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COVID-19

Amid Low COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake, Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Encourages Vaccination

Aug 21, 2021

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buea in Cameroon has encouraged the people of God within his pastoral jurisdiction to take part in the ongoing vaccination exercise amid reported low COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

Raymond Cardinal Burke in Rome, Oct. 14, 2019. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Prayers Continue for American Cardinal Hospitalized with COVID-19 Complications

Aug 20, 2021

Prayers for Raymond Cardinal Burke continue to pour in amid unconfirmed reports that his condition is improving. 

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Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe Facilitating COVID-19 Vaccine Access to Vulnerable Persons

Aug 19, 2021

A Catholic Priest serving in Zimbabwe’s Harare Archdiocese is facilitating COVID-19 vaccine access to vulnerable persons, including the elderly, through a vaccination center set up at the New Highfield Roman Catholic Church.

Corpus Christi Cathedral in Zimbabwe's Chinhoyi Diocese. Credit: Chinhoyi Diocese/Facebook

Worshipers “to be fully vaccinated” as Church Attendance Resumes in Zimbabwe: Bishop

Aug 18, 2021

Those to participate in public worship will have received COVID-19 vaccination, the Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese has announced amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions in the Southern African nation.

Bishop Rapheal p'Mony Wokorach of Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Nebbi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Newly Ordained Bishop in Uganda Says Faith Saved Him During DR Congo’s Deadly Conflict

Aug 16, 2021

For a moment, Bishop Rapheal p'Mony Wokorach who ascended to the helm of Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Nebbi over the weekend thought of abandoning Religious Life when he found himself exposed in one of the deadliest conflicts in Africa.

Benson Njiru Ndwiga and his younger brother Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga. Credit: Courtesy Photo

International Catholic Entity Demands Justice after Death of Two Sets of Brothers in Kenya

Aug 16, 2021

An international Catholic activist organization has launched an online campaign to compel the government of the East African country to grant justice to families that have lost their members in suspected extra-judicial killings and acts of banditry in the country.

Bishop José Luis Ponce de León handing over the Pope's donation to the administration of the Good Shepherd Catholic Mission Hospital of Eswatini’s lone Diocese, Manzini. Credit: Manzini Diocese/Facebook

Pope Francis Donates Medical Equipment to Catholic Hospital Battling COVID-19 in Eswatini

Aug 16, 2021

Pope Francis has donated medical equipment to the Good Shepherd Catholic Mission Hospital of Eswatini’s lone Diocese, Manzini, to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Religious leaders in Africa sign Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Africa Commit to end Human Trafficking at Joint Declaration

Aug 15, 2021

Religious leaders from West and Central Africa have jointly declared to use their positions in the society to end slavery and human trafficking, which have been said to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, with traffickers “preying on the vulnerable.”

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Allowing Only Vaccinated Congregants in Church Problematic: Zimbabwe’s Christian Leaders

Aug 15, 2021

The reopening of churches only for congregants vaccinated against COVID-19 in Zimbabwe is problematic, Christian leaders in the Southern African nation have cautioned. 

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PMS Kenya Announces “Missionary Rosary Marathon” to Support Evangelization in Peripheries

Aug 10, 2021

Catholic Parishes across various Dioceses in Kenya are invited to pray the Holy Rosary for those working towards evangelization in the country through the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Late Fr. Christopher Wanyonyi who oversaw the construction of the new Christ the King Cathedral of Kenya’s Bungoma Diocese. Credit: Governor's Press Service-County Government of Bungoma Facebook

Cleric Who Oversaw Construction of Kenya’s Latest Cathedral Eulogized as Committed Priest

Aug 9, 2021

The Catholic Priest who oversaw the construction of the new Christ the King Cathedral of Kenya’s Bungoma Diocese that was Consecrated in May is being eulogized as a hardworking, committed, dedicated servant of God.

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South African Bishop Says People Struggling to Survive, Announces Consecration of Diocese

Aug 9, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Klerksdorp Diocese has announced the consecration of his Episcopal See to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary on separate days during which the people of God who the Bishop says are struggling to survive will pray for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Faith Leaders in Uganda Sue Government for COVID-19 Ban on Public Worship

Aug 7, 2021

Representatives of a Christian church and Muslim community in Uganda have filed a law suit against the country over the suspension of in-person worship as part of the COVID-19 restrictions.

The logo of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) in South Africa. Credit: Catholic Institute of Education (CIE)

Be Partners in Education, Catholic Entity in South Africa to Parents amid School Dropouts

Aug 6, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) in South Africa has called on parents in the country to show their partnership in the education program by ensuring that their children attend school amid a reported increase in the number of dropouts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Catholic Sisters in Kenya Launch Six-month COVID-19 Prevention, Vaccine Awareness Campaign

Aug 4, 2021

Catholic Sisters in Kenya have launched a six-month COVID-19 prevention and vaccine awareness campaign in view of encouraging community members to “get vaccinated and embrace other preventive measures” against the pandemic.

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.

Msgr. Raphael Wokorach of Uganda's Nebbi Diocese whose Episcopal Ordination has been rescheduled to next week, Saturday, August 14. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Postponed Episcopal Ordination of New Bishop for Uganda’s Nebbi Diocese Rescheduled

Aug 4, 2021

The Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Raphael Wokorach that had been postponed owing to COVID-19 restrictions in Uganda has been rescheduled to next week, Saturday, August 14.

Participants in the conversation on the Oxfam Australia report dubbed 'Buried Treasure' in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh/ Caritas Sierra Leone

Caritas Sierra Leone Calls for Transparent Tax System to Block Foreign Evaders

Aug 1, 2021

The Catholic Church in Sierra Leone, through her charity arm, is demanding accountability in the way the West African country collects and spends taxes on its vast minerals.

Some beneficiaries of seeds and tools offered by Caritas South Sudan. Credit: ACI AFRICA

Caritas South Sudan Provides Seeds to Thousands of Households, Plans for Training

Jul 30, 2021

The leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in South Sudan, Caritas South Sudan, has provided a variety of seeds to at least 3,000 households in the East-Central African nation and plans to train beneficiaries of the initiative on subsistent farming.

Members of SECAM Standing Committee in Accra, Ghana, in October 2019. Credit: SECAM

On SECAM Day, Catholic Bishops in Africa Appeal for “inclusive culture, rooted in Christ”

Jul 29, 2021

The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) that brings together Catholic Bishops in Africa have “passionately” appealed to the people of God on the continent to avoid divisions, striving to embrace an inclusive culture that is rooted in Christ.