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Christians in Africa

Everything concerning the life of Christians in Africa: saints, traditions, liturgy, persecution, and current affairs.

Catholic hospital closures in Eritrea: “It is like amputating one of the Church’s arms”

In mid-June, the Eritrean military forcibly closed down 21 Catholic hospitals and other medical facilities.

4 dead as Burkina Faso Catholics are attacked again

The attack came just one day after six were killed at Sunday Mass.

Archbishop: As Nigeria prepares for election, threat of violence from Muslim extremists intensifies

Aid to the Church in Need spoke with Mgr. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama about prospects for peace in the country which has been beset by violence.

The Church in Uganda: “God saved me from alcoholism.”

Catholic missionaries helped turn this mother of five's life around.

The tallest Catholic church in the world is in Africa

The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Ivory Coast was inspired by St. Peter’s in Rome.

Ethnic violence in Somali region leads to slain priests and burned churches

The Orthodox Church is asking for a time of fasting and prayer as the Solemnity of the Dormition of St. Mary Mother of God approaches.

The bishop who’s changing the face of mental illness in his diocese

Seeking and serving the sick and marginalized is always the work of the Church.

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

Nigeria: Is there a genocide against Christians?

In Africa's most populous country, an authentic ethnic cleansing is being perpetrated.

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