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Section of children under the Salesian Mission in Nigeria whose Church was renovated. Credit: Salesian Missions /

Salesians in Nigeria’s Ijebu-Ode Diocese Facilitate Renovation of 1,500-capacity Chapel

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) at Corpus Christi Catholic Parish of Ijebu-Ode Diocese in Nigeria have facilitated the renovation of the Chapel where some 1,500 worshipers gather for liturgical celebrations.

Today, Sunday, July 11, We Celebrate St. Benedict

On July 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the sixth-century abbot who gave Christian monasticism its lasting foundation in Western Europe.

Msgr. Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube, the new Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese. Credit: Zimbabwe Catholic Church News /

“I have never felt this small”, Bishop-Elect in Zimbabwe Says following Appointment

The appointment of Msgr. Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube as the new Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese is a humbling experience for the Bishop-elect who has pledged to give his all in his service to the people of God who will be under his pastoral care.

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“Hundreds of thousands” Still Needy after DR Congo’s Volcanic Eruption: Caritas Australia

The leadership of Caritas Australia, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church in the largest country in Oceania, has said hundreds of thousands of people are still in “urgent need” of assistance more than a month after Mt. Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) erupted.

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Catholic Bishops in Chad Urge “inclusive national dialogue”, Say Reconciliation Necessary

Catholic Bishops in Chad are, in a collective statement, advocating for “inclusive national dialogue” that can bring together stakeholders in the country’s socio-political life.

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“Growing insecurity in Nigeria worrisome, needs to be urgently addressed”: Catholic Bishop

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has described the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation as “enormous” and “worrisome” and called for urgent action “to defeat the forces of evil” in the country.

Today, July 10, We Celebrate St. Amalberga

St. Amalberga, otherwise Amelia, was born at Brabantrelated, and was in some way related to Pepin of Landen. Whether she was a sister or niece, the Bollandists are not sure. She was married to Witger and became the mother of three saints: Gudila, Reinelda, and Emembertus.

A poster of St. Bakhita Catholic Community, a platform for South Sudanese Catholics in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Nakuru/ Credit: St. Bakhita Catholic Community /

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Builds South Sudanese Community to Improve Refugees Pastoral Care

A number of South Sudanese Catholics who are seeking refuge around Nakuru town in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province have been gathering in groups for prayers in the absence of a Priest.

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019./ Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Says Christ an example for South Sudan’s leaders as Nation Turns 10 Years Old

Pope Francis and two other Christian leaders have sent a message to the political leaders of South Sudan on the 10th anniversary of the country’s independence.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishop Admitted into Honorary Fellowship of Nigerian Academy of Letters

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has been admitted into the Honorary Fellowship of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL), the “autonomous, scholarly and non-political” academy that advances scholarship and public interest in the humanities at the highest level in the West African nation.

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Christian Leaders in Eswatini Urge Bereaved Families “to be calm” amid Heightened Emotions

Christian leaders in the Kingdom of Eswatini have appealed to those who have lost their loved ones in the pro-democracy protests in recent weeks to remain calm even when the situation in the Southern African nation could be characterized by heightened emotions

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Catholic Charity Partners with South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese to Re-Settle Refugees

The Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is partnering with South Africa’s Catholic Archdiocese of Durban to resettle refugees and asylum seekers in the Ecclesiastical Province, an initiative that seeks to restore “lost dignity, faith and hope” of beneficiaries.

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Pope Francis to Lead Sunday Angelus from Hospital After Intestinal Surgery

Pope Francis will lead the Angelus from his hospital room on Sunday as he recovers from intestinal surgery, the Vatican said.

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Dozens in South Sudan Undergo Free Cleft Lip Surgery at Catholic Health Facility

At least 50 South Sudanese living with cleft lips are expected to undergo surgery at Mary Help Hospital of the Catholic Diocese of Wau.

Today, Friday, July 9, We Celebrate 120 Martyrs of China

On July 9 the Church celebrates the feast of the 120 Martyrs of China. Religious persecution has a long history in China, especially persecution of Christians, thousands of whom have died for their faith in the last millennium.  

Students of Loreto Girls' Secondary School in the Diocese of Rumbek, South Sudan, holding South Sudan Flag on 10th anniversary of independence on 9 July 2021/ Credit: Sr. Orla Treacy, Loreto Sisters, Rumbek /

After 10 Years of Self Rule, “there is little to celebrate”: Faith Leaders in South Sudan

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, forums of faith leaders in the East-Central African nation have, in separate statements, lamented the many years of civil strife, the country’s Council of churches saying “there is little to celebrate.”

Officials of Caritas Aliwal in South Africa led by Bishop Joseph Kizito pose for a photo with some immigrant children in the Catholic Diocese/Credit: Bishop Joseph Kizito/ Caritas Aliwal North / Bishop Joseph Kizito/ Caritas Aliwal North

Relief as Diocese’s Five-Year Commitment to Stateless Children in South Africa Bears Fruit

The journey of South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese with child immigrants from neighboring Kingdom of Lesotho has been one of blood, sweat and tears.

Bethel High School in Nigeria's Kaduna State where around 140 students and staff were abducted on 5 July 2021/Credit: Public Domain / Public Domain

UK-Based Religious Entity Faults Closure of Christian Schools in Nigeria amid Abductions

The leadership of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization that works in areas experiencing religious persecution, has faulted closure of schools in Nigeria, most of them Christian educational facilities in the wake of attacks and abductions that target learning institutions in Kaduna State, in Northern Nigeria.

Participants in a Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) forum in Ethiopia's Tigray region/Credit: SCIAF / SCIAF

Scottish Catholic Charity Launches Aid Appeal for the Needy in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

A Scottish Catholic charity organization has launched an appeal for aid to reach out to millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia’s Tigray region following the protracted violent conflict between the federal and regional governments.

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Pope Francis Has Further Health Scans in Hospital after Running a Fever

Pope Francis underwent a CT scan of his chest and abdomen on Thursday morning after running a fever during his hospitalization, according to the Vatican.