Catholic Herald logo
Piles of clothes belonging to some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside a church in 1994 (AP)

The Church acknowledged that members planned and took part in the genocide, in which more than 800,000 people were killed

Protesters in Nairobi wear mock prison uniforms and stand behind a false prison to demand that corrupt government officials be jailed (CNS)

Concern over corruption comes in the wake of a financial scandal involving the country’s Ministry of Health

A group of South Sudanese government soldiers sit on the back of a pickup truck (AP)

Bishops from both Sudanese nations came together to call for forgiveness and understanding between sides

The Hague, the formal headquarters of the ICC (Vincent van Zeijst)

Church leaders have urged the South African government to reconsider their decision to leave the International Criminal Court

Opposition supporters in Kinshasa, Congo, chant slogans during a march to press Congolese President Joseph Kabila to step down (CNS)

Politicians in the country have agreed to move a planned election to April 2018

A bus was set alight at the protest outside Witswatersrand University on October 10 (AP)

Fr Graham Pugin was injured along with several others in a student protest

Vodafone's 'Instant Schools for Africa' programme provides digital education at schools in refugee camps across Africa (CNS)

Pope Francis praised Vodafone’s charitable work but encouraged the company to provide access to religious texts

Pope Francis talks President Joseph Kabila  at the Vatican (AP)

Going against protocol, the Pope waited in his library for President Joseph Kabila

Burnt out cars are seen outside a government building, following an election protest in Libreville, Gabon (AP)

Pope prays for victims of Gabon violence

The Pope called on Catholics in the African country to be ‘builders of peace’

There are around 1.2 billion Catholics in the world today; by 2050 it may be 1.6 billion (CNS)

Catholicism’s incredible growth story

Critics keep announcing the Church’s imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising