Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of the Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat in Ethiopia. Credit: CBCE

“I’m a witness to unspeakable suffering, death”: Bishop in Ethiopia on Tigray, Wants Pretoria Peace Pact Implemented

Apr 20, 2024

The Bishop of Ethiopia’s Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat, which covers the Tigray region has witnessed firsthand the “unspeakable suffering” and even death of the people of God in the embattled region of the Horn of Africa nation.

Fr. Peter Stephen Lopez

Catholic Priest Fears for the Future of The Gambia’s Christian Population amid “subtle” Persecution

Apr 20, 2024

Christians in The Gambia who represent a tiny percentage of the country’s population are experiencing “subtle” persecution, a Catholic Priest ministering in the West African country has said.

Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka with Pastoral Coordinators in malawi. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

“Evangelization ought to be a top priority”: Bishop in Malawi Urges Priests to Prioritize Catechesis to Administration

Apr 20, 2024

The Chairman of the Pastoral Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) is urging the members of the Clergy to focus more on catechesis to ensure the faithful understand the Catholic faith rather than focusing on “administrative issues.”

After David Smallbone’s successful music company collapses in their home country of Australia, he moves his family to Nashville, Tennessee, in the hopes of a brighter future in the movie "Unsung Hero." / Credit: Lionsgate

“Unsung Hero”: New Film Depicts How Mother’s Faith can Stand Firm against All Odds, Inspire Family

Apr 20, 2024

The film, which will be released in theaters on April 26, depicts the true story of the Smallbone family, two of whom are members of the band For King and Country.

Today, April 20, We Celebrate St. Agnes of Montepulciano

Apr 20, 2024

St. Agnes of Montepulciano was born in 13th-century Tuscany. At the age of six, Agnes began trying to convince her parents to allow her to join a convent.

Catholic Prelates Must “tread path of listening”: Archbishop on Ministry of Bishop in Mission of Church in Africa

Apr 19, 2024

Catholic Prelates cannot adequately fulfill their Episcopal Ministry if they ignore the virtue of listening, Archbishop Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye of Ghana’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi has said. 

Nairobi Archdiocese’s Weeklong Missionary Youth Movement Workshop on “seven aspects of life” Concludes with Annual Mass

Apr 19, 2024

Members of Missionary Youth Movement (MYM) in Kenya’s Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) are set to conclude their weeklong workshop with Holy Mass on Saturday, April 20, an annual celebration that brings together thousands of representatives from the 120 Parishes on the Kenyan Metropolitan See.

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Catholic Activists Petition Eviction of Group Promoting “a massacre of Nigeria's pre-born babies”

Apr 19, 2024

The International Planned Parenthood Affiliated Services (IPAS) is working relentlessly to promote abortion in Nigeria, CitizenGo Africa has said, and called on the nation’s Health Minister to throw out the American abortionist group from the country. 

“Society must feel your presence”: Bishop Urges Latest Catholic University of Angola Graduates to Be Productive

Apr 19, 2024

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Angola’s Caxito Diocese has urged the latest graduates from the Catholic University of Angola (UCAN) to commit themselves for good of the Angolan society, always striving to be productive.

Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, and Rev. Mother Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Most Holy Trinity Monastery in Arlington, Texas. / Credit: Diocese of Fort Worth; Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity Discalced Carmelite Nuns

Religious Association of Monasteries to Govern U.S. Carmelite Monastery in Yearlong Conflict with Bishop: Vatican

Apr 19, 2024

A Vatican letter to Bishop Michael Olson thanked him for his “heroic and thankless service to the local church and the Carmel of Arlington as pontifical commissary.”

Fr. Zacharia Samjumi. Credit: ACI Africa

Nigeria’s Families “at verge of disintegrating because of hardships”, Catholic Official Warns, Decries Food Insecurity

Apr 19, 2024

The Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) has decried economic challenges in the West African Nation noting that many Nigerians are traumatized as a result of the hardships they are facing.

Today, April 19, We celebrate Blessed James Oldo

Apr 19, 2024

James Oldo experienced a radical conversion that led him to become a Franciscan tertiary, and later a priest.

Fr. Cosmas Mwova with some of the diocesan youth representatives planning for the November 30 National youth convention. Credit: ACI Africa.

Planned Catholic Youth Convention in Kenya to Explore Successes, Shocks of 2023 World Youth Day

Apr 18, 2024

Only nine out of the 400 young people that the youth office of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) had anticipated to attend the World Youth Day (WYD) made it to the event that took place in Lisbon, Portugal, in August last year.

Orphan house Saint Marie Veronique of Makoua. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Drop in Vocations to Religious Life among Women Threatening Growth of Catholic Church in Congo-Brazzaville

Apr 18, 2024

The Catholic Church in the Central African nation of Congo-Brazzaville is facing many challenges, key among them a drop in the number of women choosing Religious Life. 

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Sudan Needs Greater International Humanitarian Support: Caritas Internationalis as War Enters Second Year

Apr 18, 2024

Sudan requires a lot of international humanitarian support to alleviate the suffering that the people are facing due to the country’s yearlong civil violence,  Caritas Internationalis (CI) has said. 

Cardinal Wilton Gregory speaks at an interview in Rome on April 11, 2024. / Credit: “EWTN News Nightly” screen shot

Catholic Church’s First African American Cardinal Recalls When Black Catholics Weren’t Accepted in U.S. Seminaries

Apr 18, 2024

Wilton Cardinal Gregory, the Catholic Archbishop of Washington in the U.S., received this year’s Rector’s Award at an April 11 banquet at the Pontifical North American College.

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

In Voting, “you write history”: Mauritian Bishop Cautions Youths against Voter Apathy, Urges Responsible Participation

Apr 18, 2024

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis in Mauritius has urged young people to participate responsibly in the country’s general elections scheduled for November 30.

Bishop Cleophas Oseso Tuka during the opening of the 10th edition of the Catholic Private Education Institutions Association-Kenya (CaPEIA-K) conference on Tuesday, 16 April 2024. Credit: Capuchin TV

Catholic Teachers in Kenya Urged to Help Learners Attain God-Given Purpose, “transmitting culture in the light of faith”

Apr 18, 2024

Catholic teachers have the divine role to help children attain their God-given purposes on earth by forming their consciences and faith, a Catholic Bishop in Kenya has said. 

Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari during the farewell Mass that was held at the Our Lady of Remedies Cathedral of Luanda Archdiocese on Wednesday, 17 April 2024. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Service in Angola, São Tomé “source of spiritual enrichment”: Outgoing Apostolic Nuncio

Apr 18, 2024

Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari, who is leaving Angola and São Tomé & Príncipe after close to four years of diplomatic service, has described his service in both nations as a “great gift”, and a source of his spiritual enrichment.

Today, April 18, We Celebrate Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin

Apr 18, 2024

April 18 commemorates the feast of Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin, a Canadian woman whose life was a story of obedience in the face of personal setbacks.