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Catholic Activists Decry Omission of Life, Family Agenda in Kenya’s Presidential Debates

Jul 25, 2022

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.

Sr. Clemency Nabishawo (Left) during her presentation on the second day of the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology in Nairobi.  Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Nun in Kenya Calls for Aligning Formation Programs “to the signs of the times”

Jul 24, 2022

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.

Rev. John Chan in Nairobi during the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Credit: ACI Africa.

More Protestants in Congress on Theology Mean “a more fruitful dialogue”: Baptist Minister

Jul 24, 2022

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. Credit: ACN

Cardinal in Madagascar Blames Country’s Deteriorating Social Structures on Corruption

Jul 24, 2022

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.

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Nigerian Christian Entity Distances “itself from unveiling of Vice-presidential candidate”

Jul 24, 2022

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.

Some of the participants at the ongoing pan African Congress on Theology held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

“Agents of evangelization should be theologically formed within African context”: Priest

Jul 23, 2022

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.

Members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Synodal Path “only way" to Address “common global challenges”: Bishops in Zimbabwe

Jul 23, 2022

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”.

Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji of Nigeria's Owerri Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Enough is enough!”: Catholic Archbishop on Killing of 14 Youth in Nigerian State

Jul 23, 2022

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.

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Catholic Charity Launches Peace Initiative for Youth in Cameroon

Jul 23, 2022

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.

Late Fr. John Mark Cheitnum. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Murder of Nigerian Catholic Priest Indication of “failed country”: Cleric at Funeral Mass

Jul 22, 2022

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.  

A poster announcing the July 22 Diaconate and Priestly Ordinations in Kenya Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

The World Today Needs Priests More Than Ever Before, Bishop in Kenya at Ordination

Jul 22, 2022

The world today needs Priests more than ever before, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya has said.

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Launched African Climate Dialogues Focusing on “realities, experiences”: Catholic Entities

Jul 22, 2022

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.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Catholic Bishops in Togo Express Solidarity with Victims of Recent Terrorist Attacks

Jul 22, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Togo have, in a collective statement, expressed their spiritual closeness with victims of recent terrorist attacks in the country.    

Late Rev. Fr. John Cheitnum, Chairman of CAN in Jema’a Local Government Area, Kaduna State; and the Coordinating Chairman of the body for Southern Kaduna. Credit: CAN

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Pray for Better Government after Murder of Catholic Priest

Jul 22, 2022

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”.

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Nigeria’s Federal Government Has Refused to Help, Catholic Priest on Abductions, Killings

Jul 21, 2022

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.

Sr. Mary Nzilani during her presentation on the second day of the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Use “theological, biblical insights” to Address Women Challenges: Catholic Nun in Kenya

Jul 21, 2022

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.

Mons. Masilo John Selemela, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pretoria in South Africa on 16 July 2022. Credit: Archdiocese of Pretoria

Bishop-elect in South Africa Pledges to Assist Archbishop in “realizing pastoral plan”

Jul 21, 2022

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.

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Caritas Internationalis Calls for Action to Address “severe food insecurity” in Africa

Jul 21, 2022

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.

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) with President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Presidency of Nigeria

Don’t Elect Candidates Associated with Cult, Corruption: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Jul 21, 2022

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.

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa present the Laudato Si implementation guidelines for the AMECEA region. Credit: ACI Africa

Eastern Africa Small Christian Communities Tasked with Sharing New Environment Guidelines

Jul 20, 2022

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.