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Today, April 7, We Celebrate St. John Baptist de la Salle

St. John Baptist de la Salle is known for promoting and reforming Christian education, especially amongst the poor. He is also the founder of the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools, which now teaches around the world.

President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), Bishop George Cosmas Zumaire Lungu. / Lutanda Catholic Radio Station/ Facebook

Bishops in Zambia Decline Government’s “Church Empowerment Fund”, Give Reasons

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have declined to take up the “Church Empowerment Fund” (CEF) introduced by the country’s leadership to cushion churches amid financial hardships following COVID-19 restrictions.

Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga during SECAM's Golden Jubilee in Uganda inJuly 2019. / ACI Africa

At Requiem Mass, Late Ugandan Archbishop Remembered for Championing God’s Word

At his Requiem Mass, the Archbishop of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese who passed on hours after taking part in and preaching at an ecumenical Way of the Cross on Good Friday, has been remembered for championing the sharing of the Word of God and the empowerment of the people of God in his episcopal sees.

Fr. Simon Chibuga Masondole, appointed Bishop of Tanzania's Bunda Diocese by Pope Francis on 5 April 2021. / Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop for Bunda, Tanzania’s Third Youngest Catholic Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed a Bishop for Tanzania’s Bunda Diocese, the third youngest Catholic Diocese in the East African nation.

Hans Küng receives an honorary degree from the National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain, Jan. 27, 2011. / UNED. /

Influential and Controversial Swiss Theologian Hans Küng Dies Aged 93

The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng has died at the age of 93.

One of the water fountains created by Global Compassion, a non-profit organization in Cameroon / EWTN

Charity Organization in Cameroon Launches Safe Water Projects to Replace Polluted Wells

Clement Awanfe Ngueto, a social activist working to provide safe drinking water in Cameroon has, for years, watched people struggle to access safe drinking water especially in remote villages of the Central African country.

The Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, Archbishop emeritus of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese who died Monday, April 5 aged 80. / Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Archbishop Dies in Kenya, Successor Says “star has this morning flickered”

Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, the immediate former Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, has died in Nairobi, Kenya, at the age of 80.

Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba, former Parish Priest of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Cameroon's Archdiocese of Bamenda. / Courtesy Photo

Priest in Cameroon Recounts Rough Ordeal with Military in Troubled Anglophone Region

Fr. Ngenge Godlove Bong-aba who grew up in the Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon’s Northwest region recalls several instances he has been harassed by the country’s security forces on allegations that he was connected to militants in the Central African nation.

Bishop Callistus Valentine Onaga of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu in Nigeria holds his vaccination card after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. / Diocese of Enugu

Nigerian Bishop Dismisses Skepticism Toward COVID-19 Vaccines as “propaganda”

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has dismissed skepticism toward COVID-19 vaccines as “propaganda” and encouraged the people of God in the West African nation to get vaccinated.

The new book "Holy Spirit in the Catholic Church" When!!!? by Fr. Maxwell Atuguba / ACI Africa

Missionary Cleric in Kenya Explains Decline in Devotion to Holy Spirit in New Book

“Holy Spirit in the Catholic Church! When?” This question, posed by a Protestant student at the University of Ghana where Fr. Maxwell Atugba was a Political Science and Philosophy student is still fresh in the missionary Cleric’s mind more than 15 years later.

A Catholic Priest walks in front of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Enugu State, Nigeria. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Christians in Nigeria Gathering in Secret to Pray Together for Fear of Attacks

Abandoned Church buildings are a common sight in various church premises in Adamawa State in North-eastern Nigeria, within the Catholic Diocese of Yola. What’s left of the once vibrant worship places are desecrated buildings, some burnt to the ground owing to the region’s protracted insurgency.

The ship in Palma used by Feench-run TOTAL gas and oil company to evacuate their employees from Palma to Pemba / Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity, Peace Entity Condemns Lengthy Silence on Killings of Mozambique’s Locals

The ongoing clashes in Mozambique signify what has been going on in various parts of the Southern African nation for years, the leadership of a Catholic charity and peace organization present in the country has told ACI Africa.

The Late Christian Cardinal Tumi, Archbishop emeritus of Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese who dies Wednesday, April 3 aged 90. / Courtesy photo.

Late Cameroon’s Cardinal Eulogized as Man of Prayer, Peace Crusader, Voice of voiceless

Cameroonians are paying glowing tribute to Christian Cardinal Tumi who died Saturday, April 3, describing him as a prayerful servant of God who defended the deprived and championed peace initiatives in Cameroon.

Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (front in black) during the Ecumenical Way of the Cross at Saint Paul's Church of God Cathedral, Namirembe, Kampala, Uganda on 2 April 2021 / Courtesy Photo

Hours after Preaching at Ecumenical Way of Cross, Kampala’s Archbishop Found Dead

Hours after giving the homily during the ecumenical Way of the Cross on Good Friday, the Archbishop of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese has been “found dead in his room.”

Bishop Erkolano Ladu Tombe  of South Sudan's Yei Diocese / Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Bishop Decries Fresh Displacement of People from Villages

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has condemned the continuous looting and displacement of people in several villages of the East Central Africa country at a moment he says various parties are struggling to implement a peace deal to foster unity in the country.

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“Good Friday calls on leaders in Nigeria to work for a better world”: Nigerian Bishop

Good Friday, the second of the three days of the Pascal Triduum commemorating the day Jesus was crucified at Calvary, invites leaders to look at the life of Jesus Christ and work toward “a better world,” a Nigerian Bishop says in a reflection shared with ACI Africa.

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Enshrine Agreement on Separation of Religion and State in Sudan Constitution: Bishop

The recently signed agreement on the separation of religion and State in Sudan needs to be enshrined in the country’s constitution, a Catholic Bishop in the Northeastern African nation has appealed in an interview with ACI Africa.

A Catholic Sister in Cabo-Delgado Province interacting with children / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Catholic Charity Facilitates Training of Mozambique’s Pastoral Agents in Trauma Healing

A Catholic Pontifical charity is facilitating the training of members of Clergy, Religious men and women, as well as the laity in Counselling Psychology aimed at enabling beneficiaries to offer appropriate assistance to those struggling with traumatic experiences amid Cabo Delgado violence.

Pope John Paul II holds a crucifix carved by Stanisław Trafalski on Good Friday 2005 / Screenshot from TV Trwam. /

The story of Crucifix St. John Paul II Held on His Last Good Friday

Days before his death, Pope John Paul II was pictured holding a crucifix in his private chapel on Good Friday. This is the remarkable story of that crucifix.

Students at the Institute for Islamic-Christian Formation (IFIC) in Bamako, Mali / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Catholic Pontifical Organization Donates Towards Islamic Studies in West Africa

The Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has donated money towards the facilitation of Islamic studies for Priests and seminarians in West Africa.