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Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, special envoy of the King of Bahrain, meets Pope Francis.

Why Pope Francis wants to visit this Islamic monarchy

Sep 21, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Three intertwined stories set the stage for a possible papal trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain in November this year. Read more

Sister Maria De Coppi, who was killed by Islamist terrorists at a mission in Chipene, Mozambique, Sept. 6, 2022.

Italian missionary nun killed in Mozambique

Sister Maria De Coppi, a Comboni missionary sister, was murdered by Islamist terrorists on Tuesday in Mozambique, where she had... Read more

Bishop Marcus Stock of Leeds, England, at his episcopal ordination, Nov. 13, 2014.

Catholic bishop offers apology ‘from the heart’ as abuse survivors await recognition from order

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Marcus Stock met with members of the Comboni Survivors’ Group. Read more

Fr. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-Elect of Rumbek, recovering at a hospital in Nairobi April 27 after having been shot in his rectory in Rumbek the previous day. Credit: ACI Africa.

'I'm well, improving, I'll be with you': Bishop-elect to S Sudan's Rumbek diocese

Apr 28, 2021

The Bishop-Elect of Rumbek, who is in a Nairobi hospital recovering from gunshot injuries, sought on Tuesday to reassure his... Read more

Sister Alicia Vacas Moro. Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.

Religious sister who treated Covid patients honored as 'Woman of Courage'

Mar 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A religious sister and registered nurse who served those sick with COVID-19 in Italy has been honored by the U.S.... Read more

Fr. Christian Carlassare, MCCI, who was appointed Bishop of Rumbek March 8, 2021. Photo courtesy Fr. Carlassare.

Bishop appointed for S Sudan's Rumbek diocese after nearly 10 years' vacancy

Mar 8, 2021

Father Christian Carlassare, who was appointed Bishop of Rumbek on Monday, nearly 10 years since the death of the diocese’s... Read more

Bishop Edward Kussala of Tombura-Yambio lays the ceremonial cornerstone at the new facilities of St. Theresa Hospital in Nzara, South Sudan, April 7, 2018.

In South Sudan, Catholic hospital to receive new surgical, maternity units

May 2, 2018

By Perry West

The Catholic Medical Mission Board is adding a new surgical unit and a blood bank to a hospital in South... Read more

St. Daniele Comboni, founder of the Comboni Missionaries.

Missionaries reflect on anniversary of expulsion from South Sudan

Mar 9, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Fifty years after their expulsion from South Sudan, missionaries reflected on the challenges and unexpected blessings borne out of the... Read more