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Late Enondiale Tchuengia Carolaise. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Cameroonian Catholic Bishop in “shock, sorrow” Following Murder of Young Girl by Policeman

The murder of a young female pupil by a policeman in Cameroon is shocking and frighting, a Catholic Bishop in the Central African nation who saw the lifeless body of the “six- year-old” girl has said.

Fr. Boniface Kariuki, Spiritual Director Legion of Mary Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi

Legion of Mary in Kenyan Archdiocese Eyeing Learners to Battle Declining Numbers

The leadership of the Legion of Mary of Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi is seeking to strengthen legionaries in schools in an attempt to counter the declining numbers the association is facing, an official of the association has told ACI Africa.

Bishop Godfrey Onah of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka. Credit: Nsukka Diocese/Facebook

Christian Leaders Warn of Anarchy in Nigeria, Call for Amnesty to Country’s Separatists

Christian leaders of various denominations in South East Nigeria have expressed concern over increased insecurity and violence in the region, saying that part of the West African nation is descending “into anarchy”.

Dr. Julia Musariri ventures into agriculture to support St. Albert’s Hospital. Credit: Catholic Churchnews Zimbabwe

Catholic Hospital in Zimbabwe Turns to Agriculture Projects as Donor Funding Dwindles

Officials of St. Albert’s Hospital in Muzarabani in Zimbabwe’s Catholic Diocese of Chinhoyi have introduced agricultural projects to supplement their funds after experiencing shortages in donor funding.

A screenshot of Pope Francis speaking during the fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements Oct. 16, 2021. CNA

Catholic Social Teaching Has Useful Principles for Popular Movements to Follow: Pope

Pope Francis spoke over video call to participants in the fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements.

Today, October 16, We Celebrate St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

On Oct. 16, Roman Catholics celebrate the life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, the French nun whose visions of Christ helped to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart throughout the Western Church.

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) at a press conference in Manzini Diocese. Credit: Manzini Diocese

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Urge Change in Eswatini’s Governance to Tame Violence

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) are calling on the government of Eswatini to listen to the cry of the people and to phase out absolute monarchy, which has been blamed for the violence and insecurity in the country.

Archbishop-elect George Desmond Tambala. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop of Malawi’s Zomba Diocese Appointed Archbishop for Lilongwe

Pope Francis has transferred the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Zomba Diocese to the country’s Lilongwe Archdiocese where he will serve as Archbishop.

Leah Sharibu at age 15. Credit: ACN

Christians in Nigeria Asked to “keep fingers crossed” amid Efforts to Rescue Leah Sharibu

A Christian peace and social justice advocate in Nigeria has called upon Christians in the country to remain hopeful that Leah Sharibu, a young Nigerian woman kidnapped in 2018, will regain her freedom soon.

Archbishop Marcel Utembi of DRC's Kisangani Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Kisangani/Facebook

Catholic Church in DR Congo Ready to Resume Talks on Electoral Commission Head: Archbishop

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ready to return to the “negotiating table” and complete the process of having the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) appointed, the President of the Catholic Bishops’ conference has said.

Children in South Sudan participating in the rosary campaign. ACN

"One million children praying rosary": Kids Join Rosary Initiative Inspired by Padre Pio

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.

Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Take Action to Avoid Calamities, Caritas Malawi Cautions amid Extreme Weather Forecast

Malawians in disaster prone areas need to take urgent action to avert a tragedy, officials of the development arm of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have said following the prediction by the Meteorological Department of heavy rains and “extreme weather” in many parts of the Southern African nation. 

The Logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia among Persons Championing Transparency in Debt Management

Members of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia who include officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are advocating for transparency in the management of Zambia’s national debt.  

Sister Monica Chikwe, vice president, Slaves No More. U.S. Embassy to the Holy See

Meet the Catholic Nuns Leading the Fight against Human Trafficking

When a 26-year-old Nigerian girl was first forced out on the streets of Italy by her traffickers, she was told: “You have to start smiling.”

Today, October 15, We CelebrateSt. Teresa of Avila

On Oct. 15, Roman Catholics celebrate the Spanish Carmelite reformer and mystic St. Teresa of Avila, whose life of prayer enriched the Church during the 16th century counter-reformation.

Fr. Mark Chimezie Godfrey kidnapped after celebrating morning Mass at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Nigeria's Umuahia Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Prayer Appeal for release of Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Umuahia Diocese

Prayers are being sought for the quick and safe release of an abducted member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Umuahia.

The Apostolic Nuncio in Angola, Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari receives the regulatory and administrative instruments of the Framework Agreement signed between the Holy See and the Republic of Angola in 2019 from Angola's Minister of State and Head of the Civil Cabinet of the President of the Republic, Adão de Almeida. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Holy See, Angola Agreement “will allow Church to work for common good”: Archbishop

The regulatory and administrative instruments of the Framework Agreement signed between the Holy See and the Republic of Angola in 2019 is expected to facilitate the Catholic Church’s role in working for the common good, an Angolan Archbishop has said.

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Christian Entity Faults Sudan’s Exit from UN HR Council Support, Says Timing “Critical”

Sudan has exited the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) agenda at a critical point in the country’s political transition, a time it needs global support the most, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has said.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Sierra Leone Providing Girls with Life Skills to Address Early Marriages

Caritas Sierra Leone’s School Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SR-SGBV) and Life Skills Program, which started to address the high number of teenage pregnancies and school dropout rates among girls, is keeping more girls in school, a Catholic Priest in the country has said.