Religious leaders in Kenya are calling for peace and calm amid tension in the East African nation following the declaration of the final results of the Presidential election that was conducted on August 9.
Pope Francis has drawn the attention of the international community to “the serious humanitarian crisis” that the people of God in Somalia and the horn of Africa nations are facing.
A member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost Fathers – Spiritans) and a seminarian kidnapped from the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe in Nigeria on August 12 have been freed.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has condemned the ongoing protests in the West African country, and expressed concern that the situation of unrest in the West African country may trigger memories of a civil war that everyone wishes to forget.
The Rector of St. Lawrence Minor Seminary of Juba Archdiocese has encouraged parents in the South Sudanese Metropolitan See to consider enrolling their sons in the Archdiocesan institution of learning and formation.
Church leaders in Kenya have urged citizens of the East African country to exercise patience and control their emotions amid delayed declaration of the Presidential election results following the August 9 general polls.
A Catholic Priest at the helm of the Southern Africa Province (SAP) of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has urged developed countries to support poor communities in addressing the challenge of climate change.
Young people in Nigerian have been urged to use their “youthful energy” to render their services to serve God, the people of God, and the country.
The Catholic Pontifical and Charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is appealing for financial assistance to aid the Diocese of Mbanza Congo in Angola in the construction of a Marian Shrine to “deepen the people’s Catholic identity” in the Angolan Episcopal See.
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are empowering young people in Sudan with skills in the field of renewable energy.
Members of the Marshallan Relief and Development Services (MAREDES), a not-for-profit wing of the Noble Order of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall of the Catholic Church, have facilitated the planting of some 10,600 tree seedlings at Saboba in the Northern Region in Ghana in view of addressing the challenge of climate change.
There is need to put the “Catholic faith and word of God into action” in reaching out to migrants and refugees, the Bishop of South Africa’s Kroonstad Diocese has said.
Few hours to his death on Thursday, August 11, Fr. Prof. Laurenti Magesa Corneli who has been described as “the Giant of African Theology” remained the humble man he had been all his life, the President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has said in his tribute to the late Tanzanian-born Theologian. He had just turned 76.
There is need for the local Church to take up the responsibility of welcoming and promoting the dignity of refugees and migrants, the Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles (Scalabrinians) who is on a canonical visit to South Africa has said.
The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Owerri Ecclesiastical Province in the territory of Imo State are concerned with persistent insecurity in their Episcopal Sees, and have said that with violent entities “on the rampage”, the West African nation “is in trouble” and that “no one appears to be safe”.
The Bishop of Zambia’s Catholic Diocese of Ndola has directed members of the Clergy in his Episcopal See to refrain from allowing politicians to address worshippers in the premises of the church.
The workshop on trauma healing that the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan organized in collaboration with Mission Aviation Fellowship aims at fostering repentance and forgiveness in the East-Central African nation, a facilitator has said.
Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded the government of Zambia for recruiting thousands of teachers and health workers, and for additional funds to support the agricultural sector.
Catholic Charity and Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has expressed concern about a Muslim man in Egypt who has become notorious for assaulting Christian women and his actions going unpunished every time.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have called on members of the government in South Africa to set aside political differences and put in place “more robust measures” to address the high cost of living, unemployment, and the gap between the rich and the poor that they say is widening.