The earliest mention in authentic historical authority of St. Bibiana, a Roman female martyr, occurs in the "Liber Pontificalis" where in the biography of Pope Simplicius (468-483) it is stated that this pope "consecrated a basilica of the holy martyr Bibiana, which contained her body".
The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese who survived an assassination attempt in April is envisioning the revival of the trauma healing center that provided psychosocial assistance to pastoral agents including members of the Clergy and women and men Religious in the East-Central African nation.
The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is providing basic hygiene products to women and girls in Zimbabwe’s Catholic Diocese of Mutare in an initiative the agency has dubbed “Dignity Gift”.
The leadership of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has urged the people of God in South Sudan and Ethiopia experiencing conflicts and unrests to “look to the future with hope”.
Persons living with disabilities (PWDs) are not receiving adequate media coverage in terms of highlighting issues that surround their lives, an official at Orione Community Training Centre that caters for special needs children in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong has said.
‘We need to move from infatuation to mature love,’ the pope said.
Saint Anysius was a Martyr of Greece. She was a wealthy woman of Salonika, in Thessaly, who used her personal funds to aid the poor. A soldier accosted her in the street and tried to drag her to a pagan sacrifice. Anysius resisted and was killed when the soldier attacked her with his sword.
A Nigerian Catholic Priest who spent at least a month in captivity following his abduction earlier this year has called on the international community to come to the aid of the people of God in Nigeria’s Kaduna State amid heightened insecurity.
Pope Francis has appointed the newly installed Archbishop of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese to temporarily take care of the country’s Zomba Diocese until a substantive Local Ordinary is appointed and takes “canonical possession of the Diocese.”
Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have suspended their participation in the Forum of Religious Denominations, an umbrella body grouping religious leaders in the Central African nation.
The representative of the Holy Father in Malawi has urged the people of God in the Southeastern African country to take vaccination against COVID-19 seriously following the emergence of a new variant of the coronavirus.
Pope Francis instituted a new ministry of catechist in May.
Hundreds of vulnerable youth in Manzini city, Eswatini, have received nutritional support from members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SBD) in a collaborative initiative.
The pope sent the message on the feast of St. Andrew.
The guidelines were withdrawn on Tuesday.
On Nov. 30, Catholics worldwide celebrate the feast of St. Andrew, apostle and martyr. A fisherman from Bethsaida and brother of Simon Peter, St. Andrew is said to have spread Christianity in Russia and Asia minor after Pentecost in the first century. He was crucified by the Romans in Greece on an X-shaped cross, which is now his distinctive symbol as well as the symbol of Scotland, of which he is the patron.
Many children who are brought to Orione Community Training Centre for rehabilitation come in when it is “a little bit too late”, professionals at the Catholic institution in Kenya’s Ngong Diocese have said, underscoring the need for early intervention programs among children living with disability.
On the occasion of his installation as the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese over the weekend, Archbishop George Desmond Tambala expressed his readiness to be a servant leader.
Pope Francis has transferred the Catholic Bishop of Cameroon’s Yokadouma Diocese to the Episcopal See of Bafoussam.
The cases of sexual abuse of minors constitute a “dark chapter” in the history of the Catholic Church, a Rector in South Africa has told ACI Africa in an interview.