Today, May 12, We Celebrate St. Epiphanius of Salamis

On May 12 the Catholic Church honors Saint Epiphanius of Salamis, an early monk, bishop and Church Father known for his extensive learning and defense of Catholic teachings in the fourth century.

African Countries Register Highest Growth in Christianity Globally amid Persecution

Christianity is on the rise in African countries despite the harsh religious environment on the continent that is characterized by persecution of Christians and lack of government support of churches, a new study has revealed.

“Je suis venu vous apporter la Paix” (I come to bring you peace) published by Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui in the Central African Republic (CAR) /

In New Book, African Cardinal Appeals for Peace in CAR, Expresses Gratitude to Holy Father

The Archbishop of Bangui, Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga is, in a new book, appealing for peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) and expressing gratitude to Pope Francis for his peace efforts.

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Hope for School Going Children in South Sudan as Archdiocese Keeps School Fees Low

Catholic schools in South Sudan’s Metropolitan Archdiocese of Juba have distinguished themselves for providing quality education at reduced charges amid concerns that private schools are hiking school fees in the country.

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Pope Francis Institutes New Ministry of Catechist

Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter Tuesday formally instituting the new lay ministry of catechist.

A blessing service as part of a day of action in defiance to the Vatican’s ruling on same-sex unions in the Youth Church in Würzburg, Germany, May 10, 2021./ Gehrig/CNA Deutsch. /

German Catholics Defy Vatican with Blessing Ceremonies for Same-sex Couples

Priests and pastoral workers in Germany defied the Vatican Monday by conducting blessing ceremonies attended by same-sex couples.

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Nigeria in “great danger unless we bring a new spirit”: Bishops in Owerri, Onitsha

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ecclesiastical Provinces of Onitsha and Owerri have raised concerns about incessant insecurity in the country.

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Catholic Entity in Africa’s Caution to UN Ahead of 2021 International Day of Families

Ahead of the 2021 International Day of Families (IDF), officials of CitizenGo in Africa, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues, have cautioned the leadership of the United Nations (UN) against the push for “gender ideology and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).”

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“We speak out because we do not want Nigeria to collapse”: Catholic Bishops

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have called on the country’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to be open to criticisms and not embark on any form of propaganda against Church leaders who, when they speak, do so for the common good, with the best interests of the nation at heart.

Today, May 11, We Celebrate St. Ignatius of Laconi

St. Ignatius of Laconi was a Capuchin Friar. He was born in 1701 and died in 1781. He was canonized 1951 by Pius XII.

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Controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest Publicly Apologizes to “Mother Church”, His Bishop

The controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest whose supporters violently stormed the Bishop’s residence last week, demanding to know the Cleric’s whereabouts, has publicly apologized to the Universal Church and to his Local Ordinary.

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At Cathedral Consecration, Kenya’s Nuncio Cautions against Political Rallies in Churches

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya, Archbishop Bert van Megen, has cautioned against converting churches into places for political rallies, insisting that places of worship should be exclusively for the sharing of the Word of God.

Toward World Communications Day, Bishop Urges Journalists in Africa to Report “with love”

Ahead of the 2021 World Communications Day (WCD), the Bishop at the helm of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) is calling on Christian journalists on the continent to report “with love” so that those facing challenges find, in the reported stories, “sympathy and solidarity.”

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Vatican Creates Group to Study Separating Mafia from the Catholic Church

The Vatican’s human development office has created a working group on the topic of the expulsion of criminal organizations from the Catholic Church.

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Catholic Priest in Mozambique Using Puppets to Help Displaced Children Cope with Loss

A Catholic Priest ministering in Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese is using puppets to provide psychosocial support to children who have undergone trauma in the country’s warrying Cabo Delgado region.

Statue de saint Ignace de Loyola réalisée au XVIIe siècle par le sculpteur espagnol Juan Martínez Montañés / Jl FilpoC via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0). /

Pope Francis: The Spiritual Exercises Deepen the Concept of Personal Reform

Pope Francis on Monday sent a video message for the launch of a book on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, written by one of the pope’s early spiritual mentors.

Today, May 10, We Celebrate St. Damien of Moloka'i

The Catholic Church remembers St. Damien of Molokai on May 10. The Belgian priest sacrificed his life and health to become a spiritual father to the victims of leprosy quarantined on a Hawaiian island.

The four Priests belonging to the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) ordained May 7 at St. Austin’s Parish of Nairobi Archdiocese. /

Missionaries of Kenya’s Oldest Order Lauded for “planting seed” that Continues to Flourish

The first missionaries of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) to arrive in Kenya have been applauded for “planting a seed” that continues to thrive through many Kenyan natives who continue to join the Religious Order that is the oldest in the East African country.