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Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

We’re “witnessing misery of the sick”: Kenya’s Catholic Bishops Urge Government to Address Doctors’ Protracted Strike

Apr 11, 2024

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) are calling on the Kenyan government to “speedily” address the concerns of doctors in the East African country where health services remain paralyzed owing to a protracted strike of the medics.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea. Credit: NECC

Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Urges Citizens to Register "massively" ahead of 2025 Presidential Poll

Apr 11, 2024

The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Cameroon is encouraging eligible voters to register massively for presidential elections scheduled for 2025.

Credit: Agenzia Fides

Niger’s “politics of transition seem to be built on sand”: Catholic Priest on Country Nine Months after Military Coup

Apr 11, 2024

A Catholic Missionary Priest ministering in Niger’s Catholic Archdiocese of Niamey has weighed in on the West African nation’s situation nine months after the July 26 military coup.

Credit: Catholic Diocese of Nacala

Let’s Live Priestly Vocation “24 hours a day, every moment”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique at Ordination of Priest

Apr 11, 2024

Catholic Priests have embraced a fulltime vocation, which they must live, responding to the needs of the people of God under their pastoral care throughout the day, Bishop Alberto Vera Aréjula of the Catholic Diocese of Nacala in Mozambique has said.

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“Highly irregular”: Zambian Church Leaders on Summoning of Catholic Priest by Police

Apr 11, 2024

Church leaders in Zambia have condemned the police for summoning a Catholic Priest in the country, and described the incident as “highly irregular and contradictory.”

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishop in Angola urges Christians to Embrace “path of reconciliation, love, peace”

Apr 11, 2024

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has encouraged Christians in the Southern Africa nation to seek the path of  reconciliation, love, and peace in order to curb the country’s conflicts.

Today, April 11, We Celebrate St. Stanislaus

Apr 11, 2024

On April 11, the Catholic Church honors the memory of the 11th-century bishop and martyr St. Stanislaus of Krakow, who died for the faith at the hands of King Boleslaus II.

Participants during three-day formation workshop for Rectors and other formators in Seminaries of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA). Credit: African Synodality Initiative (ASI)

IMBISA Gathers Formators in Response to Synod on Synodality’s Call for “extensive revision of priestly formation”

Apr 10, 2024

The leadership of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) has partnered with the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) to gather Rectors and other formators in Seminaries in the nine-nation region for a three-day formation workshop organized under the theme, “A Synodal approach to Priestly formation”.

Eid al-Fitr “a moment to reflect on values of love, compassion”: Cardinal in South Sudan to Muslims

Apr 10, 2024

Eid al-Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, is a moment to reflect on values of love and compassion, Stephen Cardinal Ameyu Mulla has said.

“The night is not our world”: Archbishop in Angola Cautions Catholic Priests against Night Parties

Apr 10, 2024

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Rwanda has cautioned Catholic Priests against night parties.

John Cardinal Onaiyekan. Credit: ACI Africa

Corruption, Lack of Transparency among Factors Behind Increased Abduction of School Children in Nigeria: Cardinal

Apr 10, 2024

John Cardinal Onaiyekan has attributed the reported increase of kidnapping of school children in Nigeria to graft and opaqueness on the part of the political leaders in the West African nation. 

Today, April 10, We Celebrate St. Fulbert

Apr 10, 2024

St. Fulbert was a scholar and philosopher, and was also the bishop of Chartres, France. He spent much of his time as bishop rigorously defending monasticism and orthodoxy.

Logo of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF). Credit: ACPF

Rwanda Genocide 30 Years on: Africa’s Christian Professionals in Solidarity, “remembering tragic loss of innocent lives”

Apr 9, 2024

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF) have expressed their “solidarity” with the people of God in Rwanda as the landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa marks 30 years since the Rwandan genocide in which an estimated 800,000 people were murdered.

Catholic Widow in Lesotho Leading Campaign to Address Youth Addiction to Drugs

Apr 9, 2024

Pontsho Florina Tumisi watched helplessly as the school performance of her daughter who had always been an A-student plunged. She had always been disciplined, striving to make her mother who had been widowed at only 20 proud of her. 

Spiritans ministering in Kenya, who gathered for their Occasional Meeting at St. Austin's Msongari Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi on 9 April 2024. Credit: ACI Africa

We’re Called to Live Synodality in “international, intercultural communities”: Rome-based Priest to Spiritans in Kenya

Apr 9, 2024

The Church is inviting her members to promote, through practice, the spirit of Synodality, journeying and carrying out the mission of Jesus Christ through a collaborative approach, a Rome-based member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers) has said.

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

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Decries Bad Governance, Urges International Community to “confront insensitive leaders”

Apr 9, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has decried bad governance in the West African nation, characterized with vices such as self-gratification, indifference to citizens’ needs, and extravagance, among other social ills. 

Hon. Moses Masika Wetang'ula. Credit: ACI Africa

“The moral barometer of our country”: Kenya’s National Assembly Speaker Lauds Catholic Bishops at Episcopal Consecration

Apr 9, 2024

The Speaker of the National Assembly in Kenya has recognized with appreciation the role that Catholic Bishops are playing in the East African nation.

Today, April 9, We Celebrate St. Waltrude

Apr 9, 2024

St. Waudu, also known as St. Waltrude, came from an extremely saintly family in Belgium. Her parents, her husband and her three children were declared saints. 

A section of the members of the Care for Aging Sisters Association of Kenya (CASAK). Credit: CASAK

Catholic Sisters in Kenya Move to Address Caregiving Gaps among Elderly Women Religious

Apr 9, 2024

Not long ago, the Centre for Research in Religious Life and Apostolate (CERRA-Africa) carried out an investigation into the situation of Catholic Sisters in Kenya that revealed the urgent need for women Religious in the East African nation to prepare for old age.

Members of the Catholic Theological Association of Nigeria (CATHAN). Credit: CATHAN

Catholic Theologians in Nigeria Recognize “potential” of Digital Media in Society, Decry “defective infrastructure”

Apr 8, 2024

Members of the Catholic Theological Association of Nigeria (CATHAN) have acknowledged the latent possibility of digital media to bring about social transformation.