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Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with faith leaders at the Maiden Edition of an International Conference on Interreligious Dialogue at Veritas University Nigeria. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese.

Nigerian Archbishop Advocates for Dialogue, Says “peace is never achieved on battlefield”

May 16, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has underscored the value of dialogue as the most appropriate pathway to achieving “justice and fairness to all” in the face of violent conflicts.

Today, May 16, We Celebrate St. Simon Stock

May 16, 2022

On May 16, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Simon Stock, a twelfth- and thirteenth-century Carmelite monk whose vision of the Virgin Mary is the source of the Brown Scapular devotion.

Holy Family Catholic Cathedral in Sokoto, northwest Nigeria. | catholicdiocese-sokoto.org.

Nigerian Catholic Cathedral Attacked amid Muslim Youth Protests, 24-Hour Curfew Declared

May 15, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

A 24-hour curfew has been declared in Nigeria’s Sokoto State amid Muslim youth protests characterized with destruction of property, including the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral of Sokoto Diocese.

A Catholic Priest and a Religious Sister having a moment with refugees in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique. Thousands of refugees from Cabo Delgado have found refuge in the Diocese and the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Contests Mozambican Authorities Directive on Return of Displaced Persons

May 15, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is contesting the ultimatum given by authorities in Mocímboa da Praia in Mozambique’s embattled province of Cabo Delgado, requiring civil servants who had fled from violence in the town to return to work.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: Sacred Photos ZA/Sheldon Reddiar

Need “to repair broken families” Highlight in South African Synodal Process: Archbishop

May 15, 2022

By Sheila Pires

The need to bring stability in family life, repairing families that are “broken”, is among the highlights of the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese, Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale has said.

Fr. Albert Ngengi Mundele. Credit: BICAM

African Priest Urges Responsible Parenthood, Says Parents “abandoned responsibilities”

May 15, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

There is need for responsible parenthood in Africa, the Director of the Catholic Biblical Centre for Africa and Madagascar  (BICAM) has said, bemoaning the fact that some parents “have abandoned their responsibilities”.

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Religious Men, Women, Priests, Lay Man among 10 New Saints Canonized at Vatican

May 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019.

Today, May 15, We Celebrate St. Isidore

May 15, 2022

Isidore was born in 1070 in Madrid, Spain. His family was poor, and he labored as a farmer on the land owned by a rich man named John de Vergas. 

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, addressing members of the Multi-Religious Council of Leaders during an online roundtable discussion. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in South Africa Urged to Work with State Agencies to End “statelessness”

May 14, 2022

By Sheila Pires

Religious leaders in South Africa need to “create personal relationships” with the country’s Department of Home Affairs that handles immigration issues to address the plight of migrants and refugees, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

SECAM's Kampala Document presented Thursday, 21 January 2021. Credit: SECAM

Use Family as Domestic Church to Exercise “baptismal priesthood”: SECAM Official

May 14, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

An official of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has urged Christians on the second largest continent to lead prayers in their respective families as a way of exercising the priestly authority received at their baptism.

Bishop Hassa Florent Koné of Mali's San Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

To Realize “true peace” in West Africa, “fraternity must be built at all levels”: Bishop

May 14, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

A Catholic Bishop who was among delegates participating in just concluded fourth Plenary Assembly of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) has underscored the need for fraternity “at all levels” for what he termed “true peace” to be realized in West African countries.

Simon Banzenze. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Appeals for Support for Internally Displaced Persons

May 14, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing violence in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State need more assistance, an official of the Compassionate and Humanity Organization (CHO) of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has said. 

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Decries Low Birth Rate in the West, Says “impoverishing everyone’s future”

May 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Italy, Europe, and the West are impoverishing their futures,’ the pope said.

Today, May 14, We Celebrate St. Matthias, Apostle

May 14, 2022

Matthias, whose name means “gift of God”,  was the disciple chosen to replace Judas as one of the twelve Apostles. The Acts of the Apostles state that he was also one of the 72 disciples that the Lord Jesus sent out to preach the good news.

Late Deborah Yakubu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Stoning, Murder of Nigerian Christian Student “criminal, law must take its cause”: Bishop

May 13, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has condemned the killing of a Christian student at her college, noting that the murder is “a criminal act and the law must take its cause”.

Maria Lia Zervino . Credit: World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO)

Catholic Women Global Union Initiate Process “to give voice to women currently invisible”

May 13, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

The World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO) have initiated the African Chapter of their World Women's Observatory (WWO) with an aim of giving women in Africa an opportunity to reflect on their lives, share their challenges, and dreams. 

Fr. Elias Muriithi,  addressing participants in the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO) workshop that brought together its members in Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Emulate Jesus Christ, “serve without discrimination”, Kenyan Priest Urges Catholic Women

May 13, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The Chaplain of the Kenya National Council of Catholic Women (KNCCW) has called upon Catholic women across the globe to follow the example of Jesus Christ, serving all people without discriminating anyone based on social, economic, religious or any other distinguishing factors.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Allow Mothers to “confer nationality”: Catholic Archbishop to South African Authorities

May 13, 2022

By Sheila Pires

The Archbishop of Johannesburg in South Africa has called upon local and international authorities to allow mothers to confer nationality on their children.

Pope Francis meets participants in an international conference of moral theology in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 13, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Says Family Life More Tested than Ever Before

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was speaking to moral theologians.

Pope Francis meets with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC) at the Vatican, May 13, 2022. Vatican Media.

Anglicans are "valued traveling companions": Pope Francis

May 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC).