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Africa

Kidnapped African priest recounts harrowing days of captivity

The two captive priests survived on half a loaf of bread and little water for four days.

American doctor who runs remote hospital in Sudan now chairs worldwide humanitarian initiative

Dr. Tom Catena will help promote vision of foundation that helped his project survive.

Italian priest is kidnapped in Niger, jihadists suspected

Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli had spoken out against female genital mutilation

Pope Francis urges prayers for young people in Africa in new video

The Holy Father prays that young Africans be given access to an education and to quality employment.

A vicious mob destroyed his school, but he refused to give up

An Irish priest is not letting violence detract from his mission to bring literacy to war-torn South Sudan.

What is “the hand of Fatima”?

A widespread amulet or charm that many use as a lucky charm or accessory without fully understanding its meaning.

Backgrounder: The Church’s efforts to bring peace in Democratic Republic of Congo

The sitting president has just announced that he won't run for re-election, though the candidate he's chosen in his place is already under European sanction

Africa overtakes Latin America for the highest Christian population

Africa has seen the births or conversions of nearly 50 million people in the last year

After defeat in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is out to conquer Africa

The presence of jihadis in the Sahel is a threat that cannot be taken lightly

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