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Map showing the 11 feeder roads under construction in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. / Tombura-Yambio Diocese

South Sudanese Bishop Launches Multiple Feeder Roads, Says Hundreds of Thousands to Profit

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese recently launched 11 feeder roads in his episcopal see, which, he said, would benefit hundreds of thousands when completed.

The headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in DR Congo / Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Present Roadmap for 2023 General Elections

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have unveiled the roadmap for the General elections slated to take place in 2023.

Women, men, and children crowded on a canter in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado / Aid to the Church in Need

International Catholic Charity Facilitating Counselling of Mozambique’s Violence Victims

The Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reached out to the victims of violence in Mozambique who have been traumatized by the various kinds of atrocities they are facing owing to the ongoing insurgency in their country.

Flag of Zimbabwe / Public Domain

Zimbabwean Cleric Urges Christian Leaders to Defend Community Members Risking Eviction

A Priest ministering in Zimbabwe is calling on Christian leaders in the Southern African nation to stand with and defend members of the Chilonga community who are at risk of being evicted from their ancestral land by the government. 

Today, Sunday, March 21, We Celebrate St. Nicholas of Flue

Today, the universal church celebrates the feast of St. Nicholas of Flue. During his lifetime, the Swiss saint had 10 children, became a hermit and later prevented a civil war.

Logo of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) / KCCB

Bishops in Kenya Encourage Broadcast, Livestreaming of Holy Week’s Liturgical Celebrations

Amid restrictions placed on the number of congregants during public worship in Kenya, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have encouraged the broadcast of the Holy Week’s liturgical celebrations on various media, including livestreaming. 

King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBekhuzulu  of the Zulu Kingdom / Courtesy Photo

South African Bishop Mourns Traditional King, Says He “respected Catholic Church"

A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has eulogized king Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, the traditional leader of the Zulu people, as an approachable man “who respected the Catholic Church." 

Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Mozambique's Archdiocese of Maputo / Courtesy Photo

Ban on Public Worship in Mozambique amid COVID-19 Causing “much greater” Damage: Prelate

An Archbishop in Mozambique has, in a statement, expressed concerns about the ban placed on public worship in the Southern African nation saying the measure taken against the prevention of COVID-19 is causing “much greater” damage to society. 

La Salle School in South Suda's Catholic Diocese of Rumbek / Vatican Media

Why South Sudanese Children are Safer in School Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Closure of schools in South Sudan owing to COVID-19 has exposed children in the East-Central African nation to numerous societal dangers, the head of a Catholic school in the country has said, noting that the children are safer in schools, coronavirus pandemic notwithstanding.

Cardinal Peter Turkson Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA /

Two Cardinals Uphold Vatican Statement on Same-sex Unions

Two cardinals on Thursday upheld the Vatican’s recent statement that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions.

Today, March 20, We Celebrate St. Herbert

Not much is known about the life of St. Herbert, other than he was a Hermit of England and a good friend of St. Cuthbert. 

The newly ordained Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese, Wilybard Lagho / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB)

Emulate St. Joseph in your Episcopal Ministry, Nuncio in Kenya tells Newly Ordained Bishop

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has told the newly ordained Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese to emulate St. Joseph in his episcopal ministry.

The late President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania /

Church in Eastern Africa Remembers Late Tanzania’s President for Faith, Servant Leadership

The Church in Eastern Africa is eulogizing the late President John Pombe Magufuli whose death was announced Wednesday, March 17, as a man of strong faith in God who manifested servant leadership, dedicating his presidency to the service of Tanzanians.

South Africa's Wilfrid Cardinal Napier of the Archdiocese of Durban during the Solemnity of St. Joseph Spouse of Mary Mother of God. / Parish of St. Joseph, Morningside

Our “Josephs” Not Playing Their Roles, South Africa’s Cardinal on Solemnity of St. Joseph

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese has said that the abuse in society can partly be blamed on men he refers to as the “modern Josephs” who, he further says, are not playing the role for which they were created.

The Bishop-elect of DR Congo's Boma Diocese, Mons. José-Claude Mbimbi Mbamba / National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO)

Major Seminary Rector Appointed Bishop of DR Congo’s Boma Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed the Rector of Abbé Ngidi Major Seminary for Philosophy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mons. José-Claude Mbimbi Mbamba, as the Bishop of the country’s Boma Diocese.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta May 1, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Prays St. Joseph Will Help Young Adults Find Their Vocations

Pope Francis has said that St. Joseph is a model for all vocations and he prays the saint will help young people discern the vocation God is calling them to.

Students of the Don Bosco High School in Nkhotakota, Malawi get good drinking water thanks to a new borehole funded by the Salesian Missions through the ‘Clean Water Initiative’. / Salesian Missions

Salesians Facilitating Scholarships, Clean Water Access for Students in Cameroon, Malawi

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are facilitating education scholarships and clean water access to needy students in Cameroon and Malawi.

Today, March 19, We Celebrate St. Joseph

St. Joseph is honored with feast days throughout the Liturgical Year. This feast encourages us to look at Joseph's role as husband and head of the Holy Family.

Fr. Harrison Egwuenu who was kidnapped Monday, March 15 in Nigeria's Warri Diocese. / Courtesy Photo

Appeal for Prayers, Speedy, Safe Release of Nigerian Catholic Priest Kidnapped March 15

Prayers are being sought in Nigeria’s Warri Diocese for the safe and “speedy release” of the member of the Clergy who was abducted Monday, March 15.

Women and children at a camp in Pemba / Denis Hurley Peace Institute of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference.

Southern African Bishops Create Humanitarian Desk in Mozambique to Address Growing Crisis

In an attempt to describe the humanitarian crisis in Mozambique, Johan Viljoen who works with the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) recalls a particular heart wrenching image that summed up the Darfur hunger crisis.