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“Refrain from acts of violence, hate speech”: Catholic Bishops in Zambia Urge Politicians

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have cautioned political actors against inciting members of the public to violence before, during and after general elections scheduled to take place on August 12.

The opening of the Amazon synod at the Vatican's Synod Hall, Oct. 7, 2019./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

Members of Commissions Preparing 2023 Synod on Synodality Unveiled

The general secretariat of the Synod of Bishops on Tuesday named the members of three groups helping to prepare the 2023 synod on synodality.

Today, July 20, We Celebrate St. Margaret of Antioch

Saint Margaret, whose feast is celebrated on July 20, is a virgin and martyr. She is also called "Marina". Margaret belonged to Pisidian Antioch in Asia Minor, where her father was a pagan priest. 

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Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Urges Muslims, Christians to Reflect on Peace on “Eid al-Adha”

Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have been urged to reflect on the need for peace and peaceful coexistence during Eid al-Adha, the annual Islamic celebration to be marked in the West African nation and other countries around the world this year on Tuesday, July 20.

Late Bishop Caesar Mazzolari with some students in South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Rumbek /

South Sudanese Minister Suggests Ways to Make Peace-Loving Bishop “proud in his grave”

A government official in South Sudan has challenged the people of God in the East-Central African country to work towards long-lasting peace, saying that this is the only way to make Bishop Caesar Mazzolari, a Catholic Prelate who worked tirelessly to liberate the country from many years of civil war, proud of the country.

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If South Africa’s Violence “masterminded”, It is for “own self-preservation”: Archbishop

If the recent violent protests and attacks in South Africa were masterminded, the motivation was driven by selfishness and efforts toward “self-preservation”, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Jean Pierre Cardinal Kutwa during the Thanksgiving Mass to mark his 50th anniversary in the Priesthood at St. Paul’s Cathedral of Abidjan Archdiocese. Credit: CECCI /

Ivorian Cardinal Cautions Politicians against Internal Disputes, Urges Reconciliation

The Cardinal in Ivory Coast has, on the occasion of his 50th anniversary in the Priesthood, cautioned politicians in the West African nation against internal quarrels and instead become part of initiatives toward national reconciliation.

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Meet Our Lady of Kibeho in Rwanda, The Only Approved Marian Apparition in Africa

There is only one Vatican-approved Marian apparition that took place on the African continent: Our Lady of Kibeho.

Today, Monday, July 19, We Celebrate St. Arsenius

St. Arsenius, an Anchorite, was born in 354 at Rome and died in 450 at Troe, in Egypt.

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Catholic Laity in Zambia Encouraged to Participate in Pre-election Democratic Processes

The Catholic Laity in Zambia under the Zambian National Council for the Catholic Laity (ZNCCL) have been encouraged take part in pre-election processes ahead of the country’s general elections slated to take place next month.

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Christian Leaders “deeply disappointed” by Closure of Places of Worship in South Africa

The leadership of Kwazulu-Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) in South Africa has, in a statement, faulted the South African government for ordering closure of places of worship saying churches have all along been observing strict COVID-19 containment measures in their services.

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Zimbabwean Youth Urged to Participate in Policy Making Process, to Represent “their needs”

A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe has encouraged the youth in the Southern African nation to take part in the country’s “policy making processes,” noting that their reluctance in participating in governance matters has compromised their future endeavors.

One of the containers at St. Comboni Marial Lou Parish of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese that was broken into and looted amid intercommunal clashes 8-10 July 2021. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, South Sudan /

South Sudanese Catholic Priest “disappointed” at Looting of Multiple Catholic Premises

A member of the Clergy of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has expressed disappointment over massive looting of a number of Catholic mission schools and a hospital during deadly intercommunal clashes in a Parish.

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UK-Based Religious Entity Condemns Death Threats on Christian Volunteer in Nigeria

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has condemned the issuance of death threats on one of her collaborators serving in Southern Kaduna, Nigeria.

Today, July 18, We Celebrate St. Camillus de Lellis

On July 18 the U.S. Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Camillus de Lellis, who turned from his life as a soldier and gambler to become the founder of an order dedicated to caring for the sick. In some other countries, he is celebrated on the anniversary of his death, July 14.

Today, July 18, We Celebrate St. Elizabeth of Schonau

St. Elizabeth was a Benedictine visionary, who had the gift of prophecy. She also suffered the assaults of demonic forces.

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Catholic Entity in South Africa Decries Destruction of Schools amid Violent Protests

The destruction of over 30 schools in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province amid ongoing protests is an issue of concern to the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE), whose leadership has called on the communities to protect learning institutions for the sake of the children. 

Ibasi Patricia Tobs, recipient of the July 8 Excellence in Journalism Award from the South Sudanese Women Intellectuals Forum/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Female Catholic Journalist in South Sudan Says “honored” on Receiving Excellence Award

A female journalist based at Emmanuel Radio of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Torit has told ACI Africa she is “very honored” on receiving the Excellence in Journalism Award.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administering the sacrament of confirmation at Christ the King Kubwa Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja /

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Cautions against “go-back-to-your-home mentality”

The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has decried ethnic discrimination in the West African nation characterized by what he has described as a “go-back-to-your-home mentality.”

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Despite Danger, Clergy of Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese Ministers to Refugees of Terrorism

Father Joseph Bature Fidelis of the Diocese of Maiduguri is aware of the danger priests face from local Islamist terror groups.