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Africa - Latest News
Oct 16, 2019 - 12:21 am .- As a severe drought continues to devastate regions of Angola, the Catholic Church in the country is asking the government to declare a state of emergency, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.
Oct 10, 2019 - 03:10 am .- Hundreds of African Catholics gathered last Sunday for an annual Mass in Philadelphia, blending cultures, languages, and attire from across the African continent.
Sep 23, 2019 - 06:59 pm .- Government officials in Burundi have accused the country’s bishops of spreading hatred and division following a message from the bishops warning of violence and corruption in the country’s election preparations.
Sep 20, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Pro-life advocates have condemend clinical testing of second trimester chemical abortions on women in West Africa.
Sep 14, 2019 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Relief Services is warning of increasing violence and displacement in the Sahel— the vast area of western and north-central Africa stretching from Senegal to Sudan.
Sep 5, 2019 - 09:44 am .- Pope Francis urged Church leaders in Mozambique Thursday, to avoid being part of conflicts and divisions, but to go out of their way to visit others and to encourage dialogue and solutions.
Sep 3, 2019 - 10:59 am .- Later this week, Pope Francis visit the island nation of Madagascar, a place where the faith is practiced with simplicity and with a strong solidarity, according to one priest on the island nation.
Aug 29, 2019 - 11:10 am .- Ahead of a papal trip to Africa, the “popemobile” - the vehicle in which Pope Francis will travel - has been shipped from Kenya to Mozambique, which is the first stop on the pope’s six-day swing through three African nations.
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.