Some members of the Knights of St. John’s International (KSJI) in Nigeria. Credit: KSJI

Knights of St. John in Nigeria to Resume Operation after Catholic Bishops Lift Suspension

Sep 14, 2022

Members of the Knights of St. John’s International (KSJI) in Nigeria are to resume their activities in the West African nation after Catholic Bishops in the country lifted the suspension they had placed on the operation of the Catholic men’s fraternal organization.

Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo of Pemba DIocese in Mozambique. Credit: Eduardo Jorge Madureira/7MARGENS

Terrorism in Northern Mozambique “must remain a global priority”: Catholic Bishop

Sep 14, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Pemba Diocese in Mozambique has called on the international community to take note of the atrocities in the Northern part of the country due to terrorism as a matter of “priority”.

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

Find Courage from the Cross: Mauritian Cardinal to Agaléga Islands Church on Anniversary

Sep 14, 2022

The Bishop of Port-Louis in Mauritius has expressed his closeness with members of the Catholic community in Agaléga Islands who are served by the Mauritian Catholic Diocese, and urged them to find strength and courage in the Cross implanted to commemorate the arrival of the first missionaries 125 years ago.

Pope Francis speaking at the Expo center in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, where he celebrated an outdoor Mass on Sept. 14, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Says His Thoughts Are with War-torn Ukraine on Feast of the Holy Cross

Sep 14, 2022

Pope Francis said that his thoughts are with Ukraine on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

Bishop Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo preaching during Holy Mass on Monday, September 12, day four of the 2022 second Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Let’s Pray for Nigeria’s Political Leaders “to be submissive to the will of God”: Bishop

Sep 14, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has invited the people of God in the West African nation to pray for their political leaders involved in campaigns ahead of the 2023 elections to “always turn to God”, submitting to His will.

Today, September 14, We Celebrate The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Sep 14, 2022

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates two historical events: the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine, in 320 under the temple of Venus in Jerusalem, and the dedication in 335 of the basilica and shrine built on Calvary by Constantine, which mark the site of the Crucifixion.

The first batch of the unified armed forces. Credit: Courtesy Photo

"Be guided by Spirit of peace in your mission”: Nun to Sudan Sudan’s First Unified Troops

Sep 13, 2022

The first unified troops who graduated on August 30 in South Sudan need to be guided by the “Spirit of peace” for a successful mission, a Catholic Nun serving in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Malakal has said.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel of Addis Ababa Archdiocese in Ethiopia. Credit: CBCE

After Ethiopian Cardinal’s Call for Dialogue, Tigray Forces Agree to AU-led Peace Talks

Sep 13, 2022

Following the Ethiopian Cardinal’s call for dialogue and ceasefire after years of violence in the country’s Tigray region, members of the Tigrayan forces have said they are willing to engage in peace talks to be mediated by the African Union (AU). 

Ugandan-born Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of Aliwal Diocese in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Foster Inclusivity for Integration of Migrants in Host Communities: Bishop in South Africa

Sep 13, 2022

The Bishop overseeing the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees department of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is calling on the people of God in Botswana, Eswatini, and South Africa to give special attention to values that foster inclusivity to achieve integration of migrants and refugees in host communities. 

Late Fr. Caesar Samuele Lukudu Jombi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Cleric Involved in Priests’ Formation Eulogized as “formidable leader”

Sep 13, 2022

Fr. Caesar Samuele Lukudu Jombi, the late South Sudanese Catholic Priest who served as a formator has been eulogized as a “formidable leader”.

Pope Francis speaking in Nur-Sultan hall in Kazakhstan , Sept 13. 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Urges Peace in "senseless and tragic war" in Ukraine

Sep 13, 2022

Pope Francis arrived in Kazakhstan Tuesday urging dialogue and peace in the face of Russia’s “senseless and tragic war” in Ukraine.

"Every human being is sacred": Pope Francis to Religious Leaders in Kazakhstan

Sep 13, 2022

It is the task of religions to remind society of the sacredness of all human life, Pope Francis told leaders of the world’s religions in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

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Human Rights Entity Lauds Dismissal of Apostasy Case against Christian Converts in Sudan

Sep 13, 2022

The UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has welcomed the dismissal of a case against four men who were accused of apostasy in Sudan.

Maurice Cardinal Piat, Bishop of Port Louis in Mauritius. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

On Memorial of “Apostle of Mauritius”, Blessed Laval, Cardinal Urges Closeness to Youth

Sep 13, 2022

On the occasion of the 181st anniversary of the arrival of Blessed Jacques-Désiré Laval in Mauritius and the 158th anniversary of his death, the head of the Catholic Church in the Indian Ocean island nation has called upon pastoral agents to reach out to young people in view of addressing their challenges in the footsteps of the late Missionary Priest.

Today, September 13, We Celebrate St. John Chrysostom

Sep 13, 2022

Born in Antioch, c. 347, Saint John Chrysostom (Golden-mouthed) was perhaps the greatest preacher in the history of the Church, thus the name given him, and the most prominent Greek father of the Church.

New King Charles III makes his first address to UK parliament. Credit: Courtesy Photo

King Charles III of UK Should Promote Religious Diversity: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Sep 12, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has hailed Queen Elizabeth II for her exemplary rootedness in faith, and called upon King Charles III, who acceded to the throne following the demise of the Queen on September 8, to uphold the spirit of the late Monarch and to promote religious diversity in all the Commonwealth countries.

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Let’s “join hands” to Address Human Trafficking in Uganda: Bishops’ Conference Chairman

Sep 12, 2022

The dynamics around the “heinous crime” of human trafficking in Uganda cannot be addressed by a single entity, the Chairman of Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, has said.

Official logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Laud Government’s “interventions” Toward Sustainability of Debt

Sep 12, 2022

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded the Southern African nation’s “interventions” toward sustainability of national debt.

Pope Francis greets World Youth Day pilgrims in Panama. | Jonah McKeown/CNA

Arise to Serve Others, Pope Francis Urges in World Youth Day Message

Sep 12, 2022

Pope Francis has released his message ahead of the international World Youth Day next year, imploring young people across the globe to join him in Lisbon, Portugal, and “arise,” as Mary did, to the call of service to others.

Pope Francis addressed a group of Italian entrepreneurs Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, about the need to support working mothers. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Asks Businesses to Support Working Women: They’re ‘afraid to get pregnant’

Sep 12, 2022

Pope Francis is stressing the importance of accommodating pregnant women as employees — and calling on the business world to find a solution.