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By 2050, it is projected that as many as 38.5 million people in East Africa will be forcibly displaced. Credit: JRS

“Adapt sustainable development planning” to Address Climate Change: JRS Official in Africa

Jul 2, 2022

An official of the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has underscored the need to "adapt sustainable development planning” in addressing the effects of climate change.

Members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA). Credit: CECA

Crises of “moral, civic values, educational system” among CAR Challenges: Catholic Bishops

Jul 2, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, highlighted crises of “moral and civic values and a decay of the educational system” among the challenges the country is facing.

Don Bosco Youth Center provides 2 meals a day to give youth energy to focus in school. Credit: Salesian Missions

Hundreds of Children in “drought-ridden” Namibia Receive Salesian “nutritional support”

Jul 2, 2022

Hundreds of vulnerable children in Rundu, Namibia, have received nutritional support from members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SBD) in a collaborative initiative.

A poster announcing the training organized by members of the Positive Psychology Association of Kenya (PPAK). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Positive Psychology Entity in Kenya to Foster Ethical Living in Planned Training: Official

Jul 2, 2022

The training that members of the Positive Psychology Association of Kenya (PPAK) have organized this month seeks to go beyond the usual focus on “life skills”, an official of the Kenyan entity has said.

Fr. Bheki Monamoholo Motloung. Credit: Durban Archdiocese

Disregard “unofficial” Reports on Missing Priest: Catholic Archbishop in South Africa

Jul 1, 2022

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese has cautioned against unofficial reports, “especially those distributed on social media”, on Fr. Bheki Monamoholo Motloung who has been missing since Pentecost Sunday, June 5. 

Priests protest at the funeral of Father Vitus Borogo in the archdiocese of Kaduna on June 30, 2022. Photos courtesy of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna

Nigeria “never had it this bad in terms of insecurity”: Catholic Archbishop at Wake Mass

Jul 1, 2022

At the Vigil Mass in honor the late Fr. Vitus Borogo, a Catholic Clergy of Kaduna Archdiocese, the Archbishop of the Nigerian has decried the high levels of insecurity in the West African country, saying it has reached unprecedented levels. 

“Be missionaries everywhere”: Archbishop to New Priests, Deacons in Douala, Cameroon

Jul 1, 2022

Newly Ordained Priests and Deacons in the Catholic Diocese of Douala, Cameroon, have been encouraged to “be generous” with their lives in God’s service, availing themselves as missionaries whenever they are commissioned. 

Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya of Uganda's Lugazi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Foster “skills of leadership” in Students: Catholic Bishop in Uganda to School Management

Jul 1, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Uganda has challenged those at the helm of Our Lady of Africa Senior Secondary Namilyango (OLAN) to foster their proven “skills of leadership” in the students enrolled at the private institution of learning. 

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, June 25, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

"I believe it is time to rethink the concept of a just war": Pope Francis

Jul 1, 2022

In an interview published Friday, Pope Francis said that he believes it is time to rethink the concept of “just war.”

People from maasai tribe. Credit: Public Domain

Tanzania Evicting the Maasai “in violation of existing agreements”: Catholic Peace Entity

Jun 30, 2022

The government of Tanzania has orchestrated the eviction of the Maasai from their ancestral land in a move that violates “existing agreements”, the leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said.

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. Alain Clément Amiezi, appointed Bishop of Odienné Diocese in Ivory Coast on 30 June 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Parish Priest of St. Odilia Cathedral of Bondoukou Diocese in Ivory Coast Appointed Bishop

Jun 30, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Parish Priest of St. Odilia Cathedral of Bondoukou Diocese, Fr. Alain Clément Amiezi, Bishop of Odienné Diocese in Ivory Coast.

Missionaries of Charity. Credit: Willuconquer (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Missionaries of Charity among Nongovernmental Entities Ordered to Shut Down in Nicaragua

Jun 30, 2022

The order to shut down the sisters and 100 other nongovernmental organizations was requested by a Sandinista legislator in a June 22 letter.

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016. Vatican Media

This is Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for July 2022

Jun 30, 2022

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray in a special way for the elderly during the month of July.

Pope Francis delivers a homily from a wheelchair, June 5, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Misses Meeting with Jewish Delegation Due to Knee Pain

Jun 30, 2022

Pope Francis missed a meeting with a Jewish delegation on Thursday morning after experiencing a flare-up of knee pain, according to the Vatican.

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Publishes Letter on Liturgy to Foster “power of the Christian celebration”

Jun 30, 2022

The 15-page apostolic letter, Desiderio Desideravi, was published on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.

Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso of Nigeria's Kaduna Archdiocese. Credit: ACN

Nigerians “on edge; nobody is safe anywhere”: Catholic Archbishop amid Rising Insecurity

Jun 30, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna in Nigeria has decried the deteriorating security in various parts of the West African nation, regretting the fact that “nobody is safe anywhere” in the country.

Bishop Dominic Kimengich (left) of Eldoret Diocese and Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa (right) of the Catholic Diocese of Kisii. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Be Wary of Political Candidates Offering Bribes for Votes: Catholic Bishops in Kenya

Jun 29, 2022

Two Catholic Bishops in Kenya have urged the electorate in the East African country to be cautious about political candidates offering bribes for votes.

Members of the Association of Papal Knights and Medalists in Nigeria. Credit: Sokoto Diocese

Catholic Association in Nigeria “alarmed” over Targeted Killings, Kidnappings

Jun 29, 2022

Members of the Association of Papal Knights and Medalists in Nigeria have expressed concern over the increase in cases of killings and kidnappings that seem to target Christians in the West African nation.

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

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Announces “Diocesan Week” on Synodality End of July

Jun 29, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Rumbek in South Sudan has announced a “Diocesan Week” to be realized at the end of July with participants focusing on the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.