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Late Bishop Jesús Tirso Blanco. Credit: Lwena Diocese

Late Bishop of Lwena Diocese in Angola Ministered “with great generosity”: Successor

Feb 26, 2024

By João Vissesse

Bishop Jesús Tirso Blanco, who died on 22 February 2022 at the age of 64 has been remembered for serving the people of God under his care in Angola’s Lwena Diocese “with great generosity” despite many challenges.

Pope Francis delivers the Sunday Angelus from the window of his study overlooking St. Peter's Square, Jan. 28, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Cancels Monday Audiences Due to Persisting "mild flu" Symptoms

Feb 26, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The Monday morning telegram sent out by the Vatican noted that while the pope’s “mild flu symptoms persist,” he did not have a fever.

“Seek to be pure, discipline all senses”: Catholic Archbishop in Kenya to New Priests

Feb 26, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa has urged newly Ordained Priests of his Metropolitan See to “discipline all their senses” and to seek to be pure as they serve the people of God.

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Catholic Bishops Urge Malawians to Participate in 2025 Polls “actively and wisely”

Feb 26, 2024

By Magdalene Kahiu

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are calling upon the electorate in the Southern African nation to play an active role in the country’s general elections scheduled for next year. 

Today, February 26, we celebrate St. Alexander

Feb 26, 2024

St. Alexander succeeded St. Achillas as bishop of Alexandria in 313.

Burkina Faso Political Map. Credit: Peter Hermes Furian via Shutterstock

Over a Dozen Killed in Attack on Catholics at Mass in Burkina Faso “died in faith”: Priest

Feb 25, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

At least 15 Catholics attending Sunday Mass in Burkina Faso were killed when “terrorists” attacked Essakane village in the country’s Oudalan province, Northeastern region, a jurisdiction of the Catholic Diocese of Dori.  

Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop in Mozambique Reports of Mass Exodus as Islamists Attack Villages

Feb 25, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

The Bishop of Mozambique’s Catholic Diocese of Pemba has reported of an “immense crowd” fleeing in despair as jihadists wreak havoc across villages in the embattled Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya’s Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Training of Small Christian Community Leaders among AMECEA “pastoral strategies”: Official

Feb 25, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

Capacity building initiatives targeting animators of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) is one of the strategies that members of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have identified in their effort to realize “deeper evangelization” in the region, an official of the nine-nation association has said.  

Bishop George Nkuo of Kumbo Diocese delivering his homily during the Silver Jubilee of Mamfe Diocese at St. Joseph Cathedral. Credit: Mamfe Diocese

25 Years of Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese a “journey of joyful, sorrowful moments”: Bishop

Feb 25, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Bishop George Nkuo has described the last 25 years since the Catholic Diocese of Mamfe in Cameroon was erected as “a journey” characterized with happy and not-so-happy experiences.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 25, 2024, during his weekly Angelus reflection. The pope canceled his audiences the day before due to mild flu conditions, according to the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis, Recovering from "mild flu," Renews Call for Peace in Ukraine

Feb 25, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis appeared in good form during his Angelus address, marking the the Ukraine war’s second anniversary and reflecting on the Transfiguration.

Today, February 25 we celebrate Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani

Feb 25, 2024

Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani was born into a noble family in Naples, Italy in 1806. Her father was an alcoholic and was exiled after being involved in a revolt.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

“Act immediately to stem the tide”: Nigeria’s Catholic Bishops to Government on Insecurity

Feb 24, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are appealing to the country’s government to take immediate action to address the challenge of security in the country. 

Over 300 shops were razed to ashes after a fire broke out at the Bamenda Main Market in the North West region of Cameroon on 22 February 2024. Credit: Public Domain

Archbishop in Cameroon in Solidarity with Fire Disaster Victims in “pain and desperation”

Feb 24, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon has expressed his solidarity with persons affected by the fire disaster that razed hundreds of shops at the central market in his Metropolitan See.

Tobias Nauruki, the Empowered Youth Coalition (EYC) Africa regional Coordinator. Credit: ACI Africa

Kenyan Catholic Leader on How Youth-centric Pastoral Programs can Boost Evangelization

Feb 24, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

Youth-centric pastoral programs can boost evangelization among young people who are dealing with a myriad of contemporary challenges, a Kenyan Catholic youth leader has said.

Bishop Ildo Augusto dos Santos Lopes Fortes  of the Catholic Diocese of Mindelo in Cape Verde. Credit: Diocese of Mindelo

Cape Verdean Diocese Allocates 2024 Lenten Collection to Violence Victims in Holy Land

Feb 24, 2024

By João Vissesse

The Catholic Diocese of Mindelo in Cape Verde has announced that the 2024 Lenten collection will be channeled to Caritas Jerusalem to support victims of violence in the Holy Land.

Pope Francis delivers an address during his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 14, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Cancels Saturday Audiences Due to a Mild flu, Vatican Says

Feb 24, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The cancellation comes after Pope Francis concluded a five-day Lenten retreat at his Vatican residence.

Beer lovers gather at the release of the "40 Days" beer brewed by Breaker Brewing and the Diocese of Scranton. | Credit: Kristen Mullen

Beer for Lent? The Diocese of Scranton’s ‘40 Days’ Brew Helps Feed the Homeless

Feb 24, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, has launched a beer collaboration with a local brewery to support its anti-hunger programs for homeless people.

Today, February 24, we celebrate Blessed Thomas Maria Fusco

Feb 24, 2024

Thomas was born to a noble family in 1831 in Pagani, Italy. He was the seventh of eight children.

Robert Cardinal Sarah. Credit: ACI Africa

Cardinal Sarah Cautions against Disunity among Christians, Says It’s Counter Witnessing

Feb 23, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

Disunity among followers of Christ is counterproductive to the mission of witnessing the Gospel message and the evangelization ministry, Robert Cardinal Sarah has said. 

Bishop Martin Igwe Uzoukwu. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Bishops in Nigeria Urged to Embrace Prayerful Living for “divine strength” in Ministry

Feb 23, 2024

By Silas Isenjia

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have, on the fifth day of their First 2024 Plenary Assembly, been urged to embrace a life of prayer to attract “divine strength” in their Episcopal Ministry.