Pope at Regina Coeli prays for dialogue in Sudan

Sudanese protesters in Khartoum Pope Francis addressed the faithful after celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square asking for prayers for Sudan where scores of people have been killed in political violence. Appeal for dialogue in Sudan Pope Francis appealed for prayers for Sudan on Sunday, where he said news of the past days is causing sadness and [...]

The Long Journey of Maryam Ibrahim

The Sudanese woman, spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity, flew into Rome in an Italian government plane. In mid-May the world discovered the case of a Sudanese doctor, Maryam Yahya Ibrahim, who was condemned to death for apostasy. How did this startling sentence come about? Professor Valentina Colombo: The case [...]

Top Ten People 2011: Sister Patricia Murray

Sister Patricia Murray has helped hundreds of thousands in the Sudan. Last year, long years of struggle for independence finally led to the creation of a new independent state in Africa — South Sudan. It is one of the poorest countries in the world. Into that situation of mixed hope and suffering has stepped [...]