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In Nigeria, a priest reflects on deadly Fulani attack in light of Easter season

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“I asked myself why it was that I organized an occasion to honor the mother of God and this would happen on this same day. I wondered where our Mother was that she could not intervene but allowed these people to suffer.”

In Mozambique, insurgents wage war hidden by ‘law of silence’

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“There are many financial interests and those who are funding all this are finding fertile ground due to the poverty, the lack of opportunities and the resulting youth unemployment.”

COVID-19 in Africa: Catholic radio stations offer hope, sustain faith

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“It is our mission to act as ambassadors of hope for a society that fears the pandemic. We have to help keep burning the flames of faith and hope—the hope that the world will return to normal if everyone does his or her part.”

COVID-19: cardinal offers up his illness for peace in Burkina Faso

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Cardinal Ouedraogo says he “willingly offers this time of trial” and his “daily prayer: for every person afflicted by the virus; for an end to the killing of innocent people by the forces of evil; for reconciliation, justice and peace in Burkina Faso.”

In Niger, joy and surprise at sign of life in case of abducted missionary

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Not even 23 seconds long, the video appears to have been recorded by the priest’s abductors as proof of life and may indicate the possibility of negotiations for the liberation of this missionary.

Success Story: A Moped for a Priest in Sierra Leone

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Until recently, there was only one vehicle for the entire Parish of Saint Charles Lwanga in the city of Bo. As a result, the young …

Help for the Formation of 61 Seminarians in Burkina Faso

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The Diocese of Ouahigouya lies in the north of Burkina Faso, a region that has suffered repeated attacks by Islamist terrorists in the past year. …

Living the faith in Kenya, five years after major terrorist attack

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“We thank God that things have returned almost to normal, even though there are still some sporadic attacks from terrorist groups in our diocese. The last two months there have been about 16 of these incidents and some 60 people lost their lives.”

Jihadists fly their flag in Mozambique—a ‘disgrace,’ bishop says

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“It is a tragedy. What is happening in Mozambique is a disgrace. It is a real shame that our people should be humiliated in this way.”

In Madagascar, ‘they are paying women to wear the burka’

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“We have learned that in the universities the young, non-Muslim female students are being paid three Euros a day to wear the burka, the Muslim veil.”

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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.