Latest news: Middle East - Africa
Mar 15, 2018 - 03:36 pm .- Seven years ago, on March 15, 2011, the Syrian Civil War began. Since then, the conflict in Syria has forced more than 5.4 million people to flee their home country to neighboring nations, such as Turkey and Lebanon. An addition 6.1 million Syrians are believed to have been internally displaced. And more than 400,000 have lost their lives.
Mar 14, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- Prominent Christian leaders in America co-signed a letter Tuesday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat asking them to reconsider a proposed plan to tax church-owned properties in the city.
Mar 12, 2018 - 10:06 pm .- With widespread violence plaguing Nigeria, Catholic religious sisters in the country have united in the name of peace to counter the mounting conflicts.
Mar 3, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Martin Mosebach is the author of “The 21: A Journey into the Land of the Coptic Martyrs.”
Mar 2, 2018 - 12:30 pm .- Amid ongoing violence and attacks against human dignity in Nigeria, the Catholic bishops of the country released a pastoral communique promoting a culture of life within the Church and nation.  
Mar 1, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Rannah Evetts had always wanted to go to Africa. She has no explanation for it, other than that God had planted a deep love of everything Africa in her heart for as long as she can remember.
Feb 28, 2018 - 12:40 am .- With 110 girls still missing after terrorist group Boko Haram attacked a technical college in Nigeria last week, a priest in the region says “deep sorrow has descended on the once sleepy…town.”
Feb 27, 2018 - 04:16 pm .- Christian leaders are re-opening the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the city backtracked on proposals seen as targeting Christianity in the region.
Feb 26, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Four Congolese protesters were shot dead Feb. 25, during demonstrations organized by Catholics protesting President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down from power.
Feb 26, 2018 - 02:31 pm .- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been closed indefinitely to protest two proposals that Christian leaders see as targeting the presence of Christianity in the region.
Feb 24, 2018 - 01:35 pm .- Selling everything and moving to Uganda to work with refugees is not likely on many people's to-do list. In fact, it's probably the last thing most would consider, especially young couples hoping to start a family.
Feb 21, 2018 - 03:23 pm .- Annie Artin, 15, is a lonely girl who lives with her mother, Silva Owadis, 37, her grandmother, and aunt in a modest but new apartment in Aleppo, Syria.
Feb 20, 2018 - 01:50 pm .- The first State of the Nation address by South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been welcomed by one of the country's Jesuit priests for its call to create communities of trust and to dialogue about problems facing South Africa.
Feb 19, 2018 - 12:29 pm .- The bishops of Nigeria's Ibadan ecclesial province recently launched two books addressing marriage and family life within the country, drawing particular attention to the respect for human life from conception to natural death.
Feb 19, 2018 - 11:13 am .- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Monday of a Nigerian bishop who had been rejected by many of the priests of his diocese since his appointment more than five years ago.
Feb 19, 2018 - 04:30 am .- The Chaldean Archbishop spoke of the state of Christianity in Iraq today and what both Muslim and Western leaders can do to help protect religious minorities and rebuild their communities.
Feb 17, 2018 - 06:01 am .- Women religious in Nigeria held a National Day of Prayer and Fasting for the respect of human life on Ash Wednesday, in light of the ongoing violence within the country.
Feb 15, 2018 - 11:48 am .- Catholic leaders in South Africa applauded news of President Jacob Zuma’s resignation, stressing the need to root out corruption at all levels of government.
Feb 14, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- Kenya’s government has shut down several TV stations after the leader of an opposition political party declared himself the “people's president” in January. The country's bishops condemned the actions of both parties and insisted on the importance of free speech and respect for law and order.  
Feb 14, 2018 - 04:08 pm .- The bishops of Tanzania spoke out this week against the suppression of several constitutional freedoms within the country, saying the government is becoming responsible for threatening national unity.