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UN Status of Women Conference “an outright declaration of war on traditional family values”: African Catholic Activists

Mar 18, 2024

The ongoing 68th edition of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) conference is deviating from its role of advancing issues impacting women to promoting abortion and gender ideologies, officials of the African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo, have said. 

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Mission, “not a favour”: Catholic Bishop in Angola Urges Parents, Godparents to Educate Children in Christian Faith

Mar 18, 2024

Parents and Godparents have to take up education of children in Christian faith as their calling and mission, and not as a favour, Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda has said.

Members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious – Ghana (CMSR-GH). Credit: The Conference of Major Superiors of Religious – Ghana (CMSR-GH)

Religious Congregations in Ghana Announce Crusade to “to cry out, as loud as we can” for Environment

Mar 18, 2024

To prepare for the Jubilee Year 2025, which Pope Francis announced on January 21, women and men Religious in the West African nation of Ghana are launching a crusade to advocate for environmental conservation in the country.

Members of the planning committee for the Episcopal Ordination of Mons. João de Ceita Nazaré. Credit: Radio Jubilar

All Set for Episcopal Consecration of Catholic Bishop for São Tomé and Príncipe Diocese

Mar 17, 2024

All seems set for the Episcopal Consecration of the new Bishop for the Diocese of São Tomé and Príncipe in the Central African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Official logo of the South African Council of Churches (SACC). Credit: SACC

Christian Leaders in South Africa Declare May 5 Day of Prayer for Peaceful Elections

Mar 16, 2024

Christian leaders in South Africa have declared May 5 a day of national prayer for peaceful general elections in the country that are scheduled to place on May 29.

A poster announcing the March 14 webinar organized under the theme, “Church in Africa: Becoming Synodal in mission”. Credit: AMECEA

AMECEA Chairman on How to Foster Synodality in Families, Small Christian Communities

Mar 15, 2024

Initiatives towards training, engaging in dialogue, aiming for a common ground in decision-making processes, and the fostering of inclusive participation are some of the ways the spirit of Synodality can be fostered in families and among members the new way of being Church in Africa, the Small Christian communities (SCCs), the Chairman of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has said. 

Bishop Julius Yakubu Kundi of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan. Credit: ACI Africa

Insecurity Impeding Evangelization, Nigerian Catholic Bishop Says, Appeals for Aid

Mar 15, 2024

Bishop Julius Yakubu Kundi of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese has decried insecurity in his Episcopal See, saying that persistent attacks in the Diocese are impeding evangelization efforts.

Bishop John Kobina Louis. Credit: Accra Archdiocese

Ghanaian Bishop Blames Dwindling Catholic Population to Lack of Zeal among Priests

Mar 14, 2024

Lack of zeal among priests in Ghana is partly to blame for the country’s dwindling Catholic population, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra in Ghana has said.

Logo of Human Life International (HLI). Credit: HLI

Inaugural Training to Prepare African Pro-lifers to Address Issues in Modern Medicine

Mar 14, 2024

Pro-lifers in Tanzania, Rwanda and Cameroon are set to join the first cohort of a training that has been designed to equip family and life advocates around the globe with skills to address ethical issues in modern medicine.

A camp of displaced people spontaneously arises around Salesian work “Don Bosco Ngangi”. Credit: Salesian Missions

Humanitarian Situation in Eastern DR Congo “serious and risks getting worse”: Salesians

Mar 14, 2024

The situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where clashes between rebels and the military have intensified is “serious and risks getting worse”, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the country have said.

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria's Lagos Archdiocese. Credit: Lagos Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop Urges Nigerians who have “lost faith” to Keep Praying for Country

Mar 14, 2024

Nigerians seem to be losing confidence in prayers in their seemingly unanswered cries to be liberated from suffering, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has said, and encouraged the people of God in the country to continue interceding for their nation. 

St. Mary's Cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Windhoek. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Windhoek

Churches in Namibia Urged to Use Vast Resources to Address Climate Change

Mar 14, 2024

Churches and faith-based organizations across Namibia have been urged to utilize their platforms and the vast resources at their disposal to make “a tangible impact” in mitigating the dangers of climate change.

Late Fr. William Banda. Credit: Diocese of Polokwane

Catholic Priest Shot Dead in Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tzaneen Diocese, South Africa

Mar 13, 2024

A member of the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (Kiltegan Fathers) serving in the Catholic Diocese of Tzaneen in South Africa was shot dead while preparing to celebrate Holy Mass the morning of Wednesday, March 13. 

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Study Links Catholic Relief Services to Contraception, Abortion Programs in Africa

Mar 13, 2024

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the humanitarian arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has been engaged in contraception and abortion programs in some African countries, a joint study by the Lepanto Institute (LI) and Population Research Institute (PRI) alleges.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of the Catholic Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon offering words of comfort to persons affected by the fire disaster that razed hundreds of shops at the central market in his Metropolitan See last month. Credit: Bamenda Archdiocese

Archbishop in Cameroon Comforts Fire Disaster Victims, Calls for Union in Jesus’ Suffering

Mar 13, 2024

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of the Catholic Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon has offered words of comfort to persons affected by the fire disaster that razed hundreds of shops at the central market in his Metropolitan See last month.

LI President, Michael Hichborn (right) and PRI President, Steven Mosher (left). Credit: Lepanto Institute (LI) and Population Research Institute (PRI)

“This must stop”: Scholars on Catholic Relief Services’ Contraception Programs in Africa

Mar 13, 2024

The alleged participation of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the promotion of contraception and abortion programs in some African countries must be halted, leaders of the Lepanto Institute (LI) and Population Research Institute (PRI) have said.

Members of the Yaounde Provincial Episcopal Conference (CEPY) with authorities after the opening ceremony of their first annual session. Credit: Diocese of Ebolowa

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Underscores Need to “humanize” Digital Networks

Mar 13, 2024

There is need to “humanize” the modern means of communication in the Church and society, the Catholic Bishop of Kribi Diocese in Cameroon has said.

Archbishop Zeferino Zeca Martins of Angola’s Huambo Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Angolan Catholic Archbishop Urges Creation of “spaces” for Women in All Professions

Mar 13, 2024

Except for jobs that require physical exertion, women can thrive in professions where men currently dominate, the Archbishop of Angola’s Huambo Archdiocese has said, calling for the creation of spaces and opportunities for women to emerge in Church and society.

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Christian Foundation Appeals for Safety Measures in Nigeria Schools as Abductions Resurge

Mar 13, 2024

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, is appealing to the Nigerian government to implement a “Safe Schools Initiative” to keep school-going children out of danger amid a resurgence of abductions in the West African country.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: SECAM

Africa Not “adequately” Benefiting from Foreign Investment in Its Riches: Cardinal Ambongo

Mar 12, 2024

Local populations in Africa are not “adequately” benefiting from their natural resources that foreign entities venture into, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), has said.