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Today, October 2, We Celebrate The Guardian Angels

The truth that each and every human soul has a Guardian Angel who protects us from both spiritual and physical evil has been shown throughout the Old Testament, and is made very clear in the New.

Late Alexandre José Maria Cardinal dos Santos in an interview with Sheila Pires. Credit: Sheila Pires

Mozambique’s First Cardinal Eulogized as “a man dedicated to communion and collegiality”

The first Cardinal in Mozambique who died Wednesday, September 29 has been eulogized as a Catholic Church leader who was committed to the communion of the people of God and who fostered collaboration with other Church leaders.

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Nigeria's Independence Anniversary “a mixed bag of praise and pain”: Catholic Bishop

The 61st independence anniversary of the West African nation of Nigeria is being observed with mixed feelings of “praise and pain”, a Nigerian Catholic Bishop has said.

Participants of the Economy of Francesco Africa Hub Regional Meeting. Credit: ACI Africa

Two-day Youth Gathering in Nairobi Discussed Future of African Economies: Jesuit Priest

The future of the economy in various African nations has been at the center of a two-day youth forum organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

A poster announcing the Sarpong Theological Lecture (STL) scheduled to take place on Friday, 1 October 2021. Credit: Arrupe Jesuit Institute (AJI)

Planned Jesuit Inaugural Theological Lecture in Ghana to “celebrate our living legends”

Honoring and celebrating living legends who shaped theology in Africa is expected to be the focus of a virtual biennial event that is organized by the Arrupe Jesuit Institute (AJI), a Ghana-based social justice centre of the Jesuit North-West Africa Province.

Ratzinger Prize winners Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger, left, and Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz. Bistum Münster.

Old Testament Expert and Philosopher from Germany Win 2021 Ratzinger Prize

Pope Francis will present the award on Nov. 13.

Archbishop Valerian Okeke of Onitsha Archdiocese, Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province Plan Monthlong Prayer ahead of State Elections

The people of God in Nigeria’s Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, which covers Anambra State, are expected to take part in a monthlong prayer initiative ahead of the November gubernatorial elections in the Nigerian State. 

YOWICAN Chairman, Belusochukwu Enwere (right) holding a copy of the Bible and the National President of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organization, Sani Suleiman (left) holding a copy of the Coran. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Planned Christian, Muslim Youth Summit in Nigeria to “explore peace, unity challenges”

The planned Peace, Unity and National Integration Summit under the auspices of the Christian and Muslim youth leaders in Nigeria is expected to explore challenges to peace and unity in the West African Nation

Today, October 1, We Celebrate St. Therese of the Child Jesus

On October 1, Catholics around the world honor the life of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, or St. Thérèse of Lisieux on her feast day.  St. Thérèse was born January 2, 1873 in Alençon, France to pious parents, both of whom are scheduled to be canonized in October 2016.

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria's Lagos Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Marking Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary Despite Anomalies “a miracle of sorts”: Prelate

Marking 61 years since Nigeria gained independence is “a miracle of sorts,” a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said ahead of the Friday, October 1 event.

Bishop Luzizila Kiala (left) of Angola’s appointed Archbishop of Angola's Malanje Archdiocese and  Antoine Cardinal Kambanda (right) of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese named a member to the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education. Credit: Courtesy Photo

New Archbishop in Angola Appointed, Rwandan Cardinal Named Member to Holy See Entity

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Luzizila Kiala of Angola’s Sumbe Diocese as the new Archbishop of the country’s Malanje Archdiocese and named Antoine Cardinal Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese as a member to the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education.

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Priests, Religious in Predicament amid Ethnic Skirmishes in South Sudan: Catholic Bishop

Members of the Clergy, women and men Religious and other Church personnel in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) are in a predicament amid ongoing tribal skirmishes, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese has said, regrating the fact that the violence seems to have “taken the direction of negative ethnicity.”

Deputy leader Aminata Kamara, pictured with her three daughters, has become a role model for the women of Konta Bana in Sierra Leone. Credit: Trócaire

Election of Female at Sierra Leone’s Village Leadership Hailed as Gender Equality Stride

The election of a woman to a village leadership position in Sierra Leon has been hailed as a significant stride in gender equality in the West African country.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pray that "every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization": Pope Francis

He said: “Jesus asks us all ... to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?”

The bronze statue of St. Peter inside St. Peter’s Basilica. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Limited In-person Attendance at 2022 World Meeting of Families Due to COVID-19

The meeting will be held in Rome on June 22-26, 2022.

Today, September 30, We Celebrate St. Jerome

Saint Jerome, the priest, monk and Doctor of the Church renowned for his extraordinary depth of learning and translations of the Bible into Latin in the Vulgate, is celebrated by the Church with his memorial today, September 30.

Kaduna State. Credit: CSW

Attack in Nigeria’s Kaduna State “a massacre against natives”: Catholic Priest

A Catholic Priest in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna has described the Sunday, September 26 attack in the country’s Kaduna state as “a massacre” and one of the worst attacks against innocent Christians in the embattled Nigerian State.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone Faults Harsh COVID-19 Restrictions, Says Ebola Was Worse

The Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has faulted the COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed on places of worship in the West African country, saying that most of the restrictions were unnecessary and denied the people the religious encounter at the time they needed it the most.

Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of the Catholic Diocese of Aliwal in South Africa. Credit: Diocese of Aliwal

South African Diocese Embarks on Synod on Synodality Pre-Meetings ahead of Official Launch

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese has, in a pastoral letter, announced pre-synod meetings in his Episcopal See to deliberate on Synod on Synodality ahead of its solemn opening in each particular Church planned for October 17.

Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders Caution Kenyans against Political Gatherings amid COVID-19

Members of the Interfaith Council on COVID-19 in Kenya are urging citizens of the East African nation to keep off political gatherings which are potential spreaders of the coronavirus.