In 2015, facing scandals in the healthcare sector, Pope Francis established a Pontifical Commission for the Activities of the Public Juridical Persons of the Church in the Healthcare Sector. The board of the Commission was renewed in June 2020. However, there is no trace of the Commission in the Annuario Pontificio.
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.
Christian leaders in Nigeria have declared three days of national prayer for an end to the problems bedeviling the West African nation including killings and banditry.
The initiative toward free basic education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) needs to be implemented in such a way that everyone in the country benefits, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has said.
Catholic Bishops in Tanzania have formulated policies aimed at safeguarding children in the East African nation amid increased reported cases of child abuse.
The residence of the Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese was looted in a daytime theft last Sunday, the Vicar General of the South Sudanese Diocese confirmed earlier this week.
Pope Francis urged scouts Friday to “spread light and hope” wherever they go.
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.
Several decades have passed since the passing on of Bishop Aloysius Isaac Mandlenkhosi Zwane who shepherded the people of God in the Catholic Diocese of Manzini in Swaziland in the Ecclesiastical Province of Johannesburg in South Africa.
Images of militants freely crossing the border from the north of Mozambique to southern parts of Tanzania have left many wondering why the East African country has chosen to remain silent concerning the ongoing insurgency across the border.
In slightly over a decade, Catholic Priests of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (Franciscan Friars) who first established a mission in rural Ghana in 2008 have managed to establish a flourishing Parish in the region that boasts of 17 outstations overseen by two Catechists each.
The political challenges in the West African nation of Nigeria have been occasioned by “bad behavior,” the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Nsukka Diocese has said.
The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has commended the country’s leadership upon the announcement of the newly appointed members of the Transitional National parliament from the sides that clashed in the nation’s protracted civil war.
May 13 is the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917. She appeared six times to Lucia, 9, and her cousins Francisco, 8, and his sister Jacinta, 6, between May 13, 1917 and October 13, 1917.
There is mounting fear of terrorist attacks in Pemba, the capital of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, a Catholic Priest and Communications official in the Diocese of Pemba has said.
The controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest who, on May 9, publicly apologized to the Universal Church and to his Bishop after his supporters violently stormed the Bishop’s residence and the Cathedral Church last week, desecrating the Holy Altar of sacrifice, has temporarily suspended activities at his Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, and started a month-long spiritual retreat.
Catholic Bishops in Niger have extended their goodwill message to the Muslim faithful in the West African nation for concluding the Holy Month of Ramadan, marked by the celebration of Eid al-Fitr (the festival of breaking the fast).
A fire that ravaged the boarding section of St. Daniel Comboni Boarding Primary School in South Sudan’s Torit Diocese over the weekend has left dozens of learners at the school with no place to sleep, the management of the Catholic institution has told ACI Africa.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that persistent prayer can lead to miracles “because prayer goes directly to the heart of the tenderness of God.”
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.