Easter Message 2024

Berhaneyesus Demerew Cardinal Souraphiel of Addis Ababa Archdiocese. Credit: CBCE

Easter in Ethiopia: Cardinal Emphasizes Need for Lasting Peace, Says “only way out of our problems”

May 4, 2024

The challenges the people of God in Ethiopia grapple with can only be resolved through lasting peace in the Horn of Africa nation, the Catholic Archbishop of Addis Ababa has said.

Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke of Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia

Use Easter Season to Farm “even if in bags”, Cardinal in Nigeria Says Following Resumption of Rains in His Diocese

Apr 3, 2024

The Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia in Nigeria, Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke, is urging the people of God in his Episcopal See to take advantage of the start of the rainy season to practice farming during the Easter period.

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis in Mauritius. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Port Louis

Easter Hope Should “spur us on to show compassion, solidarity” to the Needy: Catholic Bishop in Mauritius

Apr 2, 2024

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis in Mauritius has urged the people of God in his Episcopal See to foster the virtue of compassion and ensure fraternity with each other, inspired by the hope that characterizes the Easter Season.

Bishop Firmino David of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Sumbe. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Celebrating Easter Marked by Realizing “new bridges in the relationship between people”: Catholic Bishop in Angola

Apr 2, 2024

Bishop Firmino David of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Sumbe has highlighted the symbol of light as important during the Easter Season, and said that celebrating the risen Lord is about the fostering of good relationships. 

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah  of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Sokoto

“Nigeria will be great again”, Catholic Bishop in Easter Messages, Urges Government to Take “path of national healing”

Apr 2, 2024

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah  of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has expressed optimism about the future of the West African nation.

Easter Message: Cardinal Ambongo Decries Insecurity, Says DR Congo “seriously ill, almost in a comatose state”

Apr 1, 2024

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, has decried the persistent security challenge in country, and described the Central African nation as “seriously ill” and in coma.

Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji of Nigeria's Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri

Amid Multiple Crimes, Let’s Assimilate Easter’s “enduring message of peace”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Apr 1, 2024

Even with the reality of “violent crimes” in Nigeria, Christians in the West African nation need to live in peace, which is the “enduring message” of Easter, Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri has said.

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Easter Season Opportunity to “break down barriers of sin, structures of evil”: Catholic Archbishop in Angola

Apr 1, 2024

The period of Easter provides Christians an opportunity to deal with structures that contribute to sin and evil, Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola has said.     

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Oyo Diocese in Nigeria during Vigil Mass on 30 March 2024. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Oyo/Nigeria

Amid Bereavement, Deprivation in Nigeria, Catholic Bishop Urges “audacity of hope, making mood of Easter reach all”

Mar 30, 2024

In the West African nation of Nigeria, “not all” are able to experience joy, peace, compassion, and victory that are meant to characterize Easter, Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Oyo has said.

Members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans) in Kenya and South Sudan. Credit: ACI Africa

In Easter Message of Hope, Spiritans in Kenya, South Sudan Invited to “embrace resurrection with confidence and courage”

Mar 30, 2024

The Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans) in Kenya and South Sudan has invited his confreres ministering in the two neighboring countries to welcome the event of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ “with confidence and courage”.

Bishop Joseph Kakou Aka of Ivory Coasts’ Catholic Diocese of Yamoussoukro. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Yamoussoukro

In Easter Message, Catholic Bishop in Ivory Coast Cautions Christians against “superficiality”

Mar 30, 2024

Bishop Joseph Kakou Aka of Ivory Coasts’ Catholic Diocese of Yamoussoukro has cautioned Christians against the tendency to chase after worldly satisfactions, remaining in what he described as “the superficiality of things”.