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Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States. Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican Entity Urges Support for African Migrants on Durban Declaration Anniversary

The Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, has called for support of Africa’s rising numbers of refugees and migrants who, he says, continue to experience racism and xenophobic attacks in the countries of destination.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Oyo

“Work for transformation of world in which we live”:Catholic Bishop to Nigerian Christians

Each Christian is called, “in his DNA”, to transform the place he or she lives, a Catholic Bishop has told Christians in his native country of Nigeria.

Some members of Catholic Politicians and Captains of Industry Forum (CPCIF). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Catholic Politicians, Business Leaders Pledge to Fully Address Bishops’ Concerns

Politicians and business persons in Nigeria who are members of the Catholic Politicians and Captains of Industry Forum (CPCIF) have, in a collective statement, promised to see to it that insecurity concerns raised by Catholic Bishops last month are “fully” addressed.

Fr. Cornelius Chibamba. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Reflect on God-given Mandate to Protect Creation: Catholic Priest in Zambia to Christians

Christians in the Southern African nation of Zambia are being challenged to reflect on the mandate received from the Lord to protect and care for creation. 

Today, September 23, We Celebrate St. Pio of Pietrelcina

On Sept. 23, the Catholic Church remembers the Italian Franciscan priest St. Pio of Petrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio” and known for his suffering, humility and miracles.

Official Logos for Caritas Africa and Caritas Europe. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Take necessary steps to protect fundamental rights”: Caritas Africa, Europe to Leaders

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked Tuesday, September 21, officials of Caritas Africa and Caritas Europe have encouraged leaders on the two continents to put in place mechanisms to address “social exclusion” and work toward protecting citizens’ “fundamental rights.”  

Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, Coordinator of Home for the Needy in Nigeria’s Benin State poses with a section of displaced children at the camp. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institue

Catholic Charity Documents Harrowing Encounters of Boko Haram Victims in Nigeria

For years, Jeraiva has fought to rid his mind of the harrowing images of his youngest brothers being burnt to death while they were sleeping in their house in Bauchi, a State in Northern Nigeria.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Mouths Speak Peace, “but activities full of atrocities”: South Sudanese Catholic Bishop

The warring parties in South Sudan’s conflict need to go beyond talking about peace, and walk the talk, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has said.

Patrick George Zaki. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Christian Entity Faults Lengthy Detention of Egyptian Researcher, Demands His Release

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, is calling for the immediate release of Patrick George Zaki who has been detained by Egyptian authorities since February 2020.   

Late Dr Obadiah Mailafia. Credit: CSW

Christian Entity Mourns Vocal Nigerian Advocate Who Died in Suspected Hospital Negligence

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, is mourning Dr Obadiah Mailafia, an outspoken and reputable Christian advocate in Nigeria who was reportedly treated shabbily in various hospitals in the West African country before he died on September 19.  

Today, September 22, We Celebrate St. Thomas of Villanova

On Sept. 22, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Thomas of Villanova, a 16th century Spanish Augustinian monk and archbishop who lived a life of austerity in order to provide for the spiritual and material needs of his people.

Church attacked by jihadists in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, in June 2020. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need International

Cabo Delgado Not Yet Safe for Missionaries, Mozambican Catholic Bishop Says

Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters who have been displaced alongside other people in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique are not yet ready to go back to their missions in the region that still experiences militant attacks.  

Bishop Maurice Muhatia of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese during the webinar was organized by the Paulines Publications Africa to create awareness on the Synod on Synodality that is set to solemnly open next month in Rome. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Synodal Process Not Advocating for “democratic Church”, Kenyan Catholic Bishop Clarifies

The Synod on Synodality specifically stands out for including the people of God at the local level in the decision-making processes of the Church. This, according to a Kenyan Catholic Bishop, does not however translate to some form of democracy where opinions will be accepted outside the hierarchical structures of the Church.

Bishop Henry Mchamungu (left) and Bishop Stephano Musomba (right). Courtesy Photo

“Being Bishop is a mission, not an honor”: Tanzanian Archbishop to Newly Ordained Bishops

The Episcopal ministry is a call to a mission of witnessing the Gospel, and not a call to status, two newly ordained Bishops in Tanzania have been told.

Late Fr. Charles Edmund Boyce. Credit: CABICOL

Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples Mourns New Apostolic Administrator in Liberia

The leadership of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has eulogized the Apostolic Administrator of Liberia’s Monrovia Archdiocese as a “loyal servant of the Church.”

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria's Lagos Archdiocese/ Courtesy Photo

Federal Government “insincere” in Fight against Insecurity: Nigerian Archbishop

Nigeria’s Federal Government is not sincere in the fight against insecurity, the Local Ordinary of the country’s Lagos Archdiocese has said.

Today, September 21, We Celebrate St. Matthew, Apostle

Saint Matthew, the first-century tax collector turned apostle who chronicled the life and ministry of Christ in his Gospel, is celebrated by the Church today, September 21. Although relatively little is known about the life of St. Matthew, the account he wrote of Christ's ministry – traditionally considered to be the first of the four Gospels - is of inestimable value to the Church, particularly in its verification of Jesus as the Messiah.

Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa with President Lazarus Chakwera during the thanksgiving Mass on 19 September 2021. Credit: ECM/Facebook

Malawi’s President Hails Catholic Archbishop as “a living example of servant leadership”

The President of Malawi has hailed a Catholic Archbishop in the Southern African nation as one exemplifying “servant leadership.”

The Official Logo of CitizenGo. Credit: CitizenGo

International Catholic Entity “very sad” After Uganda Annuls Anti-Pornography Law

The leadership of CitizenGo, the international Catholic activist organization that spearheads family issues, has expressed disappointment at the annulment of the Anti-Pornography Law in Uganda and called on the government of the East African country to petition the Court’s decision. 

Today, September 20, We Celebrate Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Choñg Ha

Pope John Paul II said this of the Catholic Church in Korea: "The Korean Church is unique because it was founded entirely by laypeople. This fledgling Church, so young and yet so strong in faith, withstood wave after wave of fierce persecution.