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Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 12, 2021./ Daniel Ibañez/CNA. /

Persistent Prayer Can Lead to Miracles: Pope Francis at General Audience

Pope Francis said Wednesday that persistent prayer can lead to miracles “because prayer goes directly to the heart of the tenderness of God.”

Today, May 12, We Celebrate St. Epiphanius of Salamis

On May 12 the Catholic Church honors Saint Epiphanius of Salamis, an early monk, bishop and Church Father known for his extensive learning and defense of Catholic teachings in the fourth century.

African Countries Register Highest Growth in Christianity Globally amid Persecution

Christianity is on the rise in African countries despite the harsh religious environment on the continent that is characterized by persecution of Christians and lack of government support of churches, a new study has revealed.

“Je suis venu vous apporter la Paix” (I come to bring you peace) published by Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui in the Central African Republic (CAR) /

In New Book, African Cardinal Appeals for Peace in CAR, Expresses Gratitude to Holy Father

The Archbishop of Bangui, Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga is, in a new book, appealing for peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) and expressing gratitude to Pope Francis for his peace efforts.

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Hope for School Going Children in South Sudan as Archdiocese Keeps School Fees Low

Catholic schools in South Sudan’s Metropolitan Archdiocese of Juba have distinguished themselves for providing quality education at reduced charges amid concerns that private schools are hiking school fees in the country.

Pope Francis./ Daniel Ibanez/CNA /

Pope Francis Institutes New Ministry of Catechist

Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter Tuesday formally instituting the new lay ministry of catechist.

A blessing service as part of a day of action in defiance to the Vatican’s ruling on same-sex unions in the Youth Church in Würzburg, Germany, May 10, 2021./ Gehrig/CNA Deutsch. /

German Catholics Defy Vatican with Blessing Ceremonies for Same-sex Couples

Priests and pastoral workers in Germany defied the Vatican Monday by conducting blessing ceremonies attended by same-sex couples.

Today, May 11, We Celebrate St. Ignatius of Laconi

St. Ignatius of Laconi was a Capuchin Friar. He was born in 1701 and died in 1781. He was canonized 1951 by Pius XII.

Screenshot Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka  during Mass at the Adoration Ministry in Enugu Diocese. /

Controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest Publicly Apologizes to “Mother Church”, His Bishop

The controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest whose supporters violently stormed the Bishop’s residence last week, demanding to know the Cleric’s whereabouts, has publicly apologized to the Universal Church and to his Local Ordinary.

Christ the King Cathedral of Kenya’s Bungoma Diocese /

At Cathedral Consecration, Kenya’s Nuncio Cautions against Political Rallies in Churches

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya, Archbishop Bert van Megen, has cautioned against converting churches into places for political rallies, insisting that places of worship should be exclusively for the sharing of the Word of God.

Fr. Peter Adrian Chifukwa, appointed Bishop of Malawi's Dedza Diocese by Pope Francis on May 8. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Clergy in Malawi’s Dedza Diocese Elated Following Appointment of New Bishop

Members of the Clergy ministering in Malawi’s Dedza Diocese have expressed their joy at the news of the appointment of a new Bishop after just over three years of sede vacante.

Toward World Communications Day, Bishop Urges Journalists in Africa to Report “with love”

Ahead of the 2021 World Communications Day (WCD), the Bishop at the helm of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) is calling on Christian journalists on the continent to report “with love” so that those facing challenges find, in the reported stories, “sympathy and solidarity.”

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Vatican Creates Group to Study Separating Mafia from the Catholic Church

The Vatican’s human development office has created a working group on the topic of the expulsion of criminal organizations from the Catholic Church.

Statue de saint Ignace de Loyola réalisée au XVIIe siècle par le sculpteur espagnol Juan Martínez Montañés / Jl FilpoC via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0). /

Pope Francis: The Spiritual Exercises Deepen the Concept of Personal Reform

Pope Francis on Monday sent a video message for the launch of a book on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, written by one of the pope’s early spiritual mentors.

Today, May 10, We Celebrate St. Damien of Moloka'i

The Catholic Church remembers St. Damien of Molokai on May 10. The Belgian priest sacrificed his life and health to become a spiritual father to the victims of leprosy quarantined on a Hawaiian island.

The four Priests belonging to the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) ordained May 7 at St. Austin’s Parish of Nairobi Archdiocese. /

Missionaries of Kenya’s Oldest Order Lauded for “planting seed” that Continues to Flourish

The first missionaries of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) to arrive in Kenya have been applauded for “planting a seed” that continues to thrive through many Kenyan natives who continue to join the Religious Order that is the oldest in the East African country.

Theresa Sanyatwe,the child safeguarding officer of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). Credit: IMBISA /

African Cultures Hailed as Enablers of Child Safeguarding, Also Criticized as Barriers

The different cultures in Africa and how they have enabled and barred the safeguarding of children on the continent was the focus of the keynote speaker at last week’s conference of the Inter- Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA).

Bishop Hilary Dachelem of Nigeria’s Bauchi Diocese addressing journalists at the St. John's Cathedral on 6 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

“This is certainly not the Nigeria we used to know,” Catholic Bishop Bemoans Death Culture

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has lamented over the continued lack of appreciation for human life in the West African nation saying the country’s value system has changed for the worst.

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/ /

Pope Francis Calls for Suspension of COVID-19 Vaccine Patents in ‘Vax Live’ Concert Video

Pope Francis called for the "temporary suspension of intellectual property rights" for COVID-19 vaccines in his video message to the "Vax Live" concert co-chaired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Pope Francis waves during Regina Coeli address on May 2, 2021./ Vatican Media/CNA. /

Pope Francis: To love like Christ means saying ‘no’ to love of money, vanity, power

Pope Francis said Sunday that loving like Christ requires a rejection of the worldly loves of money, success, vanity, and power.