- Apr 16, 2021
Cameroon’s Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi on April 3 at the age of 91.
A $20 million loan from the U.S. international development bank will allow a program started by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States to expand social-impact investing in enterprises operated by the Catholic Church in Africa.
With more than a week of fierce fighting including beheaded bodies in the streets, the battle for the northern Mozambique town of Palma has highlighted the southern Africa country’s insurgency and threats to its multibillion-dollar investments.
Father Ferdinand Fanen Ngugban and six others died of gunshot wounds after armed gunmen invaded the grounds of St. Paul Parish in Ayetwar March 30, said the Diocese of Katsina-Ala.
Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo of Bomadi called on the Nigerian government to put an end to the oil spills in the Niger Delta region.
Getting Muslim and Christian young people together to know each other before terrorist groups can sow divisiveness is seen as key to peace in the Sahel region of western Africa, said panelists during a March 30 online workshop presented by Catholic Relief Services.
A Vatican diplomat said people are at grave risk because of violence in Africa’s Sahel region, as Pope Francis prayed for victims of a recent terrorist attack on civilians.
Jihadi rebels are fighting to capture Palma, a strategic town in northern Mozambique where fighting continued Thursday after launching a three-pronged assault on the center a day earlier.