Past presidential debates in Kenya, as the country heads to the general elections, have failed to address the right to life and other pertinent family issues, Catholic activists in Kenya have said.
There is need to revise formation programs for women and men joining Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life, aligning them to contemporary times of Christian living, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.
Inviting more Protestant Christians in future Pan-African Catholic Congresses on Theology, Society, and Pastoral Life would expand participants’ perspectives, boiling down to “a more fruitful dialogue”, a Baptist Minister who participated in the July 19-22 Congress in Nairobi has said.
Désiré Cardinal Tsarahazana, Archbishop of Toamasina in Madagascar has decried what he terms as rampant corruption in the country, and blamed the country’s deteriorating social structures on graft.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disassociated itself from a section of church leaders who were reportedly at the official unveiling of the vice-presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2023 general elections.
There is need to prepare those involved in evangelization in Africa in theological studies that are relevant for their ministry among the people of God on the continent, a Ghanaian Catholic Priest has said.
Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, described the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality as the “only way” the people of God have to resolve the crises they face in life, including “common global challenges”.
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri in Nigeria has appealed for an end to massacres in the West African nation, especially in Imo State following the July 17 killing of 14 young people who are said to have been coming from a marriage ceremony when they met their killers.
Catholic charity and Pontifical Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International has launched a peace education program in the Diocese of Mamfe to promote a culture of non-violence among young people in the Cameroonian Diocese.
The murder of Fr. John Mark Cheitnum, a member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese, reflects “a failed state and also a failed country”, a Catholic Priest has said.
The world today needs Priests more than ever before, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya has said.
The African Climate Dialogues (ACD) that were launched Tuesday, July 19 seek to deliberate on key issues related to the climate crisis ahead of the planned 27th Climate Change Conference of Partners (COP27) scheduled for November 6-18 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the International Cooperation for Development Solidarity (CIDSE) has said.
Catholic Bishops in Togo have, in a collective statement, expressed their spiritual closeness with victims of recent terrorist attacks in the country.
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the failure of the Nigerian authorities to bring religious extremists targeting innocent Christians to book, and prayed for a government that does not treat criminals in the country “with kid gloves”.
The federal government of Nigeria has everything it needs to stop the ongoing attacks that are targeting Christians but has refused to help, a Catholic Priest in the West African country has said.
The challenges women face, including those triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic such as gender-based violence and cultural negativities, can be addressed using theological and biblical approaches, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.
The newly appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Pretoria in South Africa has said he will strive to assist the Local Ordinary of the South African Metropolitan See realize the pastoral plan that was launched in June.
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is calling on local and international leaders to respond, with action, to the “severe food insecurity” in the Sahel and Horn of Africa regions.
Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the people of God in the West African country to evaluate political candidates in the 2023 general elections so that politicians associated with “any cult”, corruption and any violent religious groups are not elected.
Bishops of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have unveiled a document to provide guidelines for the care of the environment, and tasked Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in the region to be on the forefront of creating awareness on the guidelines.