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Bishop Nicolas Lhernould. Credit: Archdiocese of Tunis

Pope Francis Transfers Catholic Bishop from Algerian Diocese to Tunisian Archdiocese

Apr 4, 2024

Pope Francis has transferred the Bishop who has been serving as Local Ordinary of Constantine-Hippone Diocese in Algeria to shepherd Tunis Archdiocese in the North African nation of Tunisia.

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe posing with Pope Francis. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe Appeal for Food Aid amid Prolonged Drought

Apr 4, 2024

Catholic Bishops in the drought-stricken Zimbabwe are calling for concerted efforts to provide food to people who are starving.

rchbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Angola Still Struggling to Heal after 2002 Civil War: Catholic Archbishop

Apr 4, 2024

There is still a lot of work to be done for Angola to achieve true reconciliation, Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo has said, noting that the southern African country is yet to heal over 20 years after the country’s civil war.

Archbishop Inácio Lucas (Left) and Archbishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes (Right). Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique Call for Transparency in Voter Registration

Apr 4, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have called for transparency and integrity in the ongoing voter registration process in the Southern African nation.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja with one of the beneficiaries. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

“Don’t shut your eyes” to Needs of People with Disabilities: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria to Persons “with means”

Apr 4, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called on the people of God in his Metropolitan See not to be indifferent to the plight of persons living with disabilities.

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Catholic Archdiocese in Ghana Seeking to Incorporate Schools as Parish Outstations

Apr 4, 2024

An Auxiliary Bishop for Ghana’s Catholic Archdiocese of Accra has disclosed plans to incorporate learning institutions as outstations for parishes in the Archdiocese to take care of the pastoral needs of school going children.

Official logo of the South African Council of Churches (SACC). Credit: SACC

May God “comfort you all at this time of mourning”: Church Leaders in South Africa to Botswana after Easter Accident

Apr 3, 2024

Officials of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) have condoled with the people of God in Botswana following the fatal Easter holiday bus crash that killed 45 Batswana Easter pilgrims, an eight-year-old girl being the only survivor.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama at St. Mulumba’s Parish in Igu, Bwari Area Council of Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese of

“Profound opportunity”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Calls for Interfaith Dialogue as Easter Coincides with Ramadan

Apr 3, 2024

Christians celebrating Easter and Muslims living the Holy Month of Ramadan in Nigeria have been urged to embrace the season as a “profound opportunity” to set aside their differences and realize “greater harmony and cooperation”.

President Bassirou Diomaye Faye with outgoing President Macky Sall. Credit: Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF)

Africa’s Christian Professionals Wish Senegal’s New President “God’s wisdom, grace, guidance”

Apr 3, 2024

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF) are wishing Senegal’s new President, Bassirou Diomaye Faye God’s graces and wisdom.

Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke of Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia

Use Easter Season to Farm “even if in bags”, Cardinal in Nigeria Says Following Resumption of Rains in His Diocese

Apr 3, 2024

The Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia in Nigeria, Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke, is urging the people of God in his Episcopal See to take advantage of the start of the rainy season to practice farming during the Easter period.

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis in Mauritius. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Port Louis

Easter Hope Should “spur us on to show compassion, solidarity” to the Needy: Catholic Bishop in Mauritius

Apr 2, 2024

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis in Mauritius has urged the people of God in his Episcopal See to foster the virtue of compassion and ensure fraternity with each other, inspired by the hope that characterizes the Easter Season.

Bishop Firmino David of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Sumbe. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Celebrating Easter Marked by Realizing “new bridges in the relationship between people”: Catholic Bishop in Angola

Apr 2, 2024

Bishop Firmino David of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Sumbe has highlighted the symbol of light as important during the Easter Season, and said that celebrating the risen Lord is about the fostering of good relationships. 

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah  of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Sokoto

“Nigeria will be great again”, Catholic Bishop in Easter Messages, Urges Government to Take “path of national healing”

Apr 2, 2024

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah  of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has expressed optimism about the future of the West African nation.

Easter Message: Cardinal Ambongo Decries Insecurity, Says DR Congo “seriously ill, almost in a comatose state”

Apr 1, 2024

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, has decried the persistent security challenge in country, and described the Central African nation as “seriously ill” and in coma.

Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji of Nigeria's Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri

Amid Multiple Crimes, Let’s Assimilate Easter’s “enduring message of peace”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Apr 1, 2024

Even with the reality of “violent crimes” in Nigeria, Christians in the West African nation need to live in peace, which is the “enduring message” of Easter, Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri has said.

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

Easter Season Opportunity to “break down barriers of sin, structures of evil”: Catholic Archbishop in Angola

Apr 1, 2024

The period of Easter provides Christians an opportunity to deal with structures that contribute to sin and evil, Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola has said.     

Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan, during 2024 Chrism Mass at Holy Family Cathedral of Rumbek Diocese on 27 March 2024. Credit: Fr. Luka Dor/Rumbek Diocese

Let’s Strive for “well-formed will, after the example of Christ”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan in 2024 Easter Message

Mar 31, 2024

Bishop Christian Carlassare of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has emphasized the need to look to Jesus Christ for inspiration in determining the directions of our respective lives through our wills.

Prayer Appeal Following Death of Catholic Bishop of Kaga-Bandoro Diocese in CAR on Easter Sunday

Mar 31, 2024

Prayers are being sought for the repose of the soul of the Local Ordinary of Kaga-Bandoro Diocese in the Central African Republic (CAR) who died on Easter Sunday 2024 at the age of 72.

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of the Catholic Archdiocese Nampula in Mozambique. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Archbishop in Mozambique Expresses Solidarity with Flood Victims “going through painful and distressing times”

Mar 31, 2024

The Catholic Archdiocese Nampula in Mozambique is in solidarity with persons affected by floods in the Southern African nation, the Local Ordinary, Archbishop Inácio Saúre, has said.  

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Oyo Diocese in Nigeria during Vigil Mass on 30 March 2024. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Oyo/Nigeria

Amid Bereavement, Deprivation in Nigeria, Catholic Bishop Urges “audacity of hope, making mood of Easter reach all”

Mar 30, 2024

In the West African nation of Nigeria, “not all” are able to experience joy, peace, compassion, and victory that are meant to characterize Easter, Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Oyo has said.