Middle East - Africa News


Bishops identify national priorities in Congo

Feb 14, 2007

The Catholic bishops of Congo issued a powerful statement at the end of their episcopal meeting, identifying priorities for recently... Read more


Condoms not the answer for Zambian pandemic, AIDS-fighting nun says

Feb 8, 2007

Preaching chastity and fidelity are “the only way” to tackle an AIDS pandemic sweeping Zambia, according to a nun who... Read more


Child soldiers still a problem in African nation

Feb 6, 2007

According to a report offered yesterday by the Save the Children humanitarian organization, at least 1,500 child soldiers are still... Read more


Cardinal Ruini celebrates memorial Mass for murdered priest in Turkey

Feb 5, 2007

The President of the Italian Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrated a memorial Mass in Trabzon, Turkey, today for an Italian... Read more


Franciscans build homes to help Christians stay in Holy Land

Feb 5, 2007

The Franciscan Custodians of the Holy Land are hoping to stem the exodus of Christians from the Holy Land with... Read more

Sudanese cardinal calls on government to protect human rights

Feb 5, 2007

The Archbishop of Khartoum in the Sudan, Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako, has called on the Sudanese government to defend and... Read more


2006 World Meeting of Families still having an impact in Africa

Feb 2, 2007

Several African dioceses are organizing congresses in which families that participated in the 5th World Meeting of Families in Valencia... Read more


Magazine for Christians in Muslim countries launched with U.N. panel discussion

Feb 1, 2007

The publication of an international journal in the United States to support small Christian communities living in predominantly Muslim countries... Read more

Pope calls for peace in Lebanon and Gaza

Jan 29, 2007

After praying the Angelus with thousands of faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope launched an appeal for peace... Read more


Sudanese authorities “not serious” about peace plan, Bishop says

Jan 26, 2007

Speaking this week to representatives of Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Daniel Kur Adwok, Auxiliary Bishop of Khartoum... Read more


African bishops take a look back and set plan for the future at evangelization congress

Jan 24, 2007

In preparation for a second Synod of Africa, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) held a... Read more

Religious persecution growing worldwide, watchdogs say

Jan 18, 2007

Religious rights group have underlined that religious persecution is on the rise worldwide and especially in Islamic countries. On Religious... Read more


No vote, no communion, says Catholic bishop

Jan 17, 2007

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria is attempting to emphasize the importance of civic duties by has instructing parishioners to show... Read more


Missionary Priest praises charity’s work in Angola

Jan 15, 2007

Preaching recently at a Mass in his native Chile, Father Luis Brevis praised the work Catholic organization, Aid to the... Read more


Israeli government to install emergency exit in Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Jan 15, 2007

The Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, the Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, Yaacov Edri, have announced that the government will... Read more


Somali bishop questions prudence of US air strikes

Jan 11, 2007

A Catholic bishop is calling for prudence after a U.S. air strike on Monday and for the international community to... Read more


Sudanese Bishop credits Catholic charity with strengthening archdiocese

Jan 10, 2007

An Auxiliary Bishop for the Sudanese Archdiocese of Khartoum has credited Catholic charity organization Aid to the Church in Need... Read more


Maronite patriarch in talks with Lebanon’s political leaders

Dec 13, 2006

Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir has had several meetings with political meetings recently, urging them to resolve the current political crisis... Read more


Turkish bishops hope papal visit will help Iraqi refugee situation

Dec 5, 2006

The Chaldean and Syrian Catholic bishops of Turkey, Bishop Francois Yakan and Bishop Yusuf Sag, said this week they are... Read more


Newly discovered church believed to have housed Ark of the Covenant

Dec 4, 2006

Archaeologists claim to have uncovered one of the world's first churches, built on a site believed to have once housed... Read more