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Bishop Montfort Stima of Malawi's Mangochi Diocese. Credit: AMECE

Listening “the most precious, life-giving gift we can offer each other”: Bishop in Malawi

A Catholic Bishop in Malawi has emphasized the value of listening describing the practice as “the most precious and life-giving gift”.

A Poster announcing Fr. Mike Umoh's  lecture on day two of Communications Week (COMWEEK). Credit: CTV Abuja

Priest in Nigeria Proposes “cartoon language” for Catechism Classes to Boost Understanding

A Catholic Priest in Nigeria has proposed the introduction of Catechism classes in cartoon form in order to enhance understanding among children in the West African nation.

Duccio's Pentecost (1308). public domain

Pentecost Novena: Here's How to Pray the First Novena

The first novena ever prayed is the Pentecost Novena, or the Novena to the Holy Spirit. This year, it began on Friday, May 27, and concludes on Saturday, June 4.

Some youths in South Sudan at the inaugural session of their spiritual retreat of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese in December 2020. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Youth in South Sudan Urged to Offer Alternative Voices to Foster Positive Change

There is need for Catholic youth in South Sudan to offer alternative voices amid far-reaching conflicts characterized by “hatred and greediness”, a youth leader in the country’s only Metropolitan See has said.

Fr. George Ehusani (2nd from left), flanked on the left by Fr. Andrew Otu (Head of Department of Spiritual Theology), on the right by Fr. Cajetan Ani (Editor of the Pastoral and Spiritual Theology Journal, published by Catholic Institute of West Africa - CIWA), and one other participant at the Symposium on "Psycho-Spiritual Integration" at CIWA in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on 24 May 2022. Credit: Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA)

Nigeria Needs a Stronger Psycho-Spiritual Support System: Founder of Catholic Entity

Everyone in Nigeria needs psycho-spiritual support owing to the country’s political and economic instability that has plunged the population into depression and other forms of mental challenges, the founder of the Psycho-Spiritual Institute (PSI) has said. 

Today, May 28, We Celebrate St. Bernard of Menthon

The Church remembers St. Bernard of Manthon on May 28. He was born in 923, probably in the castle Menthon near Annecy, in Savoy, and died at Novara, 1008. He was a descendant from a rich, noble family and received a thorough education. He refused to enter an honorable marriage proposed by his father, and decided to devote himself instead to the service of the Church.

Some members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) during a press conference May 27. Credit: Radio Waumini/Facebook

Do Not Elect Political Candidates with Pro-abortion Tendencies: Catholic Bishops in Kenya

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have urged the people of God in the East African country to evaluate political candidates seeking to be elected in the August 9 general elections so that they can vote in pro-life leaders.

Christian Women in South Sudan who are members of the Sudan Council of Churches National Women Coordination desk (SSCC). Credit: SSCC

Ecumenical Visit Focus of Retreat for Members of Christian Women Entity in South Sudan

Christian Women in South Sudan who are members of the Sudan Council of Churches National Women Coordination desk (SSCC) are taking part in a three-day spiritual retreat with a focus on the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation.

Fr. Peter John Pearson. Credit: Sheila Pires

Catholic Priest in South Africa Calls for “tight networking” to End Human Trafficking

There is need for “tight networking” that involves the sharing of information among stakeholders to bring an end to human trafficking, the Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.

Fr. Benny Karuvelil . Credit: Courtesy Photo

Today’s “world of expertise” Needs Invocation of Holy Spirit: Catholic Priest in Namibia

There is need to involve the Holy Spirit in every decision in today’s “world of expertise” in order to avoid making unnecessary mistakes, a Catholic Priest in Namibia’s Catholic Archdiocese of Windhoek has said.

Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Facilitates Access to Clean Water at Catholic Parish in Equatorial Guinea

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has facilitated clean water supply to hundreds in a Salesian Parish in the town of Beayop in Equatorial Guinea’s Ebebeyín Diocese.

Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Credit: WHO

Catholic Doctors in Kenya Want WHO Assembly to “explicitly reject” Proposed Regulations

Members of the Kenya Catholic Doctors’ Association (KCDA) are asking the country’s Attorney General (AG) to advise Kenya’s representative at the ongoing Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly to “explicitly reject” the proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR).

Bishop Benjamin Phiri  of Zambia's Ndola Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Embrace “unity of purpose, vision” to Grow Together as Local Church: Bishop in Zambia

The Bishop of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has called upon the people of God in his Episcopal See to unite with a purpose and vision that seeks to build and develop the local church for the common good of all.

Today, May 27, We Celebrate St. Augustine of Canterbury

An Italian Benedictine monk who became the “Apostle of the English,” Saint Augustine of Canterbury is honored by the Catholic Church on May 27.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenya “facing stormy weather, exchange of ungodly words” in Election Campaigns: Archbishop

Kenya is experiencing a “stormy weather” amid intensifying political campaigns ahead of August 9 general elections with politicians exchanging “ungodly words”, a Catholic Archbishop in the East African country has said, and called on political leaders to sacrifice their ego for peace. 

Bishops' Commission in Malawi Calls for Joint Effort “in caring for our mother earth”

Officials of the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have called for collaboration in the efforts aimed at conserving the environment in the Southern African nation.

Sr. Annah Theresa Nyadombo. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Nun Calls for “more awareness to prevent abuse at any level” in Southern Africa

There is need for “more awareness” about the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults in Southern Africa, a Catholic Nun has said. 

The site of the attempted demolition in Omdurman. Credit: CSW

Christian Human Rights Foundation Decries Move to Demolish Church Properties in Sudan

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, has condemned the approval by a Sudanese court to demolish properties belonging to a church in Omdurman, Sudan’s second city, noting that the move thwarts efforts to promote religious freedom in the country.