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Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese. Credit: Courtesy photo /

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Hails Irish-founded Missionary Society for "triple presence"

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese, Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, has hailed members of St. Patrick's Missionary Society (SPS) who have ministered in the Kenyan Episcopal See for their instrumental role in evangelization through what he termed “triple presence.”

Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021./ Vatican Media /

Pope Francis Will Stay Longer in Hospital, Says Vatican

Pope Francis will stay longer in hospital to recover from a surgery on his colon, the Vatican said on Monday.

Today, Monday, July 12, We Celebrate St. John Gualbert

Born in Florence, Italy, around the year 993, John was born into a noble family, and led a predictably frivolous life as a youth, being concerned only with the pursuit of vain amusements and romantic intrigues.

Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya of the Democratic Republic of Congo who died 11 July 2021 aged 81/ Credit: Courtesy photo / Courtesy photo

Congolese Cardinal Known for Spearheading Democratic Process in DR Congo Dies in France

Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo who has been known for spearheading efforts toward the respect of human rights, freedoms and greater democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has died at the age of 81.

Fr. Lazar Arasu saying Mass at the Palabek Refugee Settlement in Uganda/ Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu /

Catholic Missionary Priest Reports Agony of Refugees in Uganda as COVID-19 Bites

Uganda has continued to implement stringent measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 amid a spike in infections and related deaths, a situation that has terribly impacted the wellbeing of refugees who were already struggling to survive in the East African country.

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Catholic Development Agency Reaches Out to Victims of Sexual Violence in DR Congo

The leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), has outlined the entity’s efforts to reach out to victims of sexual assault in the Archdiocese of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to help them overcome past traumatic experiences.

Archbishop Francisco Escalante Molina in procession during the Mass at Our lady of Assumption Cathedral of Gabon’s Libreville Archdiocese/ Credit: Archdiocese of Libreville/Facebook /

Outgoing Nuncio in Gabon Urges Church to “urgently” Address Divisions amid Tribalism

The outgoing Apostolic Nuncio in Gabon has called upon the people of God in the Central African nation to “urgently” address the challenge of tribalism that seems to be behind divisions, blocking an authentic “exchange of charisms, faith experiences.”

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address from Gemelli hospital on 11 July 2021./Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA / Pablo Esparza/CNA

Pope Francis Prays the Angelus from His Hospital Balcony

In his first public appearance since having an intestinal surgery, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus from the balcony of his hospital on Sunday and delivered a message urging access to good healthcare for everyone.

Section of children under the Salesian Mission in Nigeria whose Church was renovated. Credit: Salesian Missions /

Salesians in Nigeria’s Ijebu-Ode Diocese Facilitate Renovation of 1,500-capacity Chapel

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) at Corpus Christi Catholic Parish of Ijebu-Ode Diocese in Nigeria have facilitated the renovation of the Chapel where some 1,500 worshipers gather for liturgical celebrations.

Today, Sunday, July 11, We Celebrate St. Benedict

On July 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the sixth-century abbot who gave Christian monasticism its lasting foundation in Western Europe.

Msgr. Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube, the new Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese. Credit: Zimbabwe Catholic Church News /

“I have never felt this small”, Bishop-Elect in Zimbabwe Says following Appointment

The appointment of Msgr. Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube as the new Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese is a humbling experience for the Bishop-elect who has pledged to give his all in his service to the people of God who will be under his pastoral care.

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“Hundreds of thousands” Still Needy after DR Congo’s Volcanic Eruption: Caritas Australia

The leadership of Caritas Australia, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church in the largest country in Oceania, has said hundreds of thousands of people are still in “urgent need” of assistance more than a month after Mt. Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) erupted.

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Catholic Bishops in Chad Urge “inclusive national dialogue”, Say Reconciliation Necessary

Catholic Bishops in Chad are, in a collective statement, advocating for “inclusive national dialogue” that can bring together stakeholders in the country’s socio-political life.

Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa of Nigeria’s Jalingo Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

“Growing insecurity in Nigeria worrisome, needs to be urgently addressed”: Catholic Bishop

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has described the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation as “enormous” and “worrisome” and called for urgent action “to defeat the forces of evil” in the country.

A get well card for Pope Francis from Giulia, a girl treated in Bambino Gesu Hospital./Credit: Vatican Media / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Exchanges Affectionate Messages with Young Patients in Pediatric Wards

During his hospitalization, Pope Francis has exchanged affectionate messages with the young patients in the nearby pediatric oncology and children’s neurosurgery wards, according to the Vatican.

Today, July 10, We Celebrate St. Amalberga

St. Amalberga, otherwise Amelia, was born at Brabantrelated, and was in some way related to Pepin of Landen. Whether she was a sister or niece, the Bollandists are not sure. She was married to Witger and became the mother of three saints: Gudila, Reinelda, and Emembertus.

A poster of St. Bakhita Catholic Community, a platform for South Sudanese Catholics in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Nakuru/ Credit: St. Bakhita Catholic Community /

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Builds South Sudanese Community to Improve Refugees Pastoral Care

A number of South Sudanese Catholics who are seeking refuge around Nakuru town in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province have been gathering in groups for prayers in the absence of a Priest.

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019./ Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Says Christ an example for South Sudan’s leaders as Nation Turns 10 Years Old

Pope Francis and two other Christian leaders have sent a message to the political leaders of South Sudan on the 10th anniversary of the country’s independence.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishop Admitted into Honorary Fellowship of Nigerian Academy of Letters

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has been admitted into the Honorary Fellowship of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL), the “autonomous, scholarly and non-political” academy that advances scholarship and public interest in the humanities at the highest level in the West African nation.

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Christian Leaders in Eswatini Urge Bereaved Families “to be calm” amid Heightened Emotions

Christian leaders in the Kingdom of Eswatini have appealed to those who have lost their loved ones in the pro-democracy protests in recent weeks to remain calm even when the situation in the Southern African nation could be characterized by heightened emotions