- Oct 27, 2020
Lionel Messi knows something about children needing help, since he was once forced to emigrate to Spain as a child to receive medical treatment that would allow him to become a professional soccer player.
A Jesuit priest attempting a pilgrimage for peace in Cameroon was detained by police, who accused him of “an illegal activity on a public road.”
With his feet chained during two years of captivity somewhere near the Sahara Desert, Father Pierluigi Maccalli said he found new hope on Pentecost Sunday as he huddled near a shortwave radio to listen to Mass celebrated by Pope Francis.
A predicted return of desert locusts in East Africa is triggering concerns among Catholic leaders and experts in the region, where communities are still recovering from the destruction by the first wave early this year.
Kenyan church leaders, hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Nairobi’s State House, gathered to offer prayers for their country.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a global campaigner for religious freedom, has called for continued prayers for Nigeria after the release of four students and their teacher who were kidnapped in August.