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A poster of the book titled “African Theology in 21st Century: A Call to Baraza” Credit: Pauline Publications Africa

Newly Launched Book Aims to Give Deeper Insight into Future of African Theology: Editor

Readers of a newly launched book are expected to gain deeper insight into the future of African Theology through “a baraza”, one of the editors of the book that is a tribute to an African scholar said at the book launch.

UCAP President, George Sunguh. Credit: George Sunguh

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to “consolidate resources to help in evangelization”

The leadership of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) is encouraging Catholic Journalists in Africa to “consolidate resources” that can foster the Church’s mission of evangelization.

A poster for the Marriage awareness week with a focus on Reconciliation in marriage. Credit: SACBC

Need for Spouses to Take “personal responsibility” Emphasized at Marriage Awareness Event

The need for spouses to take “personal responsibility” in their marriage relationship amid situations of misunderstanding has been underscored at the ongoing marriage awareness campaign.  

Participants at the Rome meeting for peace in the Central African Republic (CAR). Credit: Sant’Egidio Community

Rome-based Lay Catholic Association Facilitating “ceasefire, dialogue” in CAR

The Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has facilitated an agreement to end hostilities and pave the way for dialogue in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Today, October 3, We Celebrate St. Mother Théodore Guérin

St. Théodore Guérin, SP, was born Anne-Therese Guerin at Etables, Brittany in France on October 2, 1798.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)/ Credit: Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET)

Closure of Places of Worship “ignores psychological, spiritual realities”: Bishops in Togo

A recent decision to close places of worship amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Togo did not take into consideration psychological, social and spiritual realities, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have said.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Nigerians are being killed not Christians”: Catholic Archbishop on Insecurity

The persistent insecurity in the West African nation of Nigeria is affecting Nigerians across religious groupings and tribe, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said.

Zambia's President Hakainde Hichilema addressing the UN Food Summit. Credit: Pan-African Visions

Caritas Zambia Lauds President for Committing to Food Security at UN Conference

The leadership of Caritas Zambia has lauded the country's President for committing to agricultural innovation and food security at the just concluded UN Food Systems Summit in New York, USA. 

Late Pastor Yohanna Shuaibu. Credit: CSW

Christian Foundation Calls for Investigations into Murder of Nigerian Church Leader

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, is calling upon the police force in Nigeria to go all out in ensuring the killers of a Pastor in the country’s Kano State are identified and prosecuted.

Today, October 2, We Celebrate The Guardian Angels

The truth that each and every human soul has a Guardian Angel who protects us from both spiritual and physical evil has been shown throughout the Old Testament, and is made very clear in the New.

Late Alexandre José Maria Cardinal dos Santos in an interview with Sheila Pires. Credit: Sheila Pires

Mozambique’s First Cardinal Eulogized as “a man dedicated to communion and collegiality”

The first Cardinal in Mozambique who died Wednesday, September 29 has been eulogized as a Catholic Church leader who was committed to the communion of the people of God and who fostered collaboration with other Church leaders.

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Nigeria's Independence Anniversary “a mixed bag of praise and pain”: Catholic Bishop

The 61st independence anniversary of the West African nation of Nigeria is being observed with mixed feelings of “praise and pain”, a Nigerian Catholic Bishop has said.

Participants of the Economy of Francesco Africa Hub Regional Meeting. Credit: ACI Africa

Two-day Youth Gathering in Nairobi Discussed Future of African Economies: Jesuit Priest

The future of the economy in various African nations has been at the center of a two-day youth forum organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

A poster announcing the Sarpong Theological Lecture (STL) scheduled to take place on Friday, 1 October 2021. Credit: Arrupe Jesuit Institute (AJI)

Planned Jesuit Inaugural Theological Lecture in Ghana to “celebrate our living legends”

Honoring and celebrating living legends who shaped theology in Africa is expected to be the focus of a virtual biennial event that is organized by the Arrupe Jesuit Institute (AJI), a Ghana-based social justice centre of the Jesuit North-West Africa Province.

Archbishop Valerian Okeke of Onitsha Archdiocese, Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province Plan Monthlong Prayer ahead of State Elections

The people of God in Nigeria’s Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, which covers Anambra State, are expected to take part in a monthlong prayer initiative ahead of the November gubernatorial elections in the Nigerian State. 

YOWICAN Chairman, Belusochukwu Enwere (right) holding a copy of the Bible and the National President of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organization, Sani Suleiman (left) holding a copy of the Coran. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Planned Christian, Muslim Youth Summit in Nigeria to “explore peace, unity challenges”

The planned Peace, Unity and National Integration Summit under the auspices of the Christian and Muslim youth leaders in Nigeria is expected to explore challenges to peace and unity in the West African Nation

Today, October 1, We Celebrate St. Therese of the Child Jesus

On October 1, Catholics around the world honor the life of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, or St. Thérèse of Lisieux on her feast day.  St. Thérèse was born January 2, 1873 in Alençon, France to pious parents, both of whom are scheduled to be canonized in October 2016.

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria's Lagos Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Marking Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary Despite Anomalies “a miracle of sorts”: Prelate

Marking 61 years since Nigeria gained independence is “a miracle of sorts,” a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation has said ahead of the Friday, October 1 event.

Bishop Luzizila Kiala (left) of Angola’s appointed Archbishop of Angola's Malanje Archdiocese and  Antoine Cardinal Kambanda (right) of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese named a member to the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education. Credit: Courtesy Photo

New Archbishop in Angola Appointed, Rwandan Cardinal Named Member to Holy See Entity

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Luzizila Kiala of Angola’s Sumbe Diocese as the new Archbishop of the country’s Malanje Archdiocese and named Antoine Cardinal Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese as a member to the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese/ Credit Courtesy Photo

Priests, Religious in Predicament amid Ethnic Skirmishes in South Sudan: Catholic Bishop

Members of the Clergy, women and men Religious and other Church personnel in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) are in a predicament amid ongoing tribal skirmishes, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese has said, regrating the fact that the violence seems to have “taken the direction of negative ethnicity.”