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Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba, former Parish Priest of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Cameroon's Archdiocese of Bamenda. / Courtesy Photo

Priest in Cameroon Recounts Rough Ordeal with Military in Troubled Anglophone Region

Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba who grew up in the Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon’s Northwest region recalls several instances he has been harassed by the country’s security forces on allegations that he was connected to militants in the Central African nation.

Bishop Callistus Valentine Onaga of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu in Nigeria holds his vaccination card after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. / Diocese of Enugu

Nigerian Bishop Dismisses Skepticism Toward COVID-19 Vaccines as “propaganda”

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has dismissed skepticism toward COVID-19 vaccines as “propaganda” and encouraged the people of God in the West African nation to get vaccinated.

The new book "Holy Spirit in the Catholic Church" When!!!? by Fr. Maxwell Atuguba / ACI Africa

Missionary Cleric in Kenya Explains Decline in Devotion to Holy Spirit in New Book

“Holy Spirit in the Catholic Church! When?” This question, posed by a Protestant student at the University of Ghana where Fr. Maxwell Atugba was a Political Science and Philosophy student is still fresh in the missionary Cleric’s mind more than 15 years later.

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Coeli address in the library of the Apostolic Palace. / Vatican Media. /

"Never tire of seeking the risen Christ": Pope Francis at Regina Coeli, Easter Monday

At the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to “never tire of seeking the risen Christ.”

A Catholic Priest walks in front of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Enugu State, Nigeria. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Christians in Nigeria Gathering in Secret to Pray Together for Fear of Attacks

Abandoned Church buildings are a common sight in various church premises in Adamawa State in North-eastern Nigeria, within the Catholic Diocese of Yola. What’s left of the once vibrant worship places are desecrated buildings, some burnt to the ground owing to the region’s protracted insurgency.

The ship in Palma used by Feench-run TOTAL gas and oil company to evacuate their employees from Palma to Pemba / Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity, Peace Entity Condemns Lengthy Silence on Killings of Mozambique’s Locals

The ongoing clashes in Mozambique signify what has been going on in various parts of the Southern African nation for years, the leadership of a Catholic charity and peace organization present in the country has told ACI Africa.

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. /

Christ’s Wounds are the "seal of his love for us": Pope Francis on Easter Sunday

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.

Pope Francis with an icon of Christ during the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica April 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi Blessing 2021: Full Text

On Easter Sunday 2021, Pope Francis offered Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterward, he gave the Urbi et Orbi message and blessing. The following is the full text of the pope’s Easter message.

Pope Francis prays before the Easter fire in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA /

Pope Francis’ Homily for Easter Vigil at the Vatican: Full Text

Here is the full text of the Easter Vigil homily of Pope Francis, delivered April 3 at St. Peter's Basilica.

The Late Christian Cardinal Tumi, Archbishop emeritus of Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese who dies Wednesday, April 3 aged 90. / Courtesy photo.

Late Cameroon’s Cardinal Eulogized as Man of Prayer, Peace Crusader, Voice of voiceless

Cameroonians are paying glowing tribute to Christian Cardinal Tumi who died Saturday, April 3, describing him as a prayerful servant of God who defended the deprived and championed peace initiatives in Cameroon.

Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (front in black) during the Ecumenical Way of the Cross at Saint Paul's Church of God Cathedral, Namirembe, Kampala, Uganda on 2 April 2021 / Courtesy Photo

Hours after Preaching at Ecumenical Way of Cross, Kampala’s Archbishop Found Dead

Hours after giving the homily during the ecumenical Way of the Cross on Good Friday, the Archbishop of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese has been “found dead in his room.”

Bishop Erkolano Ladu Tombe  of South Sudan's Yei Diocese / Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Bishop Decries Fresh Displacement of People from Villages

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has condemned the continuous looting and displacement of people in several villages of the East Central Africa country at a moment he says various parties are struggling to implement a peace deal to foster unity in the country.

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

"The Risen Lord loves us without limits": Pope Francis at Easter Vigil

At the Vatican's Easter Vigil Mass, Pope Francis said that Jesus’ love is without limits and always provides the grace to begin anew.

Pope St. John Paul II. / L'Osservatore Romano /

The Next Hundred Years of St. John Paul II’s Legacy

Pope St. John Paul II— who would have turned 100 years old May 18— was a man of great humility, whose nearly 27-year pontificate nevertheless left a lasting impression on the Catholic Church and the world, according to his biographer and others who knew the man.

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“Good Friday calls on leaders in Nigeria to work for a better world”: Nigerian Bishop

Good Friday, the second of the three days of the Pascal Triduum commemorating the day Jesus was crucified at Calvary, invites leaders to look at the life of Jesus Christ and work toward “a better world,” a Nigerian Bishop says in a reflection shared with ACI Africa.

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Enshrine Agreement on Separation of Religion and State in Sudan Constitution: Bishop

The recently signed agreement on the separation of religion and State in Sudan needs to be enshrined in the country’s constitution, a Catholic Bishop in the Northeastern African nation has appealed in an interview with ACI Africa.

A Catholic Sister in Cabo-Delgado Province interacting with children / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Catholic Charity Facilitates Training of Mozambique’s Pastoral Agents in Trauma Healing

A Catholic Pontifical charity is facilitating the training of members of Clergy, Religious men and women, as well as the laity in Counselling Psychology aimed at enabling beneficiaries to offer appropriate assistance to those struggling with traumatic experiences amid Cabo Delgado violence.

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa preaches at the Good Friday liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. /

Political Ideologies Wound Fraternity in Catholic Church: Papal preacher on Good Friday

Politics turned into ideologies have wounded fraternity in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., said at the Vatican’s Passion of the Lord liturgy on Good Friday.

Pope John Paul II holds a crucifix carved by Stanisław Trafalski on Good Friday 2005 / Screenshot from TV Trwam. /

The story of Crucifix St. John Paul II Held on His Last Good Friday

Days before his death, Pope John Paul II was pictured holding a crucifix in his private chapel on Good Friday. This is the remarkable story of that crucifix.

Students at the Institute for Islamic-Christian Formation (IFIC) in Bamako, Mali / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Catholic Pontifical Organization Donates Towards Islamic Studies in West Africa

The Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has donated money towards the facilitation of Islamic studies for Priests and seminarians in West Africa.