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Christians in Africa

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

A Spanish missionary family’s love story with Tanzania

When God called them, they answered, and followed His prompting to serve.

Catholic bishop receives Hero of Peace in Africa Award

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza has been a courageous voice for peace in a region torn by strife.

Nigerian bishop: “Our land is now a pool of blood”

Sixty years after gaining independence from the United Kingdom, Nigeria is overrun by violence, much of it targeted at Christians.

A missionary priest in Ethiopia is subject of award-winning documentary film

"Abba Goesh seemed to be profoundly convinced that God had sent him to this place and to the people inhabiting this land," says director Magdalena Wolnik.

The calling of Africa is the family, “the future of humanity”

An interview we Christine du Coudray, who worked at the international headquarters of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) as head of projects for Africa.

This Ethiopian saint heard the Gospel from St. Matthew himself

St. Ephigenia received the Gospel message straight from St. Matthew the Apostle.

Nigerian priest: “It is like we have been left to perish because of our faith”

Fr. Sam Ebute, of north-central Nigeria, tends to a flock that has been decimated by recent violence, as attacks on Christians have left 178 dead.

A Catholic priest in Chad: “I am a child of the war”

Aid to the Church in Need talks with Father Léandre Mbaydeyo, a priest from the Archdiocese of N'Djaména in Chad.

More than 500 Ethiopians Christians have reportedly been murdered in door-to-door attacks since June

Muslim extremists armed with “armed with guns, machetes, swords and spears” have sought out Christians, according to an aid group's report.

A First Communion against backdrop of terrorism and COVID-19

In Kaya, a provincial capital in Burkina Faso, nothing can overshadow the joy of one's First Eucharist.

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