Latest news: Middle East - Africa
Jan 14, 2019 - 10:51 am .- After a disputed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the nation's bishops have asked the UN Security Council to push the election commission to publish data from the vote.
Jan 10, 2019 - 10:55 am .- The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among several major observers casting doubt on the results of the nation’s Dec. 30 presidential elections.
Jan 10, 2019 - 03:16 am .- St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his intercession – both Christians and Muslims.
Jan 4, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo have called for the release of the result of the country’s presidential election. The Church sent thousands of election monitors to assist at polling stations across the central African country during the vote, which was the subject of numerous delays, with many reporting irregularities.
Jan 4, 2019 - 12:46 am .- A Nigerian priest who was kidnapped on Christmas Eve recalled his experience after Mass this week, saying prayer is what saved him.
Jan 2, 2019 - 05:56 pm .- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo is drawing attention to voting problems that could call into question the outcome of a presidential election that has already been delayed two years.
Dec 28, 2018 - 04:56 pm .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin urged the Catholic population of northern Iraq to remain steadfast in their faith and be open to forgiveness despite the numerous challenges facing their community.
Dec 28, 2018 - 01:48 pm .- A mass grave of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed by the so-called Islamic State group in 2015 has reportedly been unearthed in Libya.
Dec 25, 2018 - 08:00 am .- CNA's Hannah Brockhaus reports on celebrating Christmas at Midnight Mass in Beirut, Lebanon.
Dec 23, 2018 - 02:40 pm .- On the last Saturday before Christmas, a community of Iraqi refugees living in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut gathered together for the celebration of Mass.
Dec 20, 2018 - 10:34 am .- A half mile away from the Nativity Church, the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem also strives to be a special place for newborn babies, and their families.
Dec 19, 2018 - 03:00 am .- Rannah Evetts had always wanted to go to Africa. She has no explanation for it, other than that God had planted a deep love of everything Africa in her heart for as long as she can remember.
Dec 13, 2018 - 10:40 am .- A Pakistani official announced this week a new “Minorities Empowerment Package” and the creation of a task force to ensure the rights of religious minorities in the province of Punjab.  
Dec 11, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The religious sister who says she was serially raped by an Indian bishop claims she made a police report only after written complaints to Church authorities went unheeded.
Dec 10, 2018 - 03:08 pm .- Bishop Pierre Claverie and his 18 companions, who were martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, were beatified Saturday during a Mass in Oran.
Dec 10, 2018 - 07:30 am .- Churches at the site along the banks of the Jordan river where Jesus is believed to have been baptized could reopen within a year, following progress on a project to clear thousands of landmines and other ordinance from the location.
Dec 5, 2018 - 06:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Dar es Salaam has asked the government of Tanzania to reject any foreign aid that is conditioned on accepting Western cultural norms regarding homosexuality.
Nov 29, 2018 - 12:45 am .- The bishops of the Central African Republic have set aside a day of mourning and a day of prayer for victims of ongoing violence in the country.
Nov 26, 2018 - 03:20 pm .- The Archbishop of Kinshasa has urged politicians to preserve national unity and practice leadership as service ahead of upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap., made the comments during an open-air Mass on the feast of Christ the King.
Nov 21, 2018 - 03:08 pm .- A priest serving in Cameroon has been killed by military gunfire, amid a military and political conflict that has rocked the country for in recent years.