Dec 19, 2013 - 04:37 am .- As severe violence continues to afflict the Central African Republic, Catholics are praying a novena for peace and encouraging forgiveness amid the “desolation.”
Dec 17, 2013 - 04:08 am .- An Orthodox bishop in Syria has called for the release of 12 nuns kidnapped by Islamist rebels, saying they “have done no harm to anyone.”
Dec 12, 2013 - 12:02 am .- The bishops of Zimbabwe have released a proposal for restoration and peace in the country following the national elections which were held in July and which have polarized the nation's people.
Dec 10, 2013 - 04:55 pm .- A year of violence threatening the stability of the Central African Republic has escalated in recent weeks, leaving more than one million people in need amidst calls for foreign aid and warnings of the potential for genocide.Central African Republic mired in violence amid genocide threat
Dec 5, 2013 - 01:02 pm .- After a shipwreck off the coast of Nigeria, a 29-year-old man survived three days at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean while constantly reciting a psalm his wife mentioned to him during their last conversation.
Nov 20, 2013 - 04:41 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Ghana called for “renewed zeal” to spread the Catholic faith, saying all Christians are called to participate in the New Evangelization.
Nov 19, 2013 - 05:09 pm .- The bishops of South Sudan find “much to celebrate” in the newly independent country, praising peaceful advances, while also noting causes for concern.
Nov 8, 2013 - 04:24 pm .- African Catholic leaders in justice and peace have released a message encouraging spiritual renewal and condemning the exploitation of “the poorest and weakest.”
Nov 5, 2013 - 04:06 pm .- The Vatican's nunciature in Damascus was hit by a mortar round at 6:30 am on Tuesday, damaging the building but neither killing nor injuring any persons.
Oct 30, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Catholic television is coming to the southern African country of Zambia following years of effort by the Zambian bishops conference.
Oct 30, 2013 - 12:01 am .- A priest of the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria has rejected claims that attacks on Egyptian Christians are a religious conflict, noting that terrorists in the country are attacking many groups.
Oct 29, 2013 - 12:08 am .- The Chaldean archbishop of the Iraqi city of Mosul wrote in an open letter to Christians in the West that in the face of religious persecution, Catholics must continue steadfast in the virtue of faith.
Oct 28, 2013 - 02:17 pm .- Four Iranian Christians were sentenced last week to 80 lashes each for drinking communion wine during a communion service at a house church.
Oct 24, 2013 - 02:05 am .- Widespread violence in the Central African Republic which began in December is in risk of diffusing to nearby countries, an official with Aid to the Church in Need has warned.
Oct 14, 2013 - 03:48 pm .- A day after their kidnapping in Syria, the whereabouts of three relief workers from the Red Cross remain unknown, though another three of their companions, as well as a Red Crescent volunteer, have been released.
Oct 10, 2013 - 12:53 pm .- A Jesuit priest missing since July is alive in an area of northern Syria that is controlled by an Islamist opposition group allied with Al-Qaida, one reporter has said.
Oct 8, 2013 - 12:55 am .- Only peace can end the suffering of Syria’s Christian refugees, say local Christian leaders who emphasize the need to give refugees hope alongside material support.
Sep 28, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Catholic African leaders met in Malawi earlier this week for an assembly dedicated to the Bible and to increasing the place of scripture in the lives of the continent’s faithful.
Sep 27, 2013 - 04:58 pm .- A Syrian priest has urged the West to remember the Christians in his country, many of whom are fleeing due to fear of the violence and shortages brought about by the ongoing civil war.
Sep 23, 2013 - 01:03 pm .- Pope Francis has indicated respect “for Islam and Muslims” in a letter to the head of the main cultural institution of Sunni Islam, marking the end of Ramadan.