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Aug 3, 2017 - 10:03 am .- Mawali's information, communication and technology ministry praised the country's Catholic media this week for their evangelization efforts as part of the 51st Communications Sunday.
Apr 11, 2017 - 05:08 pm .- The regional conference of West African bishops has commended a regional economic union for its efforts to promote peaceful transfers of power, while also noting areas of concern, including religious intolerance and youth unemployment.
Mar 23, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- Priestly formation isn't a just a job for the rector – it's a responsibility shared between the entire Christian community and seminarians themselves, said a Ghanaian bishop.
Feb 28, 2017 - 12:02 am .- The bishops of South Sudan issued a call last Thursday for dialogue between the warring factions in the country, and international humanitarian aid to alleviate the famine affecting so many in their nation.
Jan 26, 2017 - 02:05 pm .- After two weeks of mutinies over pay by Ivory Coast's army and paramilitary, the nation's bishops are calling for open dialogue on unemployment, working conditions, and the cost of living.
Jan 19, 2017 - 12:04 am .- A prominent Nigerian archbishop last week advised his fellow clergy against a sense of complacency and security which ends up damaging the Church.
Apr 28, 2015 - 03:10 pm .- Speaking Monday to the bishops of the west African nation of Benin, Pope Francis encouraged their formation of youth through education, emphasizing particularly the importance of intercultural encounter.
Mar 6, 2015 - 02:03 am .- In light of heavy flooding in the country earlier this year, Malawi's bishops have held a workshop for journalists to help them explore climate challenges and to mobilize public policy changes.
Feb 11, 2015 - 10:47 am .- Pope Francis has encouraged African bishops to focus efforts on young people, suggesting education can help them counter new forms of colonization that tempt them to bad ways of life.
Jan 30, 2015 - 02:21 am .- A national gathering of hundreds of priests in Ghana have resolved to become more involved with their parishioners through marriage preparation, family counseling, and educational youth formation.
Dec 19, 2014 - 08:35 am .- A small community radio station in rural Uganda, running almost entirely on solar power, is spreading the Gospel and giving “voice to the voiceless” in regions of conflict and suffering.  
Sep 13, 2014 - 12:36 pm .- According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,269 people, and claimed the lives of 2,288 as of Tuesday. It is the worst Ebola epidemic in history.
May 12, 2014 - 03:55 am .- Addressing the bishops of the northeast African nations Ethiopia and Eritrea at their ad limina visit to Rome on May 9, Pope Francis thanked them for their witness to Christian unity.
Dec 12, 2013 - 12:02 am .- The bishops of Zimbabwe have released a proposal for restoration and peace in the country following the national elections which were held in July and which have polarized the nation's people.
Jul 19, 2013 - 01:52 pm .- The bishops' conference of Africa released a message of solidarity with the people of the Central African Republic, where a rebellion and coup have lately led to serious human rights violations.
Jul 18, 2013 - 10:40 am .- The United States has stopped funding AIDS relief programs in South Africa organized by the Catholic Church, handing the money instead over to the country's government.
May 31, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- A bishop in the Central African Republic is denouncing the plundering and profanations of Church missions in the country, as well as the sexual assaults carried out by Islamists in the rebel militia Seleka.
May 23, 2013 - 08:31 am .- Cardinal Robert Sarah, the president of Benin and officials from the Pontifical Lateran University presented a new chair whose goal will be to study African politics and form new generations of leaders in the Church’s social doctrine.
May 23, 2013 - 04:06 am .- As the Catholics of the Diocese of Ahiara protested the appointment of a bishop from a nearby diocese as their shepherd, local bishops expressed sadness at the disunity in the Church of Nigeria.
May 6, 2013 - 08:50 am .- A top official with the charity Caritas Tanzania says a Sunday attack on a new Catholic parish was the first of its kind for the East African country.

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