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Archbishop Gabriel Blamo Snosio Jubwe of Monrovia Archdiocese in Liberia. Credit: Radio Maria Liberia

“Do not forget about the poor”: Apostolic Nuncio to Newly Ordained Archbishop of Monrovia, Liberia

May 6, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

The representative of the Holy Father in Liberia has called upon the new Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia to prioritize the poor during his Episcopal Ministry.

Pilgrims gather in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican for Pope Francis’ Regina Caeli prayer and address on Sunday, May 5, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Armed Priest Arrested as He Tried to Enter the Vatican for Pope Francis’ Regina Caeli

May 6, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the priest tried to pass through the metal detector carrying an air pistol, two knives, a cutter, and a screwdriver.

Today, May 6, We Celebrate St. Evodius of Antioch

May 6, 2024

Evodius was one of the 72 disciples of Christ, and Catholic tradition has always held that he was the first bishop of Antioch after St. Peter. However, we are not sure in what year he assumed the position.

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY)

“Now there is a humanitarian crisis”: Social Entity of Taombura-Yambio Catholic Diocese, South Sudan, Appeals for IDPs

May 5, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

The leadership of the Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), has raised alarm over “a humanitarian crisis” in the South Sudanese Diocese, with thousands of people displaced by ongoing violence. 

“Significant achievement”, “new era”: Archbishop, Kenya’s Parliament Speaker on Newly Chartered Catholic University

May 5, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

The granting of the Charter to Tangaza University (TU), the Kenya-based institution of higher learning that is jointly owned by some 22 Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (ICLSAL), is a move of great significance and ushers in “a new era”, a Catholic Archbishop and the Speaker of Kenya’s National Assembly have said.

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Persecution Should Not “dampen our missionary zeal”: Catholic Bishop in Angola

May 5, 2024

By João Vissesse

Christians have to keep alive the zeal to share the Gospel, Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of the Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito has said.

Religious leaders in Kenya during the National Dialogue Committee (NADCO). Credit: KCCB

Religious Leaders in Kenya “strongly urge” Legislators to Engage Citizens in the National Dialogue Committee Report

May 5, 2024

By Silas Isenjia

Religious leaders in Kenya have “strongly” urged legislatures to engage citizens of the East African nation in the multiple constitutional reforms that members of the National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) have presented in their report. 

Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered at St. Peter's Square on May 5, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Let Us Thank the Lord for Our Friends

May 5, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The pope reflected on the gift of friendship during his Regina Caeli address on May 5.

Today, May 5, We Celebrate St. Hilary of Arles

May 5, 2024

On May 5, Catholics celebrate Saint Hilary of Arles, a fifth-century bishop who gave up wealth and privilege in favor of austerity and sacrifice for the sake of the Church.

Berhaneyesus Demerew Cardinal Souraphiel of Addis Ababa Archdiocese. Credit: CBCE

Easter in Ethiopia: Cardinal Emphasizes Need for Lasting Peace, Says “only way out of our problems”

May 4, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

The challenges the people of God in Ethiopia grapple with can only be resolved through lasting peace in the Horn of Africa nation, the Catholic Archbishop of Addis Ababa has said.

Credit: SACBC

He “collapsed during Mass”: Botswana’s Francistown Diocese Mourns Bishop Rebello, Regional Bishops “shocked, sad”

May 4, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Bishop Anthony Pascal Rebello of the Catholic Diocese of Francistown in Botswana has died after he “collapsed during (Holy) Mass” on Saturday, May 4, the Diocese has confirmed. 

Provincial Superior of Consolata Missionaries in Kenya, Uganda Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Isiolo Diocese in Kenya

May 4, 2024

By Silas Isenjia

Mons. Peter Munguti Makau, the Provincial Superior of the Consolata Missionaries (IMC) in Kenya and Uganda, has been appointed Coadjutor Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Isiolo in Kenya.

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Mbanza Congo

Newly Ordained Deacons in Angola’s Mbanza Congo Diocese Urged to “be very attentive to the needs of all”

May 4, 2024

By João Vissesse

Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku of the Catholic Diocese of Mbanza Congo in Angola  has called upon the five Deacons he ordained in his Episcopal See to prioritize the needy in the community during their Diaconate and Priestly ministry. 

Mother Marla Marie stands on the front porch of the sisters’ Mother of the Light convent in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. / Credit: Joe Bukuras/CNA

From the Washington Post to the Maronite Convent: Meet Mother Marla Marie

May 4, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

“I wanted to be a journalist to spread the truth,” Mother Marla said of her time at the Washington Post. “But I just felt like this was against my faith.”

Today, May 4, We Celebrate St. Pelagia

May 4, 2024

Pelagia (originally Margarita) was born as the beautiful daughter of pagan parents, and was said to have caught the eye of the Emperor Diocletian's son. 

Today, May 4, We Celebrate English Carthusian Martyrs

May 4, 2024

These 18 Carthusian monks were put to death in England under King Henry VIII between 1535-1540 for maintaining their allegiance to the Pope.

“Be serious in the business of forming leaders”: Bishop to Faculty of Newly Chartered Catholic University in Kenya

May 3, 2024

By ACI Africa Staff

Faculty members of Tangaza University (TU), the newly chartered Kenya-based institution of higher learning that is jointly owned by some 22 Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (ICLSAL), have to be keen on helping students overcome the temptation of aping others as “followers”.

Auxiliary Bishop Appointed Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Ahiara Catholic Diocese

May 3, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, who has been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of the Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese as the Local Ordinary of the same Episcopal See.

Members of the catholic Men Association in Malawi's Catholic Archdiocese of  Blantyre. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi

“Be good husbands”: Archbishop in Malawi Urges Catholic Men to Model Their Lives after St. Joseph the Worker

May 3, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of Malawi’s Catholic Archdiocese of  Blantyre has called upon members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in his Metropolitan See to seek inspiration from St. Joseph, the Worker, and be “good husbands”.

Vicar Delegate in Madagascar’s Maintirano Diocese Appointed Catholic Bishop for Same Episcopal See

May 3, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Clément Herizo Rakotoasimbola, who has been serving as Vicar Delegate of the Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of Maintirano Diocese in Madagascar as the Local Ordinary of the same Episcopal See.