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Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito. Credit: Caxito Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Angola Advocates for Parishes Magazines to Enlighten Local Communities

May 2, 2024

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito is advocating for Parish-based magazines, aimed at enlightening community members on current affairs. 

Today, May 2, We Celebrate St. Athanasius, doctor of the Church

May 2, 2024

Catholics honor St. Athanasius on May 2. The fourth century bishop is known as “the father of orthodoxy” for his absolute dedication to the doctrine of Christ's divinity.

Pope Francis prays during his Wednesday general audience on 15 November 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Expresses “spiritual closeness” to Kenyans as Flash Floods Cause Dozens of Deaths, Widespread Destruction

May 1, 2024

Pope Francis is in spiritual solidarity with the people of God in Kenya, where heavy rainfall has caused flash floods, dozens of deaths, and widespread destruction of property.

Credit: Diocese of Buea

International Labor Day: Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Recognizes Pastoral Agents’ “hard work, sacrifices”

May 1, 2024

On the occasion of the annual celebration of the International Labor Day commemorated May 1, Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese has recognized with “gratitude and appreciation” the sacrificial efforts pastoral workers make in serving the people of God in his Episcopal See. 

Newly initiated Members of the Knights of St. John International of Nigeria's Katsina Diocese in a group photograph with Bishop Gerald Mamman Musa. Credit: Catholic Diocese of katsina

We’ll Participate in “alleviating the challenges” Christians Face: Knights Official in Katsina Catholic Diocese, Nigeria

May 1, 2024

An official of the Knights of St. John’s International (KSJI) in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Katsina has pledged to have members of the Roman Catholic Union guided by the adage “In unity there is strength” in the Nigerian Diocese participate in addressing the challenges the people of God face.

Today, May 1, is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 1, 2024

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.

Late Fr. Paul Tatu Mothobi. Credit: SACBC

Another Religious Priest Shot Dead in South Africa, Southern African Catholic Bishops Decry “pandemic” of Murder

Apr 30, 2024

Fr. Paul Tatu Mothobi, a member the Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (CSS/ Stigmatines) and former Media and Communications Officer of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), is the latest victim of murder in South Africa.

Privileged “to be an integral part” of Catholic Church Growth in South Sudan: Spiritan Superior General on Anniversary

Apr 30, 2024

It is a “privilege” for members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers) to be part of the South Sudan mission as the people of God in the world’s newest country embrace and grow in Christian faith, the Superior General of the 321-year-old Religious and Missionary Order has said.

Cardinal Ambongo of DR Congo Facing Judicial Enquiry, Catholic Bishops “following this situation closely”, Call for Calm

Apr 30, 2024

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are “following closely” a judicial enquiry into allegations of “seditious behavior” against the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Kinshasa Archdiocese, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Elizabeth Kogo Pastoral Area of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Faults Online Preachers Who “aggressively, viciously condemn the Catholic Church”

Apr 30, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has faulted online preachers, who engage in negative criticism of the Catholic Church, including her “doctrine, traditions, and worship.”

Today, April 30, We Celebrate Saint Pius V, Pope

Apr 30, 2024

St. Pius V was born Michele Ghislieri in 1504 to poor parents of noble lineage at Bosco, near Alexandria, Lombardy on January 17, 1504.

Let’s Foster Unity “we celebrated with visit of the Pope”: Apostolic Nuncio at Holy Mass in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan

Apr 29, 2024

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan has recalled the theme of the first-ever Papal visit to South Sudan, and called on the people of God in the East-Central African nation to foster unity.

“A place where small miracles will take place”: Catholic Archbishop in South Africa at Opening of Marian Shrine

Apr 29, 2024

The  Mother of Mercy Magaliesburg Marian Shrine of the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg in South Africa is to offer an opportunity and grace for “small miracles”, Archbishop Buti Tlhagale has said.

At Consecration, Pioneer Bishop for Recently Erected Catholic Diocese in Guinea Urged to Be “model of uprightness”

Apr 29, 2024

Robert Cardinal Sarah has called upon the pioneer Bishop for the newly erected Catholic Diocese of Boké in Guinea to manifest “uprightness” in his Episcopal Ministry.

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

Scholars at Jesuit Entity in Zambia Urge “immediate and medium-term government-led initiatives” Towards Food Security

Apr 29, 2024

Officials of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are calling upon the government of the Southern African nation to put in place “immediate and medium-term initiatives” to ensure food security. 

Leonor de Freitas. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s “stop using plastics”: Catholic Justice and Peace Official in Angola on Campaigns for Environmental Conservation

Apr 29, 2024

The people of God in Angola need to replace the use of plastics with alternatives that contribute to the conservation of the environment, the Executive Secretary of the Justice and Peace Commission (CJP) of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST) has said.

Today, April 29, We Celebrate St. Catherine of Siena

Apr 29, 2024

St. Catherine was a third-order Dominican, peacemaker and counselor to the Pope. She singlehandedly ended the Avignon exile of the successors of Peter in the 14th century.

Cardinal Sarah’s Appeal to Africa’s Delegates to October Synod to Defend “unity of faith” in Order: SECAM President

Apr 28, 2024

The recent appeal that Robert Cardinal Sarah made to delegates representing the Church in Africa at the ongoing Synod on Synodality to emphasize “unity of the faith” rather than specific cultures is in order, the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has said. 

Let’s “not wait until context worsens”: Cardinal in Ethiopia on Country’s Crises, Supports Humanitarian Response Plan

Apr 28, 2024

The people of God in the Horn of Africa nation of Ethiopia are facing multiple crises with far-reaching impacts, Berhaneyesus Demerew Cardinal Souraphiel of the Catholic Archdiocese of Addis Ababa Archdiocese has said.

South Sudanese Catholic Priest, Driver “missing”, Diocese Seeking Answers from State, National Government

Apr 28, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio (CDTY) in South Sudan is asking the leadership of Western Equatoria State as well as the national government to provide answers on the “whereabouts” of Fr. Luke Yugue and his driver, Michael Gbeko.