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Africa

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

Inspired by St. Francis, this renowned American doctor works in one of the most remote places in the world

As head of Mother of Mercy hospital in the Nuba Mountains, Dr. Tom Catena relies on God every single day.

Sudan leaders sign peace agreement

Power-sharing deal gives Sudanese hope, but a cautious one.

Ethiopia planted 350 million trees in one day

The "green legacy" initiative seeks to carry out goals outlined by Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, Laudato si'.

Four Catholics killed in latest Bukina Faso attack, 20 dead since April

It is estimated that more than 400 people have been slain during terror attacks in Burkina Faso since 2014.

Attacks on Congo treatment centers complicating Ebola response

Death toll has reached over 1200 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Pope Francis stuns rival South Sudan leaders by kissing their feet in plea for peace

The pope dropped to the feet of the president and new vice presidents at end of a spiritual retreat at the Vatican.

Pope Francis to host rival South Sudanese leaders on “spiritual retreat”

The meeting is meant to help solidify a faltering peace agreement, which may lead to a papal visit to the troubled country.

Where are the oldest churches in Africa?

Some of them can still be visited.