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Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, the representative of the Holy Father in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy photo

Christ-centeredness, Altruism Sustain Eucharistic Nature of Church: Nuncio in Nigeria

Nov 15, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria has emphasized the need for Catholics to build their lives on the person of Jesus Christ and to be guided by the spirit of altruism, saying that Christ-centeredness and having concerns for the wellbeing of others sustain the Eucharistic nature of the Church.

The visit of the German bishops to Rome in November 2022 began with a Holy Mass in the grottoes of St. Peter's Basilica. | German Bishops' Conference/Matthias Kopp

"Truly not an easy task": German Bishops Begin Talks in Rome amid Synodal Way Concerns

Nov 15, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Amid ongoing concerns over the German Synodal Way, the president of the German Bishops’ Conference on Monday at the Vatican said unity and renewal in the Catholic Church was “truly not an easy task.”

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Catholic Project Volunteer for Sierra Loene’s Ebola Survivors Recounts Ordeal with Scourge

Nov 15, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Sometime in 2014, as Sierra Leone was healing from the devastation of the civil war that had ravished the entire country, another disaster struck, Ebola.

Today, November 15, We Celebrate St. Albert the Great

Nov 15, 2022

St. Albert the Great is a Doctor of the Church and the patron saint of scientists. The native German joined the newly formed Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in the early 13th century. 

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Synod Inspires “new energy in Church’s pastoral communication” in Africa: Catholic Bishop

Nov 14, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality is inspiring a new “energy in the Church’s pastoral communication apostolate” across the African continent, a Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has said.

Mary Brima, a beneficiary of the Caritas Freetown -Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) project for victims of Sexual and Gender-Based violence during an interview with ACI Africa. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Empowering Women to Tame Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone

Nov 14, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

Two years ago, Mary Brima decided to leave her husband who had abused her for seven years. It was her second marriage after her husband and her only son were killed in the 11-year Sierra Leonean civil war that ended in 2002.

In Sudan, St. Joseph Vocational Training Center offers students the opportunity to have hands-on learning in renewable energy. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Day of Poor, Salesians Highlight Social Initiatives for Africa’s Vulnerable Youth

Nov 14, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

On the annual event of the World Day of the Poor marked November 13, the leadership of the U.S—based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has highlighted social initiatives for vulnerable youth across the globe, including Africa.

Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa during Holy Mass to mark the Golden Jubilee of St. Mary’s National Major Seminary, Ggaba, in Uganda . Credit: UEC

Catholic Bishop in Uganda Hails National Seminary for Forming “pastorally minded Priests”

Nov 14, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

52-year-old St. Mary’s National Major Seminary, Ggaba, in Uganda has been hailed for realizing the formation of the “pastorally minded Priests”.

Pope Francis receives a hug from a child during lunch on the World Day of the Poor Nov. 13, 2022. | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Shares Meal with the Poor

Nov 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis had lunch with around 1,300 poor from Rome on Sunday.

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Zambian Civil Societies Recommend Regular Monitoring of Government Projects

Nov 14, 2022

By Magdalene Kahiu

Officials of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance and the Zambia Tax Platform have recommended regular evaluation of government projects in the Southern African nation.

Today, November 14, We Celebrate Blessed John Licci

Nov 14, 2022

John Licci is one of the longest living holy men of the Church. His 111 years on this earth in a small town near Palermo, Sicily, were filled with many miracles. His mother died during childbirth, and his father was a poor peasant who had to work the fields, and so was forced to leave John alone as an infant.

Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles of the Archdiocese of Freetown during the interview with ACI Africa at his office in Freetown. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Archbishop of Freetown Lauds Steady Growth of Catholic Church in Sierra Leone

Nov 13, 2022

By Agnes Aineah

The Catholic Church in Sierra Leone is gradually moving towards a “locally-led” Church, the Local Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Freetown has said, acknowledging the steady growth of Parishes in the West African nation where the biggest percentage of believers are Muslims.

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Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese to Launch Year of Eucharist on Christ the King Solemnity

Nov 13, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

The Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon is set to launch the Year of the Eucharist on the Solemnity of Christ the King, Sunday, November 20.

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) at their annual Plenary Assembly. Credit: GCBC

Issues of Concern Catholic Bishops in Ghana Want Addressed for Country’s Progress

Nov 13, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have outlined various issues affecting the West African nation, which they want addressed to realize some progress in the country. 

Archbishop Jean-Sylvain Emien Mambé, appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea on 12 November 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Apostolic Nuncio in Mali to Represent Holy Father in Neighboring Guinea

Nov 13, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Pope Francis has appointed the Apostolic Nuncio in Mali, Archbishop Jean-Sylvain Emien Mambé, as his representative in the neighboring West African nation of Guinea.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the World Day of the Poor 13 November 2022. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: "Light candles of hope in the midst of darkness"

Nov 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to not be brought down by the “doom and gloom” of the world, but to witness to the joy of the Gospel through service to those in need.

Today, November 13, We Celebrate St. Frances Cabrini

Nov 13, 2022

On November 13, the universal Church honors St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, an Italian missionary who spent much of her life working with Italian immigrants in the United States. Mother Cabrini, who had a deathly fear of water and drowning, crossed the Atlantic Ocean more than 30 times in service of the Church and the people she was serving.  

A poster announcing the National Pastoral Congress in Nigeria. Credit: CBCN

Listening, “a necessary prerequisite for faith development”: Catholic Bishops in Nigeria

Nov 12, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have emphasized the need to foster the virtue of listening in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality describing the practice as “a necessary prerequisite for faith development”.

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Traditional Leader in Nigeria Calls on Church “to expose” Vices against Persons, Groups

Nov 12, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The traditional ruler of the Benin Kingdom in Nigeria is calling on the leadership of Catholic Church in the West African nation to speak out against all vices against individual persons and groups in the country.

Jolivia is one of the few girls training to be a mechaninc in JRS's vocational centre in Bambari, Central African Republic. Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity Realizing Partnerships “to enhance livelihood opportunities” for CAR’s Youth

Nov 12, 2022

By Silas Isenjia

The international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is realizing partnerships aimed at enhancing “livelihood opportunities” and fostering peace among the youth in the Central African Republic (CAR).