Apr 21st, 2014
It’s time to move past overly simplistic arguments surrounding Catholics and condoms, and make an effort to understand the real and very complex contributions of faith-based health providers across Africa. For many years, analysts of international development and public health were “religion-blind.” ...
Dec 2nd, 2013
All Catholics in the world will go to hell because they worship Satan and are led by an Anti-Christ Pope who is a friend to the devil, Nigeria’s controversial preacher and former presidential candidate, Chris Okotie, told his congregation on Sunday, leaving members bewildered. Fifty-five year old Oko...
Mar 15th, 2013
Csmonitor Catholics praised the selection of Pope Francis, saying that his roots in the Southern Hemisphere could mean more attention to issues of poverty and underdevelopment. Nairobi, Kenya Catholics in Africa have greeted the election of the first Latin American pope with hope, saying his experien...
Feb 18th, 2013
The Nigerian Police officers have exhibited the usual shameless tendencies by desecrating, disrupting and distracting worshippers during the church service of Sunday 17th February, at the State Headquarters of Winners Chapel , Enugu ,arresting a deacon and an official with the Crowd Control Unit (CCU...
Dec 5th, 2012
Military conscription in Eritrea is leaving the Church understaffed – as seminarians and other Church workers are forced to join the army. A source in Eritrea – who requested anonymity, fearing reprisals for speaking out – has told Aid to the Church in Need that “compulsory military service is bleedi...
May 23rd, 2012
On Monday, 43 Roman Catholic organizations filed lawsuits in a dozen different federal courts, challenging the Obama administration’s mandate requiring insurance coverage for “preventive health services” inimical to their faith. The litigation represents the latest stage of a battle that began Januar...
Nov 30th, 2011
Less than half of the adult population is now married, figures confirmed for the first time yesterday. The watershed for marriage is the culmination of 30 years during which cohabitation has become the norm and successive governments have ceased to offer tax breaks, legal privileges or state approval...
Nov 18th, 2011
Cotonou – Catholics carrying umbrellas decorated with Pope Benedict XVI’s image greeted him on Friday as he embarked on his second trip to Africa, where he plans to outline the church’s future for the continent with the fastest growing number of faithful. Even in Benin, the heartlan...