Archbishop-elect Franklyn Atese Nubuasah (left), Msgr. Anthony Pascal Rebello (right) and Msgr. Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube (center)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

New Bishops for Dioceses in Botswana, Zimbabwe Appointed, Bishop in Botswana Elevated

Jul 5, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed Local Ordinaries for the Dioceses of Hwange in Zimbabwe and Francistown in Botswana.

Fr. Linus Ngenomesho (left) appointed, Apostolic Administrator of Namibia's Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu and Fr. Godefroid Manuga-Lukokisa (right) named a member of the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Pope Francis Appoints Congolese Cleric to Propaganda Fide, Namibian Priest Administrator

Nov 17, 2020

The National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has been appointed to the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (CEP), whose members are responsible for coordinating the church’s missionary work. 

Some Bishops of Ghana with the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana,
Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński who presided at the Holy Mass of the 25th Anniversary of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese in Ghana’s Volta Region. / Bro. Stephen Domelevo, SVD

Be Agents of the Kingdom of God, Bishop in Ghana at Diocesan Silver Jubilee

Nov 17, 2020

The Bishop of Keta-Akatsi Diocese in Ghana’s Volta Region has called on the people of God under his pastoral care to be true agents and promoters of the Kingdom of God “through Word and Sacrament.”  

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with members of the newly
constituted Governing Board of Ghana’s National Peace Council after
the inauguration in Accra on November 10, 2020. / Daniel Orlando

Appointment to Ghana’s National Peace Council Chance “to learn, to build peace”: Prelate

Nov 14, 2020

A Ghanaian Bishop who was recently appointed as a member of the Governing Board of the National Peace Council (NPC) in the West African nation has, in an interview with ACI Africa correspondent, described his nomination as an opportunity to learn and contribute to the building of peace in the country.

Bishop Emmanuel Kofi Fianu of Ghana’s Ho Diocese.

Accountability “is the difference between success and failure”: Ghanaian Prelate

Oct 10, 2020

A Catholic Bishop in Ghana has, on the occasion of his 5th anniversary as a Bishop, underscored the value of accountability in the management of Church affairs saying it is a practice that defines success, fostering good relationships.

Eight Sisters of the Handmaids of Divine Redeemer (HDR), Accra Congregation who celebrated their Ruby and Silver Jubilees at the Mary Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Airport West, Accra on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. / ACI Africa

Never Look Back in Your Selfless Service, Nuns in Ghana Told at 40th Anniversary

Sep 9, 2020

Eight nuns of the Religious Order of the Handmaids of the Divine Redeemer (HDR) Accra, Ghana who marked 40 and 25 years of Religious Life have been reminded of the need to continue rendering selfless service in their chosen vocation in the west African country.

Logo Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF).

Catholic Biblical Federation Seeking to Extend Online Formation to Africa

Aug 26, 2020

The leadership of the Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF), the global network of institutions dedicated to biblical-pastoral ministry, is calling for its members in African countries to forward their online Bible formation programs to the organization that is seeking to migrate its activities to its digital platform.

Bishop Frank Nubuasah of Botswana’s Diocese of Gaborone.

Bishop in Botswana Concerned about “lavish celebrations” that Defy COVID-19 Measures

Jun 20, 2020

A Ghanaian-born Bishop ministering in Botswana has expressed concern that Ghanaians are risking COVID-19 contagion to organize expensive weddings and burial ceremonies in complete oblivion of the poor people that need help in the West African country.

Bishop Frank Nubuasah of Botswana’s Gaborone Diocese.

Prelate in Botswana Explains Meaning of His Letter to George Floyd

Jun 15, 2020

A bishop in Botswana who wrote an emotional letter to George Floyd, citing a strong bond of friendship with the black man who was killed by police in Minnesota, U.S., says the widely protested violence continues to play out in African countries that are characterized by police brutalities.

Late Bishop Emeritus Óscar Lino Lopes Fernandes Braga of Benguela Diocese who died Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Angolan Bishop Who Ordained Over 300 Priests, Founded Association for Catholic Women Dies

May 28, 2020

The Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Benguela in Angola who, during his 45-year episcopacy ordained at least 300 priests, founded an Association for Catholic women, and revived the Scouts movement, among other accomplishments in the course of his ministry in the Southern African nation, died Tuesday, May 26. 

Bishop Frank Nubuasah, SVD  of Botswana's Gaborone diocese.

Reopening of Churches in Botswana “light at the end of the tunnel,” Bishop Says

May 12, 2020

Following the decision by the parliament of the landlocked Southern African nation of Botswana to begin a gradual lifting of the five-week COVID-19 lockdown, a Bishop in the two-diocese country has welcomed the move, terming it “light at the end of the turnel.”

Bishop Emmanuel Fianu, SVD of Ho Diocese in the Volta Region blessing the Oils at the Diocesan Chrism Mass on April 8, 2020 attended by only the Deans of the Diocese. / Diocesan Communications Office

Ghanaian Clergy Celebrate Postponed Chrism Mass with a Firm Call to Serve the Poor

May 12, 2020

A call to make the most vulnerable members of the society a priority especially during COVID-19 was the key message at the Chrism Mass celebration, which Ghana’s Archdiocese of Accra had postponed owing to the restrictions of the pandemic in the West African country.