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Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Zimbabwe Christian Leaders Lament “surge in systematic political violence, repression”

A surge in what is described as “systematic political violence, repression” and “arbitrary arrests” are among concerns that Christian leaders in Zimbabwe are raising. 

Fr. Samuel Abe. Credit: ACI Africa

Planned Papal Encounter with IDPs in South Sudan “sign of solidarity”: Catholic Priest

The meeting of the Holy Father with the internally displaced persons (IDPs) when he visits South Sudan next week alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields, is a “sign of solidarity” with those suffering, a Catholic Priest involved in the preparations of the visit has told ACI Africa.

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Jan. 18, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Clarifies Comments on sin and Homosexuality

Pope Francis has written a letter to clarify his comments on sin and homosexuality from a recent interview with the Associated Press.

Skull of St. Thomas Aquinas Unveiled at 700th Anniversary of His Canonization

The skull of St. Thomas Aquinas has arrived at the Dominican Convent of Toulouse, France, and placed in a new reliquary as the order celebrates the 700th anniversary of the saint’s canonization in the Catholic Church.

Today, January 28, We Celebrate Saint Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church

On Jan. 28, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates Saint Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century theologian who showed that the Catholic faith is in harmony with philosophy and all other branches of knowledge.

Fr. Patrick Lonkoy Bolengu, a Mill Hill Missionary Priest serving in St. Francis of Paola Parish of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa. Credit: Fr. Patrick Lonkoy Bolengu

Pilgrims from CAR, Angola Arriving in Kinshasa ahead of Papal Pastoral Visit to DR Congo

The city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is bustling with life as pilgrims continue to stream in ahead of Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to the Central African nation next week.

Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“All necessary measures put in place”: South Sudanese Governor ahead of Ecumenical Visit

Participants in the planned ecumenical visit to South Sudan have been assured of security as the time of the previously postponed Papal trip to two-African-nation nears.

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Proposed Domestic Debt Restructuring Has “far-reaching consequences”: Bishops in Ghana

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have raised their voices against the proposed domestic debt restructuring process saying the program has significant consequences on the citizens of the West African country.  

Fr. Remigius Ihyula. Credit: FJDP

Armed Fulanis in Nigeria Hiding Behind “unknown gunmen” Label to Go Unpunished: Priest

No one is being held responsible for the ongoing killings, kidnappings and “massive” displacements targeting Christians in Nigeria because those responsible are hiding behind the “unknown gunmen” label, a Priest in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Makurdi has said.

Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience. | Daniel Ibáñez

Pope Francis: Marriage is a Lifelong Union Between a Man and Woman

Pope Francis on Friday reiterated the Church’s perennial teaching on marriage as a lifelong union between a man and a woman.

Bishop Raphael Mweempwa and Daughters of St. Paul who participated in the inauguration of their new residence and Catholic Bookshop in Lusaka Zambia on 25 January 2023. Credit: Paulines Publications Africa

Pauline Sisters Lauded as Source of Inspiration, for “expanding” Apostolate in Zambia

Members of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) have been lauded for “expanding” their apostolate of evangelization with the means of communication in the Southern African country of Zambia.

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Sacristan Killed, Priest Wounded in Terrorist Attacks in Spain; Bishops Condemn Violence

A sacristan was killed and a priest wounded during a suspected terrorist attack Wednesday on two Catholic churches in Spain.

Caption: Section of participants in the "walking for peace" pilgrimage of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek. Credit: Fr. Eric Wanyonyi Simiyu, SJ/Rumbek

Ecumenical Visit to Impact South Sudanese, “a blessing for us”: Catholic Missionary Nun

The planned ecumenical visit to South Sudan to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields next week is to have an impact on the people of God in the East-Central African nation, a Catholic Nun has said. 

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"Not surprised", Catholic Charity Told on Peace Initiative Cameroonian Government Rejected

Local sources in Cameroon have told Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), that the rejection by the Cameroonian government of a proposed initiative to end violence in the Central Africa country was expected.

Mons. Samuel Nkuah-Boateng appointed Bishop of Ghana's Wiawso Diocese on 26 January 2023. Credit: Wiawso Diocese

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Catholic Bishop of Wiawso in Ghana, Appoints Successor

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Joseph Francis Kweki Essien from the pastoral care of the Catholic Diocese of Wiawso in Ghana and appointed his successor.

Some Catholic Bishops from Nigeria’s Lagos Ecclesiastical Province. Credit: Lagos Archdiocese

Nigeria “sinking rapidly”: Catholic Bishops in Lagos Ecclesiastical Province

Catholic Bishops from Nigeria’s Lagos Ecclesiastical Province have decried the instability in the West African nation and said that the country is “sinking quickly”. 

Cardinal Reinhard Marx and fellow bishops from Germany meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2022 | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Decries German Synodal Way as "neither helpful nor serious"

In an interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis decried the German Synodal Way as elitist, unhelpful, and running the risk of bringing ideological harm to Church processes.

“Pope Francis coming to listen” to Sufferings of People in South Sudan: Catholic Bishop

Pope Francis is coming to listen to the sufferings of the people of South Sudan when he visits the East-African nation next week alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields, a Catholic Bishop has said.