The groundbreaking for the construction of a new Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay in Kenya is “a gracious milestone”, the Local Ordinary of the 30-year-old Kenyan Diocese has said.
Transparency in the disbursement of funds is one of the electoral reforms that church leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) want implemented ahead of general elections scheduled to take place in December this year.
Many individuals and organizations who vehemently spoke against Christian persecution in Nigeria are now silent, a Catholic human rights defender has said, noting that most activists no longer criticize the government amid increasing violation of rights because “they have been bought”.
A Vatican-produced postage stamp to commemorate the upcoming World Youth Day 2023 in Portugal has been withdrawn after criticism over its use of a mid-20th-century monument that is controversial in some Portuguese circles.
Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, has adopted an approach dubbed “Integrated Community Case Management” in reaching out to victims of the protracted drought in Somalia.
The Chairman of the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) is asking other faith leaders in the East African nation to rally together against the use of all kinds of plastic, including bags and bottles.
A Vatican magistrate has sentenced the unidentified man who forcibly entered Vatican City on Thursday night to mandatory psychiatric treatment, according to the Holy See press office.
The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has urged the new Deacons he ordained on Thursday, May 18 in Kenya’s Homa Bay Diocese to reach out to “the troubled” and “the abandoned” during their Diaconate Ministry.
Outside St. Hillary Nursery and Primary School of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, a middle-aged Priest gathered teachers and older learners and gave them general absolution. Everyone in the school thought they were going to die.
Members of the Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD) have eulogized their late U.S.-born Sister who entered Nairobi Carmel in Kenya as a Postulant in 1952, and recalled her talent as an accomplished musician, carpenter, and seamstress.
Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, a native of China and member of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Libya.
An unidentified man is in custody after driving a car at high speed through a gate at the Vatican Thursday, the Holy See press office said.
As Rome and the Vatican prepare for an influx of millions of people for a special year focused on hope, one experienced jubilee attendee is offering her advice for a fruitful pilgrimage.
Pilgrims traveling to Namugongo Shrine for the annual June 3 Martyrs’ Day celebration, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings expected to bring together over one million pilgrims, is “journeying around Christ”, the Local Ordinary of Uganda’s Lira Diocese has said.
Families need to be supported to ensure the “holistic development” of children, the Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has said.
The moral requirement to safeguard children is not new, the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has said.
Catholic Bishops serving in the humanitarian and development arm of the Church in Africa are appealing to leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries who will be meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, to deliberate on ways to support African countries that are struggling with poverty, including the possibility of canceling debts that the Bishops term as “unpayable”.
Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari’s hand-over on May 29 will be followed by the launch of a report detailing his government’s failure to address attacks against Christians in the West African nation, and “aiding” most of the persecution.
The peace initiative that the Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), has undertaken to reconcile two warring communities is having a positive impact, the Chancellor of the South Sudanese Diocese has said.
To the surprise of the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis briefly interrupted his Wednesday general audience to take a phone call.