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Some of the beneficiaries at Hope for Life project run by the Society of African Missions in Ghana. Credit: Hope for Life /

Catholic Missionaries’ Project in Ghana Getting People Living with Disability Off Streets

On the Accra streets in Ghana, people born with disabilities lead miserable lives after they are abandoned by their families owing to cultural beliefs.

Catholic Priest in CAR Nursing “serious injuries” After Mission Vehicle Hits Landmine

A Catholic Priest in the Central African Republic (CAR) is nursing “serious injuries” at a mission hospital after the vehicle he and two others were travelling in hit a land mine Wednesday, May 5.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi during the Eucharistic celebration of the World Day of Communication at St. joseph's Cathedral of Kakamega Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Cautions against Armchair Journalism, Urges Evidence-based Reports

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has challenged journalists in the East African nation to engage in evidence-based reporting, cautioning against armchair journalism.

Swiss Guards at the ceremony in Vatican City's San Damaso Courtyard on May 6, 2021./ © EWTN News/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool /

‘We are ready to give up our lives’: 34 new Swiss Guards take oath to protect the pope

Thirty-four new Swiss Guards were sworn in Thursday in an elaborate ceremony in Vatican City in which the guards promised to protect the pope, even “sacrificing if necessary also my own life.”

Today, May 6, We Celebrate St. Evodius of Antioch

Evodius was one of the 72 disciples of Christ, and Catholic tradition has always held that he was the first bishop of Antioch after St. Peter. However, we are not sure in what year he assumed the position.

Bishop Matthew Remijio (right) of South Sudan's Wau Diocese appointed by Pope Francis to temporarily govern Rumbek Diocese while the Bishop-elect, Msgr. Christian Carlassare (left), continues to recover from gunshot injuries. /

Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese Appointed to “temporarily govern Rumbek Diocese”

Pope Francis has given the Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese the mandate to “temporarily govern Rumbek Diocese” while the Bishop-elect of the South Sudanese Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare, continues to recover from gunshot injuries.

Late Sr. Helena Mwapiti Amwaandangi MSC who succumbed to COVID-19 complications on May 2. She was the Secretary General of the Namibian Catholic Bishops' Conference. /

Namibian Nun with One-month Service at Bishops’ Conference Eulogized as Humble, Dedicated

The Namibian Catholic Nun who served as Secretary General of her country’s Catholic Bishops' Conference (NCBC) for a month is being eulogized as a humble and dedicated servant leader, faithful to her service of the Church.

Fr. Ejike Mbaka who resurfaced Wednesday, May 5 after reportedly missing. His supporters had stormed the Bishop's residence demanding his whereabouts / Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest Resurfaces after Followers Storm Bishop’s Residence

The controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest who had been reported missing has resurfaced hours after his supporters stormed the Bishop’s residence Wednesday, May 5, demanding to know the Cleric’s whereabouts.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

Pope Francis to Issue Apostolic Letter on Ministry of Catechist

Pope Francis will issue an apostolic letter next week on the ministry of catechist.

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021./ Vatican Media. /

Contemplative Dimension of Being Human Gives Life Flavor: Pope Francis at General Audience

Pope Francis on Wednesday encouraged people to embrace the contemplative dimension of being human both in prayer and their daily lives.

Late Sheikh Ali Amin, President of the Islamic community in the city of Beni in North Kivu Province in the Eastern part of DR Congo assassinated May 1. /

Bishops in DR Congo Concerned about Killing of Imam Who Condemned Jihadism

Members of the Standing Committee of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) say that they are “all concerned” at the height of violence in Eastern parts of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where an Imam who is said to have spoken strongly against jihadism in the country has been murdered.

Today, May 5, We Celebrate St. Hilary of Arles

On May 5, Catholics celebrate Saint Hilary of Arles, a fifth-century bishop who gave up wealth and privilege in favor of austerity and sacrifice for the sake of the Church.

The cover of the book "Angry Shepherd" by John Ashworth /

Exiled Catholic Bishop Weathering the Storm to Serve Vulnerable Groups in Sudanese Strife

For three decades now, retired Catholic Bishop Macram Max Gassis who served as the Local Ordinary of Sudan’s El Obeid Catholic Diocese before he was exiled from the country in 1990, two years into his episcopacy, has continued to reach out to the vulnerable groups in the Northeast African nation, helping them both materially and spiritually.

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

Recovering Catholic Bishop-elect Offering Pain for Purification of South Sudanese Diocese

The Catholic Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese who is nursing gunshot injuries at a hospital in Kenya says that he is offering his pain for the purification of the South Sudanese Diocese, which he is expected to shepherd.

Our Lady of Deliverance Basilica in Poponguine. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Annual National Marian Pilgrimage in Senegal Canceled, Pilgrims to Pray in Parishes

The annual national Marian pilgrimage in the West African nation of Senegal that had been scheduled to take place this month has been canceled amid COVID-19 restrictions, the Catholic Bishops in the country have announced.

World Press Freedom Day. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Kenyan Journalists Challenged to Amplify Voice of Church on Press Freedom Day

Journalists in Kenya tend to sideline Church activities in their reporting, prioritizing politicians even during faith-based functions, a Catholic Bishop has observed and called on the members of the Press to amplify the voice of the Church, which he said has the interest of the people at heart.

Phillippine stock market board/ Katrina.Tuliao via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0). /

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for May is for the Regulation of Financial Markets

Pope Francis is asking Catholics to pray throughout May for the regulation of financial markets to “protect citizens from its dangers.”

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto. Crédit : Catholic Broadcast Commission of Nigeria /

Amid Insecurity, Government Needs to “cultivate a sense of empathy”: Nigerian Prelate

The Nigerian government needs to go beyond statements and “cultivate a sense of empathy” towards citizens who are victims of insecurity, a Catholic Bishop in the West African said at a recent virtual conference.

Today, May 4, We Celebrate St. Pelagia

Pelagia (originally Margarita) was born as the beautiful daughter of pagan parents, and was said to have caught the eye of the Emperor Diocletian's son. 

Today, May 4, We Celebrate English Carthusian Martyrs

These 18 Carthusian monks were put to death in England under King Henry VIII between 1535-1540 for maintaining their allegiance to the Pope.