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Pope Francis with participants in the meeting “Religions and Education: Towards a Global Compact on Education” at the Vatican, Oct. 5, 2021./ Vatican Media.

On World Teachers’ Day, Pope Francis Discusses Education with Faith Leaders at Vatican

Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain representatives gathered at the Vatican.

Today, October 5, We Celebrate St. Faustina, Virgin

On October 5, the church celebrates the Memorial of St. Mary Faustina Kowalska, virgin.

Fr. Paul Béré, delivering the inaugural lecture of the Sarpong Theological Lecture (STL) organized by the Arrupe Jesuit Institute (AJI) on 1 October 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Share “richness of our theology”: African Award-winning Priest at Inaugural Lecture

Catholics in Africa and beyond need to share the richness of African theology for a better understanding of this type of Christian theology, an African award-winning Priest has said. 

Logo of Caritas Sierra Leone. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Caritas Sierra Leone Seeking “speedy support to save lives” Following Slum Inferno

The development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in Sierra Leone is calling on the people of God in the West African nation to offer aid to dwellers of Kroo Bay slum on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, whose houses were razed in an inferno last month. 

A mass burial site at Genabe village, in Makurdi- Benue State where over 80 people who were killed following an attack on 1 January 2018 on the village were buried. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Makurdi

This is “ethnic Cleansing”, Catholic Bishop Says of Killings by Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria

The growing attacks reportedly by armed Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have left villages previously occupied by Christian farmers desolate, a Catholic Bishop has narrated, adding that the attacks suggest “an Ethnic cleansing agenda” in the West African country.

Late Alexandre José Maria Cardinal dos Santos with President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Mozambique’s President Mourns Cardinal Who “stood out for commitment to good of humanity”

The President of Mozambique has eulogized the country’s first Cardinal as a Catholic Church leader who was committed to the welfare of humanity.

Pope Francis addresses participants in the meeting ‘Faith and Science: Towards COP26’ at the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction, Oct. 4, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope, Faith Leaders Issue Carbon Emissions Appeal Ahead of UN Climate Change Conference

They signed the message in the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction.

Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina Estévez (1926-2021). Biblioteca (BCN) Congreso Nacional de Chile via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Pope Francis Mourns "self-sacrificing" Cardinal Who Announced Benedict XVI’s Election

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez died Oct. 3 at the age of 94.

Today, October 4, We Celebrate St. Francis of Assisi

On Oct. 4, Roman Catholics celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Italian deacon who brought renewal to the Church through his decision to follow Jesus' words as literally as possible.

A poster of the book titled “African Theology in 21st Century: A Call to Baraza” Credit: Pauline Publications Africa

Newly Launched Book Aims to Give Deeper Insight into Future of African Theology: Editor

Readers of a newly launched book are expected to gain deeper insight into the future of African Theology through “a baraza”, one of the editors of the book that is a tribute to an African scholar said at the book launch.

UCAP President, George Sunguh. Credit: George Sunguh

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to “consolidate resources to help in evangelization”

The leadership of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) is encouraging Catholic Journalists in Africa to “consolidate resources” that can foster the Church’s mission of evangelization.

A poster for the Marriage awareness week with a focus on Reconciliation in marriage. Credit: SACBC

Need for Spouses to Take “personal responsibility” Emphasized at Marriage Awareness Event

The need for spouses to take “personal responsibility” in their marriage relationship amid situations of misunderstanding has been underscored at the ongoing marriage awareness campaign.  

Participants at the Rome meeting for peace in the Central African Republic (CAR). Credit: Sant’Egidio Community

Rome-based Lay Catholic Association Facilitating “ceasefire, dialogue” in CAR

The Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has facilitated an agreement to end hostilities and pave the way for dialogue in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 3, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Greatness Not Found in Self-sufficiency But in “placing all our hope in the Father”: Pope

Pope Francis said that recognizing one’s own frailty allows for the possibility to discover that true strength comes from placing all one’s hope in the Lord.

Today, October 3, We Celebrate St. Mother Théodore Guérin

St. Théodore Guérin, SP, was born Anne-Therese Guerin at Etables, Brittany in France on October 2, 1798.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Closure of Places of Worship “ignores psychological, spiritual realities”: Bishops in Togo

A recent decision to close places of worship amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Togo did not take into consideration psychological, social and spiritual realities, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Nigerians are being killed not Christians”: Catholic Archbishop on Insecurity

The persistent insecurity in the West African nation of Nigeria is affecting Nigerians across religious groupings and tribe, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said.

Zambia's President Hakainde Hichilema addressing the UN Food Summit. Credit: Pan-African Visions

Caritas Zambia Lauds President for Committing to Food Security at UN Conference

The leadership of Caritas Zambia has lauded the country's President for committing to agricultural innovation and food security at the just concluded UN Food Systems Summit in New York, USA. 

Late Pastor Yohanna Shuaibu. Credit: CSW

Christian Foundation Calls for Investigations into Murder of Nigerian Church Leader

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, is calling upon the police force in Nigeria to go all out in ensuring the killers of a Pastor in the country’s Kano State are identified and prosecuted.

Pope Francis meets with Foi et Lumière members on Oct. 2, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis thanks Christian Disability Group for Witnessing to "the heart of the Gospel"

Pope Francis met with people with mental disabilities and their families on Saturday and thanked them for their witness to the Gospel.