- Dec 11, 2019
As Christianity grows in Africa, so does the persecution of Christians.
Sister Leonida Katunge wears two hats — or habits, rather — spending her days alternating between teaching courses in liturgy and practicing law in her homeland of Kenya.
Amid a recent controversy in Nigeria over a university-sponsored examination of witchcraft opposed by some Christian communities, one of the country’s Catholic bishops said the plain fact of the matter is that witchcraft matters to a lot of people – otherwise, he said, “No one would be talking about it.”
The first ever Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life will take place this week in Enugu, Nigeria.
The very first Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life, taking place at Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu, one of the world’s largest Catholic seminaries, Dec. 5-8, is a chance to take the temperature of a continent deeply consequential for Catholic fortunes, given the stunning growth and youthful energy that permeates African Catholicism.
Catholics can learn from the rise of Pentecostal Christian groups in Africa, according to one Nigerian bishop.