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Today, May 3, We Celebrate Sts. Philip and James the Less, Apostles

Philip was born in Bethsaida in Galilee and was one of the 12 Apostles that Jesus called.

Msgr. Christian Carlassare currently in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi for specialized treatment/ Credit: ACI Africa /

South Sudanese Clergy Arrested after Bishop-elect’s Shooting to Answer Instigation Charges

The three South Sudanese Catholic Clerics arrested following the shooting of the Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan are expected to be among those charged for “instigating” the two gunmen who shot Msgr. Christian Carlassare, a government official involved in the investigation has told ACI Africa.

Poster of the ongoing virtual seminar by Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar/ Credit: Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM). /

African Scholars Highlight Clericalism, Patriarchy among Instruments of Abuse in Church

Clericalism and patriarchy are among the instruments used to advance abuse in the Catholic Church and society, African scholars participating in the ongoing virtual colloquium, which members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) spearheaded have said.

Migrants on an overcrowded boat awaiting help/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Caritas Internationalis Urges Protection for Migrants After Boat Capsizes off Libyan Coast

Following the capsizing of a boat off the coast of Libya, the April 22-23 incident that left at least 130 migrants dead, the leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has called for the setting up of mechanisms to safeguard the rights of migrants. 

Papal Foundation Announces $9m in Grants for Charitable Projects

The Papal Foundation announced April 28 they will be distributing $9.2 million in grants to dioceses in 64 countries in the coming year.

"A truly Christian life bears witness to Christ": Pope Francis at Regina Caeli Address

It is our task as Christians to proclaim the good news of the Gospel and to bear the good fruit of love in the world, Pope Francis said at his Regina caeli address on Sunday.

Today, May 2, We Celebrate St. Athanasius, doctor of the Church

Catholics honor St. Athanasius on May 2. The fourth century bishop is known as “the father of orthodoxy” for his absolute dedication to the doctrine of Christ's divinity.

A volunteer working with children at the Gode Catholic Mission in Ethiopia's Apostolic Prefecture of Robe.
Credit: Agenzia Fides /

Missionaries in Ethiopia Giving Women in Complicated Relationships Second Chance in Life

A Catholic Missionary Nun in Ethiopia’s Apostolic Prefecture of Robe is helping women in abusive relationships, those who have had children with several men, and others in various complicated relationships to become self-reliant.

Loreto Sisters in South Sudan visit Bishop-elect Msgr. Christian Carlassare after the April 26 attack. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Pope Francis Praying for Catholic Bishop-elect Shot in South Sudan

Pope Francis is praying for Msgr. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese, who was shot in both legs in the early hours of Monday, April 26.

Image of a COVID-19 Vaccine/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Malawian Catholic Church Leader Encourages COVID-19 Vaccination amid Low Turnout

A Malawian Catholic Church leader has sought to encourage his compatriots to receive the COVID-19 vaccine amid reported low turnout in the vaccination centers.

St. Joseph carrying the Child Jesus on the left arm by Pieter van Lint./ Public Domain. /

Vatican Adds Seven Invocations to Litany of St. Joseph

The Vatican's divine worship office announced Saturday the addition of seven new invocations to the Litany of St. Joseph.

'Hope for the future': Pope Francis Asks Mary to Intercede for End to Pandemic

Pope Francis prayed a rosary Saturday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, imploring the Virgin Mary to intercede for healing for the sick, comfort for the grieving, and hope for the future.

Today, May 1, is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.

Children walk outside houses at a refugee camp in Pemba/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute /

Bishops in Southern Africa Urge Regional Community to Intervene in Mozambique’s Crisis

Catholic Bishops from nine countries in Southern Africa under their umbrella body of the Inter-regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) are calling on the regional economic blocs to focus their attention on the ongoing crisis in Mozambique owing to the protracted violence.

Jesuit Fr. Noel Nwadike highlighted the plight of sexual abuse victims, survivors in religious communities. Credit: Fr. Noel Nwadike/JCAM /

Nigerian Priest Highlights Plight of Victims, Survivors of Abuse in Religious Communities

A Nigerian Catholic Priest has, at a virtual colloquium, which members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have spearheaded, highlighted the plight of victims and survivors of abuse in religious communities whose experiences “leaves one speechless and devastated.”

The Bishop-elect of Madagascar's Diocese of Tsiroanomandidy, Fr. Gabriel Randrianantenaina /

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop for Madagascar’s Tsiroanomandidy Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Gabriel Randrianantenaina Bishop for the Diocese of Tsiroanomandidy in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Madagascar.

Salesian Bro. Hubert Twagirayezu with some of the street children being supported by Salesians in Rwanda. Credit: Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS) /

Salesians in Rwanda Seeking Support to Protect Dignity of Vulnerable Children

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in Rwanda are seeking financial help from people of goodwill to help them protect children at risk in the Great Rift Valley nation.

Vatican City flag waiving over St. Peter's dome - Bohumil Petrik / CNA /

Pope Francis Amends Law to Allow Vatican City Court to Judge Cardinals, Bishops

Pope Francis on Friday amended part of a law issued last year regulating Vatican City’s judicial system, now allowing the court of first instance to rule on criminal trials of bishops and cardinals.

Today, April 30, We Celebrate Saint Pius V, Pope

St. Pius V was born Michele Ghislieri in 1504 to poor parents of noble lineage at Bosco, near Alexandria, Lombardy on January 17, 1504.

Late Kenya Dr. Stephen Kimotho Karanja /

Head of Catholic Doctors in Kenya Mourned as Passionate Pro-lifer, Strong Defender of Life

Catholic doctors and social activists in Kenya are mourning the passing on of Dr. Stephen Kimotho Karanja, describing him as a man of strong conviction and a defender of the sanctity of human life.