- Mar 7, 2021
After serving as a missionary in Africa for 20 years, Archbishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa says he will “work for unity and communion” in his new diocese in Brazil.
The former superior general of the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate congregation died on Jan. 18 at the age of 94.
Polish Capuchin Franciscan missionaries have opened the first music school in the Central African Republic in hopes of preventing children from being drafted into paramilitary groups.
Attacked because of their faith, killed in a robbery, murdered in a general climate of violence or struck down by someone with obvious mental difficulties, the 20 missionaries who died violent deaths in 2020 were witnesses of the Gospel, said Fides, the Vatican’s missionary news agency.
Less than 13 percent of the total garbage produced in Port-au-Prince is currently collected by the metropolitan solid waste disposal service. Streets and public areas in the whole region around the capital of Haiti are permanently flooded with trash.
Catholic bishops in Mozambique expressed their concern over the deteriorating situation in the country’s northern province of Cabo Delgado, a region rich in natural gas at the center of an insurgency from extremists based in other countries.
Putting the words of the Gospel into action was always an important part of Melissa Altman’s Catholic family in Pennsylvania. Some of her childhood experiences of that family cornerstone came from a great uncle, a Maryknoll priest, who ignited the kindling of a spiritual fire that led her down the road to learn more about the life and experiences of missioners.
Attacks by insurgents against civilians in northern Mozambique have already forced more than 400,000 people to leave the conflict zone.