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

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

Canada faith leaders appeal for South Sudan, Yemen, northeast Nigeria, Somalia

08/06/2017 13:24

Faith leaders in Canada are calling for a concrete response to famines in South Sudan, Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia. The appeal was issued by Catholic Bishops together with other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Baha’i faith leaders.  

March to October 2017 Marian Year aims to commemorate the centenary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima in Portugal

March to October 2017 Marian Year aims to commemorate the centenary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima in Portugal

Bishops of Ibadan speak out on insecurity and the economy

08/02/2017 10:27

The Bishops of Ibadan highlight insecurity and a dwindling local currency as among serious challenges facing Nigeria.

 

One of the 21 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram carries her baby during their visit to meet President Muhammadu Buhari In Abuja, Nigeria Octo

One of the 21 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram carries her baby during their visit to meet President Muhammadu Buhari In Abuja, Nigeria October 19, 2016.

UNICEF: Chibok schoolgirls need support

20/10/2016 12:21

Earlier this week the Islamic extremist group in Nigeria, Boko Haram, released from captivity 21 students, who are known collectively as the Chibok schoolgirls. They were abducted in April 2014 from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State.

The 93 year old mother of South Africa's Blessed Benedict Daswa at the beatification Mass on September 13, 2015.

The 93 year old mother of South Africa's Blessed Benedict Daswa at the beatification Mass on September 13, 2015.

First Anniversary of Benedict Daswa’s Beatification

13/09/2016 16:21

Tuesday 13 September 2016 marks the first anniversary of the beatification of South Africa’s first martyr, Blessed  Tshimangadzo Samuel Benedict Daswa.

 

Many victims of human trafficking are girls and women exploited  in the sex trade

Many victims of human trafficking are girls and women exploited in the sex trade

Nigeria Conference: Women religious in the forefront to fight trafficking

08/09/2016 12:48

As an important international Vatican-organized conference on human trafficking wrapped up this week in Nigeria, it becomes more and more obvious that women religious have increasingly become the protagonists in the fight against this global scourge.

Caritas Internationalis campaign against human trafficking

Caritas Internationalis campaign against human trafficking

Caritas Nigeria hosts int. event on human trafficking in Africa

02/09/2016 16:16

Responding to Pope Francis' reiterated call to combat modern slavery, Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People have organized a 3-day International Conference entitled 'Human Trafficking within and from Africa' in Abuja, Nigeria.

Adaku Mmaduabuchi, 25, and her husband Ihunze stuck with their baby in the maternity ward of the Umuahia Federal Medical Centre, Nigeria, July 5, 2016

Adaku Mmaduabuchi, 25, and her husband Ihunze stuck with their baby in the maternity ward of the Umuahia Federal Medical Centre, Nigeria, July 5, 2016.

Caritas warns of Nigerian patients trapped in hospitals

27/07/2016 10:27

Clinical fees are leaving Nigerian mothers and newborns trapped in hospitals – relying on food that family and friends bring to them and oftentimes sleeping on the floor.

Mother lifts up her baby boy suffering from severe acute malnutrition at  a camp for displaced people in Nigeria's Borno State.

Mother lifts up her baby boy suffering from severe acute malnutrition at a camp for displaced people in Nigeria's Borno State.

UNICEF: children starving to death in Nigeria’s Borno state

20/07/2016 12:32

The UN children’s agency, UNICEF, says thousands of children in Nigeria are starving and face death in areas of Borno state formerly controlled by Boko Haram militants.