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Pope Francis recorded a video message for the people of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Screenshot of YouTube video

Pope Francis "greatly disappointed" over Missing Pastoral Trip to Africa This Week

The pope released a video message in which he urged the Congolese and South Sudanese people to place their hope in God.

Don Bosco Youth Center provides 2 meals a day to give youth energy to focus in school. Credit: Salesian Missions

Hundreds of Children in “drought-ridden” Namibia Receive Salesian “nutritional support”

Hundreds of vulnerable children in Rundu, Namibia, have received nutritional support from members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SBD) in a collaborative initiative.

A poster announcing the training organized by members of the Positive Psychology Association of Kenya (PPAK). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Positive Psychology Entity in Kenya to Foster Ethical Living in Planned Training: Official

The training that members of the Positive Psychology Association of Kenya (PPAK) have organized this month seeks to go beyond the usual focus on “life skills”, an official of the Kenyan entity has said.

Today, July 2, We Celebrate St. Otto, Bishop

On July 2, the Church celebrates the life and work of St. Otto. He was born in 1060 in Swabia, and died on June 30, 1139. He was the Bishop of Bamberg, an indefatigable evengelizer, and the apostle of the Pomeranians.

Fr. Bheki Monamoholo Motloung. Credit: Durban Archdiocese

Disregard “unofficial” Reports on Missing Priest: Catholic Archbishop in South Africa

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese has cautioned against unofficial reports, “especially those distributed on social media”, on Fr. Bheki Monamoholo Motloung who has been missing since Pentecost Sunday, June 5. 

Priests protest at the funeral of Father Vitus Borogo in the archdiocese of Kaduna on June 30, 2022. Photos courtesy of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna

Nigeria “never had it this bad in terms of insecurity”: Catholic Archbishop at Wake Mass

At the Vigil Mass in honor the late Fr. Vitus Borogo, a Catholic Clergy of Kaduna Archdiocese, the Archbishop of the Nigerian has decried the high levels of insecurity in the West African country, saying it has reached unprecedented levels. 

“Be missionaries everywhere”: Archbishop to New Priests, Deacons in Douala, Cameroon

Newly Ordained Priests and Deacons in the Catholic Diocese of Douala, Cameroon, have been encouraged to “be generous” with their lives in God’s service, availing themselves as missionaries whenever they are commissioned. 

Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya of Uganda's Lugazi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Foster “skills of leadership” in Students: Catholic Bishop in Uganda to School Management

A Catholic Bishop in Uganda has challenged those at the helm of Our Lady of Africa Senior Secondary Namilyango (OLAN) to foster their proven “skills of leadership” in the students enrolled at the private institution of learning. 

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, June 25, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

"I believe it is time to rethink the concept of a just war": Pope Francis

In an interview published Friday, Pope Francis said that he believes it is time to rethink the concept of “just war.”

Today, July 1, We Celebrate St. Junipero Serra

St. Junípero Serra was born on November 24, 1713 on the island of Majorca, Spain. He joined the Franciscans in 1730, and became so accomplished as a student that he was appointed a lector of philosophy before his ordination.

People from maasai tribe. Credit: Public Domain

Tanzania Evicting the Maasai “in violation of existing agreements”: Catholic Peace Entity

The government of Tanzania has orchestrated the eviction of the Maasai from their ancestral land in a move that violates “existing agreements”, the leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said.

Fr. Christopher Itopa Onotu after his release on 30 June 2022. Credit: Lokoja Diocese

After Weeks in Captivity, Catholic Priest of Lokoja Diocese in Nigeria Regains Freedom

Fr. Christopher Itopa Onotu, the Catholic Priest who was kidnapped on June 4 from his Parish residence in the Diocese of Lokoja in Nigeria, has been freed, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese has confirmed. 

Fr. Alain Clément Amiezi, appointed Bishop of Odienné Diocese in Ivory Coast on 30 June 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Parish Priest of St. Odilia Cathedral of Bondoukou Diocese in Ivory Coast Appointed Bishop

Pope Francis has appointed the Parish Priest of St. Odilia Cathedral of Bondoukou Diocese, Fr. Alain Clément Amiezi, Bishop of Odienné Diocese in Ivory Coast.

Missionaries of Charity. Credit: Willuconquer (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Missionaries of Charity among Nongovernmental Entities Ordered to Shut Down in Nicaragua

The order to shut down the sisters and 100 other nongovernmental organizations was requested by a Sandinista legislator in a June 22 letter.

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016. Vatican Media

This is Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for July 2022

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray in a special way for the elderly during the month of July.

Pope Francis delivers a homily from a wheelchair, June 5, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Misses Meeting with Jewish Delegation Due to Knee Pain

Pope Francis missed a meeting with a Jewish delegation on Thursday morning after experiencing a flare-up of knee pain, according to the Vatican.

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Publishes Letter on Liturgy to Foster “power of the Christian celebration”

The 15-page apostolic letter, Desiderio Desideravi, was published on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.

Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso of Nigeria's Kaduna Archdiocese. Credit: ACN

Nigerians “on edge; nobody is safe anywhere”: Catholic Archbishop amid Rising Insecurity

The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna in Nigeria has decried the deteriorating security in various parts of the West African nation, regretting the fact that “nobody is safe anywhere” in the country.