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Mozambique bishop: ‘Nobody asks for martyrdom, but is is something that can happen at any moment’

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“We may well be at risk, but at the same time we are here on a mission, and we are here for Jesus.”

A Simple Village Chapel for Catholics in Bangladesh

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For many years now, the Catholic faithful in the village of Noyanagar, in Bangladesh, have been longing for a new chapel. The tiny mud chapel …

Help for the Training of 59 Seminarians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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For the Catholic Church, Africa is a continent of hope. One in every five Catholics, one in every eight religious Sisters and one in every …

A Course to Help Young Religious Cope with Trauma in a Conflict Region

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For many years, Cameroon, a country in Central-West Africa with 24 million inhabitants, was regarded as relatively stable when compared its crisis-racked neighbors. Then, in …

6,000 Copies of YOUCAT in Swahili for Tanzania and Kenya

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The YOUCAT is a catechism for teenagers and young adults based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The fundamental elements of the Catholic faith …

In Fatima, missionary thanks Our Lady for his liberation from jihadist kidnappers

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“It was there that they handcuffed me to a tree. It was a very uncomfortable moment. I wept, and I cried out to God ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'”

In Mali, joy at release of kidnapped priest

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Since 2012, jihadist groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State have carried out kidnappings to obtain money or exert political pressure.

Kidnapped sister in Democratic Republic of the Congo is freed

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idnappings, especially of priests and religious, have become a weapon and a means of pressure in numerous African countries.”

Fund the Building of a Pastoral Center in Burundi

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The small African nation of Burundi is one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries. It has recently been plagued by massacres, bloody unrest, …

Franciscan sister held hostage in Mali sends new letter to her family

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“She is exhausted physically, very thin, her face burnt brown by the sun and by the climate in the Mali region, but thanks be to God she is well. She is very strong.”

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