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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘Italy, Europe, and the West are impoverishing their futures,’ the pope said.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
The Archbishop of Johannesburg in South Africa has called upon local and international authorities to allow mothers to confer nationality on their children.
The pope was speaking to moral theologians.