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Starvation, disease threaten South Sudan

Starvation, disease threaten South Sudan | Catholic Church in Africa | Scoop.it
Violence in South Sudan has put people in parts of the Diocese of Malakal at risk of starvation, as well as illnesses from a lack of clean water, a local priest has warned.
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Abducted Orthodox nuns released by Syrian rebel group

Abducted Orthodox nuns released by Syrian rebel group | Catholic Church in Africa | Scoop.it
A group of Greek Orthodox nuns in Syria, as well as women from their convent’s orphanage, were returned safely Sunday, following their kidnapping by the rebel al-Nusra Front.
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CNS STORY: Bishops call for end to corruption, nepotism to help heal South Sudan

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UNICEF Reports Children Targeted in Central African Conflict

UNICEF Reports Children Targeted in Central African Conflict | Catholic Church in Africa | Scoop.it
UNICEF reports that in the ongoing violence that has gripped Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, since early December attacks against children have sunk to a vicious new low, with at
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Ivory Coast's new cardinal intends to advance peace in his country

Ivory Coast's new cardinal intends to advance peace in his country | Catholic Church in Africa | Scoop.it
Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa, the newly-elevated cardinal from Ivory Coast, has said he wants to combat politicians' “verbal violence,” and is confident that his new role can advance peace in the nation.
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Cardinal Ouedraogo, the advocate of Burkina Faso’s poor

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Philippe Ouedraogo, the newly-created cardinal from west Africa’s Burkina Faso, is known for his backing for the inclusion of the poorest of the poor in the distribution of economic goods.
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CNS STORY: Uganda's bishops reviewing country's anti-gay law, says church official

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