Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan. Credit: Rumbek Diocese

Foster “evangelization, peace everywhere”: Bishop in South Sudan to New Deacons, Priests

Nov 23, 2022

Members of the Clergy are expected to be at the forefront in the fostering of the evagelization mission of the Church, realized in fostering peace, the Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Rumbek Dioceses has said. 

Pope Francis holds a soccer ball in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Aug. 26, 2015. L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis Gives a Shoutout to 2022 FIFA World Cup

Nov 23, 2022

Pope Francis gave a shoutout to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar at the end of his weekly audience on Wednesday.

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Salesians Facilitating School Attendance for Vulnerable Children at Ghanaian Centre

Nov 23, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Ghana are providing psychological support to at-risk children to help foster their school attendance.

Pope Francis praying at the general audience on St. Peter's Square | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis: What is Spiritual Consolation? The Saints Explain

Nov 23, 2022

Pope Francis used the example of several Catholic saints to explain the concept of spiritual consolation during his weekly audience on Wednesday.

Today, November 23, We Celebrate Blessed Miguel Pro Juarez

Nov 23, 2022

Born in Guadalupe on January 13, 1891, Miguel Pro Juarez was one of 11 children. Miguel was, from an early age, intensely spiritual and equally intense in his mischievousness, frequently exasperating his family with his humor and practical jokes. 

Fr. Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a Comboni Missionary Priest who ministered in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu as a beloved minister of the Eucharist, surgeon, philanthropist, and educator. Credit: Comboni Uganda

Emulate Blessed Ambrosoli, Work Hard to Chase Away Poverty: Ugandan President

Nov 22, 2022

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has urged citizens of the East African nation to follow the example of Blessed Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a celebrated Priest and medical doctor in the country, and work hard to eradicate poverty in their homes.

Fr. Lawrence Njoroge, author of the book, "Beyond the Century of Endeavour: History of Catholic Church in Kenya” during the November 19 Book Launch. Credit: ACI Africa

How Catholic Priest “collected material” for Book on History of Catholic Church in Kenya

Nov 22, 2022

A member of the Clergy of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has recounted how he gathered content for his new book about the history of the Catholic Church in Kenya that Paulines Publications Africa published.

Missionary Congregation Confirms Kidnapping of German Catholic Priest in Mali

Nov 22, 2022

Members of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) have confirmed the kidnapping of Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre, a Catholic Priest of German nationality who went missing on Sunday, November 20 in a suspected forceful abduction.

A poster announcing the Diocesan Youth in the Archdiocese of Kinshasa in DR Congo. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa

Congolese Cardinal Urges Youth to “show solidarity” with the Displaced amid Insecurity

Nov 22, 2022

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has urged young people in his Episcopal See to be in solidarity with the displaced persons amid insecurity in the Eastern part of the country.

Statue of St. Peter on St. Peter's Square at the Vatican | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Removes Caritas Internationalis Leaders, Appoints Temporary Administrator

Nov 22, 2022

Pope Francis on Tuesday removed the entire leadership of an international confederation of charities and appointed a temporary administrator to improve the organization’s management.

Pope Francis meeting with a delegation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) at the Vatican, Nov. 21, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Meets Jewish Leaders As They launch Initiative to Strengthen Catholic-Jewish

Nov 22, 2022

Pope Francis met with international Jewish leaders on Tuesday as they launched an initiative to strengthen Catholic-Jewish bonds.

Ishmeal Alfred Charles, the Caritas Freetown Programs Manager and In Country Manager for HealeyIRF Sierra Leone. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Partners with Relief Agency in New Health Program in Sierra Leone

Nov 22, 2022

The development arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone has been selected as the implementing partner of a project by the Healey International Relief Foundation (HealeyIRF), a development agency that seeks to improve health access in the West African country.

Today, November 22, We Celebrate St. Cecilia

Nov 22, 2022

St. Cecilia's family was one of the principle families of Rome. According to the cultural custom of the time, Cecilia's family betrothed her to a pagan nobleman named Valerian despite St. Cecelia's consecration to God. 

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Pope Francis Declares July 28 Feast Day of Comboni Priest Who Ministered in Uganda

Nov 21, 2022

The Feast Day of Blessed Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a Comboni Priest who served in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu for years will be July 28.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya's Nyeri Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Distasteful, disrespectful”, Archbishop in Kenya Faults State Official’s Remarks on GMO

Nov 21, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has termed as “distasteful and disrespectful to Kenyans” the remarks, which the country’s Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Trade and Industrialization made on the legalization of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) foods.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama at Infant Jesus Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Nigeria Needs “Christ-like leader”, Ready to Die for People of God: Catholic Archbishop

Nov 21, 2022

The Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese in Nigeria has said that the West African nation stands in need of a leader after the example of Jesus Christ, aware of the challenges of the people of God and prepared to make sacrifices for the common good, including laying down his or her own life.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo in procession during the Annual Youth Mass in the Archdiocese of Nairobi on 19 November 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Urges Young People to “live according to the Beatitudes”

Nov 21, 2022

The Archbishop of Nairobi has encouraged young people under his pastoral care to strive to “live according to the Beatitudes”, which he described as the identity of Christians.

Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti with Pope Francis | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Chooses Papal Ambassador to Lead Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

Nov 21, 2022

Pope Francis on Monday appointed a papal ambassador and expert in Eastern languages and literature to lead the Vatican Dicastery for the Eastern Churches.

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Stop Public Revenue Leaks to Address Cost of Living: Jesuit Scholars Tell Zambia

Nov 21, 2022

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are calling on the Zambian government to address the challenge of public revenue leaks in the Southern African nation to bring down the cost of living.

Today, November 21, We Celebrate Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Nov 21, 2022

The Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated annually on November 21st, commemorates the presentation of the Blessed Virgin as a child by her parents in the Temple in Jerusalem.