In a reflection based on the Message of Pope Francis for the 2022 World Communications Day (WCD), the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has underscored the value of listening and blamed violent conflicts across the globe on the “unwillingness to listen and understand the other.”
Religious extremism and violence are at “absolutely appalling” levels in the West African country of Nigeria, the leadership of the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said.
Pascal was born at Torre-Hermosa, in the Kingdom of Aragon, on May 24, 1540. He was born on the Feast of Pentecost, which in Spain is called "the Pasch of the Holy Ghost", which is why he received the name Pascal. He died at Villa Reale, May 15, 1592, on Whitsunday.
A Kenyan board member of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO) has expressed concern about the recurrence of post-election violence in Kenya.
The stoning and murder of Deborah Yakubu and other people who have been killed in Nigeria because of their faith should provide a foundation upon which a country that embraces religious freedom can be rebuilt anew, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.
The Cardinal in Sudan has urged Catholics in the Diocese of Yei in South Sudan to collaborate with their new Bishop “to strengthen the body of Christ” in the South Sudanese Diocese.
On the occasion of the International Day of Families (IDF) marked Sunday, May 15, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their initiatves aimed at empowering needy families in Rwanda.
The pope was speaking to members of the Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity.
The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has said that the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation is “a moment of grace” for the people of God in the country.
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called upon the people of God in the West African country to keep struggling for unity and peace despite challenges that originate from biases based on religion, ethnicity, and “other artificial categorizations”.
The Cardinal in Kenya has called on parents to support their children’s desires to join Religious Life.
More than 300 children who served as child soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been given an opportunity to transform their lives through training opportunities spearheaded by Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has underscored the value of dialogue as the most appropriate pathway to achieving “justice and fairness to all” in the face of violent conflicts.
On May 16, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Simon Stock, a twelfth- and thirteenth-century Carmelite monk whose vision of the Virgin Mary is the source of the Brown Scapular devotion.
A 24-hour curfew has been declared in Nigeria’s Sokoto State amid Muslim youth protests characterized with destruction of property, including the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral of Sokoto Diocese.
Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is contesting the ultimatum given by authorities in Mocímboa da Praia in Mozambique’s embattled province of Cabo Delgado, requiring civil servants who had fled from violence in the town to return to work.
The need to bring stability in family life, repairing families that are “broken”, is among the highlights of the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese, Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale has said.
There is need for responsible parenthood in Africa, the Director of the Catholic Biblical Centre for Africa and Madagascar (BICAM) has said, bemoaning the fact that some parents “have abandoned their responsibilities”.
It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019.