Bishop Simon Peter Kamomoe, one of the three Auxiliary Bishops of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) in Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

“Many people have lost the sense of sin”: Catholic Bishop in Kenya Laments, Urges Humility, Faith in Merciful God

There is a general disregard for moral and spiritual uprightness in contemporary society, a Kenyan Catholic Bishop has observed. 

Bishop Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, the newly installed Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ahiara. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

“I stand before you today not as a man elevated, but as a servant”: Nigerian Catholic Bishop at Installation

Bishop Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, the newly installed Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ahiara, has called upon the people of God to consider him their servant.

Archbishop-elect Benjamin Phiri of the newly erected Archdiocese of Ndola. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Ndola

“Significant milestone in ecclesiastical landscape”: Zambia’s Council of Churches on New Catholic Archdiocese Erection

The latest ecclesiastical changes in the Southern African nation of Zambia with the erection of a new Metropolitan See of Ndola is “a significant milestone” in the country, members of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) have said.

Curtains Fall on Italian Nun Who Made Pope Francis’ Vestments during His Visit to Kenya

Pope Francis donned a white chasuble that was embroidered with coloured beads when he visited Kenya in 2015. While celebrating Holy Mass during his visit, the Holy Father also wore an ankle-length Alb and a sleeveless chasuble. 

Today, June 21, We Celebrate St. Aloysius Gonzaga

As a young boy, St. Aloysius always had a great desire to know and serve God, but his family life was not always supportive of this desire. He was born into a noble Italian family, and his father was a compulsive gambler. 

A screenshot of Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen, the Papal Nuncio to Kenya making his remarks during the launch of CRS 2023 to 2030 Strategic Plan at Nyeri House, Westlands in Nairobi on Tuesday, 18 June 2024. Credit: Screenshot from Capuchin TV.

Your Initiatives “must mirror Christian identity, reflecting preferential option for poor”: Nuncio in Kenya to CRS

Activities of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the humanitarian arm of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), need to foster the “Christian identity”, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has said.

Dr. Sylvia Ruambo. Credit: PACTPAN

Catholic Researcher on Why Africa’s “wisdom” is at the Core of Synod on Synodality

At the core of the Synod on Synodality conversations in Africa is the African way of living that includes the wisdom and traditions elders on the continent dispense, an official at the Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network (PACTPAN) has said.

Fr. George Ehusani, Executive director Lux Terra leadership foundation Abuja

Nigeria’s Inequality Not Sustainable, “fundamentally unjust”, Catholic Priest Says, Calls for “a revolution”

Inequality in the West African nation of Nigeria has reached “unsustainable” levels, the Executive Director of the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation in the country has said. 

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Use Your Energy, Vibe to “re-energize church life”: Catholic Official to Youths in Southern Africa

On the occasion of the National Youth Day celebrated annually on June 16 in South Africa, the Chaplain of the Interdiocesan Youth and Young Adults Ministry of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC), Fr Motankane Mahlako, has urged young people to use their energy to “re-energize Church life” in the region.

Archbishop Carlo Vigano. / Credit: Edward Pentin/National Catholic Register

Former U.S. nuncio Viganò to undergo Church trial for schism, rejecting Pope Francis 

“I have been summoned to the Palace of the Holy Office on June 20, in person or represented by a canon lawyer,” Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wrote on X.

Pope Francis Appoints New Local Ordinary for Ziguinchor Catholic Diocese, Senegal

The Holy Father has appointed Mons. Jean Baptiste Valter Manga Bishop of Senegal’s Catholic Diocese of Ziguinchor.

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishop in Angola Decries Increased Targeted Attacks, Highlights Recent Robbery in Church Facilities

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda is decrying increased cases of targeted attacks on Church facilities.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese making his remarks during the launch of CRS 2023 to 2030 Strategic Plan at Nyeri House, Westlands in Nairobi on Tuesday, 18 June 2024. Credit: Screenshot from Capuchin TV.

At CRS Strategic Plan Launch for East Africa, Kenyan Catholic Archbishop Lauds Entity’s Collaboration with Local Church

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kisumu in Kenya has commended Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for facilitating the realization of initiatives in the East African region through partnerships at the grassroots. 

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square during his general audience on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis fields questions from students about gender identity and LGBTQ discrimination

In the one-hour conversation on June 20 organized by Loyola University’s Building Bridges Initiative, Pope Francis spoke directly to students from across the Asia-Pacific region.

Care for Lord's flock as “humble, caring” Servants: Archbishop to Newly Ordained Priests, Deacons in Mozambique

Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese of Beira has urged the new Deacons and Priests he ordained on June 16 to care for the people of God in humility.

Today, June 20, We Celebrate St. Alban

St. Alban was the first Christian martyr in Britain during the early 4th century. He is the patron saint of converts and torture victims.

South Africa’s Cardinal Napier Sends Out Strong Message about “assault on the family”

The family is facing the “biggest and most serious crisis” in the world today, Wilfrid Fox Cardinal Napier has said, and warned that attacks against the family seek to decimate procreation.

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Tributes Pour in for Young Ugandan Catholic Priest Who Smiled through Heart Illness

Fr. Joseph Okwara wore his signature smile as he welcomed pilgrims who arrived in Uganda for the 2024 pilgrimage at Namugongo Shrine in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala.