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There are now more than 100 priests in the four dioceses of Sierra Leone.

Most priests in Sierra Leone are sons of Muslims, bishop says

Apr 26, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

“Most priests are sons of Muslims. Why? Because of the schools,” explained Bishop Natale Paganelli, who was apostolic administrator in... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide

Aug 16, 2017

By Elise Harris

With hundreds dead and nearly 600 more still missing as a result of a giant mudslide that ravished Sierra Leone's... Read more

The operators in charge of burying the dead from Ebola in the cemetery set up in Kenema.

Ebola deaths are still happening – and the Vatican is aiming to stop them

Jul 21, 2015

By Elise Harris

Although two of the three countries hardest hit by last year’s Ebola outbreak have been declared free of the virus,... Read more

Pastoral care given to children of Ebola victims in Sierra Leone.

Ebola cases are dropping, but it's 'still too early to rejoice'

Mar 18, 2015

As the number of Ebola cases continue to fall in West Africa, survivors of the nightmarish outbreak are expressing cautious... Read more

A burned mattress upon which an Ebola patient had laid during his illness in a west African village during the 2014 outbreak.

Medical shortages hinder Ebola relief, survivors grieve

Dec 11, 2014

Bishops in West Africa have appealed for more help for a hospital in a region suffering many Ebola infections, as... Read more

St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, which closed in August after several staff died of Ebola. Photo courtesy of Caritas Internationalis.

Save Catholic clinics in Africa – they may be the only ones to fight Ebola

Nov 7, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Caritas officials have urged that in facing the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, efforts should be focused on keeping Catholic... Read more