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Catholic Bishops in Belgium Defy Vatican, Publish Ceremony for Blessing Same-sex Unions

Sep 20, 2022

In open defiance of the Vatican, Catholic bishops in Belgium on Tuesday announced the introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples in their dioceses. 

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Nigeria’s Electioneering Period “will be very challenging”, Archbishop Says, Urges Prayers

Sep 20, 2022

The electioneering period in Nigeria is going to be “very challenging”, the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.

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

Sep 20, 2022

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. 

The Secretary General of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Fr. Hugh O'Connor. Credit: SACBC

Southern Africa’s Synodal Process an Opportunity to Discuss “new way of being”: Official

Sep 19, 2022

The Secretary General of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said that the Synodal process in the three countries of the Conference, Botswana, Eswatini, and South Africa, allowed people an opportunity to gather together to discuss “a new way of being”.

Archbishop George Desmond Tambala installs Fr. Regis Kamela of the Archdiocese of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe as the first parish Priest of St. Anthony of Padua Area 25. Credit: ECM

Defend Faith, Correct Misconceptions “using teachings of the Church”: Archbishop in Malawi

Sep 19, 2022

The Local Ordinary of Lilongwe Archdiocese in Malawi has urged Catholics to defend their Christian faith and correct misconceptions about truths of faith by applying Church teachings. 

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Jesuits in Africa Join Push for “Loss and Damage” Aid to Countries Fighting Climate Change

Sep 19, 2022

Members of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) have joined the faith community that is on the forefront of pushing for the creation of a “Loss and Damage” kitty to support developing countries that are facing the devastating impacts of climate change.

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A Seminarian’s Worst Fears in the Growing Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon

Sep 19, 2022

With militants wreaking havoc on populations in the Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions of Cameroon, Nobel Chimenyi’s most immediate fear is not being alive to see his dream of becoming a Priest come true.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, gives a reading during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept.19, 2022, in London. | Photo by Ben Stansall — WPA Pool/Getty Images

"Service in life, hope in death": Archbishop of Canterbury at Queen’s Funeral Service

Sep 19, 2022

In his sermon at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II today, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, praised the Christian faith and example of the late monarch.

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Salesians in DR Congo Offer “a specialized course” to Staff on Serving Street Children

Sep 19, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Goma city have offered training to some 20 Salesian staff on how to reach out to street children.

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Pope Francis Extends a Hand to China

Sep 19, 2022

While a trial against Cardinal Joseph Zen is getting underway in China, the Holy See continues to work toward the renewal of the Sino-Vatican agreement for the appointment of bishops.

King Charles III walks alongside the coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top as it departs Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 19, 2022, in London. Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. | Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Catholic Prayers for Queen Elizabeth II — and the New King

Sep 19, 2022

As millions across the United Kingdom and the whole world today witness the final farewell for Queen Elizabeth II, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have released statements, made comments, and issued pastoral letters about the death of Her Majesty.

Today, September 19, We Celebrate St. Emily de Rodat

Sep 19, 2022

Emily was born in 1787 at Rodez, France.  She was educated at Villefranche, became a teacher at the age of 18 and, realizing that many of the children of the poor were not going to school because they could not afford to, she opened a school for them and taught without charge.

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Attack on Parish, Abduction of Priests, Nun “heinous act”: Bishops of Bamenda, Cameroon

Sep 18, 2022

Catholic Bishops belonging to the Bamenda Province in Cameroon have termed as a “heinous act” that “has now crossed the red line” the September 16 arson attack on St. Mary's Catholic Nchang Parish of the country’s Mamfe Diocese during which five Priests and a Catholic Nun were among those kidnapped.

Officials of Caritas Malakal. Credit: Caritas Malakal

Caritas Malakal Reaches Out to IDPs Fleeing from Violence in Unity State, South Sudan

Sep 18, 2022

The department of Integral Human Development of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Malakal  (Caritas Malakal) is reaching out to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing from violence in Unity State with non-food items.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: CBCN

Catholic Bishops, Priests in Nigeria Commit to Creating Awareness ahead of 2023 Elections

Sep 18, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and those of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA) have jointly expressed their commitment to creating as much political awareness as possible at the grassroots level to encourage full participation of the electorate in the country’s elections slated for 25 February 2023.

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Chad’s Catholic Bishops Clarify Their Withdrawal from National Inclusive Dialogue Sessions

Sep 18, 2022

Catholic Bishops have attributed their withdrawal from the National Inclusive Dialogue (DNI) sessions to their status of neutrality and the need “to keep an equal distance between the parties” in conflict in the North-Central African nation.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on 18 September 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Christians Cannot be Indifferent to Corruption: Pope Francis

Sep 18, 2022

Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians should not become discouraged or remain indifferent to stories of corruption, but instead “be creative in doing good with prudence.”

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

Nigeria’s Owerri Archdiocese to Resume “Kiss of Peace” During Liturgical Celebrations

Sep 18, 2022

The leadership of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri in Nigeria has directed the resumption of the shaking of hands during liturgical celebrations following a decline in reported cases of COVID-19 in the West African nation.

Today, September 18, We Celebrate St. Joseph of Cupertino

Sep 18, 2022

On September 18, the Church celebrates the life of St. Joseph of Cupertino, a mystic who was perhaps most famous for his ability to fly.  His father, a poor carpenter, died before his birth and his mother, who was unable to pay the debts, lost her home and gave birth to Joseph in a stable at Cupertino, Italy on June 17, 1603.

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Rome-based Catholic Development Agency to Celebrate Africa’s Innovativeness at Anniversary

Sep 17, 2022

Part of the upcoming 20th Anniversary of Harambee Africa International (HAI) celebrations in Rome will be dedicated to the ingenuity of the youth in African countries.