Archbishop Roger Houngbédji greets Benin's president of the constitutional council Joseph Djogbenou during the prayer service at Our Lady of Mercy Cathedral in Cotonou Archdiocese. / Courtesy Photo

Benin’s Religious Leaders Seek “peace that comes from God” Ahead of Presidential Election

Religious leaders in the West African nation of Benin are praying for peace ahead of the presidential election scheduled to take place on April 11.

Debris of shattered buildings from an explosion in Bata, Equatorial Guinea / Agenzia Fides

Catholic Nuns Serving in Equatorial Guinea Recount Explosion that Killed Dozens

Members of the Community of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Anne working among victims of a recent explosion that claimed more than 100 people in Bata in the Northwestern of Equatorial Guinea have recounted the horrific experience and how they sprang into action to assist those who had been affected.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, pictured Sept. 26, 2016. / Tino Adi P/Shutterstock. /

Indonesian President Condemns Palm Sunday Bombing at Catholic Cathedral

Indonesian President Joko Widodo condemned a bomb attack at a Catholic cathedral after a Palm Sunday Mass that killed two suspects and wounded at least 20 people.

Fr. Habila Daboh - Rector of Nigeria's Good Shepherd Seminary / Fr. Habila Daboh

Nigeria’s Seminarians “more determined to study for priesthood” Since Murder of Colleague

A year after gunmen attacked the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Kaduna, kidnapped four Seminarians and later killed one of them, the Rector of the formation center says Seminarians there are “more determined than ever” in their journey to Priesthood.

Image of The COVID-19 vaccine / Courtesy Photo

Archbishop, Clergy, Religious in Zimbabwe’s Harare Archdiocese Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

The Archbishop, members of the Clergy, women Religious in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Harare have been inoculated against COVID-19.

Mother Angelica. / EWTN. /

Five Years after Death, Mother Angelica’s Work Lives On

It has been five years since Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of EWTN, passed away.

Mother Angelica with John Paul II. / EWTN. /

Mother Angelica: A Female Powerhouse in a Supposedly Sexist Church

It was September 1987, and Pope John Paul II had just arrived in Los Angeles after traveling around the United States. The Pope was greeted in the City of Angels by a closed-door meeting with a group of progressive bishops who had a bone to pick with several Church traditions.

Pope Francis at the Vatican on Palm Sunday. / Credit: Bohumil Petrik / ACI Africa

This Sunday, where will the palms come from?

With the arrival of Palm Sunday, Catholics across the globe will soon be handed spiky leaves. Kids will poke each other with them. But it's safe to say most won't know where they came from.

Saint of the day: Today, March 27, We Celebrate St. Rupert

On March 27 the Catholic Church remembers the monk and bishop Saint Rupert, whose missionary labors built up the Church in two of its historic strongholds, Austria and Bavaria.

Tanzanian's President John Pombe Magufuli collects offertory at a Catholic Church service / Public domain

Tanzania’s President Remembered for Exemplary Trust in God at Requiem Mass

Top on the list of the qualities that Tanzania’s late President John Pombe Magufuli exhibited was his unwavering trust in God, which he declared publicly, a Catholic Archbishop who presided over the President’s Requiem Mass has said.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation from State House Nairobi on Friday, March 26. / State House/ Facebook

Public Worship in Multiple Dioceses in Kenya Suspended amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Public worship in some four Kenyan Dioceses has been suspended indefinitely amid a spike in reported cases of COVID-19 in the East African nation.

The logo of the newly-inaugurated Jesuits Southern Africa Province (SAP). / Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)

Jesuits in Southern Africa Urged to “foster deeper analysis” of Region’s Multiple Crises

Members of the newly-launched Southern Africa Province (SAP) of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have been urged to look for ways to address the multiple crises bedeviling the countries in the region. 

A poster announcing the catechesis of Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo to Catholic Politicians in DRC. / Courtesy Photo

Catholic Politicians in DR Congo Cautioned against Social Vices, Partisan Interests

The Cardinal in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has cautioned Catholic politicians in the Central African nation against the tendency to engage in social vices and partisan interests.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese / Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Archbishop Urges Government to Allow Doctors to Examine COVID-19 Vaccine

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has called upon the government of the East-Central African nation to permit national doctors and scientists examine the COVID-19 vaccine, which landed into the country Thursday, March 25.

Today, March 26, We Celebrate St. Margaret of Clitherow

St. Margaret Clitherow was born in Middleton, England around the year 1555 to a protestant family. Margaret was known throughout the town for her wit and good looks, and in 1571 she married John Clitherow, and together they bore two children.

Fr. Harrison Egwuenu, a Priest of Nigeria’s Warri diocese freed Sunday, March 21 after spending a week in captivity / Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Priest Recovering from Trauma after Weeklong Captivity

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who had been kidnapped March 15 is recovering from trauma after having spent a week in captivity.

Kenya's Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha inspects a room set aside by the Heri Healthcare team for treatment of students at a Kenyan school / Heri Healthcare

Catholic Health Professionals in Kenya Providing School Services to Curb COVID-19

A team of health professionals in Kenya that includes medical doctors, professional counsellors, nurses and other health practitioners are attending to school going children in their respective learning institutions to limit the learners’ exposure to COVID-19 infections.

Map showing Niger's Tahoua region / Public Domain

“We are living a difficult situation”: Catholic Missionary after Scores Killed in Niger

Following the attack on a series of villages in Niger last weekend, reportedly the deadliest attack by suspected jihadists that left scores of people dead, a Catholic Missionary Cleric in the West African nation says they are “living a difficult situation.”

IDPs arriving at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in the Diocese of Kumbo, Cameroon / Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Alarm as Militants in Cameroon Pursue Victims to Their Forest Hideouts

Fulani militants operating in the Northwest region of Cameroon are chasing after their victims up to their hideouts in forests after ejecting them from their homes, a Catholic charity organization working in the Central African country has reported.

A member of Nkerefi community in Nigeria's Enugu Diocese fetches water from a facility facilitated by Salesian Missionaries. / Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

Thanks to Salesians, Borehole Project in Nigeria to Supply Clean Water, Prevent Diseases

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Enugu are facilitating a borehole project aimed at providing clean water to an indigenous community.