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Participants at the First National Canon Law Forum in Angola. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda

Catholic Church Judicial Services in Angola Need “profound pastoral transformation”: Bishop at First National Canon Law

Jul 6, 2024

The Catholic Church’s judicial processes in Angola need “profound” adjustments so the people of God seeking redress are better served, the President of the Episcopal Commission for Laity and Family Life of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST) has said.

“An extension of the suffering of the people”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan on Proposed Extension of Transitional Govt

Jul 5, 2024

An extension of the mandate of South Sudan’s transitional government of national unity will only serve to prolong the suffering of the people of God in the East-Central African nation, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said. 

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After Malawian Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriages, Catholic Prolifers in U.S. Laud “wisdom of Africa”

Jul 5, 2024

Human Life International (HLI), the world’s largest pro-life and pro-family Catholic apostolate, has applauded Malawi’s Constitutional Court for rejecting same-sex marriages, noting that the move depicts “the wisdom of Africa.”

“First Salesian from African continent”: Kenyan-born Priest Appointed Vice-Rector of Salesian Pontifical University

Jul 5, 2024

The Rector Major of the Salesians of Saint Don Bosco (SDB) has appointed Kenyan-born  Fr. Prof. Kevin Otieno Mwandha as the new Vice-Rector of the Pontifical Salesian University (UPS) in Rome.

Bishop Christopher Ndizeye Nkoronko of the Catholic Diocese of Kahama

“Sanctity does not come by chance”: Catholic Bishop in Tanzania Urges Youths to Practice Christian Faith

Jul 5, 2024

Young people in Tanzania’s Metropolitan See of Tabora have been called upon to put their Christian faith in practice in their strive for holiness.

Africa’s Christian Professionals Laud Namibia for Move to Make Same-sex Marriages Illegal in Proposed Marriage Bill 2024

Jul 5, 2024

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF) have commended the government of Namibia for the proposed Marriage Bill 2024 that seeks to make same-sex marriages illegal in the Southern African nation.

Salesians in Sierra Leone Embark on Months of Campaign against Gender-Based Violence

Jul 5, 2024

Members of the Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Sierra Leone have launched a countrywide campaign against gender-based violence in the West African nation.

Members of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) during the 4 July 2024 press conference. Credit: AMECEA

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Commit to Creating “safe, nurturing church environment” for Minors

Jul 5, 2024

Members of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have expressed their commitment to realizing an environment that ensures the safeguarding of minors and vulnerable adults in their respective Episcopal Sees.  

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“Hard to leave”: Transferred Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Pens Moving Letter to Diocese after New Appointment

Jul 4, 2024

Bishop Christian Carlassare of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has penned a moving letter to the people of God in the South Sudanese Episcopal See, expressing how hard it is for him to leave them following his transfer.

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) with Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, the outgoing Apostolic Nuncio in the West African nation after the 2 July 2024 Farewell Mass. Credit: Archdiocese of Accra

Outgoing Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana Lauded for “exemplary service, unwavering faith”

Jul 4, 2024

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have paid tribute to Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, the outgoing Apostolic Nuncio in the West African nation, for his dedication and unwavering faith.

Bishop Christian Carlassare, appointed pioneer Bishop of the newly created Catholic Diocese of Bentiu in South Sudan on 3 July 2024. Credit: ACI Africa

Pope Francis Erects New Diocese in South Sudan, Transfers Catholic Bishop of Rumbek as Pioneer Local Ordinary

Jul 3, 2024

Pope Francis has erected the Catholic Diocese of Bentiu in South Sudan and appointed Bishop Christian Carlassare, who is currently serving as the Local Ordinary of the country’s Rumbek Diocese as its pioneer Bishop.

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Church Leaders in Nigeria Condemn “senseless act of violence” as Scores Die in Suicide Attacks

Jul 3, 2024

Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed concern about the June 29 suicide attacks in the country’s Borno State that left dozens dead, and described the attacks as “senseless acts of violence”.

Late Bishop Emeritus Georgio Biguzzi of Makeni Diocese in Sierra Leone

Plans Underway to Fly Remains of Italian Catholic Bishop to Sierra Leone for Burial

Jul 3, 2024

To fulfill one of Bishop Giorgio Biguzzi’s wishes, plans are underway to bring the remains of the Bishop who died on Monday, July 1 to Sierra Leone for burial.

Catholic Priests in Guinea-Bissau

Catholic Priests in Guinea-Bissau Urge Government to Show Commitment in Fight against Drug Trafficking

Jul 3, 2024

Catholic Priests in Guinea-Bissau have expressed concern about the surge in drug trafficking in the country and called on the government to show that it is committed to fighting the vice.

Archbishop Fulgence Muteba Mugalu, newly elected President of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

New President of Congolese Bishops' Conference says Task is “a great responsibility, new challenge”

Jul 3, 2024

Archbishop Fulgence Muteba Mugalu of the Catholic Archdiocese of  Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who was elected President of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) on June 27 has described his new position as both challenging and a great task.

Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna (center) during the conclusion of the 28th Theological Week in Mozambique's Catholic Archdiocese of Beira. Credit: Archdiocese of Beira

Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year is an Opportunity to Restore Justice: Archbishop in Mozambique

Jul 2, 2024

The Year of Prayer in preparation for the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year provides an opportunity for the people of God in Mozambique to put their lives in order and restore justice, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Beira has said.

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Vice President of Cameroon Bishops’ Conference, Two others “out of danger” after Car Accident

Jul 2, 2024

The Vice President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC), his driver, and a nun are in stable condition in hospital following a car accident they were involved in on June 29.

Late Bishop Emeritus Georgio Biguzzi of Makeni Diocese in Sierra Leonne. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Bishop Emeritus of Makeni Diocese Eulogized for Compassion and Dedicated Service to Sierra Leoneans

Jul 2, 2024

The late Bishop Emeritus Georgio Biguzzi of Makeni Diocese in Sierra Leone who died on Monday, July 1 at the age of 88 in Italy has been eulogized as a “testament to faith” for serving diligently through Sierra Leone’s years of conflict.

Mons. Kryspin Dubiel, a native of Poland, appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Angola.

Pope Francis Appoints Native of Poland as Apostolic Nuncio to Angola

Jul 2, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Kryspin Dubiel, a native of Poland, as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Angola, assigning him the Titular See of Vannida in Mauritania with the dignity of Archbishop.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja with some members of the Knights of St. Mulumba at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Sabon Lugbe Parish. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

Catholic Archbishop Urges Nigerians to Devise “meaningful” Ways to Survive Economic Hardships

Jul 2, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja is has challenged Nigerians to find authentic ways to survive in the country’s economic turbulence.