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Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Oyo Diocese

Violent Conflicts Across the Globe Stem from “unwillingness to listen”: Nigerian Bishop

May 17, 2022

In a reflection based on the Message of Pope Francis for the 2022 World Communications Day (WCD), the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has underscored the value of listening and blamed violent conflicts across the globe on the “unwillingness to listen and understand the other.”

Members of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Lay Catholic Entity in Nigeria Condemns Murder of Student, Attacks on Diocesan Facilities

May 17, 2022

The leadership of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) has condemned the stoning to death of Deborah Yakubu and attacks on Catholic Church facilities in Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese.

A Catholic Priest walks in front of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Enugu State, Nigeria. Credit: ACN

Religious Extremism, Violence in Nigeria at “absolutely appalling” Level: Catholic Charity

May 17, 2022

Religious extremism and violence are at “absolutely appalling” levels in the West African country of Nigeria, the leadership of the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said. 

Today, May 17, We CelebrateSt. Pascal Baylon

May 17, 2022

Pascal was born at Torre-Hermosa, in the Kingdom of Aragon, on May 24, 1540. He was born on the Feast of Pentecost, which in Spain is called "the Pasch of the Holy Ghost", which is why he received the name Pascal. He died at Villa Reale, May 15, 1592, on Whitsunday.  

Winnie Muthiga, board member of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO) and Organizing Secretary of the Catholic Women Association (CWA) in Kenya

Post-election “cycle of violence” Tendencies in Kenya Worrying, Catholic Women Leader Says

May 16, 2022

A Kenyan board member of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO) has expressed concern about the recurrence of post-election violence in Kenya. 

Late Deborah Yakubu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Let’s Work on “how to build a new Nigeria on blood of our martyrs”: Catholic Bishop

May 16, 2022

The stoning and murder of Deborah Yakubu and other people who have been killed in Nigeria because of their faith should provide a foundation upon which a country that embraces religious freedom can be rebuilt anew, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said. 

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, ordained Bishop of South Sudan's Yei Diocese on 15 May 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholics in South Sudan’s Yei Diocese Urged to “work together with the new Bishop”

May 16, 2022

The Cardinal in Sudan has urged Catholics in the Diocese of Yei in South Sudan to collaborate with their new Bishop “to strengthen the body of Christ” in the South Sudanese Diocese. 

Young mothers benefit from a sewing program through the Don Bosco Technical and Vocational Training School in Rwanda. Credit: Salesian Missions

On International Families Day, Salesians Highlight Initiatives to Assist Rwandan Families

May 16, 2022

On the occasion of the International Day of Families (IDF) marked Sunday, May 15, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their initiatves aimed at empowering needy families in Rwanda.

Official logo and motto of Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the South Sudan in July 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Nuncio to South Sudan Says Planned Ecumenical Visit “a moment of grace for all of us”

May 16, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has said that the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation is “a moment of grace” for the people of God in the country.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook.

Let’s “bridge the gap” of Disunity Despite Religious Biases: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

May 16, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called upon the people of God in the West African country to keep struggling for unity and peace despite challenges that originate from biases based on religion, ethnicity, and “other artificial categorizations”.    

John Cardinal Njue with the SMA deacons he ordained at St Monica Kitengela Noonkopir Parish, Diocese of Ngong. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Cardinal in Kenya Urges Parents to Support Children’s Desire to Join Religious Life

May 16, 2022

The Cardinal in Kenya has called on parents to support their children’s desires to join Religious Life.

Credit: Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS)

Former Child Soldiers in Central African Republic Benefiting from Jesuit Entity’s Training

May 16, 2022

More than 300 children who served as child soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been given an opportunity to transform their lives through training opportunities spearheaded by Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with faith leaders at the Maiden Edition of an International Conference on Interreligious Dialogue at Veritas University Nigeria. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese.

Nigerian Archbishop Advocates for Dialogue, Says “peace is never achieved on battlefield”

May 16, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has underscored the value of dialogue as the most appropriate pathway to achieving “justice and fairness to all” in the face of violent conflicts.

Today, May 16, We Celebrate St. Simon Stock

May 16, 2022

On May 16, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Simon Stock, a twelfth- and thirteenth-century Carmelite monk whose vision of the Virgin Mary is the source of the Brown Scapular devotion.

Holy Family Catholic Cathedral in Sokoto, northwest Nigeria. | catholicdiocese-sokoto.org.

Nigerian Catholic Cathedral Attacked amid Muslim Youth Protests, 24-Hour Curfew Declared

May 15, 2022

A 24-hour curfew has been declared in Nigeria’s Sokoto State amid Muslim youth protests characterized with destruction of property, including the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral of Sokoto Diocese.

A Catholic Priest and a Religious Sister having a moment with refugees in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique. Thousands of refugees from Cabo Delgado have found refuge in the Diocese and the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Contests Mozambican Authorities Directive on Return of Displaced Persons

May 15, 2022

Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is contesting the ultimatum given by authorities in Mocímboa da Praia in Mozambique’s embattled province of Cabo Delgado, requiring civil servants who had fled from violence in the town to return to work.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: Sacred Photos ZA/Sheldon Reddiar

Need “to repair broken families” Highlight in South African Synodal Process: Archbishop

May 15, 2022

The need to bring stability in family life, repairing families that are “broken”, is among the highlights of the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese, Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale has said.

Fr. Albert Ngengi Mundele. Credit: BICAM

African Priest Urges Responsible Parenthood, Says Parents “abandoned responsibilities”

May 15, 2022

There is need for responsible parenthood in Africa, the Director of the Catholic Biblical Centre for Africa and Madagascar  (BICAM) has said, bemoaning the fact that some parents “have abandoned their responsibilities”.

Today, May 15, We Celebrate St. Isidore

May 15, 2022

Isidore was born in 1070 in Madrid, Spain. His family was poor, and he labored as a farmer on the land owned by a rich man named John de Vergas. 

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, addressing members of the Multi-Religious Council of Leaders during an online roundtable discussion. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in South Africa Urged to Work with State Agencies to End “statelessness”

May 14, 2022

Religious leaders in South Africa need to “create personal relationships” with the country’s Department of Home Affairs that handles immigration issues to address the plight of migrants and refugees, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.