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Africa
May 07, 2021
Staff Reporter
“It is paramount,” the Council say explains, “that we do not lower our guard in adhering strictly to the wearing of masks at all times in the worship service; the washing of hands with soap or sanitization before and after the service; sanitizing of all microphones and shared material; regular sanitizing of the places of worship; adequate social distancing in the places of worship.”
May 05, 2021
Staff Reporter
In an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Paluku Sikuli Melchisédech of Butembo-Beni, in the north-eastern part of the country, says the government’s inaction in the face of the crisis is either “weakness, or it is complicity.”
April 29, 2021
Staff Reporter
Islamist militants have been launching violent attacks in the province since 2017, causing at least 2,500 deaths and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. Last week, the UN’s World Food program said the latest attacks have affected more than 50,000 people and left thousands homeless.
April 29, 2021
Staff Reporter
Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare MCCI. Photo courtesy Fr. Carlassare.   Bishop-elect of Rumbek strikes defiant tone, arrests made in connection with Sunday attack Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare MCCI of Rumbeck, recovering from gunshot wounds to the legs, says the attack in which he suffered his injuries has not deterred him. Meanwhile, local authorities in Rumbek have made
April 27, 2021
Staff Reporter
Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare MCCJ is in stable condition in a Rumbek hospital operated by the Italian organization, Doctors with Africa (CUAMM), according to ACI Africa.
April 26, 2021
Staff Reporter
Children react past a mural poster of Chad’s late president Idriss Deby in a street in Ndjamena on April 24, 2021, a day after his funeral. (ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images)   The Bishops of Chad, in Central Africa, have called for an “inclusive national dialogue” in the wake of the death of President Idriss
April 20, 2021
Tommaso Pozzi
In a statement issued on Monday, JRS-Kenya “reaffirms the appeal from the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops and recommends that the Government of Kenya exert maximum forethought and caution in this particular time of uncertainty, wisely considering the legal obligations imposed by international law and the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Convention.”
April 01, 2021
Staff Reporter
Members of the militant Islamic ISIS network have claimed responsibility for the attack, which may have left as many as 50,000 people homeless.
March 31, 2021
Staff Reporter
Brazilian missionary Fr. Edegard Silva in Pemba told ACN the people were becoming used to these attacks. “They were already expecting it," he said, "because over the past two weeks these evildoers and insurgents had been carrying out a series of attacks in the Nangade region, and almost all the communities close to Palma has already been attacked.”