Latest news: Middle East - Africa
Nov 24, 2015 - 04:21 pm .- Ahead of the papal visit to Africa, the continent’s bishops have sent Francis a message of welcome. They emphasized the importance of the family in African society and the need for peace in regions suffering terrorism and violent conflict.
Nov 7, 2015 - 04:23 am .- When a missile hit the roof of the church of Saint Francis Parish in Aleppo, Syria, the congregation didn’t flee.
Oct 20, 2015 - 12:04 am .- The Catholic bishops of Ghana have asked the country’s election commission to register all eligible voters and to work to ensure confidence in the accuracy of the voter registry.
Oct 15, 2015 - 06:03 am .- A Syrian priest who was captured by Islamic State militants in May thought he would die for his faith. Now, he credits the Virgin Mary and the help of a Muslim friend for his escape.
Oct 8, 2015 - 06:02 am .- In anticipation of Pope Francis’ first visit to their country, the head of the Ugandan bishops' conference has called on Catholics to make themselves ready to welcome the Pope though prayer and charitable works.
Sep 28, 2015 - 05:04 pm .- Nigeria’s bishops closed their latest assembly with a view toward the upcoming Synod on the Family, re-affirming the family while warning about LGBT activism.
Sep 21, 2015 - 02:29 pm .- Amid the sufferings of Christians in the Middle East, Pope Francis on Monday sent his prayers to the new head of the Assyrian Church of the East, Catholicos-elect Gewargis III.
Sep 15, 2015 - 06:08 am .- European bishops are gathering in the Holy Land Sept. 11-16 to show closeness to Christians in the Middle East and to trace a path of hope for them, in an unprecented assembly.
Sep 14, 2015 - 03:03 pm .- Benedict Daswa, a South African catechist whose Christian opposition to witchcraft led to his murder in 1990, was beatified on Sunday as Catholic leaders praised his heroic witness to the faith.
Sep 9, 2015 - 12:44 am .- This month, the Knights of Columbus will provide food to some 13,500 families in Erbil who have been displaced by the ISIS takeover of Mosul and Nineveh in Iraq.
Sep 2, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Women are the key to reconciliation in both the family and society.
Sep 2, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The bishop of the small, southern African kingdom of Swaziland has called for prayer and reflection in response to a road accident that killed as many as 65 young girls preparing for the country’s Reed Dance festival.
Sep 1, 2015 - 06:15 am .- The African cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship has high hopes for the Church on his continent – he believes that it can bring about the renewal of the family across the globe.
Aug 26, 2015 - 12:16 am .- Despite a hazardous situation in the African country of Mali, Catholic Relief Services is working to support displaced people and hungry school students, while calling for more humanitarian aid to help stabilize the country.
Aug 21, 2015 - 03:10 pm .- Reports surfaced on Thursday that Islamic State militants have bulldozed Mar Elian Monastery, an ancient structure located just outside a Syrian town captured by the group earlier this month.
Aug 20, 2015 - 12:04 am .- What began as a training facility for rural health care workers in the 1970s has now turned into a Catholic nursing school with hundreds of graduates.
Aug 14, 2015 - 12:03 am .- After Islamic State militants on Tuesday freed 22 Christians they have held captive since February, a Syrian archbishop cautioned that while the news is good, it could be a distraction ahead of another major assault.
Aug 13, 2015 - 06:02 am .- A Burundian priest has spoken out about the worrying crisis in his country, particularly following the Aug. 2 murder of  General Adolph Nshimirimana, a close ally of president Pierre Nkurunziza, who is seeking a third term in office.
Aug 12, 2015 - 12:52 am .- More than 1,000 people took part in a pro-life march in Ghana’s capital of Accra, seeking to protect all life and rejecting efforts to promote abortion in the country and throughout the continent.
Aug 10, 2015 - 05:10 pm .- A priest in Syria has called for prayer after militants of the Islamic State kidnapped dozens of both Christians and Muslims near Homs last week.

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