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A section of participants at the July 14-19 meeting of the sub-region Conference of Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Credit: ECM

“Extraordinary moment”: Vatican Cardinal Lauds Sub-Region Conference of Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Jul 17, 2024

By Silas Isenjia

The Pro-Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Evangelization has lauded the July 14-19 meeting of the sub-region Conference of Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe as a special occasion for the people of God in the three Southern African nations. 

IDPs in Bokkos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest in Nigeria Speaks of “an atmosphere of hopelessness” as Attacks against Christians Continue

Jul 17, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

Attacks against Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau State where nearly 200 Christians were massacred on Christmas Eve 2023 have continued unabated, a Catholic priest serving the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Nigerian State has said.  

Research, Knowledge of Audience among Ways Catholic Youths in Africa Can Effectively Engage Social Media to Evangelize

Jul 17, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Participants in the sixth session of the ongoing synodal conversations on the Synod on Synodality have proposed ways Catholic youths in Africa can effectively engage social media in their participation in the Church’s mission of evangelization.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY). Credit: CDTY

Catholic Diocese in South Sudan Refutes Claims Truck Delivering Aid was Loaded with Guns

Jul 17, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

The Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) in South Sudan has issued a statement denying claims that a vehicle that was ferrying food to a camp for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country was also loaded with new machine guns.

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U.S. Catholic Bishops Award $10.5 Million in Grants from Special Collection to Support Pastoral Care, Evangelization

Jul 17, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The grants assist people throughout the world with disaster relief, ministry, pastoral projects, evangelization, and children's programs, among other needs.

Credit: Diocese of Viana

Thousands to Participate in Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Muxima Shrine in Angola: Catholic Bishop Host

Jul 17, 2024

By João Vissesse

Thousands of pilgrims are expected to participate in the 2024 pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Muxima scheduled to begin on August 30 in Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Viana, the Local Ordinary has said.

Bishop Gerald Mamman Musa and the five Priests he ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Katsina in Nigeria. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Katsina

At Maiden Priestly Ordination in Recently Erected Nigerian Diocese, Bishop Cautions against “personality cult”

Jul 17, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

Priests are to be preoccupied with pastoral duties, reaching out to the people of God after the example of Jesus Christ and at His command, Bishop Gerald Mamman Musa of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina in Nigeria has said. 

Sr. Elisabete Corazza, a member of the National Commission for Biblical Pastoral Ministry of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST). Credit: Daughters of St. Paul (FSP)

“A very special week”: Catholic Official on Ongoing National Bible Week in Angola

Jul 17, 2024

By João Vissesse

A Catholic official has described the ongoing National Bible Week in Angola as a special moment for the people of God in the Southern African nation.

Fr. José Eduardo Afonso. Credit: Diocese of Santiago

In Newly Launched Book, Catholic Priest in Cape Verde Shares Insights into God’s Wisdom

Jul 17, 2024

By João Vissesse

Readers of a newly launched book are to gain insights into God’s wisdom and power, the author of the book has said.

Today, July 17, We Celebrate St. Leo IV

Jul 17, 2024

The universal Church celebrates the life of St. Leo IV on July 17. Both a Roman and the son of Radoald, Leo was unanimously elected to succeed Sergius II as Pope. 

Today, July 17, We Celebrate Servant of God Francis Garces and Companions

Jul 17, 2024

A contemporary of the American Revolution and of Blessed Junipero Serra, Francisco Garcés was born in 1738 in Spain, where he joined the Franciscans.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops Warn of “intolerance, anarchy” as Youths Remain Hell-Bent on Anti-Government Protests

Jul 16, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

Youth-led protests in Kenya may degenerate into anarchy, members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have warned and appealed to the young people behind the Generation Z (Gen Z)-led protests to give dialogue a chance.

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK)

Cardinal in Nigeria Cautions Newly Ordained Priests against Getting “drunk with power”, Being “full of themselves”

Jul 16, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Priesthood comes with the possibility to exercise power and authority, a situation that Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK) has described as “dangerous” if not exercised with caution.

The New Book titled “Young Couples and their Challenges in the African Socio-Cultural Context”, by Irénée Kola and Aïcha Marianne Kola, a Catholic couple in Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese

In New Book, Cameroonian Catholic Couple Explores “foundations of marriage in African culture”

Jul 16, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

In a new book, a Catholic couple in Cameroon’s Catholic Archdiocese of Douala has highlighted the challenges couples face and proposes ways to realize harmony in marriage.

Archbishop Michael Francis Crotty (left) and Mons. Getahun Fanta Shikune (right)

Pope Francis Transfers Apostolic Nuncio in Burkina Faso, Niger to Nigeria, Appoints Apostolic Vicar in Ethiopia

Jul 16, 2024

By Silas Isenjia

The Holy Father has transferred Archbishop Michael Francis Crotty, who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Burkina Faso and Niger to the West African nation of Nigeria.

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, presides over a press conference on Friday, May 17, 2024, on the Vatican’s new document on Marian apparitions. / Credit: Rudolf Gehrig/EWTN News

Vatican Approves "Our Lady of the Rock" Shrine at Alleged Marian Apparition Site in Italy

Jul 16, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

It is the DDF’s fourth public pronouncement related to alleged apparitions since issuing norms for the discernment of “alleged supernatural phenomena” in May.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops Laud Kenyan President for “efforts in the right direction”, Urge Him to Do More to “inspire hope”

Jul 16, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have commended President William Samoei Ruto for giving in to some of the demands of protesters in the country by throwing out the controversial Finance Bill 2024 and firing his Cabinet.

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Santiago

“Be concerned about the people of God”: Catholic Bishop to Newly Ordained Priest in Cape Verde

Jul 16, 2024

By João Vissesse

Catholic Priests are expected to be preoccupied with the people of God under their pastoral care, paying keen attention to what God wants of them in their respective missions, Bishop Teodoro Mendes Tavares has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja with catechumens who received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Let’s Participate in God’s Mission “no matter how hopeless the situation may be”: Catholic Archbishop to Nigerians

Jul 16, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

We are called to participate in the promotion of God’s mission in our situations of life, whether these situations are easy of challenging, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has said.

Today, July 16, We Celebrate Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Jul 16, 2024

On July 16 the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.