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Africa

Meet the Nigerian doctor using African plants to fight cancer

Studying her native land's plant life fills Mansurah Abdulazeez with hope in the battle against cancer.

Listen to the Missa Luba: Congolese liturgical music composed by a Belgian Franciscan

Recorded in 1958 and remastered in stereo in 1965, the original album is a jewel collector's treasure.

On Nigerian beheadings, “Where is the moral revulsion?”

Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto, Nigeria, says the West readily exploits Africa's mineral resources, but is turning a blind eye to religious persecution and atrocities.

The hidden work of the Catholic Church with thousands of “child soldiers”

They fled civil war in South Sudan, and now live as refugees in Uganda. There, discovering God’s love has given them hope.

The Vatican won’t participate in Nairobi summit focusing on “reproductive rights”

Several African bishops had warned that the meeting would be “against life.”

The Catholic mom who saved hundreds of children from genocide

Her faith gave her the courage to face unspeakable evil.

Franciscan Brother Mokaya Tabichi: The United Nation’s “Person of the Year”

Brother Tabichi is the first African to ever earn this distinguished award.

I was in the Hell of Africa, but there I found Our Lady

This video and heart-wrenching photos will tell you the story of Father Renato Sesana and the children he's offering a refuge.

In Nigeria, the largest statue of Jesus in all Africa stands almost 9 meters tall

It is also the fifth tallest sculpture in the continent, almost half the size of the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Africa has given the Church many good leaders

St. Mark, St. Augustine and Tertullian are just a few of the continent's history-making Christians