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African Catholic Activists Tell New Disney CEO to End LGBTQ “grooming” in Content

Dec 3, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Members of CitizenGo Africa, the African branch of CitizenGo, which is the international Catholic activist organization, have asked Robert Iger, the newly appointed CEO of Disney, to prioritize family values at the entertainment company, and to stop pushing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) agenda in content meant for children.

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“Encouraging”: Christian Entity Lauds Legalization of Churches in Egypt

Dec 3, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, has described as “encouraging” the legalization of dozens of churches in Egypt. 

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“Forgiveness can build bridges, repair broken relationships”: Catholic Bishop in S. Sudan

Dec 3, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

The Catholic Bishop of Wau Diocese in South Sudan has underscored the need for forgiveness among the people of God in the East-Central African nation, saying the practice can “build bridges” and “repair broken relationships.”

Police and residents of Wumat, a farming town 45 miles south of Jos, Nigeria, arrive to survey damage and help survivors of a terrorist attack on Nov 22, 2022. | Courtesy of Victor Nafor

Despite Incessant Attacks, Nigerian Catholics Keep their Faith

Dec 3, 2022

By Douglas Burton, Masara Kim

November proved to be an especially deadly month in Central Nigeria, leaving Catholics like Matthew Onah and his family struggling to cope with their losses.  

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Pope Francis’ Watch Auctioned Off and Proceeds Set a World Record

Dec 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

A watch worn by Pope Francis was sold Wednesday at a charity auction and set a new world record for the brand.

Pope Francis celebrates the International Day of Disabled Persons at the Vatican on Dec. 3, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: The Church has a Duty to Welcome People with Disabilities

Dec 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis celebrated the International Day of Disabled Persons on Saturday at the Vatican with a group of children with disabilities and their families.

Today, December 3, We Celebrate St. Francis Xavier

Dec 3, 2022

On Dec. 3, the Roman Catholic Church honors St. Francis Xavier, one of the first Jesuits who went on to evangelize vast portions of Asia.

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Planned Ecumenical Trip Time to Reflect “peace, stability”: South Sudanese Archbishop

Dec 2, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

The planned ecumenical visit to South Sudan to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields in February 2023 provides an opportunity to reflect on “peace and stability,” the Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Fr. George Ehusani, delivering his presentation during the 2022 National Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Association of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Many Nigerians Suffering “undiagnosed, untreated psycho-trauma”: Catholic Priest

Dec 2, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

Many Nigerians are suffering psycho-trauma that remains “undiagnosed and untreated”, a Catholic Priest in the West African nation has said. 

Amid lengthening droughts in northern Kenya, Malteser International distributes food, cash, drinking water and livestock feed and now extends the emergency relief to Ethiopia. Credit: Malteser International

Catholic Aid Agency Reaches Out to Thousands Facing Starvation in Kenya, Ethiopia

Dec 2, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

The leadership of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International (MI), is reaching out with cash and food aid to thousands of Kenyans and Ethiopians facing starvation amid extended periods of drought. 

In Ivory Coast, the Don Bosco House has a psychological care center where trained educators help youth work toward emotional healing. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Highlights Medical Care Initiatives for Youth with HIV/AIDS in Africa

Dec 2, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

On the annual event of World AIDS Day marked December 1, the leadership of the U.S-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has highlighted initiatives providing medical care and social support for young people living with HIV/AIDS across the globe, including Africa.

Pope Francis with members of the group Leaders Pour la Paix at the Vatican, Dec. 2, 2022 | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: The Effects of the War in Ukraine are Being Felt all Over the World

Dec 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Friday that the war between Russia and Ukraine is an example of the “globalization of problems” with the far-felt effects of the energy and food crises.

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German Synodal Way Designed to Create "pressure" on the Church, Founding President Says

Dec 2, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The German Synodal Way was designed from the outset to avoid legal sanctions while simultaneously creating “pressure” on the Church to change Catholic teaching, one of the founders of the process told German media Friday.  

Johan Viljoen, Director of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) on his visit to Nampula in Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Blames IDP Woes in Mozambique on Manipulation of Figures

Dec 2, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Organizations working with refugees are manipulating the statistics of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Northern Mozambique, the Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said, noting that the situation is endangering the lives of those who continue to be forced out of their homes in the region’s raging violence. 

Today, December 2, We Celebrate St. Bibiana

Dec 2, 2022

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". 

Official logos for Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to the South Sudanese Land and People. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Realize Postponed Trip to Africa, Vatican Unveils Itinerary

Dec 1, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Pope Francis is set to realize his postponed trip to two African countries early next year, officials of the Holy See have announced.

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Ethiopians “wait with hope” Results of Recently Signed Peace Agreement: Catholic Priest

Dec 1, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The people of God in Ethiopia are waiting “with hope” to see the “effects” of the recently signed peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the General Secretary of the  Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) has said.

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Bishops in Ghana Concerned about “dwindling population of Catholics” in the Country

Dec 1, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

Bishops in Ghana have expressed concern about the “dwindling number of Catholics” in the West African nation.

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Salesians’ Clean Water Initiative Benefiting Hundreds in Zambian, Namibian Villages

Dec 1, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has facilitated the access to clean water to hundreds of residents of a Catholic Parishes in Zambia and in Namibia.

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall. | © L’Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis Praises "fruitful" Theology of Benedict XVI

Dec 1, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis on Thursday praised the role of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and his theology for the Church.