Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with catecumens at St. Paul’s Pastoral Area in Sauka Wasa, Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“God will return you someday”: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop to IDPs in Abuja

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has expressed optimism that victims of extremist attacks who fled from Northern Nigeria and are now living in communities served by his Metropolitan See will “someday” enjoy peace and tranquility back in their homeland.

Some patients at previous eye screening campaign in Wau Diocese. Credit: Aquilina Adhel/Akol Yam FM

Catholic Diocese in South Sudan Targets Hundreds of Patients in Eye Care Campaign

The Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has partnered with Juba University’s School of Medicine to conduct an eye care campaign in the country’s Western Bahr el Ghazal State targeting more than 200 patients with cataracts.

Father Carlo Crespi Croci (1891-1982) holding a crucifix from his ethnographic collection in Cuenca, Ecuador. | Credit: Salesianos de Don Bosco, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Pope Francis Puts a Priest, Three Religious Women, and Two Laywomen on Path for Sainthood

Pope Francis on Thursday declared a priest, three religious sisters, and two laywomen as venerable servants of God, moving them each a step closer to canonization.

Musa is the headmaster of Azare Central School in northeast Nigeria Credit: Jesuit Refugee Service

Jesuits Training Teachers in Nigeria’s Embattled Northeastern Region to Boost Learning

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is implementing a teacher training program in Nigeria’s violence-stricken Northeastern region with an aim of improving “access to learning environments for out-of-school children.”

Mons. Cleophas Oseso Tuka. Credit: Nakuru Diocese

Use Formal Education, Job Creation to Address Decades of Banditry: Bishop-elect in Kenya

Empowering the people of God in Kenya’s North Rift region through formal education and the creation of “job opportunities” provide a long-term solution to the banditry menace that has been going on for decades, the Bishop-elect of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru has said.

Today, March 24, We Celebrate St. Catherine of Sweden

St. Catherine was born near the beginning of the fourteenth century to parents Ulfo and St. Bridget of Sweden. At the age of seven, Catherine was sent to the Abbey at Risburgh by her parents and placed under the care of the abbess to receive an education and to build a foundation for her spiritual life.

A section of members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB/Catholic Justice and Peace Department Facebook

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops Caution Government, Opposition against “stand-off, defiance”

Resorting to a “stand-off and defiance” on the part of the government and opposition leaders in Kenya will not address the “myriad of problems and crises” ordinary citizens are grappling with, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have warned.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon. Credit: ACI Africa

Prioritize Cameroonians in Addressing Violence: Archbishop to International Community

The Catholic Archbishop of Bamenda in Cameroon has challenged the international community, especially Western countries, to make the interest of Cameroonians a priority in addressing the protracted crisis in the English-speaking region of the country.

Ethnic Profiling in Nigeria’s Gubernatorial Poll among “unacceptable” Vices: Archbishop

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has condemned “in very strong terms” vices in the recently held Gubernatorial elections.

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Catechists in Niger, Burkina Faso Braving Heightened Insecurity to Make Jesus Christ Known

Catechists serving in areas located on the border between Niger and Burkina Faso have shared the joy of making Jesus Christ known and “living the beatitudes” amid heightened insecurity in the region.

Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu. | Credit: Christian Peschken/EWTN News

Meet the New Nigerian Secretary for the Vatican Dicastery for Evangelization

From a childhood as a war refugee to a career as a Holy See diplomat, Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu will now take on a new leadership role in one of the most important dicasteries in the Roman Curia.

Before the clean water project in Namibia, people in the Ruurumwe village survived on unsafe water from holes and small wells. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Water Day, Salesian Entity Reviews It’s “Clean Water Initiative” in Africa

On the occasion of World Water Day marked March 22, officials of Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), have reviewed the entity’s global project dubbed “Clean Water Initiative”, including initiatives undertaken in Africa. 

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Thousands of IDPs Flee Salesian Camp in DR Congo “to unknown destinations” amid Shooting

Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have fled the grounds of Don Bosco Shasha in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where they were seeking shelter after artillery fire hit the center owned by the Religious Institute of the Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB) center.

Today, March 23, We Celebrate St. Turibius de Mogrovejo

Catholics in Latin America and throughout the world will celebrate the life and ministry of St. Turibius of Mogrovejo on March 23. 

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“Doctored, fake news”: Diocese Dismisses Claims Bishop Endorsed Nigeria’s President-Elect

The Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has dismissed reports that Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah found Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria’s president-elect as the most qualified person to rule the West African country.

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Catholic Charity Foundation Boosts Catechists’ Pastoral Work in Zambian Diocese

The Catholic Diocese of Mpika in Zambia, with the support of the Pontifical and Charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has purchased bicycles and motorcycles to support Catechists in their pastoral duties. 

St. Octavian Major Seminary Vulindi, an Inter-diocesan house of formation in Butembo-Beni Diocese. Credit: RMBB

Major Seminary in DR Congo’s Butembo-Beni Diocese Looted in Nighttime Robbery

St. Octavian Major Seminary Vulindi, an Inter-diocesan house of formation in Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was looted in a nighttime robbery, the Rector of the Seminary has confirmed.

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Not “any impact”: Catholic Terrorism Expert on Religious Delegation to U.S. Over Sahel

The planned visit to the United States (U.S) by a section of religious leaders from West Africa to discuss the protracted insecurity in the Sahel region that dates back to January 2012  “will not have any impact”, a Nigerian Catholic Priest with specialization in matters insecurity and terrorism has said.