Church in Africa

  • Official logo for Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt

    The logo for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Egypt, which takes place 28-29 April, has been released by the Egyptian Catholic Church. The three main elements present in the logo are Egypt, Pope Francis, and Peace. “Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace” are the words in Arabic and English at the ...

  • Pope Francis holds audience with President of Rwanda

    Pope Francis received the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, in a private audience at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Monday. President Kagame and his entourage subsequently met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, who was accompanied by Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, ...

  • AFRICA/MALI – A Colombian nun kidnapped

    A Colombian nun of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate was kidnapped last night, February 7, in Koutiala, in the south of Mali. “We do not know who the kidnappers are. The Gendarmerie and the police are investigating. The Bishops are also in the area to get informatio...

  • Pope donates 200,000 euros to Bangui’s Children’s’ Hospital

    A joint effort between art and mercy has made it possible for one of the most troubled countries in the world to receive a substantial donation for its children in need of medical care. When the project entitled “Christo’s box, between Art and Mercy, A Gift for Bangui” was presented in May 201...

  • Pope opens Holy Door at Mass in Bangui cathedral

    Priests and religious, catechists and young people joined Pope Francis on Sunday evening for the celebration of Holy Mass in the Cathedral of Bangui, Central African Republic. During the ceremony, the Pope opened the Holy Door of the Cathedral for the beginning of the Jubilee of Mercy. The Jubilee Y...

  • African bishops throw swift punch at ‘ideological colonization’

    Heavy criticism of the West imposing secular values on Africa in exchange for aid emerged as a theme from the continent’s bishops, as the Vatican’s synod on the family kicks off its first week. From press conferences to individual interviews, multiple prelates voiced concern over what Po...

  • Vatican Confirms Apostolic Trip to Africa in November

    Pope Francis to Visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic. The Holy See has confirmed that Pope Francis will make his first Apostolic Visit to the African continent from November 25-30th. “Accepting the invitation issued by the respective Heads of State and the Bishops, His Holiness Francis...

  • A Catholic priest is not a soothsayer – Archbishop Kaigama

    Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has described a Catholic priest as an anointed person who is the bridge that leads the people to genuinely seek God in adoration and worship and to do His will. “He is not a soothsayer … or an apostle of a Christianity that does not tolerate suffering but only celebra...

  • Burundi’s bishops retract consent for priests on electoral commission

    A week before the parliamentary round of Burundi’s elections, the Catholic bishops announced they had withdrawn permission for several priests who were serving in posts on the national electoral council. The electoral campaign has been marred by violence triggered by the announcement in April ...

  • Nigeria: Catholics support Boko Haram victims

    Many escapees of the terrorist group Boko Haram include women and girls who are pregnant as a result of rape, and Nigeria’s Catholics have been swift to show solidarity and support for the victims. “To the women who are victims of the criminal actions by the Boko Haramists, we extend special...