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Both laity and clergy dressed in black during protests near the Mater Ecclesiae Cathedral in Ahiara, Nigeria on May 22, 2013.

Nigerian bishops lament disunity among local Catholics

May 23, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

As the Catholics of the Diocese of Ahiara protested the appointment of a bishop from a nearby diocese as their... Read more


Caritas official: Bombing of new Tanzanian parish surpasses other attacks

May 6, 2013

A top official with the charity Caritas Tanzania says a Sunday attack on a new Catholic parish was the first... Read more


Bishop warns of Church plundering in Central African Republic

Apr 15, 2013

In the midst of a conflict between the government of the Central African Republic and the rebel Séléka coalition, the... Read more


Tanzanian bishops stress peace as murdered priest laid to rest

Feb 22, 2013

The bishops of Tanzania called on the local people to work and pray for peace after the recent murder of... Read more


No suspects yet in Tanzanian killing of Catholic priest

Feb 20, 2013

According to Paolo Taffuri, the coordinator of Radio Maria Africa, officials in Tanzania have not yet found those responsible for... Read more


Pope makes second appeal for Congo as situation worsens

Dec 5, 2012

The Pope has repeated his plea for international humanitarian aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo just two months after... Read more

President Thomas Boni Yayi of Benin speaks with reporters on Nov. 20, 2012 at the Vatican.

Benin's president thinks Pope is right about hope in Africa

Nov 20, 2012

Just one year after Pope Benedict XVI visited the African country of Benin, its president believes that it can live... Read more

Msgr. Obiora F. Ike walks in front of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Enugu, Nigeria.

Nigerian Catholics respond to attack with prayer and fasting

Nov 13, 2012

After his parish in southern Nigeria was desecrated on Nov. 4, Monsignor Obiora F. Ike called on his parishioners to... Read more