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A poster announcing the 28 April 2022 webinar. Credit: ACWECA

Synod on Synodality Offering "opportunity to share fruits of discernment”: Nun in Zambia

Apr 28, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offers room for discernment and “an opportunity to share the fruits of the discernment”, a Catholic Nun has said.

Fr. Augustin Germain Messomo Ateba. Credit: UCAC

Church “committed to caring for human life” Through Education: Catholic Priest

Apr 28, 2022

The Church is “committed to caring for human life” through initiatives in formal education, a Catholic Priest serving at the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) has said.

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Christian Entity Lauds Legalization of Hundreds of Churches in Egypt

Apr 28, 2022

The Egyptian government had granted legal status to 239 churches and other places of worship in the country, a move that Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) terms as a great improvement on the situation of Egypt’s Christian community.

Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese. Credit: Nsukka Diocese

Nigerian Catholic Bishop Urges Parents to Embrace Sacrifice, Foster “stability of family”

Apr 28, 2022

A stable society is a product of stable families, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese in Nigeria has said, and called upon parents to embrace sacrifice as they bring up their children. 

Today, April 28, We Celebrate St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

Apr 28, 2022

On April 28, the universal Church celebrates the feast day of Louis-Marie de Monfort, a 17th century saint who is revered for his intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Teams from  the Association of Consecrated Women in East and Central Africa (ACWECA), Strathmore University and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation pose for a group photo at that launch of the Sisters Blended Value Project in Kenya
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Pray and Work, Catholic Sisters in Africa Told, Urged to Grow Social Enterprises

Apr 27, 2022

Members of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been told to devise ways to sustain their respective Congregations by working hard to also make a living, much as they devote their time to prayer.

Pope Francis with South Sudanese leaders in the Vatican. Credit: Vatican Media

Strive to End Violence “ahead of visit by Holy Father”: Ecumenical Official in South Sudan

Apr 27, 2022

An ecumenical official with the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) is advocating for an end to violence in the East-Central African nation as the country prepares to host Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland.

Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga during the press conference in CAR's capital Bangui 5 October 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Bangui

Start of War Crime Trials to Mark “an end to impunity”: Cardinal in CAR

Apr 27, 2022

The Cardinal in the Central African Republic (CAR) has said that trials of individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed since 2003 by the country’s Special Criminal Court (SCC) is expected to mark an end to impunity.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with a group of Christians at Divine Mercy Pastoral area of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Involve Women in “policy-making strategies” about Insecurity: Archbishop in Nigeria

Apr 27, 2022

Women need to be involved in the “policy making strategies” about insecurity and other vices that Nigeria is grappling with, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.

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Christian Entity Condemns Sentencing of Pastor in Sudan, Says “deplorable injustice”

Apr 27, 2022

A Sudanese Court has sentenced a Pastor to one month’s imprisonment for “disturbing peace”, a decision that the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has condemned and described as “deplorable injustice.”

Mubarak Bala. Credit: CSW

Christian Entity Rallying for Protests against Harsh Sentencing of Nigerian Activist

Apr 27, 2022

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights agency, is appealing to people who support the right to freedoms of expression and religion to participate in an ongoing protest against what the entity has referred to as a harsh sentencing of an activist in Nigeria.

Today, April 27, We Celebrate St. Zita of Lucca

Apr 27, 2022

On April 27 the Catholic Church honors Saint Zita, a 13th century Italian woman whose humble and patient service to God has made her a patron saint of maids and other domestic workers.

The General Assembly Hall of the UN. Credit: OCHA

“Action needed to address drought, famine in Africa”: Caritas Africa to World Leaders

Apr 26, 2022

Caritas Africa is calling on delegates at the High-Level Roundtable meeting in Geneva from Tuesday, April 26 to take “necessary action” in their response to the humanitarian catastrophe facing millions in Africa.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Say Country’s Third President Set Good Example for Leaders

Apr 26, 2022

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have paid tribute to the country’s former president, Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki, saying that the President who died on April 21 set a good example that should be emulated by others in public office.

Requiem Mass for Archbishop Denis Lote Kiwanuka, the Archbishop Emeritus of Uganda’s Tororo Archdiocese who died on the morning of Sunday, April 24. Credit: UEC

Late Ugandan Archbishop "lived his earthly life according to beatitudes": Catholic Bishop

Apr 26, 2022

Archbishop Denis Lote Kiwanuka, the Archbishop Emeritus of Uganda’s Tororo Archdiocese who died on the morning of Sunday, April 24 has been described as a Catholic Church leader who lived his life fully in accordance with the beatitudes.

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon and their close collaborators at the headquarters of NECC in Yaounde. Credit: NECC

Catholic Bishops in Cameroon Decry Rise in Domestic Violence, Urge Respect for Human Life

Apr 26, 2022

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) have expressed concern about the increase in cases of domestic violence in the Central African nation and have urged citizens to respect the dignity of human life.

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Faith Leaders in Africa among Signatories Demanding Recycling of Special Drawing Rights

Apr 26, 2022

Members of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) are among officials of various Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) with presence in Africa who are calling for the rechanneling and reissuance of the Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to developing nations. 

Taraba State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria. Credit: CAN

Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Urge Vigilance, Say “security is everybody’s business”

Apr 26, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Taraba State have called on the people of God in the region to take a proactive approach on matters pertaining to their security because “security is everybody’s business”.

Today, April 26, We Celebrate Our Lady of Good Counsel

Apr 26, 2022

On the Feast of St. Mark, April 25, 1467, at the close of a festival in Genazzano, Italy, a cloud descended upon an ancient 5th-century deteriorated church, dedicated to Our Lady of Good Counsel.

Some of the suspects arranged in court from one to six based on their role in the attempted murder of  Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Deniel Michael/Eye Radio

Catholic Priest among Suspects Sentenced for Shooting Bishop-elect in South Sudan

Apr 25, 2022

A Catholic Priest is among four suspects sentenced over the shooting of the then Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, now Bishop Christian Carlassare.