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Ambassador Alexander Laskaris in Guinea

Ambassador Alexander Laskaris in Guinea

Top US Ambassador in Rome to engage in Catholic peacemaking efforts

20/07/2017 18:44

Ambassador Alexander Laskaris, the Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement of the United States Africa Command stops off in Rome to engage with the Catholic Church and  faith-based organizations in the quest for peace making strategy and frameworks for African conficts.

 

People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

Irish Church responds to East Africa Crisis

16/07/2017 13:00

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is responding to the dire humanitarian crisis in East Africa by announcing that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland next weekend.

Zimbabwe's Catholic Bishops with Pope Francis on an ad-limina visit to Rome (file)

Zimbabwe's Catholic Bishops with Pope Francis on an ad-limina visit to Rome (file)

Zimbabwe’s Catholic Bishops on the Elections of 2018

04/06/2017 19:08

Ahead of Zimbabwe’s 2018 general elections, the country’s Catholic Bishops, on Pentecost Sunday, issued a pastoral letter on the elections. 

 

Pope Francis with Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi

Pope Francis greets Anglican Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, together with the outgoing director of Rome's Anglican Centre, Archbishop David Moxon

Pope Francis meets new head of Anglican Centre, AB Ntahoturi

02/06/2017 18:13

Pope Francis meets the incoming director of the Anglican Centre, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of Burundi, who says his appointment can help Anglicans and Catholics work more closely together on key issues of reconciliation, poverty and human trafficking

Liturgical dancers during the 2016 Uganda Martyrs Day celebration

Liturgical dancers during the 2016 Uganda Martyrs Day celebration

All set for the 2017 Uganda Martyrs Day celebration

02/06/2017 14:04

Last minutes preparations are in full swing for the 2017 Uganda Martyrs Day celebration due Saturday, 3 June 3 at Namugongo Catholic Shrine.

 

Faithful gather for Mass at Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church in Nweli, South Africa.

Faithful gather for Mass at Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church in Nweli, South Africa

Pope's prayer intention for May: Christians in Africa

04/05/2017 15:18

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for May is dedicated to Christians in Africa: That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

 

Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

Bishops of West Africa discuss pastoral concerns with ECOWAS

11/04/2017 11:40

Catholic Bishops of West Africa have singled out religious intolerance, youth unemployment and the menace of marauding herdsmen as some of the major pastoral challenges facing West Africa.