Latest news: Middle East - Africa
Dec 13, 2018 - 10:40 am .- A Pakistani official announced this week a new “Minorities Empowerment Package” and the creation of a task force to ensure the rights of religious minorities in the province of Punjab.  
Dec 11, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The religious sister who says she was serially raped by an Indian bishop claims she made a police report only after written complaints to Church authorities went unheeded.
Dec 10, 2018 - 03:08 pm .- Bishop Pierre Claverie and his 18 companions, who were martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, were beatified Saturday during a Mass in Oran.
Dec 10, 2018 - 07:30 am .- Churches at the site along the banks of the Jordan river where Jesus is believed to have been baptized could reopen within a year, following progress on a project to clear thousands of landmines and other ordinance from the location.
Dec 5, 2018 - 06:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Dar es Salaam has asked the government of Tanzania to reject any foreign aid that is conditioned on accepting Western cultural norms regarding homosexuality.
Nov 29, 2018 - 12:45 am .- The bishops of the Central African Republic have set aside a day of mourning and a day of prayer for victims of ongoing violence in the country.
Nov 26, 2018 - 03:20 pm .- The Archbishop of Kinshasa has urged politicians to preserve national unity and practice leadership as service ahead of upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap., made the comments during an open-air Mass on the feast of Christ the King.
Nov 21, 2018 - 03:08 pm .- A priest serving in Cameroon has been killed by military gunfire, amid a military and political conflict that has rocked the country for in recent years.
Nov 19, 2018 - 04:07 pm .- Kenyan authorities have banned the international abortion group Marie Stopes from offering any form of abortions in the country. This comes after a government agency investigated complaints that the group was promoting abortion through its advertisements.
Nov 19, 2018 - 02:18 pm .- Fr. Victor-Luke Odhiambo, a Jesuit from Kenya, was shot and killed in South Sudan by unknown gunmen while at home Thursday morning.
Nov 16, 2018 - 04:05 pm .- At least 42 people have died in an attack Thursday on the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Alindao, in the Central African Republic, according to local reports.
Nov 16, 2018 - 04:03 pm .- Three Franciscan sisters and 13 novices travelling from Bamenda to Shisong in Northwest Cameroon have been released, after they were captured by separatist fighters in the small village of Bamessing yesterday.
Nov 16, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Archbishop Paul Desfarges of Algiers has said that Bishop Pierre Claverie and his 18 companions, who were martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, are “models for our lives as disciples today and tomorrow.”
Nov 15, 2018 - 09:45 am .- A group of 13 Christian converts in Darfur, Sudan was arrested and tortured last month for their faith, World Watch Monitor and several Christian aid groups have reported.
Nov 14, 2018 - 03:05 am .- While the world awaits the fate of Asia Bibi, who remains in hiding in Pakistan following the acquittal of her death sentence for blasphemy, religious freedom advocates are calling for an end to blasphemy laws across the globe.
Nov 12, 2018 - 02:32 pm .- Four priests who were abducted in Nigeria's Edo state last week were released Friday night.
Nov 9, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis and the Assyrian Patriarch Mar Gewargis III have pledged ecumenical unity in support of persecuted Christians in the Middle East in a joint statement released Nov. 9.
Nov 8, 2018 - 11:01 am .- Seventy-eight students and a driver kidnapped from a Christian school in Cameroon were released late Tuesday.
Nov 7, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- A Catholic priest and three other persons were kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state Tuesday night, according to local media.
Nov 7, 2018 - 03:07 am .- Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a powerful journey that can ignite Christian faith through seeing the places Jesus walked, worked miracles, died and rose from the dead.