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Some of the participants in the July 25-30 Diocesan Week on Synodality in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Doing synodality” among Highlights of “Diocesan Week” on Synodality in Rumbek, S. Sudan

Aug 9, 2022

The need to go beyond discussing about the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to “doing synodality” is among the highlights of the recently concluded “Diocesan Week” on synodality in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, the Bishop of the South Sudanese Episcopal See has said.

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“Be extremely prudent, shun any form of manipulation of tallying”: Bishops to Kenyans

Aug 8, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have called on the people of God in the East African nation to exercise prudence during the electioneering period, and to avoid all forms of tallying manipulation as the electorate heads to the polls on Tuesday, August 9. 

Logo Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF). Credit: KCPF

Christian Professionals Urge Kenyan Electorate to Vote, “hoping to win and ready to lose"

Aug 8, 2022

Members of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) have urged the electorate in Kenya to take part in the Tuesday, August 9 elections, and to be prepared to accept the fact that the political candidates they vote for can win or lose.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: ADN

Life Has to Continue after General Elections: Catholic Archbishop to Electorate in Kenya

Aug 8, 2022

The Local Ordinary of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya has urged voters in the East African nation to be prepared to accept the outcome of the Tuesday, August 9 general elections because life has to continue after the polls.

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Catholic Charity Rallying for Support to Fund Catechesis, Bible Apostolate in Ethiopia

Aug 8, 2022

The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is running a donation appeal to support catechesis and distribution of Bibles in Ethiopia in order to boost evangelization efforts in the Horn of Africa country.

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Catholic Diocese in Nigeria Enrolling Terror Victims in Schools to End Insecurity Cycle

Aug 8, 2022

Orpin Damien, a Senior Secondary School student in Nigeria witnessed a lot of violence and displacements before he ended up at Uikpam camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, the capital of Nigeria’s Benue State.

Fr. Remigius Ihyula addressing IDPs at a food distribution event at the Ortese IDP Camp in Makurdi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Armed Fulani Militants Pursuing Victims to Camp Hideouts: Catholic Diocese in Nigeria

Aug 7, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has raised alarm over the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in its jurisdiction, noting that the victims of attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the country are being pursued by their assailants even in their camps where they have sought refuge.

Fr. Charles Mbikoyo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Spearheading Dialogue, Reconciliation to End Conflict

Aug 7, 2022

The Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), is spearheading dialogue and reconciliation among communities in conflict in the South Sudanese Diocese, the Director of the Catholic entity has said.

Shelter for displaced families in the diocese of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Credit: ACN

Islamists in Burkina Faso Invading Churches, Forcing Catholics to Sit Separately

Aug 7, 2022

Very little Christianity is allowed in several villages in Burkina Faso, and where Catholics can attend Holy Mass, Islamist militants invade churches to ensure that men and women sit on separate benches.

Members of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST). Credit: Vatican Media

Bishops in Angola, São Tomé Focusing on Children Faith Education in Pastoral Plan

Aug 7, 2022

Children’s faith education is the focus of the second year of the triennium Pastoral plan of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST), the Church leaders have announced in a press statement at the end of their second annual Plenary Assembly held in Luanda, Angola.

Bishop Dominic Kimengich of Kenya's Eldoret Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“All of us Kenyans should decide that we need peaceful elections": Catholic Bishop

Aug 6, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has emphasized the need for peace in the country as the electorate in the East African nation head to the polls on Tuesday, August 9.

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“Take a stance against the destruction of the Mozambican coastline”: Catholic Peace Entity

Aug 6, 2022

The leadership of the Dennis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) is calling on various stakeholders, including Catholics and members of the Laudato Si’ Movement to publicly express their opposition to the planned sand mining in the coastline of Mozambique. 

The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Parliamentary Liaison Officer, Fr. Henry Chinkanda. Credit: ECM

Catholic Lawmakers in Malawi Urged to Help Realize “good legal framework” for Environment

Aug 6, 2022

Catholic lawmakers in Malawi have been urged to facilitate the realization of an appropriate legal framework for the conservation of the environment in the Southern African nation. 

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Catholic Entity in Somalia Triples Stabilization Centers to Address Malnutrition

Aug 6, 2022

The leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said that the entity has tripled stabilization centers in Somalia’s Gedo region since the beginning of the year in view of addressing the challenge of malnutrition.

Archbishop Mengisteab Tesfamariam. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We will pray that your elections go smoothly”: Eritrean Catholic Archbishop to Kenyans

Aug 6, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of the Asmara in Eritrea has expressed his prayerful solidarity with the people of God in Kenya ahead of the general elections scheduled for August 9.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders Urge Kenyans to Handle Emotions with Care as Country Nears Elections

Aug 5, 2022

A section of Religious leaders in Kenya have called for calm and for citizens of the East African nation to tame their emotions as the country edges close to the general elections slated for Tuesday, August 9.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama. Credit: ACN

Nigeria Catholic Archbishop Decries Country’s “subtle persecution” Sidelining Christians

Aug 5, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has termed as “more dangerous” the tendency by the Nigerian government to sideline Christians in the distribution of resources in the West African country.

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Have “internal dispute resolution mechanisms”: Kenya’s Faith Leaders to Political Parties

Aug 5, 2022

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya have called upon political parties in the East African nation to put in place “internal dispute resolution mechanisms” ahead of the general elections scheduled for August 9.

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Church in Africa Needs to Create Awareness on Migration: Catholic Bishop in South Africa

Aug 5, 2022

There is need for the Church in Africa to raise migration awareness and educate the people of God on the continent about the reality of leaving a native country in search of better opportunities elsewhere. 

Faith based leaders in Kenya during the joint prayer meeting with the IEBC on Wednesday, August 3. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

Conduct Credible Elections, “seal any loopholes”: Kenya’s Faith Leaders to Electoral Body

Aug 4, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct Kenya’s August 9 general elections in a manner that does not trigger doubts about their credibility.