Catholicism’s explosive growth in Africa: “The church…is protector, feeder, healer.”

The New York Times looks at the continent that some think could be the home of the next pope: The young woman slept soundly on the cool marble floor before the altar, a break from the chaos at home. In the courtyard, neighborhood teenagers filled giant jerrycans with purified water from a stone fountain. In [Read More...]

Vatican to Africa: involve women in decisions

That comes from Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, seen below, from the Congregation for Evangelization. Details: The Catholic Church in Africa has been urged to support and promote women and encourage their participation in decision making. While addressing hundreds of delegates from Eastern Africa (AMECEA) during the 17th plenary assembly in Nairobi, Archbishop Savio Hon [Read More...]