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Archbishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson of Antsiranana Archdiocese in Madagascar. Credit: ACI Africa

Find Solutions to Challenges of Migration, Security in Africa “on the spot”: Archbishop

Jul 29, 2022

The Archbishop of Antsiranana Archdiocese in Madagascar has challenged political leaders in Africa to seek concrete and feasible solutions to the challenges of migration and security on the continent at the grassroots.

Newly Established Pretoria Archdiocesan Commission for Caritas, Migrants and Refugees. Credit: ACI Africa

Stop Working in Silos, Archbishop in South Africa Urges Pastoral Agents

Jul 29, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop at South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese has urged pastoral agents in his Metropolitan See to stop working in silos, and instead operate in “a coordinated manner” to optimally reach out to the needy.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Stop threatening our people”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Military, Armed Rebels

Jul 29, 2022

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Catholic Diocese has called on the military and armed rebels to halt their threats and intimidation of the people of God in the East-Central African nation.

The President of SECAM, Philippe Cardinal Ouedraogo addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

SECAM Leadership Urges Political Leaders in Africa to Realize Pledge to “silence guns”

Jul 28, 2022

The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has challenged political leaders in Africa to live up to their pledge to end violent conflicts on the continent that they said would be realized by the year 2020.

President Nana Akufo-Addo addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

Ghana’s President Reaches Out to Catholic Bishops in Africa on National Cathedral Project

Jul 28, 2022

The President of Ghana has reached out to Catholic Bishops in Africa for financial support in the construction of the National Cathedral of Ghana, an ongoing initiative in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, that seeks to realize “a sacred space and infrastructure for the formal religious activities of the nation, like state funerals and presidential inaugural services.”

Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop Appeals to Parties in Ethiopia’s “silent genocide” to End Violence

Jul 28, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia has decried the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country’s embattled Tigray region, and called upon those who are behind the massive loss of lives in the region to work fast to resolve the situation.

Cristobal Cardinal Lòpez Romero during his presentation  at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

Address Migration in Africa from Rights Perspective, “not security”: Cardinal in Morocco

Jul 28, 2022

The challenge of migration in Africa needs to be addressed from the point of view of human rights, the Cardinal in Morocco has told delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Accra, Ghana.

Catholic Women in South Africa. Credit: Southern Cross

Catholic Women in South Africa Promoting Rainwater Harvesting amid Scarcity

Jul 28, 2022

As parts of South Africa face water scarcity, a group of lay Catholic women led by a retired nurse are running rainwater harvesting projects to promote access to water by rural communities served by the Archdiocese of Pretoria.

SECAM members following presentations at their 19th Plenary Assembly in Accra, Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

Vatican Official Urges Bishops in Africa to Tell Their Local Stories to “globalized world”

Jul 27, 2022

The Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications has challenged Catholic Bishops in Africa to voice their initiatives taken at the grassroots beyond their respective Episcopal Sees to the “globalized world”.

Mons. Donatien Nshole, reading the message of members of the National Episcopla Conference of Congo (CENCO) on July 27 in Accra, Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo “strongly condemn” Violent Protests against UN Peacekeepers

Jul 27, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have “strongly” condemned the recent protests targeting the United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in the country’s cities of Goma and Butembo.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon's Bamenda Achdiocese, addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of SECAM in Accra , Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

Africa Given “a voice to be heard”: Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon on Synodality

Jul 27, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality has finally given Africa a voice to be heard by the rest of the world, a member of the Synod Council in Rome has told delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Accra, Ghana.

Sean Callahan, President and CEO of CRS addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

CRS Rallying for Support of SECAM Bishops in Renewed Fight Against Hunger, Violence

Jul 27, 2022

Catholic Relief Services, the humanitarian arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has appealed for more partners to join Catholic Bishops in Africa in the fight against the challenges facing the continent, including hunger, youth unemployment, and violence.

Bishop Appeals for Prayers for Church’s Future in Africa as SECAM Plenary Gets Underway

Jul 26, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Africa who are meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra, need to be supported by prayers as they deliberate on the Church on the continent and her future, the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has said.

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, a Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization at the opening  Mass of the 9th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Accra, Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

SECAM Bishops’ Plenary, a Moment to Renew Commitment to Evangelization: Vatican Cardinal

Jul 26, 2022

Delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that officially started Tuesday, July 26 have been urged to seek to renew their commitment to the “mission of evangelization” in Africa.

Nuncio in Ghana Says Security, Migration “great” Challenges in Need of Collective Response

Jul 26, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has told delegates participating in the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that security and migration remain “great” challenges that require “the entire Church of Africa” to address.

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, the founder and chairman of Apo Group. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Africa Challenged to Improve Media Visibility of Church Initiatives

Jul 26, 2022

The Catholic Church in Africa is a leading provider of quality social services and is at the center of key development initiatives. Unfortunately, very little is known about the important role of the Catholic Church in society, the founder of the APO Group, a leading Pan-African communications agency has said.

Bishop Joseph Mwongela of Kitui Diocese reading the message of members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Elect Candidates “who worry about our environment”: Bishops in Kenya ahead of Elections

Jul 25, 2022

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have urged the electorate in Kenya to consider political candidates’ track record in environmental conservation during the general elections scheduled to take place on August 9.

Bishop Stanislaw Dziuba of South Africa's Umzimkulu Diocese. Credit: IMBISA

Bishops in South Africa Urged to Create “parish” Caritas to Enhance “authentic charity”

Jul 25, 2022

There is need for Catholic Bishops in South Africa to establish Caritas offices at the level of Parishes in their respective Episcopal Sees, a Bishop in the country has said.

Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Peace Entity Bemoans “harsh treatment” of Mozambicans, Others in South Africa

Jul 25, 2022

The leadership of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has lamented the “harsh treatment” of Mozambican and “other foreign nationals” in South Africa.

Mons. Ephrem Ndjoni, appointed Bishop of Gabon's Franceville Diocese on 25 July 2022. Credit: Franceville Diocese

Parish Priest of St. Hilaire Cathedral of Franceville Diocese in Gabon Appointed Bishop

Jul 25, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Ephrem Ndjoni who has been serving as Parish Priest of St. Hilaire Cathedral of Franceville Diocese in Gabon as the Bishop of the same Diocese.