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Bishop Edward Hiibiro Kussala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges Young People to “avoid being misled by politicians”

Feb 21, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has cautioned young people in the East-Central African nation against politicians who mislead the youth, using them to achieve their selfish goals.

Bishop Bibi Michael of Cameroon's Buea Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Suppresses Six “congregations” in His Diocese, Expels Members

Feb 17, 2022

The Bishop of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese has “suppressed without exception” six “congregations” that were masquerading as Institutes of Diocesan Right from operating in his Episcopal See.

Bishop Alfred Rotich during the Prayer Breakfast of the Catholic Diocese of Kericho. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Decries Harassment of Women, Youth in Country’s Politics

Feb 16, 2022

The catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Kericho Diocese has condemned harassment of women and the youth as they try to participate in the politics of the East African country.

Bishop Barthélemy Yaouda Hourgo of Cameroon's Yagoua Diocese. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon says Diocese Struggling to Survive “in a Boko Haram zone”

Feb 4, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Cameroon’s Yagoua Diocese has decried rising Boko Haram insurgency in the Northern part of the country that he says has become the epicenter of militant activities in the Central African nation.

Bishop João Noé Rodrigues during his homily at the opening Eucharistic Celebration for the first annual Plenary Assembly of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). Credit: Sheila Pires

The Holy Spirit Fosters Unity among Church Leaders, Catholic Bishop in South Africa Says

Jan 19, 2022

The sense of communion among Church leaders is “a fruit of the Holy Spirit” in their respective lives, a Catholic Bishop in South Africa has said. 

Bishop Sylvester David, Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Maintain Vigilance Till COVID-19 No Longer Threatens Life: Catholic Bishop in South Africa

Jan 10, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has called up on the people of God in the country to continue observing all health protocols to minimize the spread of COVID-19 amid reports of a decline in the number of new cases.

Bishop Macram Max Gassis. Credit: AMECEA

Instability Has Made Us Beggars, Sudanese Catholic Bishop Says in Christmas Prayer

Dec 17, 2021

The Bishop emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of El Obeid in Sudan has penned a heartfelt Christmas prayer bemoaning the worrying state of Sudan and South Sudan where he says people are suffering in violence and poverty.

Credit: ECM

Women Can Overcome Inferiority Complex by Church Participation, Catholic Bishop in Malawi

Dec 17, 2021

Women are suffering from inferiority complex for being sidelined in Church activities, the Catholic Bishop of Malawi’s Dedza Diocese has said and called for their active participation in Church.

Late Bishop Daniel Nlandu Mayi. Credit: Matadi Diocese

Months after Resigning Due to Health Complications, Congolese Catholic Bishop Dies Aged 68

Dec 15, 2021

Bishop Daniel Nlandu Mayi whose resignation was accepted by the Pope Francis in March this year passed on earlier this week at the age of 68.

Screengrab of Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese on Capuchin TV. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Decries Poor Services at Country’s National Medical Insurer

Nov 27, 2021

Service delivery at Kenya’s biggest medical insurer, National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), is wanting despite huge investment in the entity, the Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has said.

Entrance to Jalingo Taraba State capital. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Special Prayers for Peace in Nigeria’s Taraba State “our missionary duty”: Catholic Bishop

Nov 23, 2021

The prayer sessions organized in Nigeria’s Jalingo Diocese for peace in Taraba State is part of the missionary responsibility of the faithful, the Local Ordinary of the Episcopal See has said.

Bishop Sylvester David, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Claim “We have always done it that way” Poison for Church’s Life: South African Bishop

Oct 18, 2021

The tendency to be opposed to change through the claim that “we have always done it that way” is dangerous for the Church in modern times, a Catholic Bishop in South Africa has said.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Mouths Speak Peace, “but activities full of atrocities”: South Sudanese Catholic Bishop

Sep 22, 2021

The warring parties in South Sudan’s conflict need to go beyond talking about peace, and walk the talk, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has said.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Problems Result from “no clear understanding of who we are”: Catholic Bishop

Aug 10, 2021

The challenges bedeviling the West African nation of Nigeria originate from a failure on the part of citizens to have a national conversation about their identity as members of one nation, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook

Nigerian Archbishop Urges Calm amid Hardships, Calls on People to Shun Violence

Aug 2, 2021

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has discouraged “criminal or violent actions”, noting that there are better ways for the suffering millions in the West African country to express their frustrations.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

In Nigeria, “silence no longer golden”, Bishop Says, Urges Citizens to Engage Government

Jul 31, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has urged the people of God in the country to engage their government on the country’s challenges, cautioning against silence amid insecurity. 

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Urges Muslims, Christians to Reflect on Peace on “Eid al-Adha”

Jul 19, 2021

Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have been urged to reflect on the need for peace and peaceful coexistence during Eid al-Adha, the annual Islamic celebration to be marked in the West African nation and other countries around the world this year on Tuesday, July 20.

Late Bishop Caesar Mazzolari of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese who died on 16 July 2011. Credit: Diocese of Rumbek

Catholic Church in South Sudan Remembers Bishop Who Devoted Life to Country’s Peace

Jul 16, 2021

One of Bishop Caesar Mazzolari’s biggest promises while he served the people of God in South Sudan was to never leave the country that was plunged in chaos until there was peace and some form of stability.

Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa of Nigeria’s Jalingo Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Growing insecurity in Nigeria worrisome, needs to be urgently addressed”: Catholic Bishop

Jul 10, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has described the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation as “enormous” and “worrisome” and called for urgent action “to defeat the forces of evil” in the country.

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Decries Nepotism in Job Recruitment Locally, Nationally

Jul 7, 2021

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has expressed concerns about the practice of nepotism in job recruitment at the local and national level in the East-Central African nation.