The planned visit to the United States (U.S) by a section of religious leaders from West Africa to discuss the protracted insecurity in the Sahel region that dates back to January 2012 “will not have any impact”, a Nigerian Catholic Priest with specialization in matters insecurity and terrorism has said.
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has called on authorities in the West African nation to ensure that Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are adequately empowered to participate in the country’s elections slated for June 24.
The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to seize the opportunity of the Gubernatorial polls to redeem its “damaged reputation.”
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko as the new Vicar Apostolic for the Apostolic Vicariate of Ingwavuma in South Africa.
The Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has expressed “deep joy” following the appointment of the Symposium’s First Vice President to the newly established Preparatory Commission of the Synod on Synodality.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has expressed optimism that victims of extremist attacks who fled from Northern Nigeria and are now living in communities served by his Metropolitan See will “someday” enjoy peace and tranquility back in their homeland.
Synodality, an invitation for the people of God to journey together irrespective of their differences, which the International Theological Commission defined as “the action of the Spirit in the communion of the Body of Christ and in the missionary journey of the People of God” can facilitate the healing of Africa’s deep wounds, member of the resource team that is working to deepen synodal engagements have said.
Members of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) have, in a collective statement, expressed their recommitment to fostering “the gospel nonviolence” in the East-Central African nation, pledging to have “a prophetic stance against violence and injustice”.
Beneficiaries of a “safe and clean drinking water” project being realized in a partnership between the Sudan Relief Fund (SRF) and South Sudan’s the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) have expressed their appreciation for the initiative.
The Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia is appealing for donations among the people of God in his Episcopal See in view of reaching out to those affected by the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi where at least 300 people have lost their lives.
Inside a mud-walled church in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi, Christians of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Kakathe, under St. Joseph Freinademetz Witu-Kipini Parish dance happily during Holy Mass.
The seven boreholes “are a hope for the local communities living in these areas because it’s not easy to get water.” Fr. Mbikoyo said about the water initiative that was first launched in the Eastern Deanery of Maridi, Mambe, Nzara, Yambio, Gangura and Ezo.
Clericalism is not just a problem of the Clergy, members of the newly constituted Synodality Resource Team (SRT) for Africa have said, and called on the Laity to play their role in de-clericalizing the Church.
Members of the National Peace Committee (NPC) in Nigeria who include representatives of the Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have warned against voter suppression through “ethnic and religious labels” ahead of the Gubernatorial polls.
The newly constituted Synodality Resource Team (SRT) for Africa has started developing a manual to be used in various training activities to deepen the understanding of “a Synodal Church”.
Pope Francis has expressed his prayerful solidarity with the people of God in Malawi following the devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least “400 people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar since it first made landfall in Africa”, according to Reuters.
The first Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) is among seven members of the newly established Preparatory Commission to facilitate the realization of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.
The late Bishop Angelo Floro Martinez who died at the age of 83 on March 14 in Gweru city, Central Zimbabwe, has been eulogized as a herald of people’s growth and progress “in the once most rural Diocese” of Gokwe.
When Catholic Bishops and Priests in Cameroon heard about the Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis launched in October 2021, some of them flatly opposed it.
Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu as Secretary of the Dicastery for Evangelization, the Vatican section for the first evangelization and the new particular Churches that “serves the work of evangelization, so that Christ, the light of the nations, may be known and witnessed to by word and deed, and the Church, his mystical Body, may be built up.”