(RNS) — ‘Here, people won’t die from COVID-19 but mostly from its consequences,’ said Sister Marie Stella Kouak, a Catholic nun whose AIDS relief program has seen costs rise as funding dries up.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — A Kenyan church leader recently turned down the gift of a $40,000 car after allegations the church was accepting donations from corrupt politicians.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The synod's report deals with a host of issues of concern to young people: treatment of women in society and in the church, the church’s attitude toward LGBT members, clerical sex abuse, warfare, poverty, migration, human trafficking and corruption. But the work must continue in local churches.
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) — In a bid to contain the virus, thousands of churches remain closed in the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) But even as leaders of this young and dynamic church wield newfound influence, there are questions about whether their contributions can help the synod reach an elusive agreement this week.