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Uganda-based Catholic Entity Fostering “social doctrine of the Church” Wins Maiden Edition of St. John Paul II Award

Apr 28, 2024

Uganda-based John Paul II Justice and Peace Centre (JPIIJPC), the Catholic entity established by five member Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL), is the winner of the maiden edition of St. John Paul II Award, an initiative of the Rome-based John Paul II Vatican Foundation.

Today, April 28, We Celebrate St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

Apr 28, 2024

On April 28, the universal Church celebrates the feast day of Louis-Marie de Monfort, a 17th century saint who is revered for his intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

“We’re universal, international”: Apostolic Nuncio Highlights Catholic Meaning on Arrival in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan

Apr 27, 2024

The fact that the Catholic Church has a global membership, making it universal and international, is a “beautiful thing”, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen, has said.

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Fix Africa to Benefit from Artificial Intelligence: UK-based Nigerian Catholic Scholar to African Leaders

Apr 27, 2024

A Nigerian Catholic Priest and doctoral researcher in the United Kingdom (UK) has challenged scholars, leaders and policymakers across Africa to develop the political will to “fix the continent” failure to which he says the citizenry would miss the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi

“It’s not always easy for some”: Communicators in Kenyan Dioceses Challenged to Cover for Bishops Missing Online

Apr 27, 2024

Communicators in Kenyan Catholic Dioceses have been challenged to keep their Local Ordinaries visible on social media platforms as they juggle between busy schedules.

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Catholic Youths in Malawi Urged to Prioritize Jesus in Life Discernment, Cautioned against Slavery to “worldly things”

Apr 27, 2024

Catholic youths in Malawi have been called upon to prioritize Jesus Christ and to respond to His call to a lifelong service of the Gospel message. 

Pope Francis meets Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and her 6-year-old daughter on Jan. 10, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Speak about Ethics of Artificial Intelligence during June G7 Summit

Apr 27, 2024

The Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations summit is being held in the southern Italian region of Puglia from June 13–15.

Today, April 27, We Celebrate St. Zita of Lucca

Apr 27, 2024

On April 27 the Catholic Church honors Saint Zita, a 13th century Italian woman whose humble and patient service to God has made her a patron saint of maids and other domestic workers.

The “distinct cultural, community forces” Africa’s Delegates to Synod on Synodality Want Integrated into Church Mission

Apr 26, 2024

Embracing the new way of being Church through Small Christian Communities (SCCs) and living out the spirit of “Ubuntu” are the two particular “cultural and community forces” that delegates representing the Church in Africa at the ongoing Synod on Synodality want integrated into the continental mission of the Church.

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Let’s “stand with Kenya” as Heavy Rainfall Causes Flash Floods, Deaths, Widespread Destruction: Jesuit Entity Director

Apr 26, 2024

The flash floods, deaths, and widespread destruction of property amid rainfall in Kenya call for solidarity with and support for the people of God in the East African nation, a Nairobi-based Jesuit Priest has said. 

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Restoring Ethics in Nigeria’s Education System among Benefits of Returning “taken over” Schools to Church: Bishop

Apr 26, 2024

There are multiple benefits in returning to the Catholic Church learning institutions that the government of Nigeria took over decades ago, Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo in the West African country has said.

Late Fr. Gabriel Luseni. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

He “embodied the grace of God”: Tributes Pour in for Sierra Leonean Priest Who Overcame Stroke to Emerge Prolific Writer

Apr 26, 2024

The Catholic Church in Sierra Leone is mourning the passing on of Fr. Gabriel Luseni, who influenced the West African nation’s political and social landscape through his writing.

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

We’ve Leaders Who “don't feel” Citizens’ Plight: Catholic Bishop in Angola Laments Political Leaders’ Indifference

Apr 26, 2024

The Southern African nation of Angola has leaders, who are not keen on providing services to the citizens, Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito has noted with concern.  

There are now more than 100 priests in the four dioceses of Sierra Leone. / Credit: Shutterstock

Most Catholic Priests in Sierra Leone are Sons of Muslims: Bishop

Apr 26, 2024

“Most priests are sons of Muslims. Why? Because of the schools,” explained Bishop Natale Paganelli, who was apostolic administrator in Sierra Leone.

Today, April 26, We Celebrate Our Lady of Good Counsel

Apr 26, 2024

On the Feast of St. Mark, April 25, 1467, at the close of a festival in Genazzano, Italy, a cloud descended upon an ancient 5th-century deteriorated church, dedicated to Our Lady of Good Counsel.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo during the Eastertide press conference on 23 April 2024. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Oyo

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Warns of Rise in “youth moral decadence”, Calls for Multipronged Solutions, Ethical Guidance

Apr 25, 2024

The rise in the number of young people actively involved in vices is a cause of concern for the Nigerian society, Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Oyo has warned.

Emotions in Journalism? Kenyan Catholic Archbishop’s Tips on How Journalists Can Spur Spiritual Conversion

Apr 25, 2024

Emotions are not entirely a bad thing in journalism especially if they lead to deep spiritual reflection and conversion, Catholic journalists in Kenya have been told.

Pope Francis with Vice President Bawumia of Ghana in the Vatican. Credit: Vatican Media

A “landmark meeting”: Ghana’s Vice President on Encounter with Pope Francis at Vatican, Says Pope “prayed for Ghana”

Apr 25, 2024

It was a “landmark meeting”, Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said about his encounter with Pope Francis on Wednesday, April 24 at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall.

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UK-based Catholic Entity Warns Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan “quickly getting worse”, Appeals for Partnership

Apr 25, 2024

The humanitarian crisis in Sudan needs urgent attention, the leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), has said. 

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Need for “joint actions” for Peace among Highlights of Archbishop and Angola’s National Assembly Speaker Meeting

Apr 25, 2024

The Monday, April 22 meeting between Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola and the country’s National Assembly Speaker, Carolina Cerqueira, focused on efforts towards lasting peace in the Southern African nation.