Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States. Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican Entity Urges Support for African Migrants on Durban Declaration Anniversary

The Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, has called for support of Africa’s rising numbers of refugees and migrants who, he says, continue to experience racism and xenophobic attacks in the countries of destination.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Oyo

“Work for transformation of world in which we live”:Catholic Bishop to Nigerian Christians

Each Christian is called, “in his DNA”, to transform the place he or she lives, a Catholic Bishop has told Christians in his native country of Nigeria.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

The Saints Spread the Gospel, Not a "social program": Pope Francis to Bishops

Pope Francis encouraged Europe’s bishops to introduce people to the joy of an encounter with Jesus.

People with disabilities at the launch of the disability awareness handbook. Credit ACI Africa

Catholic Education Facility in Kenya Launches Manual to Foster Disability Awareness

A Catholic education facility in Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has launched a handbook aimed at fostering awareness about people living with disabilities in view of addressing cases of “unequal and discriminatory treatment” amid COVID-19 challenges.

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Nigeria’s Catholic Politicians, Business Leaders Pledge to Fully Address Bishops’ Concerns

Politicians and business persons in Nigeria who are members of the Catholic Politicians and Captains of Industry Forum (CPCIF) have, in a collective statement, promised to see to it that insecurity concerns raised by Catholic Bishops last month are “fully” addressed.

Fr. Cornelius Chibamba. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Reflect on God-given Mandate to Protect Creation: Catholic Priest in Zambia to Christians

Christians in the Southern African nation of Zambia are being challenged to reflect on the mandate received from the Lord to protect and care for creation. 

Today, September 23, We Celebrate St. Pio of Pietrelcina

On Sept. 23, the Catholic Church remembers the Italian Franciscan priest St. Pio of Petrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio” and known for his suffering, humility and miracles.

Official Logos for Caritas Africa and Caritas Europe. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Take necessary steps to protect fundamental rights”: Caritas Africa, Europe to Leaders

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked Tuesday, September 21, officials of Caritas Africa and Caritas Europe have encouraged leaders on the two continents to put in place mechanisms to address “social exclusion” and work toward protecting citizens’ “fundamental rights.”  

Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, Coordinator of Home for the Needy in Nigeria’s Benin State poses with a section of displaced children at the camp. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institue

Catholic Charity Documents Harrowing Encounters of Boko Haram Victims in Nigeria

For years, Jeraiva has fought to rid his mind of the harrowing images of his youngest brothers being burnt to death while they were sleeping in their house in Bauchi, a State in Northern Nigeria.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Mouths Speak Peace, “but activities full of atrocities”: South Sudanese Catholic Bishop

The warring parties in South Sudan’s conflict need to go beyond talking about peace, and walk the talk, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has said.

Patrick George Zaki. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Christian Entity Faults Lengthy Detention of Egyptian Researcher, Demands His Release

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, is calling for the immediate release of Patrick George Zaki who has been detained by Egyptian authorities since February 2020.   

Pope Francis takes part in an online meeting of the Council of Cardinals at the Vatican, Sept. 21, 2021. Vatican Media.

Cardinals’ Council Discusses Upcoming Synod on Synodality with Pope Francis

The pope stressed the importance of listening and “a pastoral attitude.”

A poster announcing the Marriage Awareness campaign Weeks in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

South African Archbishop Warns of Selfishness, Jealousy as Most Toxic Emotions in Marriage

A Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has cautioned married couples and those considering marriage against selfishness and jealousy, describing both emotions as toxic to any relationship.

Today, September 22, We Celebrate St. Thomas of Villanova

On Sept. 22, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Thomas of Villanova, a 16th century Spanish Augustinian monk and archbishop who lived a life of austerity in order to provide for the spiritual and material needs of his people.

Church attacked by jihadists in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, in June 2020. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need International

Cabo Delgado Not Yet Safe for Missionaries, Mozambican Catholic Bishop Says

Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters who have been displaced alongside other people in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique are not yet ready to go back to their missions in the region that still experiences militant attacks.  

Bishop Maurice Muhatia of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese during the webinar was organized by the Paulines Publications Africa to create awareness on the Synod on Synodality that is set to solemnly open next month in Rome. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Synodal Process Not Advocating for “democratic Church”, Kenyan Catholic Bishop Clarifies

The Synod on Synodality specifically stands out for including the people of God at the local level in the decision-making processes of the Church. This, according to a Kenyan Catholic Bishop, does not however translate to some form of democracy where opinions will be accepted outside the hierarchical structures of the Church.

Bishop Henry Mchamungu (left) and Bishop Stephano Musomba (right). Courtesy Photo

“Being Bishop is a mission, not an honor”: Tanzanian Archbishop to Newly Ordained Bishops

The Episcopal ministry is a call to a mission of witnessing the Gospel, and not a call to status, two newly ordained Bishops in Tanzania have been told.

Late Fr. Charles Edmund Boyce. Credit: CABICOL

Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples Mourns New Apostolic Administrator in Liberia

The leadership of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has eulogized the Apostolic Administrator of Liberia’s Monrovia Archdiocese as a “loyal servant of the Church.”