Volunteers at Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone are leading teams of other charity organizations in reaching out to thousands of people who were left homeless when fire razed down a huge chunk of a slum outside the country’s capital in the Archdiocese of Freetown.
Leaders of the Catholic Church in South Sudan have reached out to the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) requesting to be permitted to lead public worship during the Holy Week and Easter.
The Apostolic Administrator of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has encouraged members of the Clergy serving in the Metropolitan see to remains sources of encouragement and hope amid public worship suspension in sections of the East African nation.
At the celebration of the Chrism Mass in Zambia’s Diocese of Ndola, the Bishop has underscored the mission of Priests to foster unity among the people of God under their pastoral care, and to be sources of “peace and serenity.”
Pope Francis has told priests that “spiritual worldliness” is one of the worst temptations in clerical life.
St. John Climacus was born around the year 525 in Palestine. As a youth, he excelled in his studies and was highly regarded by his peers for his knowledge.
Ahead of his episcopal ordination in May, the Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Diocese of Rumbek, Fr. Christian Carlassare, has shared with ACI Africa about the event of his ordination as a Bishop, including the significance of the proposed date and links with his predecessor, Bishop Caesar Mazzolari who passed on in July 2011.
Hope for this year’s Easter celebrations for a section of Kenyans crashed on Sunday, March 28 when their respective places of worship remained closed for a second time in adherence to the presidential directives of last Friday.
A Catholic Bishop has expressed solidarity with the people of God affected by Mozambique’s Palma attack that left dozens of foreigners and locals killed.
Poverty, a retrogressive culture that does not support education as well as lack of exposure to the outside world are some of the factors that stand in the way of evangelization for members of the members of the Religious Institution of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) who are ministering in Ankililoaka, a region covered by the Catholic Diocese of Moramanga, Southwest of Madagascar.
Robert Cardinal Sarah has asked Pope Francis to reinstate the celebration of private Masses at the side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, after individual Masses were suspended earlier this month in favor of concelebration.
Faith leaders in Nigeria have been cautioned against the tendency to engage in inessential matters that create a sense of competitiveness between religions.
St. Joseph of Arimathea is a disciple of Jesus Christ who is mentioned in each account of the Passion narrative. After the Passion of the Lord, Joseph, a member of the Jewish council went to Pilate and asked for possession of the body of Jesus. After receiving this permission, Joseph had Jesus laid in a nearby tomb.
Religious leaders in the West African nation of Benin are praying for peace ahead of the presidential election scheduled to take place on April 11.
Members of the Community of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Anne working among victims of a recent explosion that claimed more than 100 people in Bata in the Northwestern of Equatorial Guinea have recounted the horrific experience and how they sprang into action to assist those who had been affected.
Pope Francis urged Catholics to focus on the cross during Holy Week as he celebrated Mass on Palm Sunday.
At the Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for Indonesian Catholics injured in a bombing as they left a Palm Sunday Mass.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo condemned a bomb attack at a Catholic cathedral after a Palm Sunday Mass that killed two suspects and wounded at least 20 people.
A year after gunmen attacked the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Kaduna, kidnapped four Seminarians and later killed one of them, the Rector of the formation center says Seminarians there are “more determined than ever” in their journey to Priesthood.
The Archbishop, members of the Clergy, women Religious in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Harare have been inoculated against COVID-19.