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Nairobi Archdiocese to Gather Youths on “Saba Saba” Sunday for Holy Mass, Voicing Concerns amid anti-Govt Protests

Jul 6, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

The Chaplaincy of Kenya’s Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) has invited members of the Youth Serving Christ (YSC) and Young Catholic Adults (YCA) for Holy Mass and a forum for them to join other Kenyan youths voicing grievances against President William Samoei Ruto-led government on July 7, “Saba Saba” Sunday.

Bishop Christian Carlassare. Credit: Catholic Radio Network (CRN)

Transferred Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Cautions against “any spirit of competition or disunity” in Vacant Diocese

Jul 6, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

The immediate former Local Ordinary the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has cautioned against rivalry in the South Sudanese Episcopal See as the process that will result in the appointment of his successor officially begins. 

Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of Nigeria's Nsukka Diocese. Credit: Nsukka Diocese

Have the Sacrament of Penance among “your primary responsibilities”: Catholic Bishop in Nigeria to Priests

Jul 6, 2024

By Silas Isenjia

Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Nsukka is calling upon Priests in his Episcopal See to give the people of God the opportunity to confess regularly by including the Sacrament of Penance in their day-to-day programs.   

Participants at the First National Canon Law Forum in Angola. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda

Catholic Church Judicial Services in Angola Need “profound pastoral transformation”: Bishop at First National Canon Law

Jul 6, 2024

By João Vissesse

The Catholic Church’s judicial processes in Angola need “profound” adjustments so the people of God seeking redress are better served, the President of the Episcopal Commission for Laity and Family Life of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST) has said.

Documents from the Pontificate of Pius XII released by the Vatican Apostolic Archive. / Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Pope Francis Appoints New Prefect of Vatican Archives

Jul 6, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Apostolic Archive contains 53 miles of shelving preserving documentation preserving important documents for the Church dating to the eighth century.

Today, July 6, We Celebrate St. Maria Goretti

Jul 6, 2024

July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy for all Christians.

“An extension of the suffering of the people”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan on Proposed Extension of Transitional Govt

Jul 5, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

An extension of the mandate of South Sudan’s transitional government of national unity will only serve to prolong the suffering of the people of God in the East-Central African nation, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said. 

Logo of Human Life International (HLI). Credit: HLI

After Malawian Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriages, Catholic Prolifers in U.S. Laud “wisdom of Africa”

Jul 5, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

Human Life International (HLI), the world’s largest pro-life and pro-family Catholic apostolate, has applauded Malawi’s Constitutional Court for rejecting same-sex marriages, noting that the move depicts “the wisdom of Africa.”

“First Salesian from African continent”: Kenyan-born Priest Appointed Vice-Rector of Salesian Pontifical University

Jul 5, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

The Rector Major of the Salesians of Saint Don Bosco (SDB) has appointed Kenyan-born  Fr. Prof. Kevin Otieno Mwandha as the new Vice-Rector of the Pontifical Salesian University (UPS) in Rome.

Bishop Christopher Ndizeye Nkoronko of the Catholic Diocese of Kahama

“Sanctity does not come by chance”: Catholic Bishop in Tanzania Urges Youths to Practice Christian Faith

Jul 5, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

Young people in Tanzania’s Metropolitan See of Tabora have been called upon to put their Christian faith in practice in their strive for holiness.

Pope Francis greets altar servers from France. / Credit: Vatican Media

50,000 Altar Servers Headed to Rome for Meeting this Month

Jul 5, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The German Bishops’ Conference stated in a July 2 press release the theme for the 13th pilgrimage is “With You,” an expression taken from the Book of Isaiah.

Africa’s Christian Professionals Laud Namibia for Move to Make Same-sex Marriages Illegal in Proposed Marriage Bill 2024

Jul 5, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF) have commended the government of Namibia for the proposed Marriage Bill 2024 that seeks to make same-sex marriages illegal in the Southern African nation.

Archbishop Carlo Viganò. / Credit: Edward Pentin/National Catholic Register

Vatican Excommunicates Former Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S. for Schism

Jul 5, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican has officially excommunicated Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith announced Friday.

Salesians in Sierra Leone Embark on Months of Campaign against Gender-Based Violence

Jul 5, 2024

By Silas Isenjia

Members of the Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Sierra Leone have launched a countrywide campaign against gender-based violence in the West African nation.

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Cabinda Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

“Uncontrolled exploitation”: Catholic Bishop in Angola Urges Protection of Mayombe Forest from Greedy Foreigners

Jul 5, 2024

By João Vissesse

Mayombe forest, the world’s second most extensive forest after the Amazon is being exploited by mainly foreigners, who have “no limits to their appetites”,  Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda has lamented. 

Today, July 5, We Celebrate St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

Jul 5, 2024

On July 5, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria. A renowned preacher and promoter of Eucharistic adoration, he founded the order of priests now known as the Barnabites.

Members of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) during the 4 July 2024 press conference. Credit: AMECEA

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Commit to Creating “safe, nurturing church environment” for Minors

Jul 5, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Members of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have expressed their commitment to realizing an environment that ensures the safeguarding of minors and vulnerable adults in their respective Episcopal Sees.  

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“Hard to leave”: Transferred Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Pens Moving Letter to Diocese after New Appointment

Jul 4, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

Bishop Christian Carlassare of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has penned a moving letter to the people of God in the South Sudanese Episcopal See, expressing how hard it is for him to leave them following his transfer.

Official of Catholic Professionals in Kenya Highlights Gen Z “strategies” in Anti-Government Protests

Jul 4, 2024

By Silas Isenjia

The president of the Kenya Movement of Catholic Professionals (KMCP) has highlighted some of the “strategies” Kenya’s youth have employed in the demonstrations against the controversial Finance Bill 2024, which they successfully spearheaded in June. 

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) with Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, the outgoing Apostolic Nuncio in the West African nation after the 2 July 2024 Farewell Mass. Credit: Archdiocese of Accra

Outgoing Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana Lauded for “exemplary service, unwavering faith”

Jul 4, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have paid tribute to Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, the outgoing Apostolic Nuncio in the West African nation, for his dedication and unwavering faith.