St. Irene was a Portuguese nun who was martyred in defense of her chastity in the year 653. Saint Irene’s body was miraculously recovered after being thrown into the river.
Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are calling on President Félix Tshisekedi to reject the candidate that members of the National Assembly have endorsed to head the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).
The process of the Synod on Synodality inaugurated in the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya seeks to include “those considered as outsiders”, the Local Ordinary of the Kenyan Diocese has said.
Members of the Laity in Wulugu community of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese have received skills in the management and monitoring of hospitals and schools in a training spearheaded by the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocesan Development Organization (NABOCADO) .
Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017 and held for nearly five years, posted Sunday on Twitter thanking God and all those who made possible her liberation.
The new regulations are designed partly to prevent conflicts of interest.
The eight North American martyrs, also known as the Candian Martyrs, the Jesuit Martyrs of North America or the Martyrs of France, included six priests and two lay brothers. They were heroic members of the Society of Jesus who were martyred in North America in order to bring the Faith that is necessary for salvation to the Huron, the Iroquois and the Mohawk Indians.
Christians in Nigeria have a duty to take “seriously” the task of bringing unity and healing to their country, which “is fracturing and breaking apart by the day”, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese has said.
Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), which is researching the evolution of violence in Mozambique has reported about extra-judicial killings of people suspected to be insurgents in the Southern African country.
The tendency to be opposed to change through the claim that “we have always done it that way” is dangerous for the Church in modern times, a Catholic Bishop in South Africa has said.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty marked Sunday, October 17, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their programs seeking to empower young people in needy situations, including Rwanda and Togo.
He was speaking on the feast of the patron saint of doctors.
The leadership of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for the release of an Islamic blogger in Egypt whose Quranic content challenged religious extremist narratives in the country.
On October 18, Catholics and other Christians around the world will celebrate the feast of St. Luke, the physician and companion of St. Paul whose gospel preserved the most extensive biography of Jesus Christ.
Adams Malik’s evangelization work across Nigeria has been on an upward trajectory from the time he converted from Islam many years ago. His active participation in the Catholic faith, however, received a major boost when he enrolled for a Master of Science in Religious Education at the School of the Faith and Leadership in the Archdiocese of Benin City.
Catholic Bishops in Africa are among the dozens of Church leaders who have petitioned the intergovernmental forum of 19 countries and the European Union (EU) – the G20 – ahead of its meeting later this month “to keep fossil fuels in the ground”.
Eligible voters in South Africa have been urged to vote at the forthcoming municipal elections according to their conscience.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is still experiencing persecution years after the gruesome murder of Archbishop Christophe Munzihirwa Mwene Ngabo, the Local Ordinary of the Archdiocese has said.
Do good from a spirit of service, not from a desire for personal glory, Pope Francis said on Sunday.
On Oct. 17, the Roman Catholic Church remembers the early Church Father, bishop, and martyr Saint Ignatius of Antioch, whose writings attest to the sacramental and hierarchical nature of the Church from its earliest days. Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate his memory on Dec. 20.