Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: Radio Moto

“Live your vocations in synodality”: Catholic Bishop of Butembo-Beni, DR Congo to Christians on Vocations Sunday

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has called on the people of God to be guardians of each other and to live their respective vocations in the spirit that the ongoing Synod on Synodality is fostering.

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Cabinda Diocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

You’d “be better off” as “entrepreneur”: Angolan Bishop to Aspirants to Priestly, Religious Life Keen on Families’ Gaps

The Clergy and women and men Religious have the vocation to prioritize service towards the people of God under their pastoral care, Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of the Catholic Diocese of Cabinda in Angola has said. 

Oldest Consolata Missionary Eulogized in Kenya as Priest Who “built his life in Eucharist”, Loved “without segregation”

Fr. Antonio Bianchi, reportedly the oldest member of the Institute of Consolata Missionaries (IMC), who “passed away in his sleep” at the Consolata Regional House in Westlands in the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) has been remembered as a Priest with passion for the Eucharist and love for “people without segregation”.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

“Leaders refuse to smell like their citizens”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Fault Political Leaders for Standing Aloof

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has faulted political leaders in the West African nation for standing aloof from the citizens.

Today, April 23, We Celebrate St. George

St. George was a soldier of the Roman army who was tortured and beheaded for his Christian faith in the year 303, in Lydda (in modern day Palestine).  He was likely born in Cappadocia, of a Cappadocian father and a Palestinian mother of noble rank. 

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Earth Day: Salesians Advocate for “sustainable alternatives”, Jesuits Invite Reflection on “our interconnectedness”

On the occasional of Earth Day 2024 marked on Monday, April 22, Don Bosco Tech Africa (DBTA) is advocating for initiatives that would contribute to a “cleaner, healthier world”, while the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) is inviting reflections on “our interconnectedness”.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Angolan Archdiocese to Begin Monthly Adoration of Blessed Sacrament in Parishes ahead of Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda has asked the people of God under his pastoral care to dedicate the last Sunday of the month to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as part of the preparations for the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year. 

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“What they have is theirs”: Catholic Bishop in Kenya Cautions Youths against Reliance on Parental Possessions

Members of the Missionary Youth Movement (MYM) in the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) in Kenya have been cautioned against relying on the possessions of their parents and guardians and instead work hard to build their future.

Dame Mary Asibi Gonsum. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Women in Nigeria Reach Out to “the boy child” with Scholarship Initiative, Address “long years” of Neglect

Members of the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of Nigeria are reaching out to the boy child with a scholarship initiative in an effort to address “long years” of neglect. 

Pope Francis greets an elderly couple at a general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Meet with Thousands of Grandparents and their Grandchildren at the Vatican

Pope Francis will meet with elderly people, grandparents, and grandchildren from Italy this Saturday, April 27, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.

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Catholic Church’s 2025 Year “opportune moment to deepen our relationship with God”: Bishop of Uromi Diocese, Nigeria

The Year of Prayer in preparation for the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year provides an opportunity for the people of God in Nigeria “to deepen” their relationship with God, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Uromi has said.

Today, April 22, We Celebrate Sts. Caius and Soter

Cauis and Soter, Popes of the early Church, are both venerated in tradition as martyrs, though no reliable account of their martyrdom survives today.

Fr. Yenes Manneh. Credit: The Gambia Pastoral Institute

Church “must do more”: Priest Researcher Calls for Full Returnees’ Integration as Illegal Migration Surges in The Gambia

In Africa’s tiniest nation of The Gambia, many illegal migrants deported from European countries hang around the country’s cities and major towns, fearing to go to their homes where they are seen as failures after having not made it abroad.

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Catholic Activists Call for Ban of Ms. Rachel, “a disguised” YouTube Channel Feeding Children “LGBTQ+ narratives”

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, is calling on ministers of Information and technology on the continent to suspend, “Ms. Rachel: Toddler Learning Videos”, the YouTube channel the entity says is promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) ideology and contradicting fundamental family values. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Credit: CEM

Catholic Bishops in War-Torn Mozambique Announce Prayers for Peace ahead of Church’s Jubilee Year 2025

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have dedicated the first Sunday of the month to prayers for peace in all Dioceses ahead of the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on April 21, 2024, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Christ the Good Shepherd ‘looks for us until he finds us’ when we’re lost

Pope Francis on Sunday urged the faithful to remember that “for Christ, I am important, irreplaceable, worth the infinite price of his life.”

Father Nicéforo Obama from Equatorial Guinea was able to be trained as a priest thanks to the Pontifical Mission Societies. / Credit: OMP

Vocations Day in Spain: The Church Supports 725 Seminaries in Mission Lands

"Native Vocations Day" in Spain supports and provides formation for those who feel called to the priesthood and consecrated life in other countries.

Today, April 21, We Celebrate St. Anselm

On April 21, the Catholic Church honors Saint Anselm, the 11th and 12th-century Benedictine monk and archbishop best known for his writings on Christ's atonement and the existence of God.