South Sudan – “Pope’s visit will be very important for peace.”

A nun of the Comboni Missionaries living in Wau, South Sudan, believes the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to the youngest country in the world, scheduled for July 5 to 7,could have a historic effect on the peace process. “The Pope will play a very, very important role. The Pope, the Christian churches and all […]

Ethiopia: A Missionary Pleads for Peace as “New Beginnings” Fail to Materialize

A Catholic missionary sends out a plea for peace from war-torn Ethiopia The missionary, who cannot be named for security reasons, spoke to pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need – International (ACN), about the situation in northern Ethiopia, where the conflict between government forces and those loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front […]

ACN Interview – Sister Yvonne Gera in Algeria

Algeria “They died at their post” Between 1994 and 1996, Bishop Pierre Claverie and 18 others were killed during the Algerian civil war. The cause for their beatification opened in 2007 and at the beginning of this year, Pope Francis signed the decree confirming that they died in “odium fidei” (hatred of the faith) thus […]