ACI Africa was founded in 2019. We provide free, up-to-the-minute news affecting the Catholic Church in Africa, giving particular emphasis to the words of the Holy Father and happenings of the Holy See, to any person with access to the internet. ACI Africa is proud to offer free access to its news items to Catholic dioceses, parishes, and websites, in order to increase awareness of the activities of the universal Church and to foster a sense of Catholic thought and culture in the life of every Catholic.
ACI Africa's roots begin with its sister agency, ACI Prensa, which was founded in Lima, Peru, in 1980 by Fr. Adalbert Marie Mohm (†1986).
Fr. Mohm, a German missionary, wanted to provide a steady flow of Catholic news to the secular media and to news readers, in order to increase the visibility of the Catholic Church in the public square and to help serve its mission.
Today ACI Prensa (www.aciprensa.com) is the largest and most visited online source of Catholic news in Spanish and Portuguese.
The editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency is Fr. Don Bosco Onyalla.
ACI Africa is overseen by Mr. Alejandro Bermúdez, who serves as executive director of the ACI Group. Mr. Bermúdez, a Peruvian journalist, received his training in Social Communications from the University of Lima.
In accord with its goal to provide Catholic news free of charge, ACI Africa is funded, almost entirely, by gifts from our readers and benefactors.
ACI Africa is a service of EWTN News Inc.