After shuttering 700 churches, Rwanda proposes stricter clergy guidelines

After closing more than 700 churches and some mosques in March, Rwandan government officials have moved to institute guidelines for how faith groups operate in the majority-Christian East African country.

Catholic priest's kidnap illustrates problems Congolese church faces

The recent kidnapping of a Congolese priest illustrates some of the problems the Catholic Church has faced during the prolonged conflict.

The last male rhino of its kind dies. African religious leaders call it a spiritual loss.

Religious leaders who campaign for wildlife conservation are mourning the death of the world's last male northern white rhino, calling the subspecies' likely extinction a spiritual loss.

Amid political crisis, Kenyan bishops plan national dialogue forum

Kenyan Catholic bishops have announced plans to convene a national dialogue forum in the face of a political crisis, which they say has left the country's ordinary people on the brink of despair.