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Students at the Salesian secondary school in the Zatti community in Kabwe, Zambia. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians’ Classroom Construction Initiative Benefiting Learners at Zambian Community

Jun 25, 2022

Learners at the Salesian secondary school in Zambia’s Zatti community are benefiting from the classroom construction project undertaken by members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), a report indicates.

Survivors of Pentecost Sunday Massacre in Nigeria Recount “terrible” Experiences in Church

Jun 25, 2022

Survivors of the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese that left 39 Catholics killed and more than 80 injured have recounted their experiences in the church on the fateful day. 

Today, June 25, We Celebrate St. William of Vercelli

Jun 25, 2022

William was born in 11th-century Italy to a noble family. He was orphaned as an infant and raised by relatives. At the young age of 14, he made a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and decided to devote his life to God as a hermit.

Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji of Nigeria's Owerri Archdiocese. Credit: Owerri Archdiocese. Credit

Let’s Collaborate to Address “scourge of insecurity”: Nigerian Archbishop at Installation

Jun 24, 2022

The newly installed Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese in Nigeria has called upon the government of the West African nation to work together with the Church to cushion the people of God in the country “from the prevailing scourge of violence and insecurity”.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“God is concerned about what goes on in your womb”: Catholic Archbishop in Kenya

Jun 24, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has cautioned the people of God in the East African nation against abortion, saying God is interested in the life of the unborn children.

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE). Credit: CBCE

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia “strongly” Condemn Killings in Gambella and Western Wollega

Jun 24, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have condemned the reported killing of over 300 people, “mostly women and children” in the country’s Gambella and Western Wollega regions.

Fr. Rampe Hlobo who serves in the Migrants and Refugees Office of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC). Credit: Fr. Rampe Hlobo/Facebook

Workshops on Migration in Southern Africa Addressing Plight of Migrants: Official

Jun 24, 2022

Ongoing workshops on migration in Southern Africa are addressing the plight of migrants and refugees in the African region, seeking “a coordinated and effective response” to the challenges people of the move face, a Catholic Priest has said.

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Govt-University Unions “unending negotiations” Factor in Nigeria’s Insecurity: Lay Leaders

Jun 24, 2022

The fact that the “unending negotiations” between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that resulted in the closure of tertiary institutions is behind the increasing insecurity in the West African country “cannot be ruled out”, Catholic lay leaders have said. 

Today, June 24, We Celebrate The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Jun 24, 2022

John the Baptist spent his adult life preparing the way for Jesus, and proclaiming that “the Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.”. He was born to Zachary and Elizabeth, an elderly married couple. The Angel Gabriel had visited Zachary and told him that his wife would bear a child, even though she was already past the child-bearing age.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017. | Shutterstock.

Vatican Secretary of State to Visit South Sudan July 5, Date of Postponed Ecumenical Visit

Jun 23, 2022

On the day Pope Francis was previously scheduled to arrive in South Sudan alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace, the Vatican Secretary of State is set to land in the country. 

Some of the suspects presented on 23 June 2022 in Nigeria's Ondo State. Credit: Amotekun Ondo State/Facebook

Suspected Masterminds of Pentecost Sunday Massacre in Ondo Diocese, Nigeria, Arrested

Jun 23, 2022

Security officials in Nigeria’s Ondo State have reportedly arrested some suspects allegedly involved in the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese that left 39 Catholic worshippers killed and more than 80 injured.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka, First Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

Catholic Bishops in Africa Urge Inclusion of Indigenous Communities in “climate discourse”

Jun 23, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Africa are calling for the incorporation of indigenous people in discussions on biodiversity and climate. 

Fr. Christopher Ndizeye Nkoronko, appointed Bishop of Tanzania's Kahama Diocese on 23 June 2022. Credit: TEC

Vicar General of Kigoma Diocese in Tanzania Appointed Bishop of Kahama Diocese

Jun 23, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Christopher Ndizeye Nkoronko who has been serving as Vicar General and in charge of the Pastoral Department of his native Diocese of Kigoma as Bishop of the Diocese of Kahama in Tanzania.

A photo of Deborah Emmanuel's photo on her Facebook page. Emmanuel, a Christian student in Nigeria, was killed by an Islamic mob on her college campus on May 12, 2022. CNA

Eyewitnesses Detail Last Month Stoning and Murder of Nigerian Christian Student

Jun 23, 2022

A close friend who was with Deborah Emmanuel when she died describes her final hours.

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Nigerians “cannot afford to be indifferent” in 2023 Election Process: Church Officials

Jun 23, 2022

There is need for Nigerians to actively participate in the processes leading to the 2023 general elections in their country, officials at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) have said. 

Today, June 23, We Celebrate Blessed Basil Hopko

Jun 23, 2022

Blessed Basil Hopko is considered one of the many priests and religious martyred by Communism. He was born in Slovakia to poor parents. His father died when he was a year old and his mother left for the United States when he was four in seach of work.

Fr. Bheki Monamoholo Motloung. Credit: Durban Archdiocese

To Find Missing South African Priest, Archbishop Seeks St. Anthony of Padua Intercession

Jun 22, 2022

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese has asked the people of God to seek the intercession of St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint for the recovery of lost items, to locate Fr. Bheki Monamoholo Motloung who has been missing since Pentecost Sunday, June 5. 

At Requiem Mass, Late Archbishop in Malawi Eulogized as Leader Who “stood up for justice”

Jun 22, 2022

At his Requiem Mass, the late Archbishop Rémi Joseph Gustave Sainte-Marie who died on Saturday, June 18 at the age of 84 has been remembered as a leader who “stood up for justice”, always siding with the poor and marginalized.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kneya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Explain to Family “implications” of Consecrated Life: Kenyan Bishop to Nuns at Profession

Jun 22, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Kakamega Diocese in Kenya has urged those in Consecrated Life to explain to their respective family members “the implications and the consequences” of the life they have chosen to live.

Dr. Emmanuel Malish Taban. Credit: Dremtaban.com

“God planted Catholic missionaries to aid my journey”: Former South Sudanese Refugee

Jun 22, 2022

On the occasion of World Refugee Day marked Monday, June 20, a former refugee who fled war-torn South Sudan, has highlighted the role of the Catholic Church in general and Catholic missionaries in particular in his life journey.