Middle East - Africa News

Kenyan archbishop recommends Eucharistic ban for participants in violence

Feb 3, 2008

In a diocesan newsletter, Archbishop Boniface Lele of Mombasa, Kenya suggested that Catholics known to have participated in the on-going... Read more


St. Paul shows that proclamation of Christ is born of love, say Turkish bishops

Jan 31, 2008

The Bishops’ Conference of Turkey said this week that “proclaiming Jesus Christ for Paul was a necessity that was born... Read more


Turkish bishops: Pauline year is chance to intensify Christian identity

Jan 30, 2008

The Bishops’ Conference of Turkey has issued a statement for the celebration of the Pauline Year stressing the need for... Read more

Slain Catholic politician Melitus Mugabe Were

Catholic political leader murdered in Kenyan upheaval

Jan 29, 2008

A Catholic opposition politician is one of the latest victims of the Kenyan violence that began after contested elections in... Read more

Kenya diocese evacuates Catholic priests and personnel from violent areas

Jan 28, 2008

Following the brutal killing of a Catholic priest on Saturday, the Diocese of Nakuru began an operation on Monday evening... Read more


Catholic priest killed in Kenya violence

Jan 27, 2008

A Catholic priest was killed in Kenya on Saturday, yet another victim of the massive violence following contested December elections,... Read more


Churches urge end to Kenyan violence

Jan 25, 2008

Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan was scheduled to start a mediation mission in Kenya, even as violence flared... Read more

North American and European bishops offer hope and prayers for just peace in the Holy Land

Jan 19, 2008

Bishops from North America and Europe gathered in the Holy Land this past week to demonstrate their solidarity with the... Read more

Pope: Catholics around the world must help Arab Christians

Jan 18, 2008

This morning at the Vatican, the Pope met with the Catholic bishops from Arab regions of the world and called upon... Read more

St. Paul

Christians invited to make pilgrimage to birthplace of St. Paul

Jan 17, 2008

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Turkey, Archbishop Luigi Padovese, has invited Christians to make a pilgrimage to Tarsus,... Read more


CRS gears up for long-term assistance to Kenyans

Jan 15, 2008

More than 600 people have died and almost 200,000 people are now displaced by violence resulting from the contested December... Read more


Catholics in Turkey to celebrate two millennia of St. Paul

Jan 13, 2008

Catholics in the majority-Muslim country of Turkey will soon celebrate the 2,000th anniversary of Saint Paul, who was born in... Read more


Sudanese Catholic Bishops Conference elects new leadership

Jan 13, 2008

The Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference has elected its head officials for the next three years. Read more

Bishops from Europe and US to visit Holy Land in support of peace

Jan 10, 2008

Father Pierre Grech, the general secretary of the Latin Bishops’ Conference in the Arab Region, said this week that a... Read more


Kenyan bishops encourage peace and justice as politicians trade blame

Jan 10, 2008

Following a meeting of the entire Kenya Episcopal Conference, John Cardinal Njue, the archbishop of Nairobi, and the 22 other bishops... Read more

Church in Iraq fears new campaign of “religious cleansing”

Jan 10, 2008

New fears of an organized campaign to flush Christianity out of Iraq have been sparked by the recent attacks on churches... Read more

Prime Minister invites Pope Benedict XVI to visit Iraq

Jan 10, 2008

The Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq, Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt, met this week with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri el Maliki, who... Read more

President Bush at the Church of the Nativity

President Bush visits birthplace of Christ

Jan 10, 2008

This morning after visiting the Church of the Nativity on a one day visit to Palestine, President Bush thanked the... Read more

Kenyans fleeing post-election violence

Kenyan bishop asks for aid in supporting refugees, burying dead

Jan 10, 2008

Bishop Cornelius Kipng’eno Arap Korir of the West Kenyan diocese of Eldoret has asked the international Catholic charity Aid to... Read more

More bomb attacks on Iraqi churches, severe material damage caused

Jan 9, 2008

Continuing a trend of attacks on Christian buildings, two car bombs exploded outside churches on Wednesday in the northern Iraq... Read more