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Father Oleksandr Repin among the church ruins | Benedictine Missionary Sisters

Benedictine Nun from Ukraine: The Church Building is in Ruins, but the Church is Alive

Nov 18, 2022

By Justyna Galant

After the liberation of the Mykolaiv district in Ukraine from the Russian army last week, residents began to return to their homes with the hope of saving at least some of their possessions.

Today, November 18, We Celebrate St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Nov 18, 2022

St. Rose was born into a family with wealth and political connections August 29, 1769 in Grenoble, France. Her father, Pierre Francois Duchesne, was a lawyer, businessman, and prominent civic leader in Grenoble, while her mother, Rose Perier, was a member of a leading family from the Dauphine region.

Today, November 18, We Celebrate Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul

Nov 18, 2022

Saint Peter’s Basilica was originally built in 323 by the emperor Constantine.  The basilica was constructed over the tomb of Peter the Apostle, the Church’s first Pope.

Credit: Caritas Internationalis

Faith, Civil Entities Oppose Bill Gates’ “high-tech solutions” to Reduce Hunger in Africa

Nov 17, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

Faith and civil organizations focused on food sovereignty and justice worldwide have castigated Bill Gates for proposing “high-tech solutions” including genetic engineering, new breeding technologies, and digital agriculture to address the hunger crisis in Africa. 

Bishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes, appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Maputo in Mozambique on 15 November 2022. Credit: Archdiocese of Maputo

“It was a surprise”, Mozambican Coadjutor Archbishop-elect Says, Asks for Prayer

Nov 17, 2022

By ACI Africa Staff

The newly appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Mozambique’s Archdiocese of Maputo, Bishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes,  has described his appointment as a surprise and called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to pray for him. 

Members of the Joint Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape-Verde, and Guinea-Bissau (CESMCVGB) with authorities in Kolda, Senegal. Credit: Caritas Senegal

Catholic Bishops in West Africa Concerned about “high cost of living”, Call for Solidarity

Nov 17, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Catholic Bishops of the four-nation Conference in West Africa are concerned about the “high cost of living” in their respective countries.

The youth leadership during their annual general meeting in Bulawayo. Here they are seen posing for a picture with Archbishop Alex Thomas after mass at St. Mary’s Basilica. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catholic Youth in Zimbabwe Urged to “make good options” for the Good of the Church

Nov 17, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

An Archbishop in Zimbabwe has called on Catholic youth in the Southern African country to make good life choices “for the betterment of the whole Church”.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx and fellow bishops from Germany meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2022 | Vatican Media

German Bishops Meet With Pope Francis at the Vatican Amid Concern Over Synodal Way

Nov 17, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis received the German bishops at the Vatican on Thursday.

Press conference held by the Italian bishops' conference on Nov. 17, 2022, to present a national report on the protection of minors within Italy’s 226 Catholic dioceses. | YouTube Screenshot

Italian Bishops Release Report Evaluating Diocesan Efforts to Prevent Abuse

Nov 17, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Catholic bishops in Italy released a national report on Thursday evaluating the recent implementation of diocesan services to aid victims of abuse across the country. 

Today, November 17, We Celebrate St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Nov 17, 2022

On Nov. 17, the Catholic Church celebrates the life and example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, a medieval noblewoman who responded to personal tragedy by embracing St. Francis' ideals of poverty and service. A patron of secular Franciscans, she is especially beloved to Germans, as well as the faithful of her native Hungary. 

Some participants at the training workshop for Christian Stakeholders on skills and tools for raising public awareness on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria. Credit: Fr. George Ehusani

Catholic Leadership Entity in Nigeria Begins Christian Stakeholder Training in SGBV Fight

Nov 16, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

The  Lux Terra Leadership Foundation  on Tuesday, November 15, began the first in a series of training workshops for Christian Stakeholders on skills and tools for raising public awareness on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in the West African country.

Trócaire and CAFOD are on the ground in South Sudan providing assistance to families affected by climate change. Photo: Achuoth Deng/Trócaire.

Conflict, Climate Change Leaves South Sudan among “world’s hungriest countries”: Trócaire

Nov 16, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

Violent conflicts and climate change in South Sudan have contributed to the country being “consistently” ranked as one of the “world’s hungriest countries,” the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said.  

Bishop Janvier Kataka Luvete of Wamba Diocese in DR Congo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Plans Underway for Diocesan Peaceful March against Insecurity in Eastern DR Congo

Nov 16, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Plans are underway for a peaceful march against insecurity in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to be undertaken by the country’s Catholic Diocese of Wamba.

Logo Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC). Credit: Courtesy

“Make Christian Religious Education compulsory”: Catholic Priest in Uganda to Government

Nov 16, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The Executive Secretary of the Commission for Education of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has called on the government of the East African nation to make Christian Religious Education (CRE) compulsory at all secondary school levels in “church-founded schools” in the country.  

Pope Francis at the general audience, Nov. 16, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis’ Prayer Advice: Just be with Jesus "without ulterior motives"

Nov 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered advice on Wednesday for building “a more mature and more beautiful relationship with the Lord” through prayer.

Today, November 16, We Celebrate St. Joseph Moscati

Nov 16, 2022

On November 16, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Joseph Moscati, the first modern medical doctor to be canonized. Born on July 25, 1880 in Benevento, Italy, he lived out the Gospel through his position as a teacher and physician. 

Today, November 16, We Celebrate St. Gertrude the Great

Nov 16, 2022

On Nov. 16, the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of a distinguished medieval nun and writer in the Benedictine monastic tradition, Saint Gertrude of Helfta, better known as “St. Gertrude the Great.”

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Faith-based Entities Petition US to Include Nigeria among Countries of Particular Concern

Nov 15, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

Faith-based organizations with presence in Africa have petitioned the President of the United States of America (U.S.) to return Nigeria to the list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC), a watchlist of nations with the most horrific violations of religious freedom.

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Catholic Activists in Africa Decry Economic Crisis, Want Energy Taxes Suspended

Nov 15, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Catholic activists in Africa are calling on African governments to stop increasing the costs of energy and gasoline, noting that the increase is having critical effects of the people’s living conditions in what they describe as an already tough economic crisis.

Bishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes, appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Maputo in Mozambique on 15 November 2022. Credit: Archdiocese of Maputo

Pope Francis Appoints Coadjutor Archbishop for Mozambique’s Maputo Archdiocese

Nov 15, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Maputo in Mozambique.