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Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Church must remain moral light, guide” amid Fractured African Politics: Nigerian Bishop

Jul 5, 2021

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has, at a webinar, emphasized the need for Church leaders in Africa, to be the “the moral compass”, guiding politicians on morality amid fractured politics. 

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Rumbek welcomed upon his arrival in Rumbek. Credit Courtesy Photo

In Maiden Visit of South Sudanese Diocese, Apostolic Administrator Urges “reflection”

Jun 17, 2021

In his maiden visit of Rumbek Diocese whose Bishop-elect was shot and wounded in April, the Apostolic Administrator of the South Sudanese Diocese has called for “reflection” and the seeking of spiritual renewal.

Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese/ Credit: Nsukka Diocese/Facebook

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Cautions Priests, Religious against Operating Personal Projects

Jun 16, 2021

The Bishop of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese has cautioned Clerics, women and men Religious against owning and operating personal projects saying conflicts have often resulted from such engagement.

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

Catholic Bishop in South Africa Calls for Protection of Life amid Surging COVID-19 Cases

Jun 12, 2021

The Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese has called on Christians and the public to do everything within their power to promote and protect life amid surging cases of COVID-19 infection in the country.

Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry in Nigeria's Enugu Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Controversial Priest’s Initiative in Nigeria is Now a Chaplaincy, “not personality cult”

Jun 6, 2021

The Adoration Ministry Enugu, an initiative of a controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest, is to function as a Chaplaincy, and “not personality cult”, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese has directed.

Catholics observing COVID-19 directives during Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in South Africa's Kroonstad Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Kroonstad/Facebook

Amid Surge in South Africa’s COVID-19 Cases, Bishop Urges Adherence to Preventive Measures

Jun 6, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Kroonstad Diocese has, in a statement, urged Catholics to strictly adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures amid a surge in infections in the country, especially in the territory covered by the Diocese.

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New Catholic Bishop in South Africa Urged to Foster Unity amid “felt polarization”

May 31, 2021

The new Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Queenstown Diocese has been urged to work toward uniting the people of God who will be under his pastoral care amid cases of divisions characterized by “name-calling and demeaning labels.”

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese who is celebrating 51 years in the Priesthood. Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Priestly Anniversary, South Sudanese Bishop Appeals for Unity amid Country’s Challenges

May 18, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has, on the occasion of his 51st Priestly anniversary, appealed for unity in the face of various national challenges, including insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop Alfred Agyenta addressing the faithful during the climax celebration to mark the Silver Jubilee of Our Lady Queen of Africa (OLA) Bolgatanga Parish of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese on 16 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Parish Anniversary in Ghana, Catholic Bishop Urges Daily Christian Faith Practice

May 17, 2021

At the climax celebration to mark the Silver Jubilee of Our Lady Queen of Africa (OLA) Bolgatanga Parish of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese, the Local Ordinary has called for the daily practice of Christian faith if societal ills have to be defeated.

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese whose residence was looted in a daytime theft on 9 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop’s Residence in Wau Diocese, South Sudan, Looted in Daytime Theft

May 14, 2021

The residence of the Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese was looted in a daytime theft last Sunday, the Vicar General of the South Sudanese Diocese confirmed earlier this week.

Screenshot Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka  during Mass at the Adoration Ministry in Enugu Diocese.

Controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest Publicly Apologizes to “Mother Church”, His Bishop

May 10, 2021

The controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest whose supporters violently stormed the Bishop’s residence last week, demanding to know the Cleric’s whereabouts, has publicly apologized to the Universal Church and to his Local Ordinary.

Bishop Hilary Dachelem of Nigeria’s Bauchi Diocese addressing journalists at the St. John's Cathedral on 6 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“This is certainly not the Nigeria we used to know,” Catholic Bishop Bemoans Death Culture

May 9, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has lamented over the continued lack of appreciation for human life in the West African nation saying the country’s value system has changed for the worst.

Invitation Card for Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon's Kumbo Diocese on his 40th Anniversary of Priesthood/Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Priestly Anniversary, Cameroonian Bishop Lauded for His Sacrifices, Tireless Service

May 7, 2021

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon’s Kumbo Diocese has been lauded for his sacrifices and tireless service among the people of God under his pastoral care amid the Anglophone crisis.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi during the Eucharistic celebration of the World Day of Communication at St. joseph's Cathedral of Kakamega Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Cautions against Armchair Journalism, Urges Evidence-based Reports

May 6, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has challenged journalists in the East African nation to engage in evidence-based reporting, cautioning against armchair journalism.

Fr. Ejike Mbaka who resurfaced Wednesday, May 5 after reportedly missing. His supporters had stormed the Bishop's residence demanding his whereabouts / Credit: Courtesy Photo

Controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest Resurfaces after Followers Storm Bishop’s Residence

May 5, 2021

The controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest who had been reported missing has resurfaced hours after his supporters stormed the Bishop’s residence Wednesday, May 5, demanding to know the Cleric’s whereabouts.

The cover of the book "Angry Shepherd" by John Ashworth

Exiled Catholic Bishop Weathering the Storm to Serve Vulnerable Groups in Sudanese Strife

May 4, 2021

For three decades now, retired Catholic Bishop Macram Max Gassis who served as the Local Ordinary of Sudan’s El Obeid Catholic Diocese before he was exiled from the country in 1990, two years into his episcopacy, has continued to reach out to the vulnerable groups in the Northeast African nation, helping them both materially and spiritually.

Msgr. Christian Carlassare currently in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi for specialized treatment/ Credit: ACI Africa

Recovering Catholic Bishop-elect Offering Pain for Purification of South Sudanese Diocese

May 4, 2021

The Catholic Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese who is nursing gunshot injuries at a hospital in Kenya says that he is offering his pain for the purification of the South Sudanese Diocese, which he is expected to shepherd.

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu(L), and the Bishop-elect of Mpika Diocese, Fr Edwin Mulandu(R)

Zambian President Congratulates Catholic Bishop-elect on Appointment, Pledges Support

Apr 29, 2021

Zambia’s President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has congratulated Msgr. Edwin Mulandu who was appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Mpika on April 24, promising to support him in his episcopal ministry.