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Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Credit: Nigerian Catholic Network

Some Suspects of Pentecost Sunday Attack on Catholic Church in Nigeria Arrested: Governor

Aug 11, 2022

Some of the suspects of the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Nigeria’s Ondo Diocese that left 39 worshippers killed and more than 80 injured have been arrested, the Governor of Ondo State in the West African country has confirmed.

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC). Credit: NECC

Create “ethics committees in hospitals, universities”: Catholic Bishops in Cameroon

Aug 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon are encouraging the creation of committees for ethics in the major institutions of the Central African nation, including hospitals and institutions of higher learning. 

Bishop Lúcio Andrice Muandula, re-elected as the second Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique Laud Re-election of Colleague to SECAM Leadership

Aug 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have lauded the re-election of Bishop Lúcio Andrice Muandula as the second Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya addressing the nation after closure of polling stations on Tuesday, August 9. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenya’s Faith Leaders Urge “highest possible levels of transparency” in Vote Tallying

Aug 10, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to demonstrate “the highest possible levels of transparency, accountability and accuracy” in the vote tallying process following the general elections in the East African nation.

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Laud Kenyan Colleagues for Pastoral Guidance in Elections

Aug 10, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have lauded the role of their counterparts in Kenya, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), in the country’s general elections conducted on Tuesday, August 9.

Late Fr. Godefroid Pembele Mandon. Credit: Vatican Media

Search for “suspects” in Murder of Catholic Priest in DR Congo Ongoing, Cousin Arrested

Aug 10, 2022

The search for those behind the shooting and killing of Fr. Godefroid Pembele Mandon in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ongoing, a security official in the country has said, and announced the arrest of some suspects who include a cousin of the late Catholic Priest.

Funeral Mass of Bishop of Zaria George Jonathan Dodo, Nigeria. Credit: ACN

Catholic Charity Remembers Bishop Who Served Against Odds in Nigeria

Aug 10, 2022

Catholic charity and Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has paid tribute to the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Zaria in Nigeria who passed on in July after serving the wider embattled Nigeria’s Kaduna state with courage.

Salesian missionaries invited film experts from India to hold intensive training for 40 young student filmmakers. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Empowering Dozens of Youth in Southern Africa Through Filmmaking Initiative

Aug 10, 2022

The filmmaking initiative that the members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have spearheaded in the Catholic Archdiocese of Lusaka in Zambia is benefiting dozens of youth from three Southern African countries.

Some of the participants in the July 25-30 Diocesan Week on Synodality in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Doing synodality” among Highlights of “Diocesan Week” on Synodality in Rumbek, S. Sudan

Aug 9, 2022

The need to go beyond discussing about the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to “doing synodality” is among the highlights of the recently concluded “Diocesan Week” on synodality in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, the Bishop of the South Sudanese Episcopal See has said.

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Criminality in Nigeria “gaining ground everyday” amid Divisions: Christian Entity

Aug 9, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling on citizens in the West African nation to stand together in the fight against criminality, which they say is “gaining ground every day”.    

Fr. Mbikoyo Charles. Credit: CDTY/Facebook

Engage Youth “in productive activities” to Curb Violence in South Sudan: Catholic Priest

Aug 9, 2022

A Catholic Priest in South Sudan has emphasized the need to engage young people in the East-Central African nation “in productive activities” to address the challenge of violence in the country.

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Catholic Diocese in Nigeria Enrolling Terror Victims in Schools to End Insecurity Cycle

Aug 9, 2022

Orpin Damien, a Senior Secondary School student in Nigeria witnessed a lot of violence and displacements before he ended up at Uikpam camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, the capital of Nigeria’s Benue State.

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“Be extremely prudent, shun any form of manipulation of tallying”: Bishops to Kenyans

Aug 8, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have called on the people of God in the East African nation to exercise prudence during the electioneering period, and to avoid all forms of tallying manipulation as the electorate heads to the polls on Tuesday, August 9. 

Logo Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF). Credit: KCPF

Christian Professionals Urge Kenyan Electorate to Vote, “hoping to win and ready to lose"

Aug 8, 2022

Members of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) have urged the electorate in Kenya to take part in the Tuesday, August 9 elections, and to be prepared to accept the fact that the political candidates they vote for can win or lose.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: ADN

Life Has to Continue after General Elections: Catholic Archbishop to Electorate in Kenya

Aug 8, 2022

The Local Ordinary of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya has urged voters in the East African nation to be prepared to accept the outcome of the Tuesday, August 9 general elections because life has to continue after the polls.

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Catholic Charity Rallying for Support to Fund Catechesis, Bible Apostolate in Ethiopia

Aug 8, 2022

The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is running a donation appeal to support catechesis and distribution of Bibles in Ethiopia in order to boost evangelization efforts in the Horn of Africa country.

Fr. Remigius Ihyula addressing IDPs at a food distribution event at the Ortese IDP Camp in Makurdi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Armed Fulani Militants Pursuing Victims to Camp Hideouts: Catholic Diocese in Nigeria

Aug 7, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has raised alarm over the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in its jurisdiction, noting that the victims of attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the country are being pursued by their assailants even in their camps where they have sought refuge.

Fr. Charles Mbikoyo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Spearheading Dialogue, Reconciliation to End Conflict

Aug 7, 2022

The Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), is spearheading dialogue and reconciliation among communities in conflict in the South Sudanese Diocese, the Director of the Catholic entity has said.

Shelter for displaced families in the diocese of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Credit: ACN

Islamists in Burkina Faso Invading Churches, Forcing Catholics to Sit Separately

Aug 7, 2022

Very little Christianity is allowed in several villages in Burkina Faso, and where Catholics can attend Holy Mass, Islamist militants invade churches to ensure that men and women sit on separate benches.

Members of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST). Credit: Vatican Media

Bishops in Angola, São Tomé Focusing on Children Faith Education in Pastoral Plan

Aug 7, 2022

Children’s faith education is the focus of the second year of the triennium Pastoral plan of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST), the Church leaders have announced in a press statement at the end of their second annual Plenary Assembly held in Luanda, Angola.