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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.

 

Father James Channan ‎OP and Imam Abdul Khabir Azad of Lahore, Pakistan.

Father James Channan ‎OP and Imam Abdul Khabir Azad of Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistani Catholic priest and imam honoured for interreligious harmony

18/03/2017 16:44

Dominican ‎priest Father James Channan and Imam Abdul Khabir Azad, both of Pakistan have been honoured with the Award for Interreligious Harmony” 2017 by the ‎African branch of United Religions Initiative (URI).  

 

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region before entering makeshift camps in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

UK aid agencies respond to East Africa hunger crisis

18/03/2017 11:03

Aid agencies are stepping up their efforts to help 16 million people facing starvation across East Africa. 

Pope Francis receives a 'Simnel Sunday' cake during his visit to Rome's All Saints Anglican Church

Pope Francis receives a 'Simnel Sunday' cake during his visit to Rome's All Saints Anglican Church

Pope receives gifts from Rome’s Anglican community on visit

27/02/2017 10:42

Meals for the poor, bibles for African victims of human trafficking, and a special Lenten cake. These were the gifts Pope Francis received from the Anglican community of Rome on his Sunday visit to All Saints Church

 

Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Cardinal Parolin in Republic of Congo as part of African tour

03/02/2017 15:54

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin continued his visit to Africa, travelling on Wednesday to the Republic of Congo for the signing of a framework agreement on Church-State relations between Brazzaville and the Holy See

 

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson

Cardinal Turkson at the 3rd German-African Healthcare Symposium

12/10/2016 13:44

The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson, on Wednesday spoke to the 3rd German-African Healthcare Symposium about the role of the Catholic Church in healthcare in Africa.