reign of Christ the King Over the Whole World'

Benedict XVI reminds Africans to be light of Christ in the world on final day of visit to Benin, which was also the Church's celebration of Christ the King.

November 19, 2011

Loving Africa

The policy — and moral — challenges of truly helping.

November 18, 2011

Pope Arrives in Benin and Talks of God's Friendship With Humanity

Benedict begins three-day trip that marks the 40th anniversary of the Holy See establishing diplomatic relations with the West African country and the 150th year since the first Catholic missionaries arrived there.

November 17, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI Set for Voyage to Benin

Second apostolic voyage takes the Holy Father to West Africa to present the final text of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops.

September 20, 2011

Catholic Teaching Impact on AIDS in Africa, Calculating Divorce, Did Mary Write the Bible, and more!

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August 26, 2011

The Church's African Roots, Apple Is Catholic and PC Is Protestant, Chaput on Media, and more!

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August 11, 2011

Bishops Request Support for Catholic Relief Services' African Drought Relief

Archbishop Dolan and Bishop Kicanas: CRS 'can use all the help we can offer in this current tragic situation.'

August 5, 2011

Famine in Africa, Keep Praying for Souls, How to be a Good Confessor, and much more!

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August 4, 2011

'CNN Hero' Feeds Children in Drought-Stricken Kenya

Catholic faith inspires Mary's Meals to put food on the table.

May 24, 2010

Where the Martyrs Are – 2009

February 3, 2010

Obama Adviser Says the Pope is 'Hurting People in the Name of Jesus'

January 14, 2010

The British are Coming…

October 11, 2009

Synod Highlights Africa’s Potential

October 9, 2009

African Synod’s First Week

May 20, 2009

The Continent of Hope

March 26, 2009

The Case Against Condoms

March 23, 2009

Faith Amid Africa’s Struggles

March 20, 2009

Benedict’s African Triumph

March 19, 2009

The African View of Condoms

March 17, 2009

Condoms, AIDS and Research

March 17, 2009

Push Condoms, Worsen AIDS