Latest news: Middle East - Africa
Jul 25, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- The South African Catholic Bishops’ Conference decried Wednesday a recent series of taxi driver murders and encouraged the government to bring the criminals to justice.  
Jul 24, 2018 - 12:18 am .- Unity, peace building, and strong families were among the themes of a document released by the bishops of Eastern Africa after an 11-day meeting in Ethiopia this month.
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 - 02:47 pm .- A Catholic church in Dubai is hosting a celebration to honor the United Arab Emirates’ migrant workers – many of whom are fathers separated from their homes to provide for their families.   
Jul 17, 2018 - 11:46 am .- The bishops of the Central African Republic have urged Catholics not to give in to calls for revenge attacks on Muslims, following a surge in violence and the murder of a priest.
Jul 15, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- Kenya's high court is considering the state of health care in the country, as it hears a case brought on behalf of a young woman who died last month from complications which were related to a back-alley abortion she procured in 2014.
Jul 6, 2018 - 02:36 pm .- In response to a recent wave of violence and mass killings among Nigerians, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria issued a statement last week reiterating the need for a proactive response from the government and law enforcement.
Jun 29, 2018 - 03:35 pm .- More than four-and-a-half years after a devastating civil war broke out in the world’s youngest country, a permanent ceasefire has been declared by South Sudan officials and rebel leaders.
Jun 27, 2018 - 01:07 pm .- Ahead of tomorrow’s Vatican consistory, Pakistani Archbishop Joseph Coutts sees his upcoming elevation to the rank of cardinal as a sign of papal concern for a country coping with the heightened presence of extremist groups.
Jun 25, 2018 - 06:02 pm .- More than 80 people were killed over the weekend in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria's central Plateau State.
Jun 25, 2018 - 05:28 pm .- Sister Ban Madleen, a Dominican sister from Iraq who had to flee ISIS, has once again been denied entry to the United Kingdom.
Jun 17, 2018 - 05:00 am .- A new sex-education program created by the government of Uganda will be rejected by Christian schools unless considerable revisions are made, the Catholic bishops of the country have said.
Jun 13, 2018 - 04:24 pm .- Christian leaders in Zimbabwe are stressing the need for civility and a peaceful transition as the country prepares for a major presidential election next month.
Jun 12, 2018 - 03:09 pm .- A Catholic catechetical building was damaged by Boko Haram militants during an attack Monday on a village in northwestern Nigeria.
Jun 8, 2018 - 03:01 am .- They came by plane, by bus, and even on foot: pilgrims traveled thousands of miles to Uganda's Catholic shrine for the feast of the Uganda Martyrs, celebrated each year June 3.
Jun 5, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- During a meeting last month between representatives of the bishops of Africa and Germany discussing integral human development, both groups affirmed their need to continue the work of evangelization.
Jun 5, 2018 - 12:10 am .- A United Nations-led campaign to provide contraception to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps fails to show respect for the views of the already vulnerable community, said one human rights group.
Jun 3, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- 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.
Jun 1, 2018 - 12:04 am .- The key to ending Syria’s ongoing conflict lies not with the local people, but with the leaders of the international community, said a Syrian-born Franciscan priest this week.
May 30, 2018 - 10:08 pm .- A group devoted to John Bradburne, a lay missionary to what is now Zimbabwe in the 1970s, is raising money to fund an investigation into his life and virtues, in view of opening his cause for beatification.