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Sr. Bibiana Ngundo, a lecturer in African Culture and Religion at Kenya’s Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) during her presentation at the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly for the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA). Credit: ACWECA

Align Formation Programs for Religious in Africa to New World Realities: Catholic Nun

There is a need to revise the old formation programs for those joining Religious Life in Africa to match the positive and negative realities of the current society, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Bishop Abraham Kome, President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon. Credit. NECC

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon Condole with Presbyterians Following Recent Church Attack

Following the attack on a Presbyterian Church in Cameroon’s Northwestern region last weekend, Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have expressed their solidarity with victims of the attack that left one worshiper dead and others injured, including a Pastor.

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Clerics in Nigeria’s Plateau State Cautioned against “inciting, provocative statements”

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Jos North Local Government Area (LGA), Plateau State, is cautioning religious leaders, including Muslim Clerics, against pronouncements that are likely trigger violent reactions.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Communicators, Clergy in Malawi Cautioned against “spreading fake news, hearsays”

Ahead of the celebration of World Communications Day (WCD) in Malawi, Catholic communicators, members of the Clergy, women and men Religious in the Southeastern African have been cautioned against “spreading fake news and hearsays.”

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Dec. 20, 2018. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Meets Nobel Peace Prize Winner Championing Women Rights in Iraq, Afghanistan

The survivor of ISIS enslavement has expressed concern for the future of Afghan women.

Today, August 26, We Celebrate St. Jeanne Elizabeth des Bichier des Anges

St. Jeanne was born July 1773 at La Blanc, France and died August 26, 1838. She was canonized in 1947 by Pope Pius XII.

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Catholic Sisters in Africa Asked to Go Beyond “community projects” to Sustain Congregation

A Kenyan Nun is advocating for Catholic Sisters in Africa to be allowed, while adhering to the evangelical council of obedience, to join sectors of society that offer a “better pay” in view of sustaining their respective Religious Congregations that are facing tough financial times.

Fr. Rafael Simbine Junior. Credit: SECAM

Small Christian Communities “true experience of synodality” for Church in Africa: Priest

The way of being church through membership in Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in Africa portrays a true experience of communion and collaboration, a Catholic Priest has said.

President Muhammadu Buhari/Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Fix Nigeria’s Insecurity or “throw in the towel”: Christian Leaders to Federal Government

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria have called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to go beyond statements and meetings and address to the country’s challenge of insecurity or admit defeat and “throw in the towel.”

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican July 25, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invokes Intercession of Mary for Ongoing Regional Sisters in Africa Plenary

Pope Francis has sent his Apostolic blessings for the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA).

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Aug. 25, 2021./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

"Hypocrisy in the Church is particularly detestable": Pope Francis

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that hypocrisy within the Church is “particularly detestable.”

Today, August 25, We Celebrate St. Louis IX of France

St. Louis was born to King Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile, at Poissy on April 25th 1215. Louis was made King at only 11 years of age, and was the father of 11 children. He led an exemplary life, bearing constantly in mind his mother's words: "I would rather see you dead at my feet than guilty of a mortal sin." His biographers have written of the long hours he spent in prayer, fasting, and penance, without the knowlege of his people.

Screenshot of Fr. Herbert Niba during an interview with ETWN. Credit: EWTN

Planned Meeting of Priests in Cameroon’s Bamenda Province to Focus on Child Safeguarding

The upcoming General Assembly of the Association of Diocesan Priests (ADP) in Cameroon’s Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda is expected to examine issues relating to child safeguarding in the Central African nation, ADP official has told ACI Africa.

Bishop Callistus Onaga of Nigeria's Enugu Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Current wave of agitations all over country very worrisome”: Catholic Bishop in Nigeria

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has expressed concerns about the level of anxiety across the West African nation saying the trend is politically “worrisome.”

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Work Toward Pro-Poor Climate Change Policies: Catholic Charity in Malawi to Global Leaders

There is need for those at the helm of global and regional institutions to work toward climate change policies that directly target poor populations, the leadership of Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, in Malawi has said. 

Archbishop Roger Houngbédji of Benin’s Cotonou Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Phoo

Catholic Church in Benin Raises Funds to Support Victims of Post-Election Violence

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Benin has launched an initiative to raise funds to support victims of the post-election violence that left several people killed and many others injured in the West African nation in 2019 and 2021.

Pope Francis says Mass at the chapel of Santa Marta in the Vatican, Sept. 11, 2018. Vatican Media.

Sunday Mass Should Be the Culmination of all Parish Activities, Vatican Cardinal Says

After pandemic lockdowns led to the suspension of Catholic liturgies in many parts of the world, the Sunday Mass must be reaffirmed as the source and summit of parish life, the Vatican Secretary of State said in a message sent Monday on behalf of the pope. 

Today, August 24, We Celebrate St. Bartholomew, Apostle

Saint Bartholomew is one of the Twelve Apostles, mentioned sixth in the three Gospel lists (Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14), and seventh in the list of Acts (1:13). The name (Bartholomaios) means "son of Talmai" which was an ancient Hebrew name.

From left; Sr. Pasilisa Namukoye, ÀOSK Executive  Secretary, Sr. Mary Cecilia Njeri, ACWECA President, Sr. Hellen Badhiho ACWECA General Secretary. Credit: AMECEA

Catholic Sisters in Africa Urged to Remain True to Calling Despite Disappointments

Members of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been urged to remain true to their role models especially when Religious Life does not turn out the way they expected it to be.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina-Niger (CEBN)/Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

Catholic Church Condoles with Victims of Terrorist Attack in Northern Burkina Faso

Following the August 18 attack on a civilian convoy in Burkina Faso that left 47 people dead and several others injured, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have expressed their closeness with the victims of the attack and their respective families, praying for lasting peace in the country.