There is need to put the “Catholic faith and word of God into action” in reaching out to migrants and refugees, the Bishop of South Africa’s Kroonstad Diocese has said.
Few hours to his death on Thursday, August 11, Fr. Prof. Laurenti Magesa Corneli who has been described as “the Giant of African Theology” remained the humble man he had been all his life, the President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has said in his tribute to the late Tanzanian-born Theologian. He had just turned 76.
There is need for the local Church to take up the responsibility of welcoming and promoting the dignity of refugees and migrants, the Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles (Scalabrinians) who is on a canonical visit to South Africa has said.
The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Owerri Ecclesiastical Province in the territory of Imo State are concerned with persistent insecurity in their Episcopal Sees, and have said that with violent entities “on the rampage”, the West African nation “is in trouble” and that “no one appears to be safe”.
The Bishop of Zambia’s Catholic Diocese of Ndola has directed members of the Clergy in his Episcopal See to refrain from allowing politicians to address worshippers in the premises of the church.
The workshop on trauma healing that the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan organized in collaboration with Mission Aviation Fellowship aims at fostering repentance and forgiveness in the East-Central African nation, a facilitator has said.
Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded the government of Zambia for recruiting thousands of teachers and health workers, and for additional funds to support the agricultural sector.
Catholic Charity and Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has expressed concern about a Muslim man in Egypt who has become notorious for assaulting Christian women and his actions going unpunished every time.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have called on members of the government in South Africa to set aside political differences and put in place “more robust measures” to address the high cost of living, unemployment, and the gap between the rich and the poor that they say is widening.
Some of the suspects of the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Nigeria’s Ondo Diocese that left 39 worshippers killed and more than 80 injured have been arrested, the Governor of Ondo State in the West African country has confirmed.
Catholic Bishops in Cameroon are encouraging the creation of committees for ethics in the major institutions of the Central African nation, including hospitals and institutions of higher learning.
Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have lauded the re-election of Bishop Lúcio Andrice Muandula as the second Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
Cardinal Joseph Zen is set to stand trial next month, along with four other people, in connection to his role as a trustee of a pro-democracy legal fund.
Religious leaders in Kenya have urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to demonstrate “the highest possible levels of transparency, accountability and accuracy” in the vote tallying process following the general elections in the East African nation.
Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have lauded the role of their counterparts in Kenya, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), in the country’s general elections conducted on Tuesday, August 9.
The search for those behind the shooting and killing of Fr. Godefroid Pembele Mandon in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ongoing, a security official in the country has said, and announced the arrest of some suspects who include a cousin of the late Catholic Priest.
Catholic charity and Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has paid tribute to the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Zaria in Nigeria who passed on in July after serving the wider embattled Nigeria’s Kaduna state with courage.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that it is “delusional” to try to stop the natural passage of time in pursuit of “eternal youth” and “unlimited well-being.”
The filmmaking initiative that the members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have spearheaded in the Catholic Archdiocese of Lusaka in Zambia is benefiting dozens of youth from three Southern African countries.
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.