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Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Stop Violence “with immediate effect”: Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Province

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, renewed their appeal for an end to the protracted conflict in the country’s Anglophone regions.

A poster announcing the Marriage Awareness campaign Weeks in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Family is all we have, Catholic Bishop Says at Southern Africa’s Marriage Campaign Launch

Everything, except family, seems to have been taken away by the COVID-19 pandemic, a member of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said at the launch of the marriage awareness campaign in the three-nation ecclesiastical region.

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Become Aware of “ecological, social degradation we are experiencing”: South African Bishop

Ahead of the month-long annual event dubbed Season of Creation, a South African Bishop has called on the people of God in the country to become aware of “ecological and social degradation” and take appropriate actions.

Today, August 23, We Celebrate St. Rose of Lima

On August 23, the church celebrates the first saint of the New World, St. Rose of Lima. Isabel Flores de Oliva was born in Lima, Peru on April 30, 1586, daughter of Gaspar Flores and Maria de Oliva. She was baptized in the parish of San Sebastián in Lima by the priest, Fr. Antonio Polanco. She was confirmed in the village of Quives de Manos by the then Archbishop of Lima, St. Toribius de Mogrovejo.

One of the young mothers at the Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training School in Rango in Rwanda's Butare Diocese. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Empowering Young Mothers in Rwanda Through Vocational Training Initiatives

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Rwanda are reaching out to young mothers through vocational training initiatives being realized at the Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training School in Rango in the country’s Butare Diocese.

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Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Concerned about Violence in Mozambique: Peace Entity

The leadership of the peace entity of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), says that Catholic Bishops in the Southern African pastoral region are concerned that the insurgent attacks in Mozambique may have a terrible effect in the whole region if it remains untamed.

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International Catholic Entity Initiates Campaign against Euthanasia in South Africa

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has initiated an online campaign to stop ongoing discussions about legalizing euthanasia in South Africa.

A police van destroyed in clashes between security forces and separatists fighters in Bali Nyonga, North Western region of Cameroon. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

Catholic Peace Entity Condemns Ban on Commercial Vehicles by Cameroonian Warrying Forces

The peace entity of Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has condemned the ban on commercial motorbikes by Cameroonian forces in the Northwestern region of the country, saying that the ban has aggravated the suffering of civilians who are already caught up in the violence in the region.  

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Angelus on July 25, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Do Not Water Down Truth of the Eucharist: Pope Francis to Catholics

Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not water down the teaching that the Eucharist is Jesus’ Body and Blood.

Today, August 22, We Celebrate the Feast of the Queenship of Mary

In this feast, particularly cherished by the Popes of modern times, we celebrate Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth.

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Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Announce Campaign to Strengthen Marriages

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have announced a campaign in which they plan to journey with the people of God seeking to strengthen their marriage relationships and families in the ecclesiastical region.

Bishop Peter Nworie Chukwu of Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“I am ready to give myself entirely, unreservedly to you”: Newly Ordained Nigerian Bishop

On the occasion of his Episcopal Ordination as the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese, Bishop Peter Nworie Chukwu expressed his availability and readiness to render his service to the people of God entrusted to his pastoral care “unreservedly”.

Memory Machaya who passed on while delivering at the  Johanne Marange Apostolic Shrine. Credit: Courtesy photo

Church Leaders in Zimbabwe Urged to Disown “heretical denominations” after Minor’s Death

The leadership of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) has called on Christian leaders in Zimbabwe to disown “heretical” faith-based entities following the death of a 14-year-old girl while giving birth at a shrine.

Amid Low COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake, Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Encourages Vaccination

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buea in Cameroon has encouraged the people of God within his pastoral jurisdiction to take part in the ongoing vaccination exercise amid reported low COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, May 7, 2014. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Praises Martyred Korean Priest as “an exemplary witness of heroic faith”

Pope Francis said St. Andrew Kim Taegon spread the faith “in difficult times, marked by persecution and suffering” for the Korean people.

Today, August 21, We Celebrate Pope St. Pius X

Pope Pius X, born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was the first Pope elected in the 20th century. He came to the papal office in 1903 and died 11 years later in 1914, just as World War I was beginning.

Two vehicles carrying the remains of Sr. Mary Daniel Abut and Sr. Regina Roba parked in front of St. Theresa’s Kator Cathedral of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese where their Funeral Mass was held before being laid to rest 20 August 2021. Credit: Fr. John Lo'boka Morris, Apostles of Jesus/Juba

Two Slain South Sudanese Catholic Sisters Laid to Rest in Juba, Eulogized as “our martyrs”

The two South Sudanese Catholic Sisters who were among five people killed following a road ambush earlier this week have been eulogized as martyrs.

A man stands outside a building rented in Jos, Nigeria by Religious Freedom Coalition for children left homeless after Fulani herdsmen torched their orphanage in Miango, within Nigeria's Plateau State. Credit: Religious Freedom Coalition

Charity Foundation Relocates Children Displaced after Torching of Nigerian Orphanage

Religious Freedom Coalition, an international non-profit religious organization, which assists persecuted Christians in various areas of the world, has announced the relocation of young children who were left homeless after their orphanage was burnt down by armed Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau State.

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At Conference, Kenyan Bishop Calls for Actualization of Fratelli Tutti at Community Levels

A Kenyan Catholic Bishops has challenged religious leaders across the globe to identify ways of actualizing Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on human fraternity and social friendship, Fratelli Tutti, at community levels.

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Seven-year-old Pupil Killed by Stray Bullet Near Catholic School in Cameroon, Priest Says

A seven-year-old pupil at St. Theresa’s Catholic Primary School in Cameroon’s Kumbo Diocese has been killed by a stray bullet during a crossfire between Cameroonian military and militants near the learning institution, a Catholic Priest has told ACI Africa.