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Religious Orders

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General on May 5, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Encourages Religious Orders to "make their synodal journey"

May 5, 2022

The pope spoke off the cuff to members of the International Union of Superiors General.

St. Peter holding the keys / Bohumil Petrik/CNA

Pope Francis Updates Canon Law on Dismissal from Religious Institutes

Apr 26, 2022

The change follows sweeping reform of the Catholic Church’s penal sanctions.

Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde of Kenya's Mombasa Archdiocese alongside Loreto Sisters displaying the new book, "Mary Ward - Her time is now" on 29 January 2022 at Loreto Convent Msongari. Credit: Sr. Santrina Tumusiime, IBVM

Members of Religious Orders in Kenya Urged to Form Partnerships to Nurture Vocations

Feb 1, 2022

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Mombasa Archdiocese has encouraged members of different Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life in Kenya to think about the possibility of living together to share resources and to nurture vocations to Religious Life in the East African nation. 

Some of the participants  during a two-day workshop held at a Catholic institution of higher learning in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. / Leaders Guild

“Learn alternative ways of mobilizing resources,” Religious Orders, NGOs in Africa Told

Mar 1, 2020

Catholic Church institutions and other Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) that have relied on donor funding for their sustainability have been advised to seek “alternative ways” for resource mobilization to sustain their projects during a two-day workshop held at a Catholic institution of higher learning in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, with participants advised to become aware of “donor fatigue.”

Members of the Women's Union of Indigenous Congregations of Central Africa (UFCAAC) at the conclusion of their 33rd General Assembly in Douala, Cameroon. / UFCAAC

Leaders of Indigenous Female Religious Orders in Central Africa to Foster Reconciliation

Feb 21, 2020

At the conclusion of the 33rd General Assembly of the Women's Union of Indigenous Congregations of Central Africa (UFCAAC), that brought together Major Superiors of indigenous religious congregations in central Africa, participants resolved to foster reconciliation in the region.