Africa

Prayer service, conference to promote peace in South Sudan, Congo
Faith News
"We know that it is the biggest support they can get, the involvement of the church and Pope Francis."
Evangelical Christians pray together on Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria September 28, 2003. (Getty Images)
Faith Features
Linus UnahNovember 16, 2017
On university campuses in Nigeria, the competition for souls can be fierce.
An army tanker blocks the main road to Parliament building on Nov. 15 in Harare, Zimbabwe. (CNS photo/Aaron Ufumeli, EPA)
Politics & Society News
Mugabe's policies are widely blamed for Zimbabwe's economic decline over the past two decades. Millions of economic refugees have left the country, with most going to South Africa.
St. John Paul II presents a gift to Consolata Sister Leonella Sgorbati in Milan, Italy, in this undated photo. Sister Leonella and her bodyguard were gunned down in September 2006 as they left the children's hospital where she worked in Mogadishu, Somalia. (CNS photo/PH Emmevi, EPA)
Faith News
Pope Francis formally recognized the martyrdom of an Italian Consolata sister murdered in Somalia in 2006 and the martyrdom of a 25-year-old priest in Hungary in 1957.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Russell Pollitt, S.J.November 07, 2017
Last week Kenyans went back to the voting polls after the Supreme Court annulled elections in August.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 01, 2017
“I call on the Lord that he may convert the hearts of the terrorist and free the world of hate and that crazy homicide that abuses the name of God to disseminate death.”