Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) during the celebration of Bishop Gasi Day. Credit: CDTY

South Sudanese Catholic Bishop Shares “vivid, enduring” Memories of Late Predecessor

Sep 15, 2023

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) remembers his late predecessor, Bishop Joseph Abangite Gasi , as a prayerful man, who also taught others to be prayerful.

Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa, appointed Local ordinary of  Masvingo Diocese 15 September 2023. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Pope Transfers Bishop in Zimbabwe, Appoints Him Administrator “ad nutum Sanctae Sedis”

Sep 15, 2023

Pope Francis has transferred the Catholic Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese to the Southern African country’s Episcopal See of Masvingo.  

Archbishop Joseph Henry Ganda, Sierra Leone’s first native Catholic Bishop who died on August 9. Credit: Caritas Freetown

At Vigil Mass, Late Sierra Leone’s First Native Bishop Eulogized as “a tireless advocate”

Sep 15, 2023

Archbishop Joseph Henry Ganda, Sierra Leone’s first native Catholic Bishop who died on August 9, has been eulogized as “a tireless advocate”, who championed many causes during his Priestly and Episcopal Ministry. 

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks on the red carpet at the premiere of the film "Route 60: The Biblical Highway" on Sept. 12, 2023. | Credit: Jonah McKeown/CNA

New Movie Explores Christian and Jewish Perspectives of the Holy Land’s History

Sep 15, 2023

Generally in “road trip” films, travelers on a ribbon of asphalt are taken on both a literal and figurative journey — sometimes one that leads them to a deeper connection with the transcendent and divine. 

Pope Francis with members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Bishops in Zimbabwe Call for Openness to Help ahead of World Day for Migrants, Refugees

Sep 15, 2023

Members of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) are calling upon the people of God in the Southern African nation “to be open to” the needs of persons on the move ahead of the 109th World Day for Migration and Refugees (WDMR).

Today, September 15, We Celebrate Our Lady of Sorrows

Sep 15, 2023

The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorates the seven great sorrows which Mary lived in relation to Her Son, as they are recorded in the Gospels or through Tradition. 

Red Crescent Team Supporting People Affected by Flood in Libya. Credit: Libyan Red Crescent

Africa’s Christian Professionals Urge Solidarity with Morocco, Libya after Disasters

Sep 14, 2023

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF) are calling for global solidarity with the people of God in the North African countries of Libya and Morocco affected by deadly floods and earthquakes, respectively. 

Archbishop Anthony Obinna. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

“Sit-at-home” Order in Nigerian Region “reflection of leadership failure”: Archbishop

Sep 14, 2023

The “sit-at-home” order that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declared every Monday until their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is set free demonstrates the West African nation’s “leadership failure”, an Archbishop in the country has said. 

Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Let’s “prioritize dialogue”: Caritas Official in Sierra Leone amid Post Election Protests

Sep 14, 2023

The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown of Sierra Leone’s Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown has called on the leadership of the West African nation to “prioritize dialogue” in efforts to address political differences following the June 24 general elections.

Members of the Catholic Christian Observatory for Governance (OCCG), an organ of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB) during the September 12 press conference. Credit: CEB

Bishops in Benin Call for “critical, creative conscience” ahead of Population Conference

Sep 14, 2023

Ahead of the national conference on population growth and development in Benin, the leadership of the Catholic Christian Observatory for Governance (OCCG), an organ of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB), is calling on citizens to follow the deliberations with a “critical and creative conscience.”

Fr. Thomas Bagbiowia, Vicar -General of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio speaking to pilgrims and government dignitaries on 13 September 2023 at St. Mary Mother of God Parish in Yambio. Credit: CDTY

At Death Anniversary, South Sudanese Catholic Bishop Remembered as “beacon of love, faith”

Sep 14, 2023

At the annual death anniversary of Bishop Joseph Abangite Gasi, the South Sudanese Catholic Bishop who died on 12 September 2014 after having served as Local Ordinary of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) for over three decades has been remembered as a “beacon of love and faith”.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba. Credit: Radio Bakhita.

Catholic Archbishop Cautions Students in South Sudan against Religious Discrimination

Sep 14, 2023

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Juba has cautioned members of the Young Christian Students (YCS) in his Metropolitan See against religious discrimination. 

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Jesuits, Georgetown Donate $27 Million to Fund for Slave Descendants

Sep 14, 2023

With the additional funding, the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation’s fund has now reached 42% of its five-year goal of $100 million.

Fr. Humphrey Tatah Mbuy. Credit: Emmanuel Ayuni/ACI Africa

Fight against Corruption Entails “formation of consciences”: Catholic Official in Cameroon

Sep 14, 2023

The fight against corruption entails the “formation of consciences”, the Director of Social Communications Commission of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) has said.

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

Sep 14, 2023

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.


Dismissal of Anti-homosexual Rights Petition “very unfortunate”: Archbishop in Kenya

Sep 13, 2023

The Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has termed as “very unfortunate” the Supreme Court of Kenya decision to dismiss the petition that sought to challenge the same apex Court's February 24 ruling that allowed the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer persons (LGBTQ) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the East African nation.

What Pope Francis Wants Catholic Bishops in Africa, Asia to Know and Help Accomplish

Sep 13, 2023

“Guard the ecclesial fidelity of your people,” this was the final recommendation Pope Francis made to the 110 Catholic Bishops mostly from Africa and Asia during his audience with them inside the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace near St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Sr. Lylie Florette Nguening, Superior of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary community in Yaounde. Credit: Emmanuel Ayuni/ACI Africa

Culture, Family Ties among “obstacles” to Female Religious Vocations in Cameroon: Nuns

Sep 13, 2023

Attachment to traditional culture and family ties are among “obstacles” to growth of female religious vocations in Cameroon, Catholic Nuns in the Central African nation have told ACI Africa in interviews.

A section of members of the Accra Archdiocesan chapter of the World Union of Catholic Women (WUCWO) at the celebration

“Seek first responsibilities, privilege will follow": Bishop in Ghana to Catholic Mothers

Sep 13, 2023

Catholic mothers have to prioritize their role of nurturing young people “dutifully” in the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bishop Anthony Narh Asare, one of the two Auxiliary Bishops of Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese, has said.

Steeven Keezamutima at the Africa Climate Summit. Credit: Brantina boke Chacha

“Diplomatic show”: Catholic Activist on Africa Climate Summit, Says “real issues” Omitted

Sep 13, 2023

Africa’s leaders who gathered in the Kenyan capital city, Nairobi, for the three-day inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS) that concluded on September 6 did not address the “real” environmental issues on the continent, a Catholic activist has lamented, and termed the gathering “a diplomatic show”.