Category Archives: Africa

Grace: When sex worker advocates meet the archbishop

By Paul Jeffrey DURBAN, South Africa — At an international conference about AIDS that brought 18,000 people to this seaside city, it was the big things that usually drew attention: a plenary where the actress Charlize Theron said sexism and … Continue reading

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The bishop who was set free

Editor’s Note: Kevin Clarke, senior editor and chief correspondent for America magazine, is reporting from Central African Republic and is touring programs operated by Catholic Relief Services. His blog posts are being published by Catholic News Service under a special arrangement with the magazine. This post … Continue reading

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Sowing survival in Central African Republic

Editor’s Note: Kevin Clarke, senior editor and chief correspondent for America magazine, is reporting from Central African Republic and is touring programs operated by Catholic Relief Services. His blog posts are being published by Catholic News Service under a special arrangement with the magazine. This post … Continue reading

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In Bangui, an evening with the general

Editor’s Note: Kevin Clarke, senior editor and chief correspondent for America magazine, is reporting from Central African Republic and is touring programs operated by Catholic Relief Services. His blog posts are being published by Catholic News Service under a special arrangement with the magazine. This post … Continue reading

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Excitement builds in Malawi for new Jesuit secondary school

Students in Malawi soon will be able to continue their education in a Jesuit secondary school. Loyola Jesuit Secondary School in the rural community of Kasungu is nearing completion. Father Peter Henriot, an American Jesuit, tells Catholic News Service the … Continue reading

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Vatican II fathers OK’d languages people use daily

The first session of the Second Vatican Council ended Dec. 8, 1962, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, with a closing Mass and speech by Pope John XXIII. You read the speech and the CNS report on the closing congregation … Continue reading

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Saving Ugandan children’s lives has not gone unnoticed

Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Uganda, has spent much of his public ministry over the last 13 years saving the lives of thousands of children at risk of war and violence. He has advocated for the kids to world … Continue reading

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US priest issues plea for cultural sensitivity

Since 1977, Maryknoll Father Doug May has spent 20 years in the Middle East — primarily Egypt. So when protests over an anti-Muslim film heated up in Cairo and other cities, he tried to help Americans balance freedom of speech … Continue reading

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South Sudan’s future depends on making peace with Sudan

The danger of war erupting between South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, and Sudan is very real. Tensions have been rising almost since the day South Sudan gained its independence July 9, 2011. At issue: the tenuous border between the … Continue reading

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Net gain in fight against malaria

Carolyn Woo, president of Catholic Relief Services, said World Malaria Day April 25 is a time to”redouble our commitment to eradicate this pernicious disease.” World Malaria Day was established five years ago by the World Health Organization as a means to provide education and understanding … Continue reading

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