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Mons. Libère Pwongo Bope (right) and Mons. Léonard Kakudju Muzinga (left) appointed Bishops for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Basankusu and Kamina Dioceses respectively. Credit: CENCO

New Bishops in DR Congo Pledge to Foster Togetherness and Collaboration

Nov 19, 2023

The newly appointed Bishops for Basankusu and Kamina Dioceses in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have pledged to always seek to foster togetherness and collaboration with the people of God under their pastoral care.

Members of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana. Credit: National Peace Council (NPC)

Bishops in Ghana Join Call to Shun Religious-Based Incitement ahead of Polls

Nov 18, 2023

Members of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana, among them Catholic Bishops, have condemned social media publications that they say seek to divide Ghanaians along religious lines ahead of the country’s December 2024 elections.

Logo of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Credit: ZCCB

Bishops in Zambia Decry Shrinking Democracy for Leaders Opposed to Government

Nov 18, 2023

Politicians who are opposed to the government in Zambia are being denied their freedom of expression, Catholic Bishops in the southern African country have said, and decried what they term as a shrinking democracy in the country.

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC). Credit: SACBC

Bishops in Southern Africa Dedicate Christ the King Solemnity to Prayers for Holy Land

Nov 18, 2023

Dioceses covered by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) are to celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King that marks the conclusion of the Liturgical year by praying for peace in the Holy Land.

Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku of Angola’s Mbanza Congo Diocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishop in Angola Denounces Bad Governance, “doesn't conform to God's will”

Nov 18, 2023

Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku of Angola’s Mbanza Congo Diocese has denounced bad governance by authorities in the country, saying it “doesn't conform to God’s will.”

European Parliament./ Credit: Unsplash | Guillaume Périgois

Pro-Lifers in Nigeria Join 20 Organizations Opposed to EU Pro-Abortion Agreement

Nov 17, 2023

Pro-lifers and other Catholic entities in Nigeria have joined other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that are sharply opposed to the agreement between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states which they say paves way for abortion and same-sex marriages.

Bishop James Maria Wainaina of Kenya’s Murang’a Diocese. Credit: Murang’a Diocese

Bishop in Kenya Urges Ministers of Holy Communion to Be "Christ-like"

Nov 17, 2023

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Muranga in Kenya has urged the people of God under his pastoral care, especially those who distribute Holy Communion to do it with reverence.

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto during a press conference at CEAST Secretariat in Luanda. Credit: ACI Africa

“Take action”: Bishops in Angola Want State to Ban Churches Disregarding Family Values

Nov 17, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Angola have called on the state to take action against churches that undermine the “life and social harmony of families.”

Pope Francis meets with Pato, a migrant from Cameroun who lost his wife Matyla and child Marie in the desert between Libya and Tunisia last July. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Meets Cameroonian Migrant Who Survived Tunisia-Libya Desert

Nov 17, 2023

Pope Francis has me with a Cameroonian mgriant who lost his wife and daughter in the desert between Libya and Tunisia last July.

A screenshot of Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon during the 15 Nivember 2023 webinar.

Cameroonian Archbishop on Why Synod on Synodality in Rome was Special

Nov 16, 2023

The October 4-29 XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops was a “special” moment for the Universal Church, Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon who participated in the Rome meeting has said.

Catholic Sisters drawn from East and South Africa at one of the sessions during the seven-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Sisters from Africa Equipped with Skills to Foster Cohesion in Communities

Nov 16, 2023

Catholic Sisters from diverse cultural backgrounds who live in a community are bound to experience conflicts, and must learn to embrace their diversity, those who attended a workshop on “interculturality” in Nairobi, Kenya have said, sharing their biggest takeaways from the week-long event.

Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, the founding President of Tanzania. Credit: Vatican News

Tanzanian Archdiocese Seeks Information for First President’s Canonization

Nov 16, 2023

The Catholic Church in Tanzania is seeking information about the life and heroic virtues of the Servant of God Julius Kambarage Nyerere to proceed with his cause of beatification and canonization. 

Credit: JRS

Humanitarian Crisis Worsening in Sudan’s Six Months of Conflict: Jesuit Entity

Nov 16, 2023

Six months after war broke out between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the country’s capital Khartoum, where war is concentrated, has plunged into a deep humanitarian crisis, Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS) has said.

A poster announcing the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS). Credit Lagos Archdiocese

Africa Bishops’ Communication Committee to Mark 50 Years with Focus on “Synodal Church”

Nov 15, 2023

The planned Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS), an entity of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM)  will be a moment to foster “a Synodal Church”.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo of DRC's Kinshasa Archdiocese. Credit: CENCO

Congolese Cardinal Advocates for Pastoral Initiatives “with the poor at heart”

Nov 15, 2023

Ahead of the World Day of the Poor to be marked this year on November 19, the Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has called for pastoral initiatives that are hinged on the needs of the poor.

Mons. Vincent Frederick Mwakhwawa, appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe in Malawi.on 15 November 2023. Credit: ECM

Pope Francis Appoints Auxiliary Bishop for Lilongwe Archdiocese in Malawi

Nov 15, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Vincent Frederick Mwakhwawa the Auxiliary Bishop for the Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe in Malawi.  

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on Nov. 15, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Complaining Christians do not Give a Credible Witness to the Gospel

Nov 15, 2023

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christians who are always resentful and full of complaints are not credible witnesses to the Gospel because joy is an essential ingredient for evangelization.

Some of the participants at the ongoing seminar organized by the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) in Uganda. Credit: Charles Ayetan, UCAP President

Catholic Journalists in Africa Call for More Reporting Opportunities on the Environment

Nov 14, 2023

Religious leaders in Africa can help protect the environment by initiating initiatives journalists can report on, members of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) have said.

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC). Credit: Catholic Trends/Facebook

What Bishops in Ghana are Proposing to Address Dwindling Catholic Population

Nov 14, 2023

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) are proposing the development of well-structured catechetical and formation programs, among other sets of proposals to address the decreasing number of Catholic faithful in the West African nation. 

John Cardinal Onaiyekan. Credit: CTV

“An original sin”: Cardinal in Nigeria Faults Politicians for Rigging Elections

Nov 14, 2023

Politicians commit an original sin when they rig an election , John Cardinal Onaiyekan has said, and faulted Nigerians who seek political positions to enrich themselves.