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Kidnappers free Catholic priest and four others in Mali

Gunmen released Fr. Léon Douyon 72 hours after seizing him. Read more

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Catholic priest among five people kidnapped in Mali

Fr. Léon Douyon was abducted by gunmen on June 21. Read more

Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli pictured before he was kidnapped.

Catholic priest freed two years after kidnapping by jihadist group

An Italian Catholic priest was freed Thursday two years after he was kidnapped by a jihadist group.  Read more

Ismail Wague, Mali’s Air Force deputy chief of staff, addresses the media following the coup Aug. 19.

Catholic bishop: Mali coup 'a big failure for our democracy'

The military coup in Mali is “a big failure for our democracy,” the president of the country’s Catholic bishops’ conference... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculation Conception in Ouagadougou.

There were over 800 extremist attacks in West Africa in 2019

Extremist attacks have risen dramatically in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, from 180 incidents in 2017 to more than 800... Read more

Violence, displacement on the rise in Sahel region of Africa

Catholic Relief Services is warning of increasing violence and displacement in the Sahel— the vast area of western and north-central... Read more

Reported message from kidnapped nun calls on Pope for help

A reported video message from a Colombian nun kidnapped almost a year ago in Mali appeals to Pope Francis for... Read more

Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Bamako speaks at a forum on religious leaders' contribution to the peace process in Mali, Aug. 2, 2016.

Mali's first cardinal, Archbishop Jean Zerbo

Among those bishops who will be created cardinals at the June consistory is Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Bamako, a man... Read more

Four people charged in connection with kidnapped nun in Mali

Four people have been arrested in Mali in connection with the February kidnapping of a nun who remains missing.  Read more

Mali bishops plead for kidnapped nun's release

The Catholic bishops of Mali are asking the general public to help secure the release of a nun who was... Read more

Nun in Mali kidnapped by alleged jihadists

The Colombian bishops are asking for prayers after a religious sister from Colombia was kidnapped for the home where she... Read more

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

Pope sends condolences after deadly terrorist attack in Mali

Pope Francis condemned the “senseless violence” of Friday’s terrorist attack on a hotel which has killed at least 22 people... Read more

Amid threat of violence, CRS works to ease food shortage in Mali

Despite a hazardous situation in the African country of Mali, Catholic Relief Services is working to support displaced people and... Read more

Pope urges bishops in African nation to oppose violence toward women

Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians in the west African nation of Mali to provide a strong witness of the... Read more