Before giving his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and to the world, Pope Francis drew attention to the many places around the globe and within human hearts in need of Jesus, the prince of peace.
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Unidentified gunmen broke into the home of the bishop-designate of Rumbek, South Sudan, shot him in both legs and fled, according to church news reports.
Catholic bishops in Kenya are urging the government to shelve plans to close two refugee camps that host refugees who fled civil war and famine in Somalia and South Sudan.
Conflict is driving four countries — Yemen, South Sudan, Burkina Faso and northeastern Nigeria — into famine, the World Food Program warned.
More than 1.4 million refugees in the East African nation face severe hunger as COVID-19 worsens.
The murder of three young girls in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, has generated response from Catholic leaders and united the entire country.
South Sudan’s peace deal is fatally flawed, the country’s bishops said as they committed the church to helping forge new negotiations. They also recommended a series of measures to end the conflict.