Strengthening Catholics to put an end to religiously motivated fundamentalism and to support pastoral care on the continent with the largest growing number of believers.

By Eva-Maria Kolmann

Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the Archbishop of Bangui, is currently traveling through all the dioceses of the Central African Republic. His tour began in the diocese of Bouar in the north-west of the country. While there, from 22 to 24 February, he visited the parish of Bozoum and the town of Bocaranga, where only recently, in early February, there was serious violence. His programme also included talks with the rebels. Father Aurelio Gazzera, the parish priest of Bozoum, accompanied the Cardinal. Later, on 26 February, he spoke to ACN about this visit.  

By Esther Gaitan-Fuertes

After their meeting in Juba from 21st to 23rd February 2017, along with the Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan and Kenya, Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, the South Sudanese bishops respond to the disturbing reports from all seven of their dioceses spanning the whole country. 

By Murcadha O Flaherty

Following a series of attacks against the Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a senior Catholic leader has spoken about “a resurgence of fear, anger and indeed insecurity” in the country.

Guinea is an overwhelmingly Islamic country in which roughly 85% of the population of 11.6 million people are Muslims. Christians make up only around 8%, while the remainder of the population are adherents of traditional African religions. 

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