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  • Vatican statistics confirm the Catholic future is in Africa

    Vatican statistics confirm the Catholic future is in Africa

    Vatican statistics once again seem to prove that Africa is emerging as the future axis of Catholicism. Overall, Catholicism grew globally from 1.272 billion in 2014 to 1.285 in 2015, representing almost 18 percent of the human population, but while that growth was dramatic in Africa, Europe did no more than remain stable and it’s expected to drop significantly in coming years.

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  • We got scolded by a Ghanaian nun, and we had it coming

    We got scolded by a Ghanaian nun, and we had it coming

    Why do tragedies in America and Europe get coverage, but even bigger tragedies other places aren’t even mentioned? The people of Africa and other non-western countries want the international media to cover their news, both good and bad. If consumers gave strong signs of interest and clamor for these stories, producers would provide them.

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  • African prelate says answer to Muslim/Christian divide is democracy

    African prelate says answer to Muslim/Christian divide is democracy

    Despite heading a diocese in a region of northern Nigeria known as a Boko Haram stronghold, Bishop Matthew Kukah insists that there is no real Muslim/Christian divide in his country, and that clashes perceived as religious are generally a ‘cover’ for the government’s failure to foster a genuine democracy in the country.

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