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Eritrean bishops say seizure of Catholic schools is 'hatred against the faith' Watch

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Seven religious schools in Eritrea, four of them sponsored by the Catholic Church, have been seized by the country's government this month. ... continue reading


Violence, displacement on the rise in Sahel region of Africa Watch

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Catholic Relief Services is warning of increasing violence and displacement in the Sahel - the vast area of western and north-central ... continue reading



Bishops across Africa condemn 'xenophobic' attacks in South Africa Watch

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A wave of deadly attacks targeting African foreign nationals in South Africa has caught the attention of national and regional Church ... continue reading


Pope Francis says he hopes 'seeds of peace' will bear fruit in Africa Watch

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Vatican City, (CNA) - Upon his return to the Vatican after a six-day trip to Africa, Pope Francis said Wednesday that he hopes the "seeds ... continue reading


Pray for your enemies, Pope Francis tells Mozambican Catholics Watch

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Jesus calls his followers to a high standard - to forgive their enemies, to pray for those who have hurt them, and to seek reconciliation, ... continue reading


Pope encourages Madagascar's civil leaders to work for 'integral development' Watch

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In an address to the civil authorities of Madagascar Sept. 7, Pope Francis urged the leaders to embrace the "soul" of their country and to ... continue reading



Pope Francis urges bishops to defend common good in Madagascar Watch

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Pope Francis told Madagascar's bishops Saturday that the Catholic Church should participate in public life in order to promote the common ... continue reading


Jesus has a mission for youth in Madagascar, Pope Francis says Watch

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Jesus has called you and has entrusted a mission to you, Pope Francis told a crowd of young people at a prayer vigil in Antananarivo, ... continue reading


Parents protest as Senegalese Catholic school enforces Islamic headscarf ban Watch

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A prestigious Catholic school in the Senegalese capital of Dakar is going ahead with a ban on students wearing Islamic headscarves, local ... continue reading


In Madagascar, Pope Francis says that joy lightens the demands of discipleship Watch

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Pope Francis Sunday told Catholics in Madagascar that following Jesus can be demanding, but that Christ calls his disciples to place God at ... continue reading


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