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Bishop Dominic Kimengich of Kenya's Eldoret Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“All of us Kenyans should decide that we need peaceful elections": Catholic Bishop

Aug 6, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has emphasized the need for peace in the country as the electorate in the East African nation head to the polls on Tuesday, August 9.

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“Take a stance against the destruction of the Mozambican coastline”: Catholic Peace Entity

Aug 6, 2022

The leadership of the Dennis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) is calling on various stakeholders, including Catholics and members of the Laudato Si’ Movement to publicly express their opposition to the planned sand mining in the coastline of Mozambique. 

The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Fr. Henry Chinkanda. Credit: ECM

Catholic Lawmakers in Malawi Urged to Help Realize “good legal framework” for Environment

Aug 6, 2022

Catholic lawmakers in Malawi have been urged to facilitate the realization of an appropriate legal framework for the conservation of the environment in the Southern African nation. 

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Catholic Entity in Somalia Triples Stabilization Centers to Address Malnutrition

Aug 6, 2022

The leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said that the entity has tripled stabilization centers in Somalia’s Gedo region since the beginning of the year in view of addressing the challenge of malnutrition.

Archbishop Mengisteab Tesfamariam. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We will pray that your elections go smoothly”: Eritrean Catholic Archbishop to Kenyans

Aug 6, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of the Asmara in Eritrea has expressed his prayerful solidarity with the people of God in Kenya ahead of the general elections scheduled for August 9.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders Urge Kenyans to Handle Emotions with Care as Country Nears Elections

Aug 5, 2022

A section of Religious leaders in Kenya have called for calm and for citizens of the East African nation to tame their emotions as the country edges close to the general elections slated for Tuesday, August 9.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama. Credit: ACN

Nigeria Catholic Archbishop Decries Country’s “subtle persecution” Sidelining Christians

Aug 5, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has termed as “more dangerous” the tendency by the Nigerian government to sideline Christians in the distribution of resources in the West African country.

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Have “internal dispute resolution mechanisms”: Kenya’s Faith Leaders to Political Parties

Aug 5, 2022

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya have called upon political parties in the East African nation to put in place “internal dispute resolution mechanisms” ahead of the general elections scheduled for August 9.

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Church in Africa Needs to Create Awareness on Migration: Catholic Bishop in South Africa

Aug 5, 2022

There is need for the Church in Africa to raise migration awareness and educate the people of God on the continent about the reality of leaving a native country in search of better opportunities elsewhere. 

Pope Francis speaking to participants of an Italian youth camp on August 5, 2022 | Vatican media

Pope Francis Calls on Young People to Turn to Jesus Like Blessed Carlo Acutis

Aug 5, 2022

Pope Francis told young Catholics on Friday that Jesus is not just a moral precept but a person and a great friend. 

Faith based leaders in Kenya during the joint prayer meeting with the IEBC on Wednesday, August 3. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

Conduct Credible Elections, “seal any loopholes”: Kenya’s Faith Leaders to Electoral Body

Aug 4, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct Kenya’s August 9 general elections in a manner that does not trigger doubts about their credibility.

Catechist Emmanuel Joseph. Credit: ACN

“We sleep with one eye open”, Catechist in Nigeria Says after Church Shooting

Aug 4, 2022

A Catechist at St. Moses Catholic Church, one of the 17 outstations of St. Augustine’s Parish of Kaduna Archdiocese in Nigeria who survived a militant attack at the Church in June has recounted the traumatic experience, noting that all survivors of the attack are living in the constant fear of being attacked again.

Fr. Mike Lewis SJ, the Chairman of the National Professional Conduct Committee at the plenary meeting of the SACBC. Credit: SACBC

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Deliberating Creation of “Missionary Commission”

Aug 4, 2022

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) are deliberating on the possibility of establishing a Missionary Commission aimed at creating awareness about “the missionary mandate of all the baptized”.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Cast your vote and then go home”: Catholic Archbishop to Electorate in Kenya

Aug 4, 2022

Kenyan voters have been urged to return to their respective homes after casting their vote on August 9.

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Catholic Activists in Africa Demand Release of Dozens of Christians Kidnapped in Nigeria

Aug 4, 2022

Catholic social activists across Africa under their umbrella association, CitizenGo Africa, are calling for the immediate release of 36 Christians who were reportedly kidnapped from a village in  Kaduna State, Nigeria, on July 25.

Professor Richard Solomon Musa Tarfa, the co-founder of the Du Merci orphanages for vulnerable children in Kano and Kaduna states, Nigeria. Credit: CSW

Christian Entity Concerned about Nigerian Professor’s Well-being in Prison

Aug 4, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed concern about the well-being of a Nigerian professor who was accused of running illegal orphanages in the country.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Show the World Who You “really are”, Nuncio to Kenyans, Calls for Peaceful Elections

Aug 3, 2022

Attention is shifting to Kenya as the East African nation heads to the general elections slated for August 9, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has said, and called on Kenyans to show the world that they are a peace-loving country.

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala presiding over the launching of the Archdiocesan Day of the Laity and the 2022-2023 Archdiocesan Mini Synod in Lilongwe Archdiocese. Credit: ECM

Archbishop in Malawi Cautions against “Catholic” Social Media Engaging in Malpractice

Aug 3, 2022

The Local Ordinary of Lilongwe Archdiocese in Malawi has cautioned against “mushrooming” social media platforms that bear the name “Catholic” and are used for malpractices, including defamatory posts and unorthodox soliciting of funds.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catechists in South Sudanese Diocese Urged to “continue serving people” amid Challenges

Aug 3, 2022

Catechists in South Sudan’s Yei Catholic Diocese have been called upon “to continue serving the people of God” amid challenges in their respective lives.

Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye of Nigeria’s Ekiti Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Cautions against Using “God-given talents to oppress people”

Aug 3, 2022

The graces we have received from God, including talents are to be used to foster the growth of each other, not for oppression, a Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has said.