Thu 30th Oct 2014 | Last updated: Thu 30th Oct 2014 at 16:43pm

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Topic: Africa

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

At last people are starting to realise that foreign aid achieves very little

Often aid gives power and patronage to corrupt regimes that are the cause of poverty themselves

‘We want to be outward-looking’

The head of the world’s first ordinariate tells Anna Arco that the new structure will have a powerful missionary drive

Cafod sends off ‘gappers’

Five youngsters put off university to work for Cafod in Africa