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African Cleric Lauds Creation of Loss and Damage Fund at COP-27 as “important first step”

Nov 28, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

An African Catholic Priest heading a Jesuit entity has lauded the resolution by the United Nations 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt to establish a loss and damage fund as an “important first step” in attaining climate justice. 

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Planned Ecclesiastical Year in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese to Focus on “Care of Mother Earth”

Nov 28, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The leadership of Mansa Diocese in Zambia has settled on “Care and Protection of Mother Earth” as the theme for the new “ecclesiastical year” set to be launched at the start of the second part of Advent 2022.

Rescuers struggling to save those trapped underground at the Damas neighborhood in Cameroon's Yaoundé Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Condoles with Bereaved Families of Landslide Victims

Nov 28, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The Archbishop of Yaounde Archdiocese in Cameroon has shared his condolences to families of the bereaved following the Sunday, November 27 landslide in the capital city of the Central African nation that left at least a dozen people dead.

Pope Francis meets with the United States bishops at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015. | L'Osservatore Romano.

“Jesus did not create Bishops’ conferences”: Pope Francis

Nov 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has emphasized the difference between bishops’ conferences and bishops in a new interview with America Magazine.

Pilgrims from China greets Pope Francis during his general weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on May 22, 2019, at the Vatican. | Photo by Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis News

Pope Francis Says Dialogue “slow,” But Only Way Forward with China

Nov 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a new interview with America Magazine, Pope Francis said the Vatican-China deal has had both failures and successes, but he “cannot find another way” to carry out diplomacy.

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Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges Youth to “start practicing leadership now”

Nov 28, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

There is need for young people in South Sudan to begin putting into practice their leadership traits, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African nation has said.

Today, November 28, We Celebrate Saint Catherine Laboure

Nov 28, 2022

On November 28, the Church honors St. Catherine Labouré, the humble Daughter of Charity to whom Mary appeared, requesting that the Miraculous Medal be stamped so that all who wear it would receive great graces.

Late Richard Cardinal Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana). Credit: SECAM

Recently Elevated African Cardinal Dies Days after Leaving Hospital in Rome

Nov 27, 2022

By ACI Africa Staff

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, one of the Catholic Church leaders elevated to Cardinal during the August 27 Consistory, has died.

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Religious Leaders in Sierra Conducting Civic Education to Prevent Post-election Chaos

Nov 27, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL) are conducting voter education and training of faith-based leaders in the West African nation to ensure that the country holds free, fair and peaceful elections slated for June next year.

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Dialogue with Presidential Candidates Not an “endorsement”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Nov 27, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Christian leaders in Nigeria have sought to clarify their recent dialogue with Presidential candidates in the general elections scheduled for 25 February 2023 saying the initiative was not a “campaign program or endorsement.”

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Church in South Africa “concerned with plight” of Mudslide Victims, Urges Reparation

Nov 27, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is “concerned with the plight” of the victims of the September Jagersfontein mine dam mudslide.

Pope Francis at the Angelus 27 November 2022. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: God is Present "in everyday things"

Nov 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It is good to remember that God is present to us even in the small, everyday events of our lives, Pope Francis said on the first Sunday of Advent.

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Guinean Cardinal Says "Religious liberty is under threat in the West, too"

Nov 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Christians in the West should not take religious liberty and freedom of worship for granted, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in a recent interview with EWTN News.

Pope Francis gives his weekly Angelus address on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. | Vatican Media

"Violence kills the future": Pope Francis on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict after 2 Boys Die

Nov 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has spoken out against violence in the Holy Land, after one teenager died in a blast in Jerusalem and another teenager died in armed clashes in Palestine last week.

Today, November 27, We Celebrate St. Francesco Antonio Fasani

Nov 27, 2022

St. Francesco (Francis) Antonio Fasani was born as Giovanneillo in Lucera, Italy in 1681, the son of Giuseppe Fasani and Isabella Della Monaca. He entered the Conventual Franciscans in 1695 and took the names of St. Francis and St. Anthony. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Chad. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Chad

Holy Mass, Conviviality with Conflict Victims among Planned Prayer Day Activities in Chad

Nov 26, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The celebration of Holy Eucharist in all Parishes in Chad and reaching out to those who have suffered as a result of violent conflicts in the country are among the activities Catholic Bishops in the North-Central African nation have directed for the planned Prayer Day.

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Initiate “popular devotion” to Boost Kenyan Cardinal’s Cause for Sainthood: Archbishop

Nov 26, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has urged the people of God to initiate “popular devotion” to boost the cause for the canonization of the country’s first Cardinal, the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga.

Bishop Gabriel Akwasi Abiabo Mante of Ghana's Jasikan Diocese. Credit: St. John of God Society Ghana/Facebook

Take “uncompromising stance” against Iron Ore Mining in Ghana: Catholic Bishop to Chiefs

Nov 26, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

The Catholic Bishop of Jasikan in Ghana has called upon traditional leaders in Oti and Volta regions to take “a determined and uncompromising stance” demonstrating their opposition to the mining of iron ore and other minerals “yet to be discovered”.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of Juba Archdiocese in South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Be pillars of peace, unity within communities”: Archbishop to Clergy in South Sudan

Nov 26, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has called on members of the Clergy in Torit Diocese to foster peace and unity in the East-Central African nation in a manner that they can rely upon.

Pope Francis prays on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 5, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Prays for Homeless Man Who Died in St. Peter's Square

Nov 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis is praying for a homeless man who was found dead near the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square on Friday morning.