Pope Francis on Saturday, March 26 welcomed Burundi’s President, Évariste Ndayishimiye, at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City to a meeting during which the two leaders discussed the contribution of the Church to the growth of the East African country.
The regulatory and administrative instruments of the Framework Agreement signed between the Holy See and the Republic of Angola in 2019 is expected to facilitate the Catholic Church’s role in working for the common good, an Angolan Archbishop has said.
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Msgr. John Baptist Attakruh who has been serving as Apostolic Administrator of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese since August 2020 has been appointed the Local Ordinary of the same episcopal see.
The Holy See has been granted permanent observer status to the World Health Organization following resolution adopted by consensus on May 31.
The Holy See is closely following the conflict in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions and wants the warring parties to seek the path of dialogue for peace and reconciliation in the Central African nation, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has said.
The Holy Father has, on Wednesday, November 25, announced the appointment of two Bishops for South Africa’s Dioceses of Rustenburg and Witbank, the latter being a Papal transfer.
Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta met Pope Francis on Friday, November 6 at the Vatican, making him the first Head of State of the East African nation to pay the Holy Father a courtesy visit at the Holy See, the headquarters of the Catholic Church.
At a ceremony organized to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the West African nation of Ivory Coast Monday, September 21, a postal stamp bearing the effigy of Pope Francis and Ivory Coast’s President, Alassane Ouattara, was unveiled.
A Bishop in Burkina Faso has, in an interview with ACI Africa, welcomed the Framework Agreement between the Holy See and the West African nation, saying the initiative “will enable Church and State to collaborate better.”
Members of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP), which brings together Catholic journalists in both the Catholic Church communications and those practicing journalism in secular media outlets have pledged their support for the English Africa Service of the Vatican Radio as the Rome-based media house celebrates 70 years of broadcasting on the continent.
The Vatican said Saturday the city state no longer has any active positive cases among employees, after a 12th person had tested positive in early May.
An Archbishop in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has welcomed the ratification of the framework agreement between the Holy See and his country that took place at the Vatican last week saying the initiative represents a new dawn of engagements “between the Catholic Church and the state.”
Since October 24, the Holy See, the Vatican-based jurisdiction of the worldwide Catholicism under the Holy Father made it known to the Kenyan Government that it will not be participating in the commemoration of 25 years since the last International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took place, a three-day event dubbed ICPD25 slated to take place in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi from November 12.
The appointment of the Apostolic Nuncio in Malawi and Zambia to represent the Vatican at the free trade area consisting twenty-one member states within Eastern and Southern Africa has been interpreted as the Holy See’s commitment to the affairs of the African continent, the Nuncio, Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone has explained.