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“Cause for joy”: Catholic Bishops in Bukavu Province on Planned Beatification of Four Martyrs in Uvira Diocese

Apr 17, 2024

The planned beatification of four Congolese martyrs, who include three members of Xaverian missionaries and a Priest, scheduled to take place on August 18 in the Catholic Diocese of Uvira in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sparks joy, members of the Provincial Episcopal Assembly of Bukavu (ASSEPB) have said.

Fr. Daniel Ogbeifun

Let’s Be “catalysts for peace worldwide”: U.S.-based Nigerian Catholic Priest Advocates for Nonviolence at Peace Concert

Apr 17, 2024

There is need for Nigerians to always seek nonviolent options in the face of conflicts, a U.S.-based Nigerian Catholic Priest has said. 

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Don’t “abandon the people of Sudan” amid Raging Violent Conflicts Elsewhere: Jesuit Entity to International Community

Apr 17, 2024

One year since Sudan civil war broke out, the leadership of the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS) is urging the international community to include the “suffering of the people” in the Northeastern African nation among its priorities even as they attend to the needs of victims of violent conflicts in other regions of the world. 

Candidates, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Assumption Umoja Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi on Sunday, 14 April 2024. Credit: Capuchin TV

Like Peter, Be Witnesses “with energy of the Holy Spirit”: Catholic Bishop to Candidates Confirmed at Nairobi Parish

Apr 17, 2024

Candidates, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Assumption Umoja Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi on Sunday, April 14 were urged to recognize the power of the Holy Spirit in their respective lives and be bold witnesses of the Risen Lord after the example of the Apostle Peter.

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Archbishop Urges Angola’s Politicians to “work together to promote education for peace”

Apr 17, 2024

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola has called upon politicians in the Southern African nation to put aside their differences and collaborate in fostering education for peace in the country. 

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen during the opening of the 10th edition of the Catholic Private Education Institutions Association-Kenya (CaPEIA-K) conference on Tuesday, 16 April 2024. Credit: Capuchin TV

Catholic Teacher, Formator Called “to be an example” of Christian Values: Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya

Apr 17, 2024

Catholic teachers and formators have the vocation and mission of fostering Christian values by the example of their lifestyle, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has said.

Orphan house Saint Marie Veronique of Makoua. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Drop in Vocations to Religious Life among Women Threatening Growth of Catholic Church in Congo-Brazzaville

Apr 17, 2024

The Catholic Church in the Central African nation of Congo-Brazzaville is facing many challenges, key among them a drop in the number of women choosing Religious Life. 

Fr. Peter Stephen Lopez

Catholic Priest Fears for the Future of The Gambia’s Christian Population amid “subtle” Persecution

Apr 17, 2024

Christians in The Gambia who represent a tiny percentage of the country’s population are experiencing “subtle” persecution, a Catholic Priest ministering in the West African country has said.

Fr. John Mathiang (left) and Bishop Christian Carlassare (right). Credit: Ginaba Lino/Juba/South Sudanm Catholic Diocese of Rumbek

Vatican Issued Interdict, Suspension against Fr. Mathiang Last May: Bishops on Acquitted South Sudanese Catholic Priest

Apr 16, 2024

Last May, the Vatican Dicastery for Evangelization issued an interdict and suspension against Fr. John Mathiang Machol, the Catholic Priest acquitted on all counts in the case of the April 2021 shooting of the then Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, Catholic Bishops in the country have revealed.

Members of the Provincial Episcopal Assembly of Bukavu (ASSEPB). Credit: Radio Moto

Catholic Bishops in Bukavu Province, DR Congo Decry “endemic” Insecurity, Urge Government to Prioritize Citizens’ Safety

Apr 16, 2024

Catholic Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are decrying insecurity in their Episcopal Sees.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with members of the Catholic Women Association during Mother’s Day 2024. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

On Mother’s Day for Catholics in Nigeria, Mothers Urged to Be “models to their children in virtue”

Apr 16, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has urged mothers to live a life of virtue and be role models to their children.

Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński (left) and Archbishop Mitja Leskovar (right). Credit: GCBC/Vatican Media

Pope Francis Transfers, Appoints Apostolic Nuncios to South Africa, Lesotho, DR Congo

Apr 16, 2024

The Holy Father has appointed Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, and Archbishop Mitja Leskovar as Apostolic Nuncios to South Africa and Lesotho, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) respectively.

Catholic Bishops in Chad. Credit: CET

“Do everything possible” for Success of Presidential Polls: Catholic Bishops in Chad to Government

Apr 16, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Chad (CET) have called on the transitional government in the country to “do everything possible” to ensure that the Presidential elections scheduled for May 6 are successful.

South Sudanese teturnees receiving food relief in Abiemnhom, near the border with war-torn Sudan in March 2024. Credit: Sr. Elena Balatti

Yearlong Sudan Civil War “evokes terrible memories” for Comboni Missionary Sister Receiving Returnees in South Sudan

Apr 15, 2024

The sight of the South Sudanese returnees fleeing war in Sudan who arrive worn out and scared evokes painful memories for Sr. Elena Balatti, who is witnessing a civil war for a third time. 

Fr. Marcel Uwineza. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Stories of Rwandan Women “scarred by genocide” Must Be Told: Jesuit Priest on 30th Anniversary of Mass Killing

Apr 15, 2024

Women who were sexually assaulted, infected with diseases, and forced into exile, among other brutalities during the 1994 genocide against Tutsis remain deeply scarred three decades later, and their stories must be told, a Rwandan-born Jesuit Priest has said.

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: CAN

10 Years On, “intensify efforts” to Free Remaining Chibok Girls: Nigeria’s Christian Leaders to Government

Apr 15, 2024

Christian leaders in Nigeria are appealing to the government to escalate its efforts to secure the freedom of at least 82 Chibok girls who remain in captivity 10 years after Boko Haram militia abducted them from their school. 

A poster announcing the launch of a charcoal briquette making factory in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

We’re Here “to create a better environment”: Nigerian Archbishop at Launch of Charcoal Briquette Production Initiative

Apr 15, 2024

The launching of a charcoal briquette making factory in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja continues initiatives aimed to realize “a better environment” in line with the recommendations of Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical Letter “on care for our common home”, Laudato Si’, the Local Ordinary has said.

Chancery of DR Congo’s Kinshasa Archdiocese Decries Sunday “degrading treatment” Cardinal Ambongo Suffered at Airport

Apr 15, 2024

The Chancery of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has decried the “degrading treatment” that Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo suffered under officials at the N'djili International Airport.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Increase of Missionaries’ Work Permit Charges “absolutely unethical”: Kenya’s Catholic Bishops

Apr 14, 2024

The move by the Kenyan government to revise upwards work permit charges for missionaries in the East African nation denotes ingratitude to the sacrifices of people, who have dedicated their lives to making the society a good place, Catholic Bishops in the country have said.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Kenyans’ Financial Struggles Causing “mental distress”: Catholic Bishops Urge State to Address High Cost of Living

Apr 13, 2024

The high cost of living in Kenya is causing mental agony among the people of God in the East African nation, Catholic Bishops in the country have said.