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Pope Francis boards his flight to Geneva June 21, 2018. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis to Visit Kingdom of Bahrain in November

The Vatican confirmed Wednesday that Pope Francis will travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain, a Muslim island nation in the Persian Gulf, from Nov. 3–6.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop Appeals for Prayers after 29 Killed in September Attacks in Nigerian State

A total of 29 people were killed in separate attacks between September 1 and 25 in various parts served by the Catholic Dioceses of Makurdi and Katsina Ala in Nigeria’s Benue State, a recent report has indicated. 

Today, September 28, We Celebrate St. Wenceslaus

On Sept. 28, the Catholic Church honors Saint Wenceslaus, a Central European ruler who died at the hands of his brother while seeking to strengthen the Catholic faith in his native Bohemia.

David Boanuh, a Ghanaian filmmaker, winner of the 9th edition of the prestigious International Award, “Communicating Africa” contest, that Harambee Africa International (HAI), a Rome-based development agency launched. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ghanaian Filmmaker Wins Prestigious Catholic Entity’s Contest for Storytellers

David Boanuh, a Ghanaian filmmaker is the winner of the 9th edition of the prestigious International Award, “Communicating Africa” contest, that Harambee Africa International (HAI), a Rome-based development agency, had launched.

The Samburu North Member of Parliament Mr. Eli Letipila (in checked shirt) with some of the Catholic faithful at  the opening of the Maralal Diocese Oasis building in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyan County Leaders Pledge to Collaborate with Catholic Diocese in Addressing Insecurity

Leaders of Samburu County in Kenya have pledged to collaborate with the Catholic Diocese of Maralal that covers the Kenyan County in addressing insecurity that involves cattle rustlers and perpetrators of gender-based violence among other actors.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

“We cannot build church, nation based on tribalism”: Catholic Archbishop in South Sudan

There is need for the people of God in South Sudan to foster national values, going beyond their ethnic affiliations especially tribe, the Archbishop of Juba has said. 

Francis Cardinal Arinze during the Holy Mass at the Vatican. Credit: Vatican Media

Belgian Bishops Made “an error” in Same-sex Unions Liturgy: Nigerian Cardinal at Vatican

Catholic Bishops in Belgium made “an error” in introducing the blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples, Vatican-based Nigerian Catholic Church leader, Francis Cardinal Arinze, has said.

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy), speaks at a press conference at the party electoral headquarters overnight on Sept. 26, 2022. in Rome. Italy’s national elections on Sept. 25 saw voters poised to elect Meloni, a Catholic mother, as the country's first female prime minister. | Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

7 Things to Know about Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s Likely New Catholic Prime Minister

Italy’s national elections on Sept. 25 ended with Giorgia Meloni, a Catholic mother, poised to become the country’s first female prime minister. 

Catechists praying with refugee children in South Sudan. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Help the Clergy Reach God’s People at Grassroots: South Sudanese Priest to Catechists

Catechists in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese have been encouraged to help members of the Clergy reach out to the people of God at the grassroots. 

Bishop Rolando Álvarez | Photo credit: Diocese of Matagalpa

Church in Nicaragua Asks for Continued Prayers for Abducted Bishop and Priests

The Diocese of Matagalpa has asked the faithful to continue praying for its bishop, Rolando Álvarez, the priests, seminarians, and the layman who were arrested and abducted in the middle of the night by the police of the Nicaraguan dictatorship, led by President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo.

Today, September 27, We Celebrate St. Vincent de Paul

On Sept. 27, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Vincent de Paul, the French, 17th century priest known as the patron of Catholic charities for his apostolic work among the poor and marginalized.

Archbishop van Megen, Bishop John Oballa Owaa of the Ngong Diocese alongside 12 members of the Mill Hill Missionary congregation who were ordained Deacons on September 24. Credit: ACI Africa

Fellow Clergy, Confreres, Can Be the Biggest Threat to a Priest: Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya

A Catholic Priest is most likely to face more opposition, criticism and all manner of threats from his fellow members of Clergy and confreres than from anywhere else, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has said.

Dr. Nangolo Mbumba, The Vice President of Namibia. Credit: IMBISA

Namibia’s Vice President Lauds IMBISA for Including Youth in Ongoing Plenary Assembly

The Vice President of Namibia has commended members of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) for including young people in their 13th Plenary Assembly being held in country’s capital city, Windhoek.

Archbishop Paolo Borgia, transferred to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Lebanon. Credit: CECCI

Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast Transferred, to Represent the Holy Father in Lebanon

Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop Paolo Borgia who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Ivory Coast to the Vatican Diplomatic Mission in Lebanon.

Screenshot from livestream of Mass

Catholic Leaders, Human Rights Activists Support Hong Kong Cardinal as His Trial Begins

As Cardinal Joseph Zen begins his trial in Hong Kong, a number of Catholic leaders and human rights activists have come out with statements of support for the 90-year-old bishop emeritus.

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça celebrates Mass at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021. | Courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.

Pope Francis Names New Head of Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education

Pope Francis has appointed a Portuguese cardinal as the head of the newly formed Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral in Broome, Australia.

Vatican Opens Canonical Investigation into Australian Bishop

The Vatican has appointed Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, to oversee an investigation into the former bishop of Broome, Christopher Saunders.

Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia's highest-ranking Catholic clerics, arrives at a court for his trial in Hong Kong on Sept. 26, 2022. | Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images

Cardinal Zen Stands Trial in Hong Kong

Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others stood trial in Hong Kong on Monday for failing to properly register a fund to provide legal aid to pro-democracy protesters.