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Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo speaking during the launch of the first-ever Military Court in Yei River County of Central Equatoria State in South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Treat the army well”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Government

May 24, 2023

Crimes that some members of the South Sudanese armed forces commit could be attributed to their lack of means due to poor and delayed remunerations, the Catholic Bishop South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has said, and urged the government to “treat the army well”.

Maurice Evenor Cardinal Piat (left) and Mons. Jean Michaël Durhône (right) after the May 20 press conference. Credit: Port-Louis Diocese

“A great responsibility”: Bishop-elect for Port-Louis Diocese in Mauritius on Appointment

May 24, 2023

Mons. Jean Michaël Durhône, the Bishop-elect for Port-Louis Diocese in Mauritius has described his May 19 Episcopal appointment as “a great responsibility”.

Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, whose body was discovered apparently incorrupt, founded the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles. | Courtesy of the Benedictines of Mary

Sr. Wilhelmina Lancaster, African American Foundress Whose Body is the Center of Attention

May 24, 2023

When the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles exhumed the body of their foundress Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, OSB, on May 18, they found the unexpected: Four years after her death and burial in a simple wooden coffin, her body appeared remarkably well preserved.

Pastor John Joseph Hayab, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Elect Parliamentary Heads Devoid of Partisan Bias: Christian Leaders in Nigerian State

May 24, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State are calling upon lawmakers in the West African nation to elect leaders in the Senate and National Assembly, who are not foster partisan biases. 

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 24, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican Auditor to Continue to Function During Sede Vacante, Pope Francis Rules

May 24, 2023

Pope Francis has established that the auditor general of the Holy See will continue to carry out its tasks during a sede vacante.

Pope Francis spoke about apostolic zeal and the example of Korean martyr St. Andrew Kim Taegon at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 24, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: St. Andrew Kim Taegon Teaches us "we must not give up"

May 24, 2023

St. Andrew Kim Taegon and the other Korean martyrs teach us to have courage when sharing the Gospel, even in the face of difficult situations, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.

Pilgrims wave a Chinese flag at the general audience with Pope Francis, Oct. 12, 2022. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Pray that the Gospel Can be Freely Shared in China

May 24, 2023

Pope Francis asked Catholics Wednesday to pray that the Gospel can be fully and freely shared in China.

Bishop Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta of South Sudan's Torit Diocese. Credit: Torit Diocese

In Evangelizing, Foster Unity: Catholic Bishop to Catechists in South Sudanese Diocese

May 24, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Torit Diocese in South Sudan has underscored the value of oneness in evangelization, and called upon Catechists to foster it. 

Today, May 24, We Celebrate Sts. Donatian and Rogatian

May 24, 2023

Donatian and Rogatian were brothers who were martyred for their faith in the third century.

Bishop Laurent Birfuoré Dabiré and other Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso during during Holy Mass to mark the end of a national day of fasting and prayer for peace and social cohesion. Credit: Fr. Paul Dah

“May God touch their hearts”, Bishop in Burkina Faso Prays for Conversion of Terrorists

May 23, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Dori Diocese in Burkina Faso has offered prayer for the conversion of terrorists, who he says have taken up arms against their people.

Mons. Donatien Nshole, reading the message of members of the National Episcopla Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

“Despicable, violent”: Catholic Bishops in DR Congo on Crackdown on Protesters

May 23, 2023

The reported use of force on peaceful protesters demanding better living conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has caught the attention of Catholic Bishops who have described the May 20 police excesses as “despicable and violent”.

Fr. Jude Kingsley Maduka, freed after spending three days in captivity in Nigeria’s Okigwe Diocese. Credit: Okigwe Diocese

Nigerian Catholic Priest Freed After Three Days in Captivity

May 23, 2023

Fr. Jude Kingsley Maduka, the Nigerian Catholic Priest who was abducted on May 19 while inspecting the site of a new adoration chapel has been set free.

Michael Cardinal Czerny, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD). Credit: Caritas Africa

Vatican Cardinal Urges Caritas Africa to Foster “highly pronounced ability to listen”

May 23, 2023

The Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) has urged members of Caritas Africa, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church on the continent, to promote the virtue of listening.

Archbishop Faustino Armendáriz Jiménez at a press conference on May 21, 2023. | Credit: Video capture/Archdiocese of Durango

80-year-old Man Tries to Kill Catholic Archbishop after Sunday Mass in Mexican Cathedral

May 23, 2023

An 80-year-old man wielding a knife tried to kill Archbishop Faustino Armendáriz of Durango, Mexico, on May 21. The attack took place in the cathedral sacristy after the Sunday noon Mass.

Fr. Martin Njihia addressing Catholic journalists during the 57th World Communication Day (WCD) in Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Journalists in Nairobi Archdiocese, Kenya, Urged to “speak the truth with love”

May 23, 2023

Catholic journalists are to deliver messages of “truth with love”, a member of the Clergy serving in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) has said. 

Today, May 23, We Celebrate St. Jane Antide Thouret

May 23, 2023

On May 23 the universal Church celebrates the feast day of St. Jane Antide (Jeanne-Antide) Thouret, a Sister of Charity who worked tirelessly for the faith amidst persecution during the French Revolution.

A JRS staff attending some persons fleeing violence in Sudan. Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity Supporting Thousands Fleeing Sudan War at “an outreach point” in South Sudan

May 22, 2023

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has set up “an outreach point” at Renk in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State where thousands of persons fleeing the Sudan war that broke out on April 15 are being served.

Pope Francis. Credit: Vatican Media

“Spare no effort”: Pope Francis to International Community on Pushing for Talks in Sudan

May 22, 2023

Pope Francis has urged the international community to “spare no effort” in pushing for dialogue between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to bring an end to war in Sudan where he says “situation continues to be grave”.

Fr. Martin Njihia addressing Catholic journalists during the 57th World Communication Day (WCD) in Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

On World Communications Day, Kenya’s Catholic Journalists Urged “to convey God's presence”

May 22, 2023

Catholic journalists in Kenya have been urged to counter profit-oriented communication that typically fosters “self-interest” with communication that delivers the message of God. 

“Take your bloodstained hands off our Province”: Bishops of Kinshasa Metropolitan, DRC

May 22, 2023

Catholic Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have urged those behind persistent clashes between members of the Yaka and Teke communities in Kwamouth territory to save the Metropolitan See from bloodshed.