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Fr. Limukani Ndlovu of Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Politicians Should Emulate Jesus in Leadership Regardless of Background: Zimbabwean Priest

Apr 29, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo has urged politicians to emulate Christ’s leadership by being faithful to the laws of their countries irrespective of “their Christian religious background”.

Official logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Vatican Media

Forum of Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Based on “search for communion”: Official

Apr 29, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The forum of the Catholic Bishops called The Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) is founded on a “search for communion”, an official of the nine-nation entity has said.

Doctor Tom Catena is a Catholic physician and missionary who serves the people in the Nuba Mountains, in a contested region between Sudan and South Sudan. African Mission Healthcare

This Catholic Doctor Provides Care for 1 Million People in Sudan, South Sudan

Apr 29, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Sudan and South Sudan are countries currently facing several hardships. After the military staged a coup in Sudan six months ago, the country remains in political and economic turmoil. Its neighbor, South Sudan, faces severe food shortages and a rise in violence.

Pope Francis meets members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors at the Vatican, April 29, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Asks for Annual Report on Church’s Efforts to Prevent Abuse

Apr 29, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pontiff was addressing the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Pope Francis meets participants in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences’ plenary meeting at the Vatican, April 29, 2022. Vatican Media.

All Countries Should Promote Family-friendly Policies: Pope Francis

Apr 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was addressing members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

Today, April 29, We Celebrate St. Catherine of Siena

Apr 29, 2022

St. Catherine was a third-order Dominican, peacemaker and counselor to the Pope. She singlehandedly ended the Avignon exile of the successors of Peter in the 14th century.

Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga at the 65th anniversary of the Catholic University of Congo (UCC), in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: UCC

Cardinal in CAR Advocates for Interreligious Dialogue, Says “indispensable path to peace”

Apr 28, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

At an international colloquium marking the 65th anniversary of the Catholic University of Congo (UCC), in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Cardinal in the Central African Republic (CAR) has underscored the importance of interreligious dialogue in peace building.

George Sunguh. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Journalist Says He’s “honored to serve” on Synod Communication Commission

Apr 28, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

A Kenyan Catholic journalist who, earlier this week, was officially notified about his appointment as member of the Vatican’s Communication Commission of the Synod of Bishops has said he is “honored and privileged” to serve the Universal Church.

A poster announcing the 28 April 2022 webinar. Credit: ACWECA

Synod on Synodality Offering "opportunity to share fruits of discernment”: Nun in Zambia

Apr 28, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offers room for discernment and “an opportunity to share the fruits of the discernment”, a Catholic Nun has said.

Fr. Augustin Germain Messomo Ateba. Credit: UCAC

Church “committed to caring for human life” Through Education: Catholic Priest

Apr 28, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The Church is “committed to caring for human life” through initiatives in formal education, a Catholic Priest serving at the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) has said.

Pope Francis meets members of the Papal Foundation in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, April 28, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Thanks Papal Foundation for Aid to Ukraine

Apr 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that the foundation brings ‘love, hope, and mercy’ to those it supports.

Credit: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Christian Entity Lauds Legalization of Hundreds of Churches in Egypt

Apr 28, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

The Egyptian government had granted legal status to 239 churches and other places of worship in the country, a move that Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) terms as a great improvement on the situation of Egypt’s Christian community.

Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese. Credit: Nsukka Diocese

Nigerian Catholic Bishop Urges Parents to Embrace Sacrifice, Foster “stability of family”

Apr 28, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

A stable society is a product of stable families, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese in Nigeria has said, and called upon parents to embrace sacrifice as they bring up their children. 

Today, April 28, We Celebrate St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

Apr 28, 2022

On April 28, the universal Church celebrates the feast day of Louis-Marie de Monfort, a 17th century saint who is revered for his intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Teams from  the Association of Consecrated Women in East and Central Africa (ACWECA), Strathmore University and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation pose for a group photo at that launch of the Sisters Blended Value Project in Kenya
Credit: Association of Consecrated Women in East and Central Africa

Pray and Work, Catholic Sisters in Africa Told, Urged to Grow Social Enterprises

Apr 27, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Members of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been told to devise ways to sustain their respective Congregations by working hard to also make a living, much as they devote their time to prayer.

Pope Francis with South Sudanese leaders in the Vatican. Credit: Vatican Media

Strive to End Violence “ahead of visit by Holy Father”: Ecumenical Official in South Sudan

Apr 27, 2022

By Patrick Juma Wani

An ecumenical official with the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) is advocating for an end to violence in the East-Central African nation as the country prepares to host Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland.

Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga during the press conference in CAR's capital Bangui 5 October 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Bangui

Start of War Crime Trials to Mark “an end to impunity”: Cardinal in CAR

Apr 27, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The Cardinal in the Central African Republic (CAR) has said that trials of individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed since 2003 by the country’s Special Criminal Court (SCC) is expected to mark an end to impunity.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with a group of Christians at Divine Mercy Pastoral area of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Involve Women in “policy-making strategies” about Insecurity: Archbishop in Nigeria

Apr 27, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

Women need to be involved in the “policy making strategies” about insecurity and other vices that Nigeria is grappling with, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Tells General Audience Pilgrims His Knee "still not healing"

Apr 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The 85-year-old pope canceled his engagements the day before the audience due to knee pain.

Credit: CSW

Christian Entity Condemns Sentencing of Pastor in Sudan, Says “deplorable injustice”

Apr 27, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

A Sudanese Court has sentenced a Pastor to one month’s imprisonment for “disturbing peace”, a decision that the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has condemned and described as “deplorable injustice.”