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Conflicts and drought mean famine looms for 20 million Africans

Catholic News Service Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has...

Viewpoint: Support famine relief, increased aid to war-torn South Sudan

People are beginning to starve to death in South Sudan. The United Nations has formally declared that a state of famine exists in this east...

South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine

Catholic News Service South Sudan’s Catholic bishops asked for the world's help to prevent mass starvation that threatens the lives of more than 5 million...

Pope appeals for aid as famine grips ‘martyred South Sudan’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appealed for humanitarian assistance to South Sudan where famine threatens the lives of millions of people already...

Pope Francis praises members of Refugee Olympic Team

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis...

Pope Francis sends letters urging peace to South Sudan leaders

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis sent a high-ranking cardinal to South Sudan to urge a peaceful end to the escalating violence in...

South Sudan church leaders condemn violence, pray for dead

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan’s church leaders said they are extremely disturbed about heavy fighting in the capital, Juba, which has raised widespread...

Missionary sister-physician killed in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya — Missionaries and other Catholics gathered in Nairobi May 23 for a requiem Mass for a Slovak nun killed in Yei, South...

South Sudan bishop says attack on nuns shakes church

Catholic News Service YAMBIO, South Sudan — An attack on religious sisters at a teacher training college in South Sudan has shaken and saddened the...

‘Too much blood has been shed,’ say South Sudan’s religious superiors

Catholic News Service NAIROBI, Kenya — South Sudan’s religious congregations urged the country’s political leaders to ensure that the peace agreement holds, and they condemned...

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