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Deputy Superior General of Missionaries of Africa Appointed Bishop of Wa Diocese, Ghana

May 22, 2024

Mons. Francis Bomansaan, the Deputy Superior General of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (M.Afr.), has been appointed Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wa in Ghana.

Bishop Osório Citora Afonso

Jesus’ Peace Not Just “absence of war, but relationship with God”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique

May 22, 2024

The peace that the Risen and Ascended Lord gives to his followers and speaks about is not just about the absence of violent conflicts, Bishop Osório Citora Afonso has said. 

“Give me information about my Priest; give him back to me”: Catholic Bishop Pleads with South Sudanese Authorities

May 21, 2024

Weeks since Fr. Luke Yugue of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio (CDTY) was reported missing alongside his driver, Michael Gbeko, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Episcopal See has pleaded with authorities in the country to provide information on the whereabouts of the duo.

Bishop António Francisco Jaca of Benguela Diocese in Angola

Let’s Not Sadden the Holy Spirit, Catholic Bishop in Angola Cautions Christians, Calls for Altruism, Life of Service

May 21, 2024

Christians, whose lives are characterized by vices, including jealousy and envy, sadden the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Bishop of Benguela Diocese in Angola has said. 

Fr. Oliver Buba, abducted Tuesday 21 May 2024 in Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Yola. Credit: Yola Diocese

Nigeria’s Yola Catholic Diocese Appeals for “quick, safe release” of Abducted Priest

May 21, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has, “with sadness”, announced the abduction of Fr. Oliver Buba in “the early hours” of Tuesday, May 21, and is appealing for his “quick and safe release”.

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese Nampula. Credit: Radio Maria Mozambique

Religious Intolerance “shameful”, Catholic Archbishop in Mozambique Laments, Urges “culture of peace”

May 21, 2024

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese Nampula has condemned violence due to religious differences, and termed it “shameful”. 

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Let’s Implore Holy Spirit to Grant Africa’s Leaders “intelligence, discernment, wisdom, fear of God”: SECAM

May 20, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Africa have identified violent conflicts on the continent as a challenge that requires spiritual solidarity.

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Being Pro-Family among Qualities Christian Professionals Want Electorate in South Africa to Consider During May 29 Polls

May 20, 2024

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF) are calling upon the electorate in South Africa to elect political candidates keen on family values and the African cultural heritage during the country’s general elections later this month. 

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Let’s Work Towards Nigeria’s Healing, “wounded by corruption, parochialism, godfatherism”: Archbishop on Pentecost Feast

May 20, 2024

God’s gift of the Holy Spirit celebrated on Pentecost Sunday empowers the disciples of Jesus Christ to live a virtuous life that pays keen attention to the needs of the “marginalized” and the “common good”, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has said.

Immediate Former President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ivory Coast Appointed Archbishop of Abidjan

May 20, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo, the immediate former President of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI), as the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan in the West African nation. 

Archbishop Germano Penemote. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Use Means of Communication to “guide families, educate children”: Angolan Apostolic Nuncio to Journalists

May 19, 2024

Archbishop Germano Penemote, a member of the Clergy of Angola’s Ondjiva Diocese, has urged journalists to use the means of communication to “guide families and educate children.”

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Madagascar (CEM). Credit: Vatican Media

Corruption, “lack of genuine decentralization” among Challenges Hindering Madagascar’s Development: Catholic Bishops

May 19, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Madagascar have identified corruption, lack of genuine decentralization, poverty, insecurity, and drug abuse among challenges that they say hinder development in the Indian Ocean Island nation. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB). Credit: CEB

Increased “cases of murder, suicide” Cause for Concern for Benin’s Catholic Bishops, Who Say Human Life is “inviolable”

May 19, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Benin have expressed concern about increased reported “cases of murder and suicide” in the West African country, and urged respect for human life.

Participants in the Spiritan Chapter at Stella Maris Hotel, Bagamoyo in Tanzania's Morogoro Diocese 3-24 October 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pentecost: Spiritan Superior General Says “it’s harvest time”, Recalls “wonderful witnesses of our missionary history”

May 18, 2024

The mission of the Spiritan missionaries, who left their respective countries, pioneering the proclamation of the Gospel to the people of God in other territories of the world, including Africa and Asia “has borne fruit”, the Superior General of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers) has said. 

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo with President, Félix Tshisekedi. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of DRC

Amid Judicial Enquiry against Him, Cardinal Ambongo Meets DR Congo’s President to “shed light on various points”

May 18, 2024

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who is facing a judicial enquiry into allegations of “seditious behavior” that were leveled against him has said that his Thursday, May 16 meeting with the country’s President, Félix Tshisekedi, aimed at clarifying “various points”. 

Archbishop Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa’ichi of Tanzania's Dar es Salaam Archdiocese. Credit: Vatican Media

“Church appreciates your service”: Apostolic Nuncio in Tanzania to Catholic Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam at Anniversary

May 18, 2024

On the occasion of the Episcopal Silver Jubilee of Archbishop Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa’ichi of Tanzania’s Catholic Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam, the Apostolic Nuncio in the East African nation has reassure the Catholic Church leader of the value of his ministry as a shepherd of the people of God. 

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Be Guided by “that little word called conscience”: Attorney to Graduates at Nairobi-based Catholic Philosophy Institute

May 18, 2024

The conscience plays a critical role in human life, Fred Ngatia, a Kenyan criminal justice attorney and Senior Counsel has told the latest graduates from Consolata Institute of Philosophy (CIP), the Nairobi-based learning institution under the auspices of the Institute of Consolata Missionaries (IMC).

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Practice Your Nursing Profession “from the Catholic ethical point of view”: Catholic Bishop to New Nurses

May 17, 2024

New nurses, who graduated from St. Joseph's Mission Hospital, Migori School of Nursing under the auspices of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay have been called upon to practice their nursing profession in line with Catholic values.

New Apostolic Nuncio in Zimbabwe, Archbishop Janusz Urbańczyk, speaking to Journalists on 16 May 2024. Credit: Catholic Church News/Zimbabwe

Fostering “hope, peace, prayer, and dialogue” among Priority Goals of New Apostolic Nuncio in Zimbabwe

May 17, 2024

The new representative of the Holy Father in Zimbabwe has outlined his priority goals as he begins his diplomatic service in the Southern African nation.

Let’s Help Youths in Africa “learn how to swim in the sea of artificial intelligence systems”: Catholic Archbishop

May 16, 2024

There is need for Catholic adults to accompany young people as they navigate the digital culture and related applications, includingof Artificial Intelligence (AI),Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle of Ghana’s Cape Coast Archdiocese has said.