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Refugees and displaced in eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo: ‘We have been on the Via Dolorosa for years’


“The people here simply don’t count. They have the feeling that the government doesn’t even exist here. We feel as though the state authorities have abandoned us.”

Feast of the Infant Jesus of Prague at Bangui

In Central African Republic, a jubilee celebration marred by violence


The 58-year-old Italian Carmelite Father Aurelio Gazzera came out of his room to find himself suddenly face-to-face with two armed men.

Bishop Doeme

As Boko Haram strikes on Christmas, ‘no evil will take away our faith’


“God will crush Boko Haram in his own time.”

Bishop Juan Aguirre (Fundacion Bangassou)

Central African Republic: Bishop asks prayers for peace


“How is one to show a face of loving tenderness in the midst of so much violence?”

Success Story: A Host Baking Machine for Holy Child Sisters in Ghana


The Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus are a congregation of women religious, founded in Nigeria. They work in healthcare and education, caring for the …

Support a Youth Apostolate in a Remote Region of Ethiopia


For eight years now, Father Kenneth Iwuna has been working as a missionary in a remote and underdeveloped region in the south of Ethiopia. This …

Bishop labels killing of Christian farmers in Nigeria’s Middle Belt ‘calculated genocide’


“It appears as though what is happening here is part of a grand conspiracy. Our national government has not shown convincing signs of real commitment to end the carnage.”

Father Pierluigi Maccalli © Societé des Missions Africanes (SMA)

Captive in the desert: the blessing of the great silence


“I suffered. But the great silence was also a blessing. You find yourself experiencing an inner journey that takes you far and deep.”

Prince Dr. Asfa Wossen Asserate (© Asfa-Wossen-Asserate

Ethiopia: ‘we can live in peaceful coexistence’


“It is imperative that this apartheid constitution is replaced by a new one, which finally will turn Ethiopia into the country that most Ethiopians have wanted for at least 50 years: a democratic federalist state.”

Refugees in a camp in Pemba

Mozambique: ‘war has only losers, but those who suffer most are the poorest’


“We cannot be indifferent to the suffering, the pain, the death of so many of our brothers and sisters.”

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