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Church in South Africa “concerned with plight” of Mudslide Victims, Urges Reparation

Nov 26, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is “concerned with the plight” of the victims of the September Jagersfontein mine dam mudslide.

Today, November 26, We Celebrate St. Leonard of Port Maurice

Nov 26, 2022

St. Leonard was born on December 20, 1676 in Porto Maurizio, Italy. He was given the name Paul Jerome Casanova by his father, Domenico Casanova, a sea captain, and his mother, Anna Maria Benza.

Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles of the Archdiocese of Freetown during an interview with ACI Africa at his office in Freetown. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Catholic Archbishop in Sierra Leone Faults Political Parties Apathy on Peace ahead of Poll

Nov 25, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Leading political parties in Sierra Leone have given peace initiatives in the country a wide berth, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown has said, and expressed concern that the conduct of the parties casts a dark shadow over the possibility of the country having a peaceful poll in June next year.

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Catholic Agencies Laud COP27’s Creation of Loss and Damage Kitty for “poor” Countries

Nov 25, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Members of the International Cooperation for Development Solidarity (CIDSE) have lauded the decision of the 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) to create the Loss and Damage Fund, a kitty intended to support developing countries that are facing the devastating impacts of climate change. 

Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso of Kaduna Archdiocese in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria Needs Leaders Who Can Manage Cultural, Religious Diversity “very well”: Archbishop

Nov 25, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

Nigeria is in need of leaders capable of managing “very well” the cultural and religious diversity of citizens, the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Kaduna Archdiocese has said. 

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Synodality Path Inspiring Evangelization Ministry into Future: Archbishop in South Africa

Nov 25, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offer inspiration for the Church’s ministry of evangelization into the future, the Local Ordinary of Cape Town Archdiocese in South Africa has said.

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"Your pain is my pain": Pope Francis Pens Letter Marking 9 Months of War in Ukraine

Nov 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In an emotional letter addressed to the people of Ukraine, Pope Francis wrote that he sees the cross of Christ in the tortures and sufferings endured by Ukrainians in nine months of war.

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL). Credit: IRCSL

Religious Leaders in Sierra Conducting Civic Education to Prevent Post-election Chaos

Nov 25, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL) are conducting voter education and training of faith-based leaders in the West African nation to ensure that the country holds free, fair and peaceful elections slated for June next year.

Vocational training for young mothers of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea: a schooling and reintegration project for adolescent mothers. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Equatorial Guinea Offering “skills for stable employment” to Young Mothers

Nov 25, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Equatorial Guinea are offering formal education and other “skills for stable employment” to young mothers in the Central African nation.

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Dialogue with Presidential Candidates Not an “endorsement”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Nov 25, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Christian leaders in Nigeria have sought to clarify their recent dialogue with Presidential candidates in the general elections scheduled for 25 February 2023 saying the initiative was not a “campaign program or endorsement.”

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Chad. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Chad

Holy Mass, Conviviality with Conflict Victims among Planned Prayer Day Activities in Chad

Nov 25, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The celebration of Holy Eucharist in all Parishes in Chad and reaching out to those who have suffered as a result of violent conflicts in the country are among the activities Catholic Bishops in the North-Central African nation have directed for the planned Prayer Day.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges Youth to “start practicing leadership now”

Nov 25, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

There is need for young people in South Sudan to begin putting into practice their leadership traits, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African nation has said.

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Hong Kong Court Convicts Cardinal Zen and Five Other Democracy Advocates

Nov 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others were found guilty on Friday of failing to register a fund that helped pay for the legal fees and medical treatments of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.

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As Church Allows for LGBT-employees in Germany, Vatican Publishes Concerns on Synodal Way

Nov 25, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The Vatican on Thursday published the full wording of its latest warnings over another schism coming out of Germany, raising fundamental concerns and objections against the Synodal Way.

Today, November 25, We Celebrate St. Catherine of Alexandria

Nov 25, 2022

Catholics and other Christians around the world celebrate today, Nov. 25, the memorial of St. Catherine of Alexandria, a revered martyr of the fourth century.

Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre during a conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Bamako Mali. Credit: ACN

Catholic Foundation Concerned about Missing Priest Championing Religious Cohesion in Mali

Nov 24, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

For over 30 years, Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre has been a keen champion of religious cohesion in Mali, Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said, expressing “pain and concern” over the November 20 disappearance of the Catholic Missionary Priest in a suspected kidnapping incident by jihadists.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese speaking at the 10th Convocation Ceremony of the Godfrey Okoye University in Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Archbishop in Nigeria Lauds Catholic University for Honoring Country’s Murdered Twins

Nov 24, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has lauded Godfrey Okoye University, an institution of the Diocese of Enugu, for honoring the memories of twins who are murdered in the West African countries in ritualistic practices.

Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya during the 6th graduation ceremony of St. Francis Schools of Health Sciences (SFRASH) in Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Lugazi. Credit: Ugandan Catholics Online

Know Patients’ Limitations, Win Their Hearts: Ugandan Catholic Bishop to Medical Students

Nov 24, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

A Catholic Bishop in Uganda has, during a graduation ceremony, urged medical graduands to work towards winning the hearts of their patients in the example of the person of Jesus Christ.

A camp of displaced people spontaneously arises around Salesian work “Don Bosco Ngangi”. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in DR Congo Seeking Humanitarian Aid to Deliver “desperately needed” Supplies

Nov 24, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are seeking humanitarian assistance to facilitate the delivery of supplies that they say are “desperately needed” by thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have escaped violence in the Eastern part of the country.

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Pope Francis Says this is the Difference Between Theologians and Catechists

Nov 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Thursday distinguished between how catechists and theologians interact with Church teaching.