Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by the Tuesday, September 12 deadly floods that, according to media reports, have resulted in the death of at least 2,000 people, with up to 10,000 reported missing in the North African country’s city of Derna.
Catholic activists in Africa under their umbrella organization, CitizenGO Africa, are calling on the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for the Ministry of Education (MoE) in Kenya to ban a primary school textbook that they say seeks to foster “premature sexualization” of school-going children in the East African nation.
Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have urged the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to “individually and collectively” work towards lasting peace as the country marks its New Year on Tuesday, September 12.
The Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington DC in the U.S. has underscored the value of love in healing and mending broken relationships.
Cardinal-elect Víctor Manuel Fernández, who is poised to take up his position as the head of the Vatican’s chief doctrinal office in the coming days, has signaled an openness to theological debates, saying they help deepen the Church’s understanding of the Gospel.
Blessed Apollinaris was born in Old Castile, Spain where he joined the Franciscan order. He was sent to Japan to head the Japanese Franciscan mission in 1614, the year that the new Japanese shogun had instituted a nationwide ban on Christianity and declared being a Christian a capital offense.
The humanitarian arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Rabat, Caritas Rabat, is providing assistance to victims of the September 8 deadly earthquake in Morocco that, according to media reports, has left at least 2,000 people dead, and caused widespread damage in and around the Northern African nation’s city of Marrakesh.
The admission of the African Union (AU) to the Group of Twenty, the intergovernmental forum comprising 19 sovereign countries, the European Union (EU) popularly known as the G20, mirrors Pope Francis’ appeal for global justice, an African member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has said.
Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has urged the newly Consecrated Auxiliary Bishops of Kinshasa Archdiocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to “denounce evil” fearlessly during their Episcopal Ministry.
The outgoing Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria has described his six years of diplomatic service in the West African nation of Nigeria as “unforgettable”.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have eulogized the late South African politician and Zulu Prince, Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi as a “committed Christian.”
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has urged the people of God in the West African nation to address the “real problems” they face, and cautioned against the use of religion to foster a culture of violence in the country.
Pope Francis expressed solidarity with the people of Morocco on Sunday in the wake of that country’s devastating earthquake and offered his prayers for material help in response to the tragedy and the charity group pledging to help distribute it.
Michael Maurice Cardinal Otunga spent his final days, old and frail, committed to prayer in a home for the elderly people in Kenya.
St. Jean Gabriel was born in Puech, France, on January 6th, 1802, to a pious family of eight children.
Joining and living Religious and Priestly Life is not to be compared to a sport competition that involves medals for the best performers, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has said.
The Cameroonian government has put in place the system of “divide and rule”, which makes attempts by the country’s military to overthrow President Paul Biya impossible, a Catholic peace entity has said, allaying fears of “a possible coup” in the Central African nation.
Bishop Joseph-Bernard Likolo Bokal’Etumba of the Catholic Diocese of Lisala in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has urged the electorate in the Central African nation to exercise “greater vigilance” ahead of the country’s general elections scheduled for December 20.
A Catholic Priest in Nigeria is urging authorities in the West African nation to be more strategic in addressing insurgency in the country, and not to only rely on the military approach.
To dialogue with someone who has wronged us is a process that requires “real courage,” Pope Francis said Sunday, reflecting on the theme of “fraternal correction.”