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Africa Sacraments

Sharing secrets behind highest Mass attendance in the world

After Nigeria was recognised as having the highest Mass attendance in the world, the African nation’s youngest cardinal has shared some of the secrets behind his country’s vibrant sacramental life. Source: CNA.

Africa Pope Francis

Pope’s presence ‘strengthened desire for peace’ in South Sudan

Brisbane Franciscan Father Mario Debattista said there was electricity in the crowd at Pope Francis’ Mass in Juba, South Sudan, on Sunday. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Africa Ecumenism Pope Francis

Pope leads ecumenical prayer service in South Sudan

In one of his final events in South Sudan, Pope Francis led an ecumenical prayer service with other Christian leaders on Saturday, stressing the need to join forces in promoting peace and addressing the country’s other crippling problems. Source: Crux.

Africa Pope Francis

The future is in your hands, Pope tells young people in Congo

On his third day in the Congolese capital, Pope Francis met with 65,000 young people and catechists, saying it’s up to them to build a better future by rooting themselves in community, prayer and service. Source: Crux.

Africa Papal Trip

Christians must break cycle of violence, Francis tells Congo

Pope Francis made a rallying cry for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo as he celebrated Mass for more than one million people and strongly condemned those profiting from violence in the country. Source: The Tablet.

Africa Pope Francis

Pope begins Africa visit by condemning exploitation of continent 

Pope Francis kicked off a six-day visit to Africa yesterday with a harsh condemnation of the violent colonialist history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the greedy exploitation of the African continent’s vast resources by wealthy global elites. Source: Crux.

Africa Pope Francis

Pope urges prayers for ‘pilgrimage of peace’ to South Sudan and Congo

Pope Francis has invited Christians to pray for his papal visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan this week, saying the African nations have suffered greatly from lengthy conflicts. Source: Vatican News.

Africa Pope Francis

Pope sends prayers to Congo church attack victims

Pope Francis has conveyed his sorrow and closeness to the families of the dead and wounded after a deadly bomb attack on a Pentecostal church in north-eastern Congo killed nearly 20 people over the weekend. Source: Crux.


Nigerian priest burned to death after rectory attacked

A Catholic priest was burned to death on Sunday after bandits set fire to his parish rectory in northern Nigeria. Source: CNA.