- Feb 19, 2020
Their convent is surrounded on three sides by the Israeli separation wall, but the Comboni Sisters told visiting bishops they are trying to build bridges of peace rather than walls.
One month after a major pan-African summit wrapped up in Nigeria, Ugandan missionary priest Father Ruffino Ezama is seeking to see if its commitments can be translated into a North American context.
Africa has long lagged behind the United States, Europe and Australia in confronting the problem of priests having sex with children, given the church’s priorities here have focused on fighting poverty, conflict and traffickers who sell children off to war or work.
Monday morning brought about as clear a visual depiction of the Church as the “People of God” as you’re ever likely to witness in a Vatican setting as part of the opening of Pope Francis’s Oct. 6-27 Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.
“In Christ,” Pope Francis said, “our life is itself a mission! We are mission, because we are God’s love poured out, God’s holiness created in his own image.”
The Catholic Medical Mission Board is adding a new surgical unit and a blood bank to a hospital in South Sudan, offering better care to a country with one of the highest maternal mortality rates.