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AMECEA Secretary General Highlights “some gaps” in Operations of Lay Associations, Ecclesial Movements

Jul 11, 2024

The Secretary General of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has highlighted gaps in the functioning of associations of the Laity and other movements in the Church.

Official Distances DR Congo’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kinshasa from Accusation of Mismanagement

Jul 11, 2024

The Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has distanced the Metropolitan See headquartered in the country’s capital from information on social media platforms that alleges mismanagement of funds and other "persistent malaise" in the Archdiocese.

“Resilience is the best definition to describe these wonderful people”: Catholic Bishop on Residents of Tigray, Ethiopia

Jul 11, 2024

Bishop Tesfasellassie Medhin of Ethiopia’s Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat, which covers the Tigray region has lauded the people of God in the Northernmost regional state in the Horn of Africa nation for their resilience. 

Catholic Activists in Africa Want Nigeria Withdrawn from “pro-LGBT, pro-abortion” Samoa Agreement

Jul 11, 2024

Catholic activists under their umbrella organization, CitizenGO Africa, are calling on the Nigerian government to withdraw from the Samoa Agreement, a contentious document they say seeks to promote abortion and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) ideologies in the West African nation.

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“Be instruments in God's hands”: Cardinal in Cape Verde to Newly Ordained Priest, Deacon

Jul 11, 2024

The Bishop of Cape Verde’s Catholic Diocese of Santiago has called upon the Priest and Deacon he ordained on July 7 to allow God guide them in their service as Clergy. 

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Catholic Charity Lauds U.S. Legislators for Approving Bill that Supports Religious Freedom in Nigeria

Jul 10, 2024

Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has congratulated the United States of America (U.S.) Congress for approving a Bill that expresses a commitment to promote religious freedom in Nigeria, and in other countries where it is lacking.

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Commitment to Unity, Stability “promising step” for Prosperity of Africa’s Sahel Region: Christian Professionals

Jul 10, 2024

Christian Professionals in Africa have commended the three heads of State of Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso in the Africa’s Sahel Region for the move to unite in countering conflicts.

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“Watch out for jealousy, envy”: Catholic Archbishop in Angola to Scout Coordinators

Jul 10, 2024

Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lubango in Angola has called upon scout coordinators in his Metropolitan See to foster good relationships among members. 

Fr. Maurice Kwairanga, a Catholic Priest of Nigeria's Yola Diocese, coordinating the project for the construction of a new primary and secondary school in Northern Nigeria to address the plight of out-of-school children.

Catholic Diocese’s Initiative to Address Plight of Nigeria’s “over 10 million out-of-school children” in the North

Jul 10, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Yola is spearheading a project for the construction of a new primary and secondary school in Northern Nigeria to address the plight of out-of-school children, who are in millions across the West African nation.

High Cost of Living, Electricity Load shedding, Unstable Fuel Prices among Concerns Caritas Zambia Wants Addressed

Jul 10, 2024

Directors of Caritas drawn from Zambia’s Catholic Episcopal Sees have highlighted the high cost of living, electricity load shedding, and unstable fuel prices among issues of concern that the government of the Southern African nation needs to address.

Mrs. Bridget Itsueli, the Founder and Chairperson of Relate Africa Organization for Marriage and Family. Credit: Relate Africa Organization for Marriage and Family

“We need to listen to women at the grassroots”: Catholic Marriage Expert on Why African Marriages are Breaking

Jul 9, 2024

Many African marriages are breaking because women are no longer comfortable with their roles in the family, a Nigerian Catholic expert on marriage and family has said.

Let’s “uphold good morals, cherished values that define our nation”: Bishop in Message on South Sudan Independence Day

Jul 9, 2024

On the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of South Sudan marked on July 9, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) has urged citizens to foster “good morals” and values that give their country an identity.

How Kenya’s Catholics Faced Backlash following Fiducia Supplicans, Declaration Permitting Blessing of “same-sex couples”

Jul 9, 2024

When the Vatican Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith (DDF) issued Fiducia Supplicans, the declaration permitting the blessing of “same-sex couples” and couples in other “irregular situations”, Catholic Church leaders in Africa expressed their sharp opposition to the move.

Bishop Simon Peter Kamomoe during the ADN Education Day. Credit: ADN

Nairobi Archdiocesan Education Day: Catholic Bishop Highlights Role of Teachers, Parents, Guardians as “co-evangelizers”

Jul 9, 2024

Teachers, parents, and guardians have an important role to play in the faith formation of children under their care, Bishop Simon 

Pioneer Catholic Bishop Appointed to South Sudan’s Newest Diocese Upbeat about Serving in “familiar” Harsh Conditions

Jul 8, 2024

Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan’s Unity State, is harsh. It has been estimated that 90 percent of the town, which hosts one of the biggest refugee camps in the South Sudanese State is submerged. 

Bishop Martin Banga Ayanyaki of the Catholic Diocese of Buta in DR Congo. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Buta

Cardinal Ambongo Urges Newly Ordained Bishop to “always be available”, Serving “without discrimination of any kind”

Jul 8, 2024

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has urged the newly Consecrated Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buta in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to be at the service of the people of God, serving them all with humility. 

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At Priestly Anniversary, Catholic Bishop in Tanzania Emphasizes Love, Cautions against Selfishness

Jul 8, 2024

Bishop Liberatus Sangu of Tanzania’s Catholic Diocese of Shinyanga has called upon the people of God to foster the virtue of love.

“Miraculous conversion”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Says Transfer to Newly Erected Diocese is Mission Accomplished

Jul 8, 2024

The outgoing Bishop of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has described his transfer to the country’s newly erected Catholic Diocese of Bentiu as a “mission accomplished”, noting that he leaves behind a very vibrant church community in Rumbek.

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Priesthood “an act of courage”: Catholic Bishop in Cape Verde to Newly Ordained Priest

Jul 8, 2024

The call to the Priesthood takes courage and the will to serve God’s people, Bishop Ildo Augusto dos Santos Lopes Fortes of the Catholic Diocese of Mindelo in Cape Verde has said.

“Thank you for your prayers, support”: Catholic Priest in Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese after Securing Freedom from Abductors

Jul 8, 2024

Fr. Mikah Suleiman, the Catholic Priest who had been abducted on June 22 from his Parish Rectory in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has thanked the people of God for their spiritual solidarity after securing freedom from his abductors.