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Sr. Alessandra Smerilli (second from left) and Sr. Nathalie Becquart (third from left) pose with Pope Francis and others during the youth synod in 2018. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Announces Appointment of Women to Committee Selecting New Bishops

Jul 6, 2022

Pope Francis has said he would announce the appointment of two women to the Vatican committee that elects bishops.

Mary Ashibi Gonsum, President of the Catholic Women Organization Nigeria (CWON). Credit: Agenzia Fides

Catholic Women in Nigeria Embark on Programs to Combat Deadly COVID-19 Pandemic

Aug 4, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Women Organization Nigeria (CWON) is mobilizing leaders of the entity to help Nigerian authorities contain the third wave of COVID-19 in the country.

Archbishop Jean Patrick Iba-Ba of Gabon’s Libreville Archdiocese during an interview with journalists shortly after meeting with Gabon's Interior Minister.

Churches in Gabon to Reopen Despite Government Opposition, Bishops Say

Oct 24, 2020

Churches in Gabon will reopen for public worship on Sunday, October 25, the Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have said in a collective message, a decision that goes against the government’s October 16 announcement to defer the resumption of public worship by five more days.  

Poster advertising South African Union of Catholic Women’s Organization (SAUCWO) Prayer Day slated for August 24. / World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO)

Catholic Women in South Africa Organizing Online Prayers to Bridge Lockdown Solitude

Aug 13, 2020

The South African arm of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO), an international entity for Catholic women groups, is organizing for prayers slated for later this month to express solidarity with women who are suffering from solitude and isolation that comes with the COVID-19 lockdown, an official has told ACI Africa.