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Today, May 12, We Celebrate St. Epiphanius of Salamis

May 12, 2022

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.

Late  Fr. Joseph Akete Bako. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archdiocese in Nigeria Announces “with heavy heart” Death of Kidnapped Priest

May 11, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna has announced the passing on Fr. Joseph Akete Bako who was kidnapped from the Archdiocese in March.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: NECC

“Show mercy”, Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Appeals to Kidnappers Holding Woman

May 11, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdioceses of Bamenda in Cameroon is appealing to people who kidnapped a woman in the Archdiocese to have mercy on her and to allow her to go back home to her loved ones.

Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Yei Diocese by Pope Francis on 11 February 2022. Credit: Catholic Radio Network

Pray for Success of Planned Ecumenical Visit to South Sudan: Bishop-elect

May 11, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan has called for prayers for the success of the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation. 

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African Scholars Hoping for Lengthy Synodality Beyond October 2023 Synod of Bishops

May 11, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

A working group of theologians, professionals, and academics who participated in a symposium that the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) organized on the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality have exuded confidence that the synodal deliberations will live beyond the October 2023 Synod of Bishops.

Pope Francis meets Kateryna Prokopenko and Yulya Fedosiuk in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Meets Wives of Ukrainian Soldiers Fighting to Defend Mariupol

May 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘You are our last hope. We hope that you can save their lives. Please don’t let them die.’

Fr. Jean Maurice Labour. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops’ Commission in Mauritius Presents Community Garden Project, Urges Support

May 11, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Justice and Peace (CJP) in Mauritius have presented a project that seeks to alleviate poverty and misery among the population through community gardens.

Sr. Clare Emeroum. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Nun in Nigeria Blames Country’s Woes on Illiteracy, Ignorance, Poverty

May 11, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

A Catholic Nun in Nigeria has said that the challenges the West African country is facing, including insecurity, can be addressed by eliminating illiteracy and ignorance especially among young people as well as poverty.

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Twitter @krislc

Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong Released on Bail: Report

May 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

The news emerged shortly after the Vatican said that it was concerned to hear of reports of his arrest.

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014. Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican Following News of the Arrest of Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong "with concern"

May 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy See said it was ‘following the development of the situation with extreme attention.’

Bishop Hyacinth Oroko Egbebo of Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Bomadi. Credit: ACN Portugal

Roads in Nigeria Impassable amid Increased Kidnappings, Catholic Bishop Says

May 11, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Bomadi has decried the deteriorating security in various parts of the country, noting that traveling by road has become a risky endeavor for the people.

Today, May 11, We Celebrate St. Ignatius of Laconi

May 11, 2022

St. Ignatius of Laconi was a Capuchin Friar. He was born in 1701 and died in 1781. He was canonized 1951 by Pius XII.

Br. Teo Grageda. Credit: ACI Africa

Plenary of Catholic Bishops in West Africa “great force of solidarity”: Religious Brother

May 10, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The coming together of Catholic Bishops under the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) for their fourth Plenary Assembly was a “great force of solidarity” and a move towards togetherness, a Religious Brother has said. 

The Papal dais under construction in Juba, South Sudan. Credit: ACI Africa

Papal Dais in Juba, South Sudan, to be “ready by mid-June”, Bishops’ Conference Official

May 10, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

The Papal dais under construction in South Sudan’s capital city, Juba, is to be ready by the middle of next month, the Social Communication Coordinator of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) said in an interview.    

Some victims of the Sunday, May 8 massacre in Nigeria's Zamfara State. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Church “providing relief assistance” after Attack on Villages, Killing of Dozens

May 10, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Victims of a recent attack on villages in Nigeria’s Zamfara State that resulted in the death of dozens and displacement of thousands are receiving “relief assistance” from the Church, a Catholic Priest ministering in the Diocese of Sokoto has told ACI Africa.

Fr. Benny Karuvelil . Credit: Courtesy Photo

Dream to Have a Catholic Priest in “every family”, Cleric in Namibia Says

May 10, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

A Catholic Priest in Namibia’s Archdiocese of Windhoek has, in his message on Vocation Sunday, urged the people of God in the Southwestern African country to dream of having a Priest from every family.

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invites Grandparents to Join a "spiritual and non-violent revolution"

May 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the appeal in his message for the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

ICC Prosecutor, Karim Khan. Credit: ICC

ICC Engaging “in political games with victims of atrocity”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

May 10, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is engaging “in political games with victims of atrocity” in Nigeria, representatives of Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.

Front page of the book titled “The Long-Awaited Dawn from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe” by Albert Hororo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Revised Book in Zimbabwe Highlights Catholic Church Response to Country’s Injustices

May 10, 2022

By Sheila Pires

A revised book on Zimbabwe’s political history seeks to use the social teaching of the Catholic Church to educate the people of God in the country on the Church’s response to injustices after the reign of President Robert Mugabe, the author of the book has said.

St. Mary's Cathedral of South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Be “a servant leader, not a dictator”: Catholic Priest to Authorities in South Sudan

May 10, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

A member of the Clergy of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese is calling on the leaders in the East-Central African country to be at the service of the people and not dictators.