2021-01-18 16:27:14 Middle East - Africa News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Middle East - Africa News
Jan 18, 2021 - 11:05 am .- The body of a Catholic priest was discovered in Nigeria on Saturday, a day after he was kidnapped by armed men. 
Jan 14, 2021 - 12:31 pm .- Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze Diocese died Wednesday of COVID-19-related complications. He was 53.
Jan 14, 2021 - 06:00 am .- A cardinal has called on Iraqi Catholics to pray at Sunday Masses that Pope Francis will be able to visit their country in March.
Jan 13, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The logo and motto of Pope Francis' scheduled trip to Iraq have been unveiled
Jan 10, 2021 - 03:52 pm .- For the first time in over 54 years, the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land were able to offer Mass on their property at the site of Christ’s baptism, located in the West Bank.
Jan 5, 2021 - 02:56 pm .- The Central African Republic city of Bangassou has been captured by rebels aligned with an ex-president, Bishop Juan José Aguirre Muñoz of Bangassou has reported as he appealed for prayers.
Jan 5, 2021 - 12:30 pm .- Lebanon’s Maronite patriarch has said that the country could be facing “the risk of total collapse” amid a deepening economic and political crisis.
Jan 4, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has said that clericalism is “very evident” in the Holy Land.
Jan 1, 2021 - 10:42 pm .- A Catholic bishop in Nigeria, who was kidnapped on Sunday, has been released unharmed, according to the Archdiocese of Owerri.
Dec 30, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A Catholic archbishop called Tuesday for renewed prayers for a kidnapped bishop following “misleading” reports about the bishop’s fate.
Dec 29, 2020 - 09:05 am .- The bishops of Nigeria have urged prayer for the safety and release of a Nigerian Catholic bishop who was abducted Sunday in Owerri, the capital of Nigeria’s Imo State.
Dec 24, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Pope Francis has written a Christmas letter to the people of Lebanon encouraging them to trust in God during times of crisis.
Dec 18, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The world must not ignore the “genocide” of Christians in Nigeria, the Catholic Bishop of Gboko told members of Congress on Thursday.
Dec 18, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda has said that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the country could be a turning point for the country’s diminished Christian population, who face ongoing challenges amid Iraq’s looming economic crisis.
Dec 18, 2020 - 12:42 am .- The Catholic bishops of Ghana have called for peace amid unrest following national elections earlier this month, which saw the reelection of the incumbent president, though the president’s challenger has yet to concede the election.
Dec 17, 2020 - 03:30 am .- After abducted Nigerian priest Fr. Valentine Ezeugu was released Wednesday, his religious congregation said it was praying for the conversion of his kidnappers.
Dec 16, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A priest of the Congregation of Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy was kidnapped in Nigeria Tuesday while traveling to his father’s funeral.
Dec 14, 2020 - 02:09 pm .- During a time of civil unrest, and taking a cue from Pope Francis, the Catholic bishops of Angola have dedicated their country to the protection of St. Joseph.
Dec 9, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Do not forget the suffering Christians in Syria, a member of a pontifical aid foundation implored officials from the U.S., Hungary, and Poland on Wednesday.
Dec 8, 2020 - 04:58 pm .- Christians in Turkey are being systematically suppressed or exploited for political gains, warns a new report from two human rights watch groups, International Christian Concern and Middle East Concern.

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