- Aug 12, 2020
Pope Francis led thousands of pilgrims in prayer for a Spanish missionary sister killed in Central African Republic.
Implementing sharia law in northern Nigerian states a generation ago has not produced the effects promised, according to a Catholic bishop of the region.
Pope Francis assured members of the Society of African Missions that he, too, was praying for their confrere, Father Pierluigi Maccalli, kidnapped in Niger in September.
With general elections over, South Africa’s Catholic bishops urged the new president to focus on jobs for young people and rooting out state corruption.
Authorities say gunmen have attacked a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, killing a priest and five worshippers.
An offer to mediate in the country’s post-election crisis by the bishops of Benin has been questioned by a leading academic in the country.