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Before Closing Refugee Camps in Kenya, “exert maximum forethought, caution”: Jesuit Agency

The leadership of the international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), has urged the Kenyan government to “exert maximum forethought and caution” before implementing its decision to close two major refugee camps in the country.

Image depicting Ramadan fast celebration among followers of the Islam Faith. Credit: Public domain /

Christian Leaders in Africa Decry Protracted Violence, Urge Religious Unity during Ramadan

Christian leaders in Africa have, in their solidarity messages with followers of the Islamic faith during their Ramadan fast, called for the unity of all Religions on the continent to bring an end to protracted violence that continues to claim lives of Christians and Muslims alike especially in West African countries.

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Aug. 2019/ Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

"Christians and Muslims are called to be bearers of hope": Vatican Statement on Ramadan

The Vatican’s interreligious dialogue council released a statement Friday sending “fraternal good wishes” to Muslims for the month of Ramadan.

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI./ Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. /

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Marks 94th Birthday, in Good Health

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was born 94 years ago today in the town of Marktl, Bavaria. More than eight years after he announced his retirement from the papacy in 2013, Benedict continues to live a retired life in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery on Vatican grounds.

Catholics in Benin Mixing Christianity with Witchcraft after 160 Years of Evangelization

A significant number of Catholics in Benin have been said to have one foot in the Church and another one in indigenous ways of worship after over a century of Missionary work in the West African country.

Today, April 16, We Celebrate St. Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes

St. Bernadette Soubirous is the renowned visionary of Lourdes. She was born into a poor family in Lourdes, France, in 1844 and was baptized with the name Mary Bernard.

A poster announcing the April 15 Book Launch in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Credit : Pauline Publications Africa /

Newly Launched Book in Kenya Aims to Give Deeper Insight into Lord’s Prayer: Author

The author of a new book has, at its launch in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, said that readers are expected to gain deeper insight into and have appreciation of the Lord’s prayer.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Since Peace Talks Started Last Year in Cameroon, “not much has changed”: Archbishop

“Not much has changed” in Cameroon since July 2020 when peace talks started between the government and Anglophone separatists, according to a Cameroonian Catholic Archbishop.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese during the  April 13 Mass. Crédit : Catholic Broadcast Commission of Nigeria /

“The suffering Boko Haram has inflicted will scar our society for life”: Nigerian Bishop

The negative effects of the actions by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria will always be felt by the people of God in the West African nation, a Catholic Bishop has said.

The Secretary-General of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), Fr. Donatien Ntshole addressing journalists during a press conference in DRC's capital, Kinshasa on 14 April 2021. Credit: CENCO /

Bishops in DR Congo Fault Government School Suspension, Call for "thorough verification"

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have faulted the government's decision to suspend 600 Catholic schools claiming that the learning institutions are among those operating under “fake authorization certificates.”

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021./ Vatican Media/CNA /

Meeting Christ in Poor Renews Our Missionary Vigor: Pope Francis in Video Message

Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made the work of Catholic groups that assist poor communities even more urgent.

Today, April 15, We Celebrate St. Hunna

Known as "the Holy Washerwoman", St. Hunna was a 7th century noblewoman who cared for and bathed the poor of Strasbourg, France.

Parishioners at St Michael Catholic Mission in Kilifi within Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Malindi at the launch of tree planting activities in the Diocese. /

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Launches Model “Church Forest” to Encourage Tree Planting

Bishop Wilybard Lagho’s passion for environmental conservation dates back to his childhood many years before he became a Priest and ascended to the helm of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi where his passion continues to blossom.

Nigeria’s Anti-Religious Discrimination Bill Targeting Christian Entities: Church Leaders

Church leaders in Nigeria have opposed a Bill before the National Assembly that, in a bid to prohibit religious discrimination, the religious leaders say, seems to target “Christian institutions” in the West African nation.

A burning car in the ongoing violence in DRC's Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need /

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Warn of Threat of Islamism Targeting Victims of Violence

Victims of rebel militias in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being forced to convert to Islam, Catholic Bishops in the country have said, warning of a threat of Islamism in the Central African nation.

Late Sheikh Aima Mamadou Traore Boikary who died April 13 reportedly after a long illness. He was 77 years old. Credit : Courtesy Photo /

Clergy in Ivory Coast Eulogizes Muslim Leader as Interreligious Dialogue “ardent artisan”

Following the death of the President of the Higher Council of Imams, Mosques and Islamic Affairs (COSIM) in Ivory Coast, members of the Clergy in the West African country have expressed their condolences to the Muslim community, describing the late religious leader as an “ardent artisan” interreligious dialogues, particularly between Muslims and Christians.

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021./ Vatican Media/CNA /

"The Church is a great school of prayer": Pope Francis at General Audience

Pope Francis said Wednesday that an essential task of the Church today is to teach people how to pray.

Today, April 14, We Celebrate St. Peter Gonzalez

Public humiliation led Peter Gonzalez to a true conversion experience and set him on the road to sainthood.

Late Bishop Alfred Leonhard, laid to rest April 13 in Tanzania's Diocese of Njombe. /

As Tanzanian Bishop is Laid to Rest, Cleric Highlights Legacy Defining His Episcopate

As the late Bishop Alfred Leonhard Maluma of Tanzania’s Njombe Diocese was laid to rest, Tuesday, April 13, a Cleric who ministered closely with him has, in an interview, highlighted the legacy of the Tanzanian Prelate whose episcopate spanned close to two decades.

Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, Archbishop emeritus of South Sudan's Juba Diocese. He was laid to rest on 12 April 2021. Credit : Courtesy Photo. /

Late South Sudanese Archbishop Eulogized as Good Listener, “uncommon hero of holiness”

The late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro who died April 5 at the age of 80 has, during his Funeral Mass, been eulogized as a good listener, truthful, generous, and an “uncommon hero of holiness,” among other qualities.