Last Updated: Jan 30, 2015

Missionary: Boko Haram behind attacks on churches, religious in Niger

Niamey, Niger, Jan 30, 2015 / 06:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Boko Haram is determined to take its jihadist campaign beyond Nigeria. Its next targets include Niger, where, as reported in an email message from a woman religious working as a missionary in the country, the group has proclaimed that “Christians must die.”

Ghana priests shift focus to marriage prep, youth formation

Accra, Ghana, Jan 30, 2015 / 04:21 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A national gathering of hundreds of priests in Ghana have resolved to become more involved with their parishioners through marriage preparation, family counseling, and educational youth formation.

Coming soon to the Vatican: haircuts for Rome's homeless

Vatican City, Jan 30, 2015 / 02:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican’s continued efforts to help the homeless of Rome have expanded beyond showers and bathrooms at St. Peter’s Square, with a barber shop set to open soon.

Burma's Bibles: encouraging love of Scripture among the laity

Yangon, Myanmar, Jan 29, 2015 / 08:50 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Church in Burma is engaged in a series of biblical seminars to aid in catechesis and in drawing the laity to read and appreciate Sacred Scripture, heeding the call of the Second Vatican Council.