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Catechists praying with refugee children in South Sudan. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Help the Clergy Reach God’s People at Grassroots: South Sudanese Priest to Catechists

Sep 27, 2022

Catechists in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese have been encouraged to help members of the Clergy reach out to the people of God at the grassroots. 

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catechists in South Sudanese Diocese Urged to “continue serving people” amid Challenges

Aug 3, 2022

Catechists in South Sudan’s Yei Catholic Diocese have been called upon “to continue serving the people of God” amid challenges in their respective lives.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Radio Good News/Facebook

Catechists in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan, Urged “to remain active” in Evangelization

Jun 30, 2022

Catechists in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan have been called upon “to remain active” in their ministry of evangelization at the grassroots.

Fr. Lazar Arasu, Director of Don Bosco Refugee Services, Palabek in Uganda during a talk with the youth at the refugee camp. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Salesians at Ugandan Settlement Training Catechists to Bridge Gap among Refugees

Feb 19, 2022

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Uganda have embarked on fresh training of Catechists among refugees in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu to fill the gap that was left by Pastoral caregivers who went back to their homes in South Sudan.

Fr. Basil Soyoye. Credit: Agenzia Fides

Nigerian Missionary Priest in Benin Praises Catechists for Role in Africa’s Evangelization

Jan 29, 2022

Catechists have played a vital role in the evangelization and growth of the Catholic Church in Africa, a member of the Society for African Missions (SMA) in Benin has said.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the first Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 26, 2020. Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis to Confer New Lay Ministries for First Time in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jan 18, 2022

The candidates come from three continents.

Pope Francis meets young people of the Scholas Community at Rome’s Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Nov. 25, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis’ December Prayer Intention: Catechists to Witness Word of God "with courage"

Nov 30, 2021

Pope Francis instituted a new ministry of catechist in May.

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Rino Fisichella in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Sept. 17, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Hopes New Ministry of Catechist will "awaken this vocation"

Sep 17, 2021

The pope formally instituted the new lay ministry in May.

Fr. Peter Kimani, National Chaplain of the Kenya Prisons Services and Fr. Matambura Ismael of the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar at the commissioning of prison catechists at the end of the catechists' training in Nairobi on Thursday, June 24.Credit: ACI Africa/JCAM

Jesuits Train Catechists in Kenyan Prisons to Equip Inmates with Coping Skills

Jun 25, 2021

Working in Kenyan Prisons has never been easy for spiritual caregivers who share the psychological burden of those locked behind bars.

A Catechist in Uganda takes refugees from neighbouring South Sudan through a class/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Catechists in Troubled African Countries Paying with Their Lives for Love of Apostolate

May 23, 2021

Catechists serving in a number of African countries experiencing violent conflicts are risking their lives and the lives of their family members to help in evangelization, Catholic pastoral charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has established.