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Aug 15, 2019 - 02:03 pm .- Scientists are hopeful after a clinical trial of two experimental drugs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) showed promise in treating the deadly Ebola virus.
Jul 29, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- During the plenary assembly celebrating its golden jubilee, the leadership organization for bishops' conferences in Africa elected Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo of Ouagadougou as its president.
Jul 8, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- A Capuchin Franciscan priest from Northern Ireland who spent 50 years on mission in Zambia has been awarded one of Japan’s highest honors for his promotion of judo in Africa.
Jun 20, 2019 - 11:50 am .- Catholic Relief Services is monitoring the health situation in Uganda, following two confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus.
May 17, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- Pope Francis spoke to African-based missionaries gathered at the Vatican on Friday, applauding their efforts to show compassion to the continent’s most vulnerable.
May 12, 2019 - 10:36 am .- A group of gunmen burned down a Catholic Church during Sunday Mass and killed at least six people, including a priest, in the West African nation of Burkina Faso this morning. 
Apr 6, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- The Institut Catholique de Paris hosted a conference Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the leadership organization for Catholic bishops' conferences in Africa, at which the Church in Africa was invited to reflection on inculturation and its relationship with the Church in Europe.
Feb 14, 2019 - 03:26 am .- Imagine being woken up in the middle of the night by a dark figure in your room. He presses a gun to your head and demands that you get up. You and your family are dragged out of bed and led to a mining field, where you are forced to dig for hours on end.
Nov 3, 2018 - 07:01 am .- Despite recent disparaging Western commentary on high African birth rates, fertility rates on the continent are normal when viewed in the context of development, new data analysis from the Institute for Family Studies shows.
Oct 13, 2018 - 12:04 pm .- A prominent South African cardinal said Saturday that the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment can be a model for the way that Church leaders engage with youth in parishes and dioceses around the world.
Jul 20, 2018 - 01:20 pm .- The potential for Christian engagement and renewal will be a focus for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the leadership organization for Catholic bishops’ conferences in Africa.
Jul 19, 2018 - 12:28 am .- Subcommittees at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have approved more than $6 million for pastoral projects in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.
Apr 9, 2018 - 04:27 pm .- African Catholics remained concerned about a push from Western leaders to promote abortion and contraception in Africa in the name of economic development, especially as the United Nations Commission on Population and Development began its annual meeting Monday.
Mar 21, 2018 - 11:26 am .- Several young people from across Africa have voiced their excitement at being able to participate in the Vatican's pre-synod meeting, which they say will give them a chance to be heard and will provide the courage to confront the challenges they face at home.
Dec 6, 2017 - 11:23 am .- The Church’s intellectual and moral truth is the key to a peaceful, free, and developing nation, Nigerian bishops have said at a conference attended by the country's political and spiritual leaders.
Nov 16, 2017 - 12:44 am .- In preparation for the fifth summit of the African Union and the European Union, the Catholic bishops’ conference of both continents issued a joint statement of support.
Oct 8, 2017 - 11:52 am .- While the challenge of protecting children online is one faced throughout the world, Church leaders from Asia and Africa said that the developing world faces the compounding problem of poverty.
Aug 16, 2017 - 07:54 am .- With hundreds dead and nearly 600 more still missing as a result of a giant mudslide that ravished Sierra Leone's capital, Pope Francis has prayed for the victims, their families and rescue workers providing relief to those affected.
May 30, 2017 - 06:25 am .- On Friday Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed that while Pope Francis had voiced his desire to travel South Sudan for an ecumenical visit alongside Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby, it won’t be happening this year.
Feb 16, 2017 - 10:44 am .- One member of Congress is hoping for a “serious policy review” by the Trump administration of the United States' relationship with Ethiopia, citing human rights abuses by the government there.