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Jesuit Scholars Concerned about Gap Between Wages and Food Prices in Zambia

Dec 4, 2023

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have expressed concern about the growing disparity between Zambian workers’ wages and the prices of food in the country.     TRANSLATE with x English Arabic Hebrew Polish Bulgarian Hindi Portuguese Catalan Hmong Daw Romanian Chinese Simplified Hungarian Russian Chinese Traditional Indonesian Slovak Czech Italian Slovenian Danish Japanese Spanish Dutch Klingon Swedish English Korean Thai Estonian Latvian Turkish Finnish Lithuanian Ukrainian French Malay Urdu German Maltese Vietnamese Greek Norwegian Welsh Haitian Creole Persian   //   TRANSLATE with COPY THE URL BELOW Back EMBED THE SNIPPET BELOW IN YOUR SITE Enable collaborative features and customize widget: Bing Webmaster Portal Back //     Esta página está en English   Traducir al Spanish         Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Bengali Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Finnish French German Greek Gujarati Haitian Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Kannada Kazakh Khmer Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Lao Latvian Lithuanian Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Norwegian Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Punjabi Romanian Russian Samoan Simplified Chinese Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Tamil Telugu Thai Traditional Chinese Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Welsh   Traducir siempre del English al SpanishPRO No traducir nunca del English No traducir nunca del

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Everything you need to know about the Advent wreath

Dec 4, 2023

Advent wreaths are traditionally made from evergreen branches and have four candles, which represent the four weeks of Advent. 

Today, December 4, We Celebrate St. John of Damascus

Dec 4, 2023

Catholics remember and celebrate the life of the great Arab Church Father St. John of Damascus on Dec. 4.

Delegates, observers, and functionaries of the Provincial Chapter of the Spiritans in Kenya and South Sudan at the Resurrection Garden, Nairobi, on 30 November 2023. Credit: ACI Africa

Sustaining “fragile missions” among Key Priorities of Kenya’s Pioneer Missionary Order

Dec 3, 2023

Members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers/CSSp.) in Kenya, the country’s pioneer Religious and Missionary Order, have emphasized the need to sustain “fragile missions” in their six-day Provincial Chapter, which concluded on Friday, December 1.    

Karam AbiYazback, the Regional Coordinator of Caritas North Africa and the Middle East at a training workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

Caritas Serving in Africa’s “forgotten crises” as Bigger Aid Follows the Media: Official

Dec 3, 2023

The more a crisis is highlighted by the media, the more likely it is to attract global aid, a Caritas official has said, noting that the humanitarian arm of the Church has distinguished itself for remaining committed to supporting those suffering in some of Africa’s crises that are not receiving a lot of press coverage.

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Salesians Launch Career Program in Nigeria to Help Youth Identify Professional Goals

Dec 3, 2023

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has launched a new program to enable young Nigerians to navigate life by identifying their potential career paths.

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Jesuits in Africa Call for Concerted Efforts in Fight against HIV/AIDS

Dec 3, 2023

The President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has called for collaborative efforts to fight HIV/AIDS.

Today, December 3, We Celebrate St. Francis Xavier

Dec 3, 2023

On Dec. 3, the Roman Catholic Church honors St. Francis Xavier, one of the first Jesuits who went on to evangelize vast portions of Asia.

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Pioneer African Theologian Eulogized As a “man who took God seriously, gift to the Church”

Dec 2, 2023

Fr. Bénézet Bujo, one of the pioneer figures of African Theology, who was laid to rest on November 25 has been eulogized as a “man who took God seriously, legend, gift to the Church.”

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Caritas Pledges Humanitarian Support for Families Displaced by Terrorism in Burkina Faso

Dec 2, 2023

Caritas Burkina Faso, supported by Caritas Internationalis (CI) will be providing aid and support aimed at strengthening livelihoods of vulnerable families displaced by terrorism in the West African nation. 

Officials of Caritas Nigeria during the 16 Days of Activism Against GBV in the Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Caritas Nigeria

Caritas Nigeria Urges Government to Speed Up Trial of Gender-Based Violence Perpetrators

Dec 2, 2023

Caritas Nigeria, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has called on the Nigerian government to speed up the prosecution and punishment of individuals involved in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases in the West African country.

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Salesian Missionary in Liberia Calls for Release of Young Men Locked up Without Indictment

Dec 2, 2023

A member of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Liberia is calling for the release of 63 young men locked up without indictment.

Today, December 2, We Celebrate St. Bibiana

Dec 2, 2023

The earliest mention in authentic historical authority of St. Bibiana, a Roman female martyr, occurs in the "Liber Pontificalis" where in the biography of Pope Simplicius (468-483) it is stated that this pope "consecrated a basilica of the holy martyr Bibiana, which contained her body". 

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Catholic Bishops in Malawi Laud Government for Efforts in Fighting HIV/AIDS

Dec 1, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have lauded the government of the Southern African nation for implementing policies they say have gone a long way in combating the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country.

Bishop Charles Kasonde delivering the message of Catholic Bishops in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region. Credit: AMECEA

What Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Seek to Champion at COP28

Dec 1, 2023

Catholic Bishops in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region will be advocating for good governance in the extraction of minerals, and operationalization of the Loss and Damage Fund among other issues at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: ADN

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Tells Couples to Stop Postponing Sacrament of Marriage

Dec 1, 2023

The Archbishop of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya has encouraged those not married in Church to solemnize their marriages and to stop postponing the Sacrament so as to get closer to Christ.

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Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso Lift COVID-19 Restrictions on Church Activities

Dec 1, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso have lifted COVID-19 restrictions during Eucharistic celebrations in the West Africa nation.

Some Catholic Bishops in Cameroon during the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary Bambui (STAMS) on 1 December 2023. Credit: Archdiocese of Bamenda

Major Seminary in Cameroon Earns Recognition for Producing “true pastors of souls”

Dec 1, 2023

St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary Bambui (STAMS) in Cameroon’s Catholic Archdiocese of Bamenda has been lauded for producing “true pastors of souls” in its 50 years of existence.

Today, December 1, We Celebrate St. Anysius

Dec 1, 2023

Saint Anysius was a Martyr of Greece. She was a wealthy woman of Salonika, in Thessaly, who used her personal funds to aid the poor. A soldier accosted her in the street and tried to drag her to a pagan sacrifice. Anysius resisted and was killed when the soldier attacked her with his sword.

A screenshot of members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) during a press conference. Credit: KCCB

Let’s Not Gamble with Children’s Future: Kenyan Catholic Bishops on Disputed School Result

Nov 30, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have weighed in on the disputed Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results that had numerous discrepancies, and cautioned the government against jeopardizing children's future through issuing of erroneous exam results.