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Christians in Africa

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

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.

In war-torn South Sudan, a Catholic missionary priest offers hope

Aid to the Church in Need interviews Father Boniface Isenge about serving the African country, where 38% of the population are Christian.

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.

After year of silence, brother of priest kidnapped in Niger still holds out hope

Father Pierluigi Maccalli was kidnapped in Niger on Sept. 17, 2018.

Islamist extremists are exterminating Christians in northern Burkina Faso

Christians are being attacked, expelled and murdered, village by village. 

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.

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