Middle East - Africa News


Salesians bringing hope to refugees in Lebanon

Aug 1, 2006

Amidst the continuing conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, the Salesian houses in Lebanon at Al Fidar and El Houssoun are... Read more


Maronite archbishops tends to flock in hills of southern Lebanon

Jul 31, 2006

Archbishop Chucrallah-Nabil El-Hage, Maronite Catholic Archbishop of Tyr, went into the hills of his war struck archdiocese yesterday, in search... Read more


Maronite bishops call for ceasefire, humanitarian corridors in Lebanon

Jul 23, 2006

Bishops in Lebanon called for an immediate ceasefire and the opening of humanitarian corridors, over the weekend, seeking the assistance... Read more


Papal nuncio tried to talk with Hamas

Jul 19, 2006

The papal nuncio to Israel personally attempted to intercede with Hamas on behalf of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, The... Read more


Caritas Lebanon issues emergency humanitarian alert as thousands are displaced

Jul 18, 2006

Caritas Lebanon has issued a humanitarian alert in response to the displacement of thousands of people who are fleeing the... Read more


Continued growth for Church in Cameroon

Jul 16, 2006

The Catholic Church in Cameroon continues to flourish, especially in the west African country’s southwest province where signs of faith... Read more


Pope urges African Catholics to praise God in ‘authentic African voice’

Jul 10, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI urged African Catholics to praise God with an authentically African voice and to ensure that the faithful... Read more


Chief Rabbi calls on Pope to denounce Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem

Jul 5, 2006

The chief rabbi has asked Pope Benedict XVI to denounce an international gay festival, scheduled to take place this year... Read more


Third priest attacked in Turkey this year

Jul 2, 2006

A man stabbed a Roman Catholic priest Sunday in the Black Sea port of Samsun in the third attack against... Read more


Kenyan diocese opens Marian shrine

Jul 2, 2006

The Diocese of Marsabit in northeastern Kenya held a ceremony Sunday to officially open a shrine dedicated to the Virgin... Read more


Catholic Church helps refugees with AIDS in Botswana

Jun 27, 2006

The Roman Catholic Church in Francistown has started a program to offer assistance to previously untreated refugees in Botswana.  The... Read more


Four Christians arrested in Saudi Arabia for praying at home

Jun 25, 2006

Two Ethiopian and two Eritrean Christians have been arrested and incarcerated in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for conducting prayers in their... Read more


Major ballot campaign regarding marriage and abortion begins in Colorado

Jun 21, 2006

The Colorado Catholic Conference will launch a statewide campaign this month to try to get two key measures on Colorado’s... Read more


Israeli tourism minister excited about Papal visit

Jun 18, 2006

Israeli Minister of Tourism, Isaac Herzog, and Papal Nuncio to Israel, Archbishop Antonio Franco, have reportedly agreed on a visit... Read more


Navarro-Valls says Pope seeks “to recover essence of the family” in Valencia

Jun 13, 2006

The director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, said this week Pope Benedict XVI hopes to “recover the... Read more


Priests must have confidence, act as Christ in service to Church

Jun 8, 2006

The ministry of a priest is in the person of Christ and is centered on the daily celebration of the... Read more

Iraqi Archbishop says al-Zarqawi death brings hope

Jun 7, 2006

Emmanuel III Delly, Patriarch of the Caldean Catholic Church in Iraq, told AsiaNews today that while Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death... Read more


Madrid Cardinal says religion is greatest unifying factor in Europe

May 30, 2006

In an interview for a new book on Europe since the end of the Cold War, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco... Read more


Provincial council in Spain orders crucifixes removed from school

May 25, 2006

The provincial council of Andalusia in Spain has ordered the removal of all crucifixes from the classrooms of St. John’s... Read more

'Mirror yourselves in Mary's heart. Remain in her school!' Pope says to seminarians and religious in Czestochowa

May 25, 2006

After leaving Warsaw this afternoon, The Pope arrived in helicopter at the Marian Sanctuary of Jasna Góra in Czestochowa, where... Read more