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Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Ireland transferred to the Czech Republic. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Nigerian-born Apostolic Nuncio to Succeed Former Nuncio in Kenya, South Sudan in Czech

May 2, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Pope Francis has transferred Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo who has been serving as Apostolic Nuncio in Ireland to the Czech Republic where he is to succeed Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo.

Screengrab of Archbishop Anthony Muheria during the funeral of Late President Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki on Saturday, 30 April 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Late Kenya’s Third President Eulogized as Humble Leader with “respect for sacred places”

May 2, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The late third President of Kenya, Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki, was a humble leader with notable “respect for sacred places”, Archbishop Anthony Muheria said Saturday, April 30 during the Funeral Mass of the former Head of State who died on April 21 at the age of 90.

Bishop Francis Obafemi Adesina of Nigeria's Ijebu-Ode  Diocese. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Underscores Respect for Persons in End of Ramadan Message

May 2, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has emphasized the need for respect for persons among Muslims and Christians.

Pope Francis meets members of the International Federation of Catholic Pharmacists on May 2, 2022, in the Vatican's Santa Marta guesthouse. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Moves Meeting to Vatican Home Because of Painful Knee

May 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis, 85, has been suffering from an inflamed ligament.

Today, May 2, We Celebrate St. Athanasius, doctor of the Church

May 2, 2022

Catholics honor St. Athanasius on May 2. The fourth century bishop is known as “the father of orthodoxy” for his absolute dedication to the doctrine of Christ's divinity.

Bishop Anthony Pascal Rebello of Botswana’s Francistown Diocese who was  “badly injured” following an attacked by robbers on the night of Friday, April 29. Credit: Francistown Diocese /Facebook

Catholic Bishop in Botswana “badly injured, still weak” after Attack by Robbers

May 1, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The Catholic Bishop of Botswana’s Francistown Diocese is reported to have been “badly injured” following an attacked by robbers the night of Friday, April 29.

Some of the suspects leave the court after the April 29 ruling. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Priest in Malawi among Suspects Found Guilty of Murder of Man with Albinism

May 1, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

A Catholic Priest is among 12 suspects found guilty in the case of the abduction and murder of 22-year-old Malawian man with albinism, Mcdonald Masambuka.

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Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Directs “a more vigorous May devotion” to Mary for Peace

May 1, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese has directed the people of God under his pastoral care to “a more vigorous May devotion to the mother of Jesus” for an end to violent conflicts globally and in the West African nation.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya (right) and Bishop Alain Phillippe Mbarga (left). Credit: NECC

Newly Elected President of Cameroon Bishops’ Conference Says Mandate “is to seek peace”

May 1, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who was elected President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) Saturday, April 30 has said his three-year mandate involves working toward lasting peace in the Central Africa nation.

Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Weeps at Ukraine Suffering, Calls for Daily Rosary for Peace

May 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis has again lamented the suffering caused by the invasion of Ukraine and encouraged the faithful to pray a rosary every day for peace.

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Christians with "empty nets" Must Return to Jesus, Pope Francis Says

May 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

"Brothers, sisters, when our nets are empty in life, it is not the time to feel sorry for ourselves, to have fun, to return to old pastimes."

Today, May 1, is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 1, 2022

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.

Some members of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC). Credit: SSCC

Church Leaders in South Sudan Recommit to Working for “peace, justice” Through Action Plan

Apr 30, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

Members of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) have, in a collective statement, made known their recommitment “to continue working for peace and justice” in the East-Central African country through the Action Plan for Peace (APP).

Some basic food items. Credit: JENA

African Governments Must Act to Address Food Insecurity, Soaring Prices: Jesuit Department

Apr 30, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

Officials of an entity of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) are calling on African governments to take action to address the challenge of food insecurity and the rising prices of foodstuff. 

Christian leaders in Nigerian State Decry Government Indifference to Train Attack Victims

Apr 30, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have expressed disappointment at the way their country’s government seems indifferent to the plight of the victims of the March 28 Abuja-Kaduna train attack. 

Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo welcomed at St. Paul's Major Seminary in Juba Friday, 22 April 2022 ahead of his episcopal ordination scheduled for May 15. Credit: Ori Sabasio Okumu/Facebook

“Let’s build Church in love, forgiveness”: South Sudanese Bishop-elect ahead of Ordination

Apr 30, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan, Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, has called upon the people of God in the East-Central African nation to work together and be part of the Church that fosters “love and forgiveness”.

Pope Francis greets Catholic bishops on a pilgrimage from Slovakia to Rome on April 30, 2022. Vatican Media

"The doctor has told me not to walk": Pope Francis

Apr 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“It is a humiliation, but I offer it for your country,” Pope Francis told pilgrims from Slovakia.

Bishop Santo Loku Pio Doggale. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop in South Sudan Urges Government to Implement Policies “to end youth unemployment”

Apr 30, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

The Auxiliary Bishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has called on the government to work toward implementing “proper laws and policies” that will contribute to ending massive youth unemployment in the East-Central African nation.

Today, April 30, We Celebrate Saint Pius V, Pope

Apr 30, 2022

St. Pius V was born Michele Ghislieri in 1504 to poor parents of noble lineage at Bosco, near Alexandria, Lombardy on January 17, 1504.

Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando. Credit: Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando

Revise “traditional roles” to Align with “emerging issues”: Kenyan Nun to Women Religious

Apr 29, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

A Catholic Nun in Kenya has called on members of various female Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life to consider revising their “traditional roles” so that they are aligned with “emerging issues”.