This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church.
Born in Villa Santa Maria, Italy on October 13, 1563, Francis Caracciolo was given the name Ascanio at his baptism. His mother was a relative of St. Thomas Aquinas. He lived a virtuous life as a youth and seemed inclined towards a religious vocation.
The Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan is organizing a 400-km walk involving young people to participate in the ecumenical visit that is part of Pope Francis’ two-African-nation pastoral visit.
Catholic Bishops in Kenya have pledged to start sharing weekly messages in what is to be called “Bishops' Sunday message” aimed at fostering evangelizing in the East African nation.
Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai of the Catholic Diocese of Yendi in Ghana and appointed his successor.
The June 2-3 international meeting on ecology in the capital city of Sweden, Stockholm, dubbed “Stockholm+50” needs to facilitate the achievement of “more serious collective action” on environmental matters including “lifestyle changes”, an African Catholic Priest overseeing the Jesuits Justice Ecology Network Africa (JENA) has said.
The Vatican has asked a diocese in southern France to suspend its ordinations of priests and deacons scheduled for this month after a “fraternal visit” of the diocese.
The chapel at the prison of Port-Bergé located in the North of Madagascar has been witnessing a rising number of “religious conversions”, with most of them joining the Catholic Church, a Catholic Bishop in the Island country in the Indian Ocean has said.
The scheduled ecumenical visit of Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace, to South Sudan will have an impact of politicians in the East-Central African nation to work toward lasting peace, a lay Catholic has said.
The choice is fitting, since families from around the world will gather in Rome later this month for the World Meeting of Families on June 22-26.
The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is completing the construction of an educational and pastoral center to support the learning of South Sudanese refugees at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in the Catholic Diocese of Arua, Uganda.
St. Charles and many other martyrs for the faith died between November 15, 1885 – January 27, 1887 in Namugongo, Uganda. St. Charles and his companions were beatified in 1920 and canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964.
Catholic Bishops in Africa have, in a message ahead the Solemnity of Pentecost, urged governments and humanitarian organizations to take necessary measures to ensure that “no one dies from lack of basic food.”
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are reaching out to the faithful and well-wishers in the Southern African nation to “generously” support the formation of Diocesan Major Seminarians.
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Nsukka has urged the people of God in the country to work towards disregarding the things that divide them and instead to foster the common humanity that unites them.
The Apostolic Administrator of Somalia’s Catholic Diocese of Mogadishu has said that while the election of president Hassan Sheikh Mahamud is a sign of hope, “new direction” in the Horn of Africa country is still unpredictable.
A Consolata missionary Bishop who has ministered in the East Asian nation of Mongolia for nearly 20 years will soon become the world’s youngest cardinal.
Authors of a new book have explored the combination of empirical research and practice on the topic of the movement of migrants between and among developing countries in what is the first publication of its kind, ACI Africa has been told.
On June 2, the Catholic Church remembers two fourth-century martyrs, Saints Marcellinus and Peter, who were highly venerated after the discovery of their tomb and the conversion of their executioner.
The freeing of Senator Regina Mundi after being held captive for a month in Cameroon brings “a big sigh of relief” and God’s answer to “our prayers”, a Catholic Archbishop in the Central African nation has said.