Analysis: Running the Numbers, Africa Isn’t the Catholic Future — It’s the Present

While news agencies and Catholic social media denizens these days gorge themselves on the Vatican’s mounting “Battle of the Books,” seeing who can craft the most sensational headlines or tweets about several controversial new volumes making the rounds, other outfits are, thankfully, still concerned with things that actually matter.

Priest Killed in Congo

Police in Congo are continuing their search for the person who killed a Catholic priest and dumped his body in a river.

Under Fire in Congo

At least six people were killed during demonstrations across the country against delayed elections and Congolese President Joseph Kabila.

Two Priests Kidnapped in Congo

Armed men kidnapped two Catholic priests in the troubled North Kivu province. Congo’s bishops have asked security agencies to try to rescue the priests, who were taken by force from the parish they serve on July 16.