Members of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana, among them Catholic Bishops, have condemned the rise of violence in at least three regions of the country: Kintampo, in the Bono East Region, Nkwanta in the Oti Region, and Wenchiki in the North-East Region.
The West Bank remains “a huge prison” where people cannot move to get basic services, and Gaza is reeling in a deep humanitarian crisis, a Caritas official has said, noting that staff of the charity arm of the Church who are based in the two zones are unable to provide any help to those affected by the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
The 86-year-old pope is being treated with antibiotics intravenously and is in “good and stable” condition without a fever, a Vatican spokesman said.
The pope, who will turn 87 next month, has faced several painful medical conditions over the last few years.
Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe have decried what they are terming a “new form” of post-election violence characterized by “recalls of the elected” political candidates in the Southern African nation.
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 Caritas Internationalis (CI) in Africa are set to benefit from a wide range of educational and funding strategies unveiled by the international humanitarian agency to enhance the protection of minors and vulnerable adults on the continent.
A Catholic Missionary Priest ministering in Niger has recognized with satisfaction his apostolate among children living with low vision and blindness, terming his experience “a privilege”.
There is need for the Nigerian government to plan for ways in which families can cope with life, providing for their day-to-day needs, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said.
Increasing Pentecostalism in the Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, is causing a kind of “guerrilla warfare" on the Catholic Church by disrupting the faith of many Catholic adherents in the Central African nation, Archbishop Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou of Brazzaville has said.
During this week’s Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis spoke not from the window of the Apostolic Palace but via livestream from Casa Santa Marta.
The strands of lights are falling down one after another, forming a kind of curtain of threads in front of the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Following the municipality’s decision to suspend Christmas events and remove decorations, workers are busy dismantling the light canopy on Nativity Square and at other locations in the city.
There is need for the government of Benin to address the rising cost of living in the West African nation, Catholic Bishops in the country have said.
St. Leonard was born on December 20, 1676 in Porto Maurizio, Italy. He was given the name Paul Jerome Casanova by his father, Domenico Casanova, a sea captain, and his mother, Anna Maria Benza.
Investing in the media, training communication agents, and being innovative as a people of God are three “practical” ways the Church in Africa can realize to boost evangelization through digital culture, Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula has said.
Plans are underway for the official launch of the National Jubilee Year of Catholic Youth in Cape Verde.
A Catholic Bishop in Angola has weighed in on the November 22-24 Third Edition of the Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace, also known as Luanda Biennial, challenging African leaders in attendance to take action that contribute to “improving life” on the continent.
Godfrey Okoye University (GOUNI), a Catholic institution of higher learning under the auspices of Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese, is facilitating the sharing of ideas among students and faculty drawn from “most” Nigerian States, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said.
The Vatican announced the pope’s picks to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life on Nov. 25.