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Christians in Africa

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.

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.