- Nov 28, 2020
East Africa is facing a “troubling” growing crisis in food security and the help of the United States is vitally needed, according to an official from Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
The apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Mogadishu, Somalia, called on the world to “pay attention to the plight of Somali people” as they face critical food shortages because of a crippling drought.
The head of Caritas Somalia is calling on the international community not to forget the Horn of Africa country as other crises divert the world’s attention.
As it loses its grip in the Middle East, the Islamic State is finding a foothold in Somalia, said a bishop who oversees the Catholic Church in the troubled country.
For the 16th year in a row, North Korea tops the list of 50 countries ranked for the worst persecution of Christians in the world, according to the Christian watchdog organization Open Doors USA.
“I am deeply grieved by the terrorist attacks of the past few days in Somalia, Afghanistan and New York,” the pope told faithful gathered in St. Peter’s square. “While deploring these acts of violence, I pray for the dead, the wounded and their families.”