2021-01-27 09:21:30 Middle East - Africa News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Middle East - Africa News
Jan 26, 2021 - 09:30 am .- Chaldean Catholics in Iraq are undertaking a three-day “Nineveh fast” this week to pray for peace and security in their country ahead of Pope Francis’ scheduled visit in March.
Jan 24, 2021 - 06:01 am .- A group of Christian leaders who advocate for the Holy Land this week reiterated a call for Israeli and Palestinian authorities to negotiate directly for the sake of peace in the region. They also encouraged Israel to make COVID-19 vaccines accessible to Palestinians.
Jan 21, 2021 - 04:54 pm .- A Catholic priest in Burkina Faso who went missing Tuesday has been found dead in a forest, the local bishop announced Thursday.
Jan 21, 2021 - 08:15 am .- Pope Francis said on Thursday that he was praying for the victims of two suicide bombings in Baghdad, which took place less than two months before his scheduled visit to Iraq.
Jan 20, 2021 - 05:34 pm .- At least 750 people are reported dead after an attack on an Oriental Orthodox church in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to a European watchgroup.
Jan 20, 2021 - 04:20 pm .- A Catholic bishop in Burkina Faso is asking for prayers after the disappearance of another priest, whose vehicle was found abandoned earlier this week.
Jan 18, 2021 - 11:05 am .- The body of a Catholic priest was discovered in Nigeria on Saturday, a day after he was kidnapped by armed men. 
Jan 14, 2021 - 12:31 pm .- Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze Diocese died Wednesday of COVID-19-related complications. He was 53.
Jan 14, 2021 - 06:00 am .- A cardinal has called on Iraqi Catholics to pray at Sunday Masses that Pope Francis will be able to visit their country in March.
Jan 13, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The logo and motto of Pope Francis' scheduled trip to Iraq have been unveiled
Jan 10, 2021 - 03:52 pm .- For the first time in over 54 years, the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land were able to offer Mass on their property at the site of Christ’s baptism, located in the West Bank.
Jan 5, 2021 - 02:56 pm .- The Central African Republic city of Bangassou has been captured by rebels aligned with an ex-president, Bishop Juan José Aguirre Muñoz of Bangassou has reported as he appealed for prayers.
Jan 5, 2021 - 12:30 pm .- Lebanon’s Maronite patriarch has said that the country could be facing “the risk of total collapse” amid a deepening economic and political crisis.
Jan 4, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has said that clericalism is “very evident” in the Holy Land.
Jan 1, 2021 - 10:42 pm .- A Catholic bishop in Nigeria, who was kidnapped on Sunday, has been released unharmed, according to the Archdiocese of Owerri.
Dec 30, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A Catholic archbishop called Tuesday for renewed prayers for a kidnapped bishop following “misleading” reports about the bishop’s fate.
Dec 29, 2020 - 09:05 am .- The bishops of Nigeria have urged prayer for the safety and release of a Nigerian Catholic bishop who was abducted Sunday in Owerri, the capital of Nigeria’s Imo State.
Dec 24, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Pope Francis has written a Christmas letter to the people of Lebanon encouraging them to trust in God during times of crisis.
Dec 18, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The world must not ignore the “genocide” of Christians in Nigeria, the Catholic Bishop of Gboko told members of Congress on Thursday.
Dec 18, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda has said that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the country could be a turning point for the country’s diminished Christian population, who face ongoing challenges amid Iraq’s looming economic crisis.

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