Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: ADN

Life Has to Continue after General Elections: Catholic Archbishop to Electorate in Kenya

The Local Ordinary of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya has urged voters in the East African nation to be prepared to accept the outcome of the Tuesday, August 9 general elections because life has to continue after the polls.

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Catholic Charity Rallying for Support to Fund Catechesis, Bible Apostolate in Ethiopia

The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is running a donation appeal to support catechesis and distribution of Bibles in Ethiopia in order to boost evangelization efforts in the Horn of Africa country.

Cardinal Jozef Tomko in 2018 at a shrine on Mount Zvir, above the village of Litmanová, Slovakia. Sirocan69 via Wikimedia CC BY-SA 4.0

World’s Oldest Member of the College of Cardinals Dies at 98

Cardinal Jozef Tomko died early Monday morning in Rome at the age of 98. At the time of his death, the Slovakian-born cardinal was the world’s oldest living member of the College of Cardinals.

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Catholic Diocese in Nigeria Enrolling Terror Victims in Schools to End Insecurity Cycle

Orpin Damien, a Senior Secondary School student in Nigeria witnessed a lot of violence and displacements before he ended up at Uikpam camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, the capital of Nigeria’s Benue State.

Today, August 8, We Celebrate St. Dominic

On Aug. 8, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of St. Dominic Guzman, who helped the cause of orthodoxy in the medieval Church by founding the Order of Preachers, also known as Dominicans.

Fr. Remigius Ihyula addressing IDPs at a food distribution event at the Ortese IDP Camp in Makurdi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Armed Fulani Militants Pursuing Victims to Camp Hideouts: Catholic Diocese in Nigeria

The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has raised alarm over the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in its jurisdiction, noting that the victims of attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the country are being pursued by their assailants even in their camps where they have sought refuge.

Fr. Charles Mbikoyo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Spearheading Dialogue, Reconciliation to End Conflict

The Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), is spearheading dialogue and reconciliation among communities in conflict in the South Sudanese Diocese, the Director of the Catholic entity has said.

Shelter for displaced families in the diocese of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Credit: ACN

Islamists in Burkina Faso Invading Churches, Forcing Catholics to Sit Separately

Very little Christianity is allowed in several villages in Burkina Faso, and where Catholics can attend Holy Mass, Islamist militants invade churches to ensure that men and women sit on separate benches.

Members of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST). Credit: Vatican Media

Bishops in Angola, São Tomé Focusing on Children Faith Education in Pastoral Plan

Children’s faith education is the focus of the second year of the triennium Pastoral plan of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST), the Church leaders have announced in a press statement at the end of their second annual Plenary Assembly held in Luanda, Angola.

Pope Francis gives his weekly Angelus address Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Vatican Media

“Let us walk without fear, in certainty that the Lord always accompanies us": Pope Francis

“Do not be afraid — this is the certainty that your hearts should be attached to,” Pope Francis said.

Today, August 7, We Celebrate St. Cajetan

Saint Cajetan was one of the great reformers of the Church during the period of the Reformation, remaining loyal to the Church regardless of the corruptions and excesses that led many others to betray Her.

Bishop Dominic Kimengich of Kenya's Eldoret Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“All of us Kenyans should decide that we need peaceful elections": Catholic Bishop

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has emphasized the need for peace in the country as the electorate in the East African nation head to the polls on Tuesday, August 9.

The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Fr. Henry Chinkanda. Credit: ECM

Catholic Lawmakers in Malawi Urged to Help Realize “good legal framework” for Environment

Catholic lawmakers in Malawi have been urged to facilitate the realization of an appropriate legal framework for the conservation of the environment in the Southern African nation. 

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Catholic Entity in Somalia Triples Stabilization Centers to Address Malnutrition

The leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said that the entity has tripled stabilization centers in Somalia’s Gedo region since the beginning of the year in view of addressing the challenge of malnutrition.

Archbishop Mengisteab Tesfamariam. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We will pray that your elections go smoothly”: Eritrean Catholic Archbishop to Kenyans

The Catholic Archbishop of the Asmara in Eritrea has expressed his prayerful solidarity with the people of God in Kenya ahead of the general elections scheduled for August 9.

Today, August 6, We Celebrate The Transfiguration

Both Roman and Eastern rite Catholics celebrate the Church's feast of the Transfiguration today, August 6, on its traditional date for both calendars.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders Urge Kenyans to Handle Emotions with Care as Country Nears Elections

A section of Religious leaders in Kenya have called for calm and for citizens of the East African nation to tame their emotions as the country edges close to the general elections slated for Tuesday, August 9.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama. Credit: ACN

Nigeria Catholic Archbishop Decries Country’s “subtle persecution” Sidelining Christians

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has termed as “more dangerous” the tendency by the Nigerian government to sideline Christians in the distribution of resources in the West African country.