Bishops Body found in River: Is this Murder or Suicide

Cameroon Bishop Jean-Marie Benoit Balla was found dead on June 1st. Bishop Balla was reported missing on May 30th after a note was discovered in his truck near the Sanaga river reading, “I am in the water.” News of the note left many believing the Bishop committed suicide, but others did not look away from… Continue reading Bishops Body found in River: Is this Murder or Suicide

Pope laments plight of child soldiers fighting in Congo

The Pope was speaking days after the UN voiced concern about deadly violence in the country Pope Francis has expressed dismay about clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo he described as “violent and brutal.” In remarks to the faithful in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Francis singled out for concern the “many children torn… Continue reading Pope laments plight of child soldiers fighting in Congo

Bishops apologise for Church’s role in Rwandan genocide

The Church acknowledged that members planned and took part in the genocide, in which more than 800,000 people were killed The Catholic Church in Rwanda apologised on Sunday for the Church’s role in the 1994 genocide, saying it regretted the actions of those who participated in the massacres. “We apologise for all the wrongs the… Continue reading Bishops apologise for Church’s role in Rwandan genocide

South African Church leaders warn against nation’s withdrawal from ICC

Church leaders have urged the South African government to reconsider their decision to leave the International Criminal Court South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court could encourage a large-scale African exodus from the court and entrench impunity, warned the justice and peace commission of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference. South Africa announced on… Continue reading South African Church leaders warn against nation’s withdrawal from ICC

Priest shot in face with rubber bullets at student protest in South Africa

Fr Graham Pugin was injured along with several others in a student protest A South African priest has been injured after being shot in the face with rubber bullets. He refused to allow police entry onto church grounds to arrest students seeking refuge during a university protest. Students were taking part in a Fees Must… Continue reading Priest shot in face with rubber bullets at student protest in South Africa

Catholicism’s incredible growth story

Critics keep announcing the Church’s imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising In many parts of the world, it’s difficult to feel optimistic about the future of the Catholic Church. Some years ago, the American Physical Society heard an alarming paper that predicted the countries… Continue reading Catholicism’s incredible growth story

Christians Slain in Mali

Timbuktu, a city in Mali was held captive by an Islamist militias in 2012 but with the help of France, the Malian government took control of her town. Since then, there have been series of brief and silent attacks on christians around Timbuktu. On 17th December a Christian Radio staff and two other persons were killed… Continue reading Christians Slain in Mali

Read: Pope Francis' Address to Muslims in the Central Mosque of Koudoukou in Bangui

Address of Pope Francis Meeting with the Muslim Community Bangui, Central Mosque 30 November 2015 Dear Muslim friends, leaders and followers of Islam, It is a great joy for me to be with you and I thank you for your warm welcome.  In a particular way I thank Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi for his kind… Continue reading Read: Pope Francis' Address to Muslims in the Central Mosque of Koudoukou in Bangui

Pope Francis Visits Grand Mosque in a dangerous district of Bangui

Pope Francis the early hours of the morning (during the morning prayer hours of the muslims) visited the Grand Mosque of Koudoukou in Bangui popularly known as PK5, a very dangerous area for any Christian to be found in Central Africa. The visit is part of the message of peace and reconciliation that Pope Francis… Continue reading Pope Francis Visits Grand Mosque in a dangerous district of Bangui

Pope Francis "Messenger of Peace" welcomed in Central Africa

Pope Francis arrived Central Africa in the morning hours of 29th November, 2015 after visiting Kenya and Uganda in the past few days of his pastoral visit to Africa. This marks his first visit to a warzone and as well marks the first time a Holy Father sets foot into an active warzone. As Francis… Continue reading Pope Francis "Messenger of Peace" welcomed in Central Africa

Pope Francis in Kenya: Urges Kenyans to work pray for Peace in African Nations

Despite security concerns, Pope Francis arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday to begin a 6-day pilgrimage that will also take him to Uganda and, then conclude his African journey with a visit to the Central African Republic.The persistent violence in the Central African Republic has raised questions about the security of the papal visit, and… Continue reading Pope Francis in Kenya: Urges Kenyans to work pray for Peace in African Nations

"I’m more afraid of the mosquitos" says Pope Francis amidst all security threats

Pope Francis arrived the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi earlier today for his first Papal visit to Africa. The Holy Father was welcomed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nairobi governor Evans Kiderot, the people of Kenya and visitors from all around other countries. The welcome occasion was graced with colorful sing and African cultural dances.… Continue reading "I’m more afraid of the mosquitos" says Pope Francis amidst all security threats

Pope Francis takes off to Africa

The Holy Father and his entourage boarded the Alitalia plane from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport airport around 8am local time (7am GMT) to land in Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 5pm local time (2pm GMT) later today. This will mark the Pope’s first destination and visit to Africa. Upon the Papal arrival in… Continue reading Pope Francis takes off to Africa

Uganda Martyrs Shrine to hold two million people during Papal Visit

In respect to the Papal visit to Uganda, a shrine known as the Shrine of the Ugandan Martyrs is undergoing a huge renovation so that it could hold a capacity of two million people when Pope Francis celebrates a Saturday mass there around the Shrine. The shrine depicts the murder of 22 Christian martyrs who… Continue reading Uganda Martyrs Shrine to hold two million people during Papal Visit

Pope to press ahead with Africa trip without Bulletproof or armored vehicle

Despite the security issues in Central African Republic, plans for the papal visit will still go ahead as normal. Pope Francis said  he would not wear bulletproof vest or use a shield on the Popemobile during his visit to the Central African Republic Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi , the director of the Vatican press office,… Continue reading Pope to press ahead with Africa trip without Bulletproof or armored vehicle