Pope Francis meets with two Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram

Catholic News Agency Courtney Mares & Peter Pinedo Mar 8, 2023 Original article Pope Francis met Wednesday with two young Nigerian girls who suffered horrendous violence at the hands of the Boko Haram terrorist group. Sixteen-year-old Maryamu Joseph, who escaped from the Boko Haram in July after being held against her will for nine years,…


What does Giorgia Meloni’s victory mean for Catholics in Italy?

Andrea Gagliarducci Catholic News Agnecy Sept 29, 2022 Original article The victory of Giorgia Meloni and her “Fratelli d’Italia” (Brothers of Italy) party in Italy’s recent election made global headlines. Meloni won with a platform that supports traditional families, national identity, and the country’s Christian roots. In a speech earlier this year, she said “no…


Italian missionary nun killed in Mozambique

Almudena Martínez-Bordiú Catholic News Agency Original article Sister Maria De Coppi, a Comboni missionary sister, was murdered by Islamist terrorists on Tuesday in Mozambique, where she had served as a missionary for nearly 60 years. The attack in which Sister Maria de Coppi, 83, was shot and killed was carried out the night of Sept….


Testimony: China-backed cobalt mines in Congo exploit 40,000 child workers

Zelda Caldwell Catholic News Agency Jul 16, 2022 Original article China is exploiting children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, forcing them to work under hazardous conditions to mine the cobalt that powers electronic devices and electric cars, witnesses at a congressional hearing on human rights violations testified this week. “On the backs of trafficked…