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Bishop Francis Obafemi Adesina of Nigeria's Ijebu-Ode  Diocese. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Underscores Respect for Persons in End of Ramadan Message

May 2, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has emphasized the need for respect for persons among Muslims and Christians.

Today, May 2, We Celebrate St. Athanasius, doctor of the Church

May 2, 2022

Catholics honor St. Athanasius on May 2. The fourth century bishop is known as “the father of orthodoxy” for his absolute dedication to the doctrine of Christ's divinity.

Bishop Anthony Pascal Rebello of Botswana’s Francistown Diocese who was  “badly injured” following an attacked by robbers on the night of Friday, April 29. Credit: Francistown Diocese /Facebook

Catholic Bishop in Botswana “badly injured, still weak” after Attack by Robbers

May 1, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Botswana’s Francistown Diocese is reported to have been “badly injured” following an attacked by robbers the night of Friday, April 29.

Some of the suspects leave the court after the April 29 ruling. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Priest in Malawi among Suspects Found Guilty of Murder of Man with Albinism

May 1, 2022

A Catholic Priest is among 12 suspects found guilty in the case of the abduction and murder of 22-year-old Malawian man with albinism, Mcdonald Masambuka.

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Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Directs “a more vigorous May devotion” to Mary for Peace

May 1, 2022

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese has directed the people of God under his pastoral care to “a more vigorous May devotion to the mother of Jesus” for an end to violent conflicts globally and in the West African nation.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya (right) and Bishop Alain Phillippe Mbarga (left). Credit: NECC

Newly Elected President of Cameroon Bishops’ Conference Says Mandate “is to seek peace”

May 1, 2022

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who was elected President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) Saturday, April 30 has said his three-year mandate involves working toward lasting peace in the Central Africa nation.

Today, May 1, is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 1, 2022

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.

Some members of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC). Credit: SSCC

Church Leaders in South Sudan Recommit to Working for “peace, justice” Through Action Plan

Apr 30, 2022

Members of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) have, in a collective statement, made known their recommitment “to continue working for peace and justice” in the East-Central African country through the Action Plan for Peace (APP).

Some basic food items. Credit: JENA

African Governments Must Act to Address Food Insecurity, Soaring Prices: Jesuit Department

Apr 30, 2022

Officials of an entity of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) are calling on African governments to take action to address the challenge of food insecurity and the rising prices of foodstuff. 

Christian leaders in Nigerian State Decry Government Indifference to Train Attack Victims

Apr 30, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have expressed disappointment at the way their country’s government seems indifferent to the plight of the victims of the March 28 Abuja-Kaduna train attack. 

Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo welcomed at St. Paul's Major Seminary in Juba Friday, 22 April 2022 ahead of his episcopal ordination scheduled for May 15. Credit: Ori Sabasio Okumu/Facebook

“Let’s build Church in love, forgiveness”: South Sudanese Bishop-elect ahead of Ordination

Apr 30, 2022

The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan, Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, has called upon the people of God in the East-Central African nation to work together and be part of the Church that fosters “love and forgiveness”.

Bishop Santo Loku Pio Doggale. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop in South Sudan Urges Government to Implement Policies “to end youth unemployment”

Apr 30, 2022

The Auxiliary Bishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has called on the government to work toward implementing “proper laws and policies” that will contribute to ending massive youth unemployment in the East-Central African nation.

Today, April 30, We Celebrate Saint Pius V, Pope

Apr 30, 2022

St. Pius V was born Michele Ghislieri in 1504 to poor parents of noble lineage at Bosco, near Alexandria, Lombardy on January 17, 1504.

Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando. Credit: Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando

Revise “traditional roles” to Align with “emerging issues”: Kenyan Nun to Women Religious

Apr 29, 2022

A Catholic Nun in Kenya has called on members of various female Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life to consider revising their “traditional roles” so that they are aligned with “emerging issues”.

Fr. Limukani Ndlovu of Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Politicians Should Emulate Jesus in Leadership Regardless of Background: Zimbabwean Priest

Apr 29, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo has urged politicians to emulate Christ’s leadership by being faithful to the laws of their countries irrespective of “their Christian religious background”.

Official logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Vatican Media

Forum of Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Based on “search for communion”: Official

Apr 29, 2022

The forum of the Catholic Bishops called The Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) is founded on a “search for communion”, an official of the nine-nation entity has said.

Doctor Tom Catena is a Catholic physician and missionary who serves the people in the Nuba Mountains, in a contested region between Sudan and South Sudan. African Mission Healthcare

This Catholic Doctor Provides Care for 1 Million People in Sudan, South Sudan

Apr 29, 2022

Sudan and South Sudan are countries currently facing several hardships. After the military staged a coup in Sudan six months ago, the country remains in political and economic turmoil. Its neighbor, South Sudan, faces severe food shortages and a rise in violence.

Today, April 29, We Celebrate St. Catherine of Siena

Apr 29, 2022

St. Catherine was a third-order Dominican, peacemaker and counselor to the Pope. She singlehandedly ended the Avignon exile of the successors of Peter in the 14th century.

Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga at the 65th anniversary of the Catholic University of Congo (UCC), in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: UCC

Cardinal in CAR Advocates for Interreligious Dialogue, Says “indispensable path to peace”

Apr 28, 2022

At an international colloquium marking the 65th anniversary of the Catholic University of Congo (UCC), in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Cardinal in the Central African Republic (CAR) has underscored the importance of interreligious dialogue in peace building.

George Sunguh. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Journalist Says He’s “honored to serve” on Synod Communication Commission

Apr 28, 2022

A Kenyan Catholic journalist who, earlier this week, was officially notified about his appointment as member of the Vatican’s Communication Commission of the Synod of Bishops has said he is “honored and privileged” to serve the Universal Church.