• Pope prays for victims in Somalia: God wants to heal us from death

    Pope prays for victims in Somalia: God wants to heal us from death

    • Oct 18, 2017

    “I pray for the dead and the wounded, for their families and for all the people of Somalia,” Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience. Death, the pope said, is a “blight” that spoils God’s design of love and “the Savior wants to heal us” from it.

  • For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

    For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

    • Aug 20, 2017

    Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria are all on the brink of famine, and the United Nations has called this the largest humanitarian crisis in the 70 years of its existence. The civil wars and terrorist groups like Boko Haram as well as the lack of infrastructure and isolation from the rest of the world have all exacerbated drought and food shortages to create a catastrophic situation for millions of people.

  • Churches provide refuge to Kenyans fleeing al-Shabab attacks

    Churches provide refuge to Kenyans fleeing al-Shabab attacks

    • Jul 25, 2017

    Extremist al-Shabab militants are allegedly terrifying thousand of Kenyans, the majority Christians, who have taken refuge in two churches and a school near the Somali border. Church leaders in the country speculate that the attackers are trying to influence the outcome of the upcoming elections by eliminating those who would oppose a strict form of Shariah, Islamic law.