Tag: Africa

African Church leaders work to curb domestic abuse during lockdown

African Church leaders work to curb domestic abuse during lockdown

| Fredrick Nzwili | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

On the night of May 9, Edward Okello, an aeronautical engineer, died when a kitchen knife was plunged into his chest. Vigilance Shighi later said she did not know how the weapon hit her boyfriend, who had beaten her.

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African church leaders: Insurgents could increase attacks during pandemic

African church leaders: Insurgents could increase attacks during pandemic

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

In African countries already plagued by instability, church leaders expressed concern about increased insecurity.

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Pope prays for people killed in ethnic, religious clashes in Ethiopia

Pope prays for people killed in ethnic, religious clashes in Ethiopia

| Carol Glatz | November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed for those killed during violent protests in Ethiopia, which left dozens of people dead.

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With November visit, Pope Francis to fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan

With November visit, Pope Francis to fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will finally fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan when he visits that country, as well as Thailand, Nov. 20-26, the Vatican announced.

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From Minnesota to West Africa

From Minnesota to West Africa

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Peace Corps dreams turn into mission reality for St. Paul woman

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Nitty-gritty ministry: Pope in Africa applies Gospel to real life

Nitty-gritty ministry: Pope in Africa applies Gospel to real life

| September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

While Pope Francis’ comments on U.S. criticism of his papacy drew the biggest headlines during his visit to Africa, the Masses he celebrated in Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius drew the biggest crowds.

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Africa trip planted new seeds of hope, pope says at audience

Africa trip planted new seeds of hope, pope says at audience

| Carol Glatz | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Having gone to Africa as a pilgrim of peace and hope, Pope Francis said he hoped the seeds planted there by his visit would bear abundant fruit for everyone.

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Ideological fixation, not ‘loyal criticism,’ feeds possibility of schism, pope says

Ideological fixation, not ‘loyal criticism,’ feeds possibility of schism, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told reporters he hoped and prayed the Catholic Church would not experience a new schism, but human freedom means people always have had and will have the “schism option.”

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President, dancers, crowds welcome Pope Francis to Mozambique

President, dancers, crowds welcome Pope Francis to Mozambique

| Cindy Wooden | September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Greeted with full military honors, traditional dances and huge crowds lining the streets, Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique Sept. 4 at the start of a weeklong trip to Africa.

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Matters of life and death: Pope to bring his message to southern Africa

Matters of life and death: Pope to bring his message to southern Africa

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rejecting violence, promoting interreligious harmony, caring for the environment and stamping out government corruption are expected to be high on the agenda Sept. 4-10 when Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius.

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African bishop: Church must work to end violence against albinos

African bishop: Church must work to end violence against albinos

| Bronwen Dachs | August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Church in Africa must work to end violence against people with albinism through its schools and other education efforts, said Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha, South Africa, first vice president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.

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Pope to visit Africa in September, Vatican announces

Pope to visit Africa in September, Vatican announces

| Carol Glatz | March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will visit the eastern African nation of Mozambique and the island nations of Madagascar and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean Sept. 4-10.

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