Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has described the presence of Pope Francis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as “comforting” and that it is “a true encouragement” for the people of God in the Central African nation “who are suffering in body and soul”.
About 50,000 people attended the ecumenical prayer service.
Following lifestyles that are foreign to Africa and “temptations of this world” are among aspects that threaten the future of Consecrated Life on the continent, a Catholic Nun in Nigeria has told ACI Africa in an interview.
The students and Father Guy Julien Muluku were detained nearly 34 hours before being released shortly before 10 p.m. on Feb. 3.
Joseph of Leonessa, OFM Cap.; was the third of eight children born at Leonessa (Italy) on January 8, 1556.
The President of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) has, on behalf of the Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), thanked Pope Francis for the “unforgettable days” the Holy Father spent with the people of God in the country during his four-day Apostolic visit that concluded Friday, February 3.
Pilgrims in the nine-day “walking for peace” pilgrimage organized by the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek who arrived in Juba on Thursday, February 2, the eve of the arrival of Pope Francis in South Sudan, were united for peace and reconciliation in the country.
A Member of Parliament (MP) in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State has said the second leg of Pope Francis' two African nation trip is a “miracle” to the people of God in the East-Central African nation.
The enthusiasm, joy, and missionary zeal of Congolese Catholics give oxygen to the whole Church, Pope Francis said during his final meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday.
The Catholic charity, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has warned of impending famine in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, noting that IDPs in the embattled province are already experiencing food shortage.
Pope Francis has paid special attention to Africa, a Catholic theologian has said, noting that the Holy Father’s focus on Africa, which he says has always been the periphery, is “disruptive in a good sense.”
At the anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Benedict Daswa, Bishop Xolile Thaddeus Kumalo of South Africa’s Witbank Diocese has hailed the martyr for standing up for Christ and encouraged the people of God in the country to follow his example, to “stand up and be counted”.
On the first day of his peace pilgrimage, Pope Francis begged the leaders of South Sudan to work together to put an end to bloody conflict in their country.
The pope has called his Feb. 3-5 visit to Juba, South Sudan’s capital, a “pilgrimage of peace.”
Blaise was a hard-working bishop dedicated to encouraging the spiritual and physical health of his people in Sebastea, Armenia.
The war in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could transition to infighting within armed groups that have pitched camp in the Eastern part of the country, Catholic charity Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said.
A group of pilgrims from Dorima Dungu Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in South Sudan to participate in the ecumenical prayer service to be presided over by Pope Francis, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields.
The realization of the ecumenical visit to South Sudan is a demonstration of the concern the church has for the people of God in South Sudan, a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has told ACI Africa.