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.

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.

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.

Today, June 30, We Celebrate The First Holy Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

These “proto-martyrs” of Rome were the first Christians persecuted en masse by the Emperor Nero in the year 64, before the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul.

Bishop Dominic Kimengich (left) of Eldoret Diocese and Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa (right) of the Catholic Diocese of Kisii. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Be Wary of Political Candidates Offering Bribes for Votes: Catholic Bishops in Kenya

Two Catholic Bishops in Kenya have urged the electorate in the East African country to be cautious about political candidates offering bribes for votes.

Members of the Association of Papal Knights and Medalists in Nigeria. Credit: Sokoto Diocese

Catholic Association in Nigeria “alarmed” over Targeted Killings, Kidnappings

Members of the Association of Papal Knights and Medalists in Nigeria have expressed concern over the increase in cases of killings and kidnappings that seem to target Christians in the West African nation.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Radio Good News/Facebook

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Announces “Diocesan Week” on Synodality End of July

The Catholic Bishop of Rumbek in South Sudan has announced a “Diocesan Week” to be realized at the end of July with participants focusing on the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale during the Ministry and Vocations Fair marking the Archdiocesan phase of the World Meeting of Families. Credit: ACI Africa

Broken Families Can “rise from their own situation”: Catholic Archbishop in South Africa

Broken families are able to “rise from their own situation” and rebuild their respective lives, the Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has said in an interview. 

Children at Foyer Don Bosco in Benin have basic needs met thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Benin’s Kandi Township Reaching Out to Children in “complex situations”

Foyer Don Bosco, a children’s home under the auspices of members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Eastern Benin is benefiting abandoned and abused children in the country’s Kandi township.

By 2050, it is projected that as many as 38.5 million people in East Africa will be forcibly displaced. Credit: JRS

“Adapt sustainable development planning” to Address Climate Change: JRS Official in Africa

An official of the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has underscored the need to "adapt sustainable development planning” in addressing the effects of climate change.

Members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA). Credit: CECA

Crises of “moral, civic values, educational system” among CAR Challenges: Catholic Bishops

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, highlighted crises of “moral and civic values and a decay of the educational system” among the challenges the country is facing.

Pope Francis during his appearance for the Angelus in St. Peter's Square on June 29, 2022, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Vatican Media

Faith "is never a walk in the park": Pope Francis on Saints Peter and Paul Feast

The pope prayed a mid-week Angelus to mark the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the patron saints of the city of Rome.

Deborah Nyambach, one of the young mothers who has benefited from the trainings by the Nairobi Central Zone Self Help Group initiative. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Entity in Kenya Transforming Lives of Young Mothers in “parenthood” Initiative

Young mothers in the Archdiocese of Nairobi in Kenya are benefiting from a life skills program spearheaded by members of the Nairobi Central Zone Self Help Group, a Catholic entity “regulated” by Caritas Nairobi.

Christ the King Cathedral of Yei Diocese in South Sudan. Credit: Yei Diocese

Catholic Priest in South Sudan Urges Christians to “get rid of revenge, hatred”

A Catholic Priest ministering in South Sudan’s Yei Diocese is calling on the people of God in the East-Central African country to stop revenge and hatred among themselves and instead free themselves and live together as children of God.