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South Sudan Church leaders urge talks to end country’s violence

‘We are disheartened by the tendency of our leaders to use war and violence,’ say Church officials in statement

John Kerry meets Vatican counterpart in Rome

US secretary of state discusses issues including the Middle East and Obama’s healthcare reforms

Zimbabwe’s bishops say country more polarised than before elections

Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference describe ‘water and power cuts and shortage of medicines’ in pastoral letter

The so-called global war on Christians is a fiction

Persecution is a localised phenomenon rather than a truly global one

‘Beelzebub inhabits hearts in this country’

Jonathan Luxmoore says clergy are being kidnapped, tabernacles profaned and Church hospitals ransacked in the Central African Republic

Don’t forget Africa’s famine victims, says Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI tells pilgrims that Jesus was setting an example when he miraculously multiplied loaves and fishes

Pope planning a visit to Africa in November

Benedict XVI’s forthcoming trip to Benin will be his second to Africa

How to ease famine in Africa

Handing out money or food vouches will stop people starving and boost businesses at the same time

My brief guide to travel books: the boring, the narrow-minded and the brilliant

Nineteenth-century writers were an intriguing mix of curiosity and prejudice; modern writers are equally prejudiced, but not in a good way

How to really solve poverty in Africa

Well, here is a checklist. And it doesn’t include aid