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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.

Bishop John Chrisostom Ndimbo of Tanzania’s Diocese of Mbinga who has been appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Njombe. /

Pope Francis Appoints Apostolic Administrator for Tanzania’s Njombe Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Tanzania’s Mbinga Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Njombe which fell vacant following the passing on of Bishop Alfred Leonhard Malume on April 6.

Bishop Emmanuel Badeojo of Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Oyo. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Oyo/ Facebook /

Divine Mercy Celebration Invitation to be Channels of God’s Forgiveness: Nigerian Bishop

Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated in the Catholic Church on the second Sunday of Easter is an invitation for Christians to be channels of God’s unending mercy and forgiveness, a Nigerian Bishop has said.

Pope Francis and St. Teresa of Avila/ Public domain/ACI Prensa. /

Pope Francis Hails St. Teresa of Ávila As Exemplar of Courage and Spiritual Motherhood

Pope Francis has hailed St. Teresa of Ávila as exemplar of courage and spiritual motherhood in a letter marking fifty years since the 16th century Spanish mystic was declared the first female Doctor of the Church.

Poster announcing the commissioning event. Credit : Courtesy Photo /

Agencies Need to Empower Former Displaced Persons for Self-reliance: Nigerian Bishop

There is a need for agencies, be they government or humanitarian, to empower former Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), according them opportunities for self-reliance, a Nigerian Bishop has emphasized.  

Today, April 13, We Celebrate Pope St. Martin I

Catholics celebrate the memory of Pope St. Martin I on April 13. The saint suffered exile and humiliation for his defense of orthodoxy in a dispute over the relationship between Christ's human and divine natures.

Aerial photos of Kakuma (L) and Dadaab (R) refugee camps in Kenya. Credit: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) /

Kenya’s Intention to Close Refugee Camps “unfortunate, regrettable”: Catholic Bishops

The intention of Kenya’s government to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in the country’s Northern region is “unfortunate” and “regrettable,” Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have said.

Fr. Izu Marcel Onyeocha who was kidnapped on April 10. He regained his freedom on April 12. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Abducted Nigerian Catholic Priest Freed After Weekend Ordeal “in stable condition”

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who had been abducted Saturday, April 10 has been freed and is “in stable condition,” the leadership of his Religious Order has confirmed.

Late Paolino Lukudu Loro, the immediate former Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese. He died April 5 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the age of 80. Credit : Courtesy Photo /

Religious, Political Leaders Hail Archbishop Who Mobilized South Sudan’s Bishops for Peace

Religious and political leaders in South Sudan have paid glowing tribute to the emeritus Archbishop of Juba Archdiocese, describing him as a great man who mobilized his brother Bishops in the country to work towards peace. 

The logo of Agostiniani nel Mondo Foundation that is working in 50 countries in the world. /

Missionaries in Algeria Develop Tool to Address Increased Suicide Among Young People

Augustinian Missionaries ministering in Algeria are running psychological and social programs in centers across the vast Northern African country to address the rising cases of depression and suicide among young people in the country.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops./ Franco Origlio/Getty Images News. /

Vatican Summit on 'theology of the priesthood' to Look at Questions Raised in Recent Synod

Cardinal Marc Ouellet announced Monday that the Vatican will host a theological symposium on the priesthood that will touch on questions raised in recent synods, including priestly celibacy, dwindling vocations, and the role of women in the Church.