Catholic Relief Services, the humanitarian arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has appealed for more partners to join Catholic Bishops in Africa in the fight against the challenges facing the continent, including hunger, youth unemployment, and violence.
Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the harm done to indigenous Canadians by Catholics in a Wednesday address before top government officials and representatives of the indigenous peoples in Canada.
Catholic Bishops in Africa who are meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra, need to be supported by prayers as they deliberate on the Church on the continent and her future, the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has said.
Delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that officially started Tuesday, July 26 have been urged to seek to renew their commitment to the “mission of evangelization” in Africa.
The representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has told delegates participating in the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that security and migration remain “great” challenges that require “the entire Church of Africa” to address.
The Catholic Church in Africa is a leading provider of quality social services and is at the center of key development initiatives. Unfortunately, very little is known about the important role of the Catholic Church in society, the founder of the APO Group, a leading Pan-African communications agency has said.
Developing a theme he introduced earlier in his "penitential pilgrimage," the pope reflected on the importance of presenting the faith to others in a loving way, rather than with proselytism.
Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have urged the electorate in Kenya to consider political candidates’ track record in environmental conservation during the general elections scheduled to take place on August 9.
There is need for Catholic Bishops in South Africa to establish Caritas offices at the level of Parishes in their respective Episcopal Sees, a Bishop in the country has said.
The leadership of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has lamented the “harsh treatment” of Mozambican and “other foreign nationals” in South Africa.
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Ephrem Ndjoni who has been serving as Parish Priest of St. Hilaire Cathedral of Franceville Diocese in Gabon as the Bishop of the same Diocese.
In a speech in rural Canada before a crowd of indigenous Canadian people, Pope Francis publicly apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in running much of Canada’s government-sponsored residential school system.
Past presidential debates in Kenya, as the country heads to the general elections, have failed to address the right to life and other pertinent family issues, Catholic activists in Kenya have said.
Upon his arrival in Edmonton, the pope was greeted by representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples.
There is need to revise formation programs for women and men joining Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life, aligning them to contemporary times of Christian living, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.
Inviting more Protestant Christians in future Pan-African Catholic Congresses on Theology, Society, and Pastoral Life would expand participants’ perspectives, boiling down to “a more fruitful dialogue”, a Baptist Minister who participated in the July 19-22 Congress in Nairobi has said.
Désiré Cardinal Tsarahazana, Archbishop of Toamasina in Madagascar has decried what he terms as rampant corruption in the country, and blamed the country’s deteriorating social structures on graft.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disassociated itself from a section of church leaders who were reportedly at the official unveiling of the vice-presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2023 general elections.
The special observance is held on the fourth Sunday in July to roughly coincide with the feast day of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.
During his six-day trip, he’s expected to meet with and apologize to indigenous Canadians for abuses committed at Church-run residential schools.