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Officials at Stella Maris in the Kenya's Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa led by their Director, Fr. John Webotsa (second from left) pose with fishers at Vanga, a fishing village located at the country's border with Tanzania. A government official from the country's fisheries department (right) looks on. Credit: Fr. John Webotsa/ Stella Maris Mombasa /

Plans Underway to Develop Online Communication Tool for Seafarers in Kenyan Archdiocese

The Apostleship of the Sea in Kenya’s Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa plans to develop, in collaboration with other stakeholders, an online communication tool in the country’s maritime sector to keep those who work at sea in touch with their families.

Msgr. Peter Nworie Chukwu appointed Bishop of Nigeria's Abakaliki/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop for Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Nworie Chukwu as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki in Nigeria.

Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, pictured on July 5, 2021, as Pope Francis convalesces after a surgery./ Courtney Mares/CNA. /

Pope Francis Recovering in Same Hospital Room Where St. John Paul II Was Treated

Pope Francis is recovering from his colon surgery this week in the same hospital room where John Paul II was treated throughout his pontificate.

Bishop José Luis Ponce de León of Eswatini’s Catholic Diocese of Manzini/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishop in Eswatini Calls for Prayers to Break Ongoing “cycle of violence”

The Bishop for Eswatini’s Catholic Diocese of Manzini, José Luis Ponce de León, has called on the people of God in the Southern African country to pray for the gift of wisdom and courage to break the ongoing wave of violence and protests.

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall./ © L’Osservatore Romano /

Benedict XVI Praying ‘fervently’ for Pope Francis’ Recovery From Surgery

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is praying for Pope Francis after he underwent intestinal surgery on Sunday.

Today, July 6, We Celebrate St. Maria Goretti

July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy for all Christians.

Fr. Peterson Ndegwa appointed Ambassador of Clean Content by the Kenya Film and Clarification Board (KFCB). Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Kenyan Priest Appointed Clean Content Ambassador Plans to Increase Awareness in Schools

A Kenyan Catholic Priest who was recently appointed as a clean content ambassador for the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) in the country’s Central region has said he will create public awareness about the creation and consumption of clean content among school going children.

Archbishop-elect Franklyn Atese Nubuasah (left), Msgr. Anthony Pascal Rebello (right) and Msgr. Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube (center)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

New Bishops for Dioceses in Botswana, Zimbabwe Appointed, Bishop in Botswana Elevated

Pope Francis has appointed Local Ordinaries for the Dioceses of Hwange in Zimbabwe and Francistown in Botswana.

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Catholic Church in Eswatini Blames Failures of Country’s Elites for Growing Violence

The Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) in Eswatini’s Catholic Diocese of Manzini has blamed the ongoing protests and violence in the Southern African nation on the failure of the country’s leadership to engage with the citizens on the issues that affect the people.

Sisters of Our Lady of Schönstatt who are serving in Burundi’s Catholic Diocese of Muyinga have decided to build a pastoral centre where the group meetings, retreats, workshops and other events can be held. Credit: ACN /

Catholic Charity Reaches Out to Sisters in Burundi Facing Eviction from Premises

Three Sisters of Our Lady of Schönstatt who are serving in Burundi’s Catholic Diocese of Muyinga risk being evicted from their premises at a private property and are in urgent need of help to build their community elsewhere.

Pope Francis attends a Prayer Meeting for Peace in Rome's Piazza del Campidoglio Oct. 20, 2020./ Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis to Spend Week Recovering in Hospital after Intestinal Surgery

Pope Francis is expected to spend the next week in hospital as he recovers from intestinal surgery, according to the Vatican.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Dabi Parish of Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook /

Nigerian Youths Resort to Emigration after They “feel unappreciated at home”: Archbishop

Nigerian youths who have relocated to other countries have done so because they feel unappreciated in their native country, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said. 

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

“Church must remain moral light, guide” amid Fractured African Politics: Nigerian Bishop

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has, at a webinar, emphasized the need for Church leaders in Africa, to be the “the moral compass”, guiding politicians on morality amid fractured politics. 

Today, July 5, We Celebrate St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

On July 5, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria. A renowned preacher and promoter of Eucharistic adoration, he founded the order of priests now known as the Barnabites.

Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya/ Credit: Courtesy photo /

Appeal for Prayers, Speedy Recovery of Congolese Cardinal Currently in “critical state”

Prayers are being sought in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the speedy recovery of the Archbishop emeritus of Kinshasa Archdiocese who is said to be in “a critical state.”

Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare, during Holy Mass with natives of Rumbek Diocese residing in Nairobi on Sunday, 27 June 2021/ Credit: Courtesy photo /

South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese Initiates Common Prayer for Recovery, Healing of Bishop-elect

The leadership of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has initiated a common prayer for the recovery and healing of Msgr. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect of the South Sudanese Diocese.

Some members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Decry Military Brutality, Urge Independent Inquiry into Assaults

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have condemned the alleged use of excessive force by the country’s military on some residents of Wa town in Upper West Region within the Catholic Diocese of Wa.

New graduate nurses and midwives from South Sudan's Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI). Credit: Courtesy Photo /

New Graduate Nurses, Midwives in South Sudan Urged to Manifest Humility in Daily Duties

New graduate nurses and midwives in South Sudan have been urged to manifest humility in their daily duties as they attend to patients.  

Pope Francis stands outside a car during the general audience June 30, 2021./ Pablo Esparza/CNA. /

Pope Francis to Undergo Surgery on Colon for Diverticulitis, an Intestines Infection

Pope Francis has “reacted well” to a surgery he underwent at a Rome hospital Sunday to relieve stricture of the colon caused by diverticulitis, the Holy See Press Office stated.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with members of the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN)/ Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook /

Catholic Doctors in Nigeria Encouraged to “be part of the solution to the problem of pain”

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has encouraged members of the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN) to take their profession as a vocation and be part of the solution to pain in society by being at humanity’s service.