Catholic Journalists

Some of the participants at the ongoing seminar organized by the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) in Uganda. Credit: Charles Ayetan, UCAP President

Catholic Journalists in Africa Call for More Reporting Opportunities on the Environment

Nov 14, 2023

Religious leaders in Africa can help protect the environment by initiating initiatives journalists can report on, members of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) have said.

Official Logo Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP). Credit: UCAP

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to Expose “heartless” Agents Behind Migrants Woes

Nov 11, 2023

African Catholic Journalists have been told to play their part in preserving the dignity of migrants by producing content that exposes agents who are behind the suffering of those who leave their countries in search of better living conditions.

Official Logo Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP). Credit: UCAP

Upcoming Training to Build African Catholic Journalists’ Capacity in Ecology Reporting

Oct 6, 2023

Catholic Journalists in Africa are set to undergo training on how to work with other entities in addressing environmental challenges.

Bishop Bernard de Clairvaux Toha Wontacien of Djougou Diocese in Benin. Credit: Charles Ayetan/ACI Africa

Interreligious Dialogue “promising way of fostering tolerance”: Catholic Bishop in Benin

Aug 13, 2023

Interreligious dialogue is the only way to foster peace and tolerance between various faiths in Benin, Bishop Bernard de Clairvaux Toha Wontacien of Djougou Diocese in Benin has said.

Dr. Paolo Ruffini addressing delegates at the of the Sixth SIGNIS World Congress 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. Credit: SIGNIS

Focus on Dialogue, Not “on marketing of ideas”: Vatican Official to Catholic Journalists

Aug 17, 2022

The Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications has challenged Catholic communicators around the globe to foster dialogue in their practice of journalism and not the “marketing of ideas”.

Official logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Vatican Media

Seek to Tap into Laity’s Expertise “to progress faster” in Synodality: Kenyan Archbishop

Jun 8, 2022

Members of the Clergy who tap into the expertise of the Laity have been known to “progress faster” in their respective apostolates, positively contributing to the  ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, a Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has said.

Some of the Three major Seminaries in Kenya. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi

Increasing Number of Major Seminarians in Kenya “a good crisis”: Catholic Archbishop

Jun 7, 2022

The rise in the number of Major Seminarians in Kenya that has resulted in “a minor crisis” of lack of rooms in the national Diocesan Seminaries presents “a good crisis”, a Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has said.

Archbishop Maurice Makumba Muhatia of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Exercise Caution When Reporting Politics in Kenya: Catholic Archbishop to Journalists

Jun 7, 2022

There is need for news journalists in Kenya to proceed with caution when reporting politics ahead of the general elections scheduled to take place on August 9, the Catholic Archbishop of Kisumu Archdiocese has said.

Members of the Association of Catholic Journalists in Southern Malawi donate a disaster relief package to flood victims. Credit: Chikwawa Diocese

Catholic Journalists, Lay Association in Malawi Donate Relief Package to Flood Victims

Apr 4, 2022

Members of the Association of Catholic Journalists in Southern Malawi and an association of Lay faithful have donated a disaster relief package to flood victims in the Southeastern African nation.

Credit: ECM

Catholic Journalists Have Big Role to Play in Evangelization: Malawian Catholic Priest

Dec 11, 2021

Journalists in the Catholic Church have a great responsibility of evangelizing the people by spreading messages that adhere to truth and other values of the Church, a Catholic Priest in Malawi has said.

UCAP President, George Sunguh. Credit: George Sunguh

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to “consolidate resources to help in evangelization”

Oct 3, 2021

The leadership of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) is encouraging Catholic Journalists in Africa to “consolidate resources” that can foster the Church’s mission of evangelization.

Some participants attending the refresher course organized by UCAP Burkina Faso for Catholic Journalists in West Africa. Credit: UCAP Burkina Faso

Catholic Journalists in West Africa Cautioned against Promoting Terrorism in News Reports

Sep 13, 2021

Catholic Journalists in West Africa have been cautioned against a journalism practice that seems to promote activities of terrorism in the Sahel region.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with Catholic communicators in Nigeria/ Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

“Strive to practice unifying journalism”: Nigerian Archbishop to Catholic Communicators

Jul 3, 2021

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has challenged Catholic Directors for social communications in the West African nation to show authenticity and practice a journalism that contributes toward unity rather than division and conflict.

Official Logo Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP). / UCAP

“Let us continue to be agents of hope, role models”, Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged

Mar 4, 2021

Catholic journalists in Africa have been urged to foster hope amid the protracted COVID-19 challenging situation.

Hilário Tomas (left) one of the nine radio journalists recounting the attack on several villages in the Muidumbe District within Pemba Diocese. / FORCOM Facebook Page

Catholic Journalists in Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese Find Safety after Days of Bush Life

Nov 20, 2020

Nine Catholic radio journalists in the Province of Cabo Delgado within Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese who were forced to flee to the bush after insurgents raided their radio station have found safety, the leadership of the National Community Radio Forum (FORCOM) has announced. 

Mr. Samson Lardy Anyenini, member of the Catholic Association of Media
Practitioners, Ghana (CAMP-G) who was adjudged the 2019 P. A.V. Ansah Journalist
of the Year at the 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association Awards ceremony in Accra on
October 24, 2020. /

Catholic Named Best Journalist in Ghana Wants Steadfastness ahead of December Elections

Oct 27, 2020

A member of the Ghana’s Catholic Association of Media Practitioners (CAMP-G) has been crowned the overall winner in the just concluded 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) Awards, winning the title of Journalist of the Year 2019 in the West African country.

A poster announcing the three-week workshop for aspiring citizen journalists in Africa. / SIGNIS Africa.

SIGNIS Africa Announces Continental Workshop for Young Catholic Journalists

Oct 13, 2020

Aspiring citizen journalists in all African countries are invited to apply for a video journalism workshop at SIGNIS-Africa, an official at the continental branch of the global Catholic Association for Communication has said.

AMDISS Peace Centre in South Sudan.

Catholic Journalists in South Sudan to Benefit from Newly Launched Peace Center

Jul 2, 2020

Catholic journalists in the world’s newest nation will benefit from the Peace Center for Journalists and Media Practitioners launched Wednesday, July 1 by the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Official Logo Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP). / UCAP

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to Support Pope Francis’ COVID-19 Commission

Apr 27, 2020

Catholic journalists in Africa have been urged to support the COVID-19 Commission, which Pope Francis established mid-April, by volunteering their journalistic skills and platforms to help achieve its goals.

UCAP Members at the end of their Annual Recollection that held at the Don Bosco Centre in Akosséwa (Lomé), Sunday December 1, 2019. / UCAP-Togo

Catholic Journalists in Togo Pray for Murdered Priests and Victims of Terrorism

Dec 3, 2019

Following the murder of two Salesian Missionary priests working in Burkina Faso earlier this year, members of the Catholic Press Union in the west African nation of Togo (UCAP-Togo) have, on the occasion of their annual recollection day Sunday, December 1, offered special prayers for Fr. César Antonio Ferdnandez and Fr. Fernando Hernàndez as well as other victims of terrorism across the globe.