The International Criminal Court in The Hague has convicted a former commander in the Ugandan rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) of dozens of war crimes and crimes against humanity, ranging from multiple murders to forced marriages. Dominic Ongwen faces a maximum punishment of life impr
A campaign is underway in Iraq to help Christians lay claim to houses and properties which had been taken from them over the past two decades.Some 38 illegally-expropriated houses and lands in Iraq have already been returned to their legitimate Christian owners.
After almost a decade of war, the education system in Syria continues to be particularly affected by the crisis. UNICEF reports more than half of Syrian children are not in school due to attacks on education facilities and personnel, coupled with further disruptions to education due to the Covi
The Executive Director of the UN Children’s charity, UNICEF, Henrietta Fore sounds the alarm over the deaths of children in war torn Syria just three weeks into the New Year.It’s been 10 years since the outbreak of war in Syria and in that time many children have b
Tense calm in Sudan's restive Darfur region as government deploys security forces to maintain the peace following the killing of scores of people over the weekend.Violent clashes in Sudan over the weekend left at least 140 dead in separate attacks, according to news re
President Joe Biden on Monday revoked a ban on gender transitioning in the military, allowing troops to serve on the basis of their gender identity.The White House on Monday announced that President Biden signed an executive order reversing certain Trump-era orders on
The UN Secretary General and anti-nuclear movements welcome the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons, which enters into force Friday. The treaty was mentioned by Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience, as he urged all nations to work toward a world free of these deadly arms.
A recently ordained Catholic priest died in hospital early Thursday morning after an explosion destroyed a parish building in the Spanish capital, Madrid.Fr. Rubén Pérez Ayala was ordained to the priesthood last June. His first assignment was at the Virgen de la Palo
At least 750 people are reported dead after an attack on an Oriental Orthodox church in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to a European watchgroup.On Jan. 9, the Europe External Programme with Africa reported that the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum, about
A Catholic bishop in Burkina Faso is asking for prayers after the disappearance of another priest, whose vehicle was found abandoned earlier this week.Father Rodrigue Sanon, a priest of Notre Dame de Soubaganyedougou, has not been seen since Tuesday.