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Christians in Africa

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

Nigerian priest bringing psychological help to victims of terrorism

Fr. Joseph Bature Fidelis welcomes donation by papal foundation to build trauma center.

Nigerian Catholics dressed in black march for peace and security

Protest, led by bishops, takes place on first Sunday of lent.

Priest kidnapped in Nigeria

Abduction comes a few days after murdered seminarian laid to rest.

3 of 4 kidnapped Nigerian seminarians are free, according to report

International aid agency calls for government action in face of worsening security conditions.

Burkina Faso: The unshakeable faith of women religious in the face of terror

"We take in refugees every day, especially wives whose husbands have been murdered— because the terrorists mainly kill the men—but also children and elderly people."

In aftermath of Christmas Day beheadings, a Nigerian priest reflects on plight of Christians

Islamist militants released a video on December 26, 2019 of the beheading of 10 blindfolded Christians, and the shooting of an eleventh on Christmas Day.

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.

In Ethiopia peaceful Sufi Islam is “being replaced by fundamentalist militants”

Radical politicians and self-acclaimed activists are sparking violence, says a Catholic priest in the capital city of Addis Ababa.

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.

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