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Topic: Africa

Libya’s Christian community is not the first to face extinction in North Africa

The Church west of Egypt has long been plagued by heresy, piracy and persecution

Why I will be returning to Uganda

When the Ebola virus broke out in Uganda thirteen Catholics remained and gave their lives for their patients

Africa and Asia provide us with an inconvenient truth

Responses to Pew Foundation survey suggests huge differences in opinion on moral questions between Catholics from different continents

Bishops urge African leaders to take action to prevent more humanitarian disasters

‘Politicians must not wait until situations get out of hand,’ say bishops in statement

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