St. Louis Cathedral of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius / Port Louis Diocese

Churches in Mauritius to Remain Closed During Holy Week amid COVID-19 Restrictions

The leadership of the Catholic Church in Mauritius has directed that churches in the country remain closed during Holy Week in line with restrictions, which the government of the Indian Ocean Island nation put in place to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, March 25, We Celebrate Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

The Solemnity of the Annunciation celebrates the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special mission God had chosen for her in being the mother of His only son.

Image promoting the celebration of Vocations Sunday / Courtesy Photo

Pray to Distinguish Calling from “disturbing voices”: Catholic Leader to Youth in Malawi

Young people in Malawi have been urged to pray fervently in order to discern their calling in a message that was delivered ahead of this year’s World Vocations Sunday to be marked next month.

Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya at a previous event / Courtesy Photo

Kenya’s Elderly, Sick to Continue Worshipping in Private amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

The elderly and the sick in Kenya have been urged to continue worshiping in private as the country reports a steady increase in the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Logo for the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims / Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO)

Christian Organization in Zimbabwe “condemns” Politicization of Development Agenda

On the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims marked March 24, members of a Christian organization in Zimbabwe that promotes peace have expressed their displeasure at the tendency to politicize development agenda in the Southern African nation.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Archdiocese of Abuja / Courtesy Photo

“We must encourage people who are sick or dying to give hope” Nigerian Archbishop

A Nigerian Archbishop has called on the people of God in the West African country to exercise the fifth corporal work of mercy, which calls for the visiting the sick and comforting them.

Today, March 24, We Celebrate St. Catherine of Sweden

St. Catherine was born near the beginning of the fourteenth century to parents Ulfo and St. Bridget of Sweden. At the age of seven, Catherine was sent to the Abbey at Risburgh by her parents and placed under the care of the abbess to receive an education and to build a foundation for her spiritual life.

Catherine Njore, founder of Kenya's Linda Vijana Initiative (LVI) / Linda Vijana Initiative/Catherine Njore

This is a Spiritual Warfare, Kenyan Pro-lifer on Abortion, Youth Challenges

The war against sexual immorality, abortion, and other youth challenges has a spiritual dimension, a Kenyan Pro-Life advocate has said, noting that powerful multinational companies that promote the vices “are desperate” to lead young people astray.

A house under construction for war victims in South Sudan / Courtesy Photo

Catholic Nuns in South Sudan Constructing Houses to Benefit Dozens of Civil War Victims

Members of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) serving in South Sudan are constructing houses for war victims in the East-Central African country in a project that will see over 100 victims resettled, years after the signing of the peace agreement to end the civil war in the country.

Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the National Assembly to suspend Bill seeking to institutionalise the wearing of hijab / Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Want Parliament to Suspend Bill on Muslim Headscarf

Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the leadership of the country’s National Assembly to suspend the Bill that seeks to institutionalize the wearing of the Muslim headscarf popularly known as the “hijab” in the West African nation.

Bishop Inácio Lucas Mwita of Mozambique's Gurué Diocese / Courtesy Photo

“Become seed that bears fruits of peace”: Bishop at Episcopal Ordination in Mozambique

A Bishop in Mozambique has called on the new Local Ordinary of the country’s Gurué Diocese to embrace servant leadership, striving to sacrifice his life for the peace of the people of God under his pastoral care, similar to a seed that dies to bring forth fruits.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Nigeria’s Benue State / Courtesy Photo

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Decry “collapse of security” Following Attack on Governor

The attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Nigeria’s Benue State over the weekend has exposed the level of insecurity in the West African nation, Christian leaders in the country have said.

Smoke billowing from Nkoa Ntoma military camp in Bata following the March 7 series of blasts. / Misiones Salesianas

Salesians Reach Out to Survivors of Equatorial Guinea Explosions with Emergency Aid

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are reaching out to hundreds of survivors of the March 7 series of blasts in Equatorial Guinea that resulted in the loss of at least 107 human lives and more than 600 injured people in the country’s Diocese of Bata.

Today, March 22, We Celebrate St. Turibius de Mogrovejo

Catholics in Latin America and throughout the world will celebrate the life and ministry of St. Turibius of Mogrovejo on March 23. 

Logo of the WASH Project / Courtesy Photo

Catholic Health Provider in Africa Responds to Vatican Call for Improved Water, Hygiene

The Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, an Order of the Catholic Church that provides health services in African countries and all over the world, is on the forefront of responding to the Vatican call on Catholic health facilities to improve hygienic measures especially during COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop of Nigeria's Nsukka Diocese, Godfrey Onah / Bishop Godfrey Onah/ Facebook

“Our country is crying, shouting in pain”: Nigerian Bishop

A Nigerian Bishop has bemoaned the myriad challenges bedeviling the West African nation saying that the country “is crying, shouting in pain.” 

Logos of the Mother Church Bodies in Zambia / Courtesy Photo

Church Leaders in Zambia Caution against Curtailing Rights, Freedoms

Months to the general elections in Zambia, Church leaders in the country have, in a collective statement, cautioned against curtailing rights and freedoms of citizens and groups in the Southern African nation.

A map section of Tillabéri in Southern Niger that has been characterized with attacks by jihadists. / Public domain

Priest in Niger Recounts Threat as Jihadists Wage Psychological Warfare against Civilians

Civilians in Niger are living in fear owing to threats by militants who are said to have launched a psychological warfare in the west African country, a Catholic Priest in the country has recounted.

Today, March 22, We Celebrate St. Lea

March 22 is the liturgical memorial of Saint Lea of Rome, a fourth-century widow who left her wealth behind, entered consecrated life, and attained great holiness through asceticism and prayer.

A poster announcing the March 19 Webinar organized by the Daughters of St. Paul (Paulines) in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi. / Daughters of St. Paul/ Facebook

“St. Joseph, model of men in marriage, fatherhood”: Kenyan Couple Involved in Counselling

A Kenyan couple dedicated to nurturing marriages through counselling has, at a webinar, described St. Joseph as a guide and a model for men who have committed themselves to the institution of marriage.