Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi with the eight Priests he ordained on 5 April 2024. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Cautions Newly Ordained Priests against “the seven deadly sins”

Apr 8, 2024

The Catholic Bishop of Buea Diocese in Cameroon has called upon the eight newly ordained Priests to be prudent, vigilant, and avoid temptations. 

Simon Pierre Ediba. Credit: ACI Africa

“Your visit to our Diocese is a blessing”: Mayor in Cameroon Hails Cardinal Sarah’s Visit

Apr 8, 2024

The visit of Robert Cardinal Sarah to the Catholic Diocese of Obala in Cameroon is a “blessing” to the people of God, Simon Pierre Ediba, the Mayor of Obala Council in Lekié Division of the central African nation’s Centre region has said.

Dome of St. Peter's basilica, Vatican City. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Vatican Document on Human Dignity Condemns Gender Transition, Surrogacy, Abortion

Apr 8, 2024

The Vatican’s top doctrinal office issued a declaration on the theme of human dignity on Monday that addresses growing concerns such as gender theory, sex changes, surrogacy, and euthanasia in addition to abortion, poverty, human trafficking, and war.

Today, We Celebrate Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Apr 8, 2024

The Solemnity of the Annunciation celebrates the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special mission God had chosen for her in being the mother of His only son.

Today, April 8, We Celebrate St. Julie Billiart

Apr 8, 2024

St. Julie Billiart, co-foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, came to her religious vocation late in life, at the age of 51. She was born in 1751, the fifth of seven children. As a child, she developed a great love for Jesus in the Eucharist. At 16, she began to teach to help support her family.

A section of Priests, including Fr. Jeff Duaime during the Episcopal Consecration of two Auxiliary Bishops for Nairobi Archdiocese on 6 April 2024. Credit: ACI Africa

“The excitement, enthusiasm was uplifting”: Catholic Missionary Priest on Ordination of Auxiliary Bishops for Nairobi

Apr 7, 2024

The Saturday, April 6 Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Simon Peter Kamomoe and Bishop Wallace Ng’ang’a Gachihi as Auxiliary Bishops for the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi in Kenya was “uplifting”, a U.S.-born Catholic Missionary Priest, who witnessed the celebration at St. Mary’s Msongari School grounds in Westlands, Nairobi, has said. 

Prioritize “prayer before action”: Cardinal Sarah to Laity of Catholic Diocese in Cameroon

Apr 7, 2024

Robert Cardinal Sarah has called upon the Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Obala in Cameroon to prioritize prayer in their daily tasks.  

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo with members of the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON). Credit: Catholic Diocese of Oyo

“A worthy celebration”: Catholic Bishop at Start of Golden Jubilee of Nigeria’s Catholic Youth Organization

Apr 7, 2024

The legacy of the 50-year-old Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON), inaugurated in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Oyo as the Catholic Youth Association, is worth celebrating, the Local Ordinary of Oyo Diocese has said.

Catholic Bishop in Angola Cautions Scout Coordinators against Fear “to learn”

Apr 7, 2024

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of the Catholic Diocese of Cabinda has cautioned scout coordinators in the Southern African nation against fear to learn new things.

Today, April 7, We Celebrate St. John Baptist de la Salle

Apr 7, 2024

St. John Baptist de la Salle is known for promoting and reforming Christian education, especially amongst the poor. He is also the founder of the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools, which now teaches around the world.

Bishop Joseph Mwongela of Kenya's Kitui Diocese poses for a photo with Pauline Sisters on Friday, 5 April 2024 after perpetual profession of their three members. Credit: ACI Africa.

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Decries Increasing Reading Apathy, Urges Pauline Sisters to Help “sustain culture of reading”

Apr 6, 2024

There is increasing apathy towards the reading habit among the people of God in Kenya, Bishop Joseph Maluki Mwongela of the East African nation’s Catholic Diocese of Kitui has observed with concern. 

Bishop  Simon Peter Kamomoe and Bishop Wallace Ng’ang’a Gachihi during the 6 April 2024 Episcopal ordination af St. Mary’s Msongari School grounds in Westlands. Credit: ACI Africa

Newly Ordained Auxiliary Bishops for Nairobi Urged to Be Prophetic, to “speak their minds in interest of their people"

Apr 6, 2024

The two newly Consecrated Auxiliary Bishops for the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi in Kenya have been called upon to live their prophetic calling, speaking out truth to power, for the interest of the people of God under their pastoral care. 

Father Jude Nwachukwu (left) and Father Kenneth Kanwa were kidnapped from their parish rectory in the Diocese of Pankshin in Nigeria on Feb. 1, 2024. / Credit: Ahiara Diocese

Partner with Nigeria to Help it “withstand forces of violence, extremism”: U.S. Catholic Bishop to Secretary of State

Apr 6, 2024

Bishop Elias Zaidan urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken to heed the concerns of Nigerian bishops who describe their situation as a Christian “genocide.”

SACBC President, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka. Credit: SACBC

“They are alive with the Risen Lord”: Southern African Catholic Bishops on 45 Batswana Pilgrims Who Died in Bus Crash

Apr 6, 2024

The 45 Batswana Easter pilgrims, who died following the Easter holiday bus crash are resting with the glorified Lord, Jesus Christ, the Southern African Catholic Bishops have said.

Father Ryan Stawaisz. / Credit: Prince of Peace Catholic Church

New film tells inspiring story of young priest who left a lasting impact

Apr 6, 2024

“Love God’s Will” tells the inspiring story of Father Ryan Stawaisz, a young priest from Texas who touched the hearts of many and embraced God’s will.

Logo of Human Life International (HLI). Credit: HLI

Africa’s population “targeted for decimation”: Catholic Pro-lifers on WHO Birth Control Strategies

Apr 6, 2024

Human Life International (HLI) Directors in Africa have criticized the World Health Organization (WHO) for promoting strategies that the pro-lifers say seek to decimate the African population and undermine the family institution on the continent.

The Logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

Zambia’s Agriculture Suffering “profound, far-reaching” Effects of “El Niño-induced dry spell”: Jesuit Scholars

Apr 6, 2024

Zambia’s agricultural sector, the economic backbone of the Southern African nation, is suffering due to drought, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

Today, April 06, We celebrate Blessed Pierina Morosini

Apr 6, 2024

Pierina Morosini is the patron saint of rape victims and a martyr to chastity. She was born into a poor family of eight children in 1931 in the Diocese of Bergamo, Italy.

Robert Cardinal Sarah, Catholic Bishops and the newly ordained Priests at the end of Holy Mass. Credit: ACI Africa

Cardinal Sarah Urges 12 Newly Ordained Catholic Priests in Obala Diocese, Cameroon, to “be attentive to the flock”

Apr 5, 2024

Robert Cardinal Sarah has called upon the 12 newly ordained Priests for the Catholic Diocese of Obala in Cameroon to be attentive to the needs of the people of God under their pastoral care.

Logo of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Nigeria. Credit: Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)

“We wish to offer our unreserved apologies”: Nigeria’s Revenue Service after Christian Leaders Decry “derogatory” Flier

Apr 5, 2024

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Nigeria has apologized to Christians in the West African nation after publishing an Easter flier that was regarded as offensive to followers of Jesus Christ.