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Catholic Church’s 2025 Year “opportune moment to deepen our relationship with God”: Bishop of Uromi Diocese, Nigeria

Apr 22, 2024

The Year of Prayer in preparation for the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year provides an opportunity for the people of God in Nigeria “to deepen” their relationship with God, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Uromi has said.

Today, April 22, We Celebrate Sts. Caius and Soter

Apr 22, 2024

Cauis and Soter, Popes of the early Church, are both venerated in tradition as martyrs, though no reliable account of their martyrdom survives today.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) in South Sudan. Credit: CDTY

World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Reflects on His “own vocation story”

Apr 21, 2024

On the occasion of the annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2024 marked on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) has reflected on his “own vocation story”, highlighting gratitude, encouragement, unworthiness, trust, and openness as key.

Fr. Yenes Manneh. Credit: The Gambia Pastoral Institute

Church “must do more”: Priest Researcher Calls for Full Returnees’ Integration as Illegal Migration Surges in The Gambia

Apr 21, 2024

In Africa’s tiniest nation of The Gambia, many illegal migrants deported from European countries hang around the country’s cities and major towns, fearing to go to their homes where they are seen as failures after having not made it abroad.

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Catholic Activists Call for Ban of Ms. Rachel, “a disguised” YouTube Channel Feeding Children “LGBTQ+ narratives”

Apr 21, 2024

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, is calling on ministers of Information and technology on the continent to suspend, “Ms. Rachel: Toddler Learning Videos”, the YouTube channel the entity says is promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) ideology and contradicting fundamental family values. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Credit: CEM

Catholic Bishops in War-Torn Mozambique Announce Prayers for Peace ahead of Church’s Jubilee Year 2025

Apr 21, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have dedicated the first Sunday of the month to prayers for peace in all Dioceses ahead of the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.

Today, April 21, We Celebrate St. Anselm

Apr 21, 2024

On April 21, the Catholic Church honors Saint Anselm, the 11th and 12th-century Benedictine monk and archbishop best known for his writings on Christ's atonement and the existence of God.

Fr. Victor Mbuthia (left) during the 2023 MYM annual Archdiocesan Mass. Credit: ACI Africa

Kenya’s Nairobi Catholic Archdiocese Strategize “maximum transition” to Address Declining Youth Numbers

Apr 20, 2024

The number of young people across different age groups has been on a decline in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN), an official of the Archdiocese has said, noting that the Archdiocese is implementing strategies to ensure that young people do not abandon the Church.

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.