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Deputy leader Aminata Kamara, pictured with her three daughters, has become a role model for the women of Konta Bana in Sierra Leone. Credit: Trócaire

Election of Female at Sierra Leone’s Village Leadership Hailed as Gender Equality Stride

The election of a woman to a village leadership position in Sierra Leon has been hailed as a significant stride in gender equality in the West African country.

Today, September 30, We Celebrate St. Jerome

Saint Jerome, the priest, monk and Doctor of the Church renowned for his extraordinary depth of learning and translations of the Bible into Latin in the Vulgate, is celebrated by the Church with his memorial today, September 30.

Kaduna State. Credit: CSW

Attack in Nigeria’s Kaduna State “a massacre against natives”: Catholic Priest

A Catholic Priest in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna has described the Sunday, September 26 attack in the country’s Kaduna state as “a massacre” and one of the worst attacks against innocent Christians in the embattled Nigerian State.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone Faults Harsh COVID-19 Restrictions, Says Ebola Was Worse

The Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has faulted the COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed on places of worship in the West African country, saying that most of the restrictions were unnecessary and denied the people the religious encounter at the time they needed it the most.

Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of the Catholic Diocese of Aliwal in South Africa. Credit: Diocese of Aliwal

South African Diocese Embarks on Synod on Synodality Pre-Meetings ahead of Official Launch

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese has, in a pastoral letter, announced pre-synod meetings in his Episcopal See to deliberate on Synod on Synodality ahead of its solemn opening in each particular Church planned for October 17.

Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders Caution Kenyans against Political Gatherings amid COVID-19

Members of the Interfaith Council on COVID-19 in Kenya are urging citizens of the East African nation to keep off political gatherings which are potential spreaders of the coronavirus.

Today, September 29, We Celebrate Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Archangels

The three Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are the only angels named in Sacred Scripture and all three have important roles in the history of salvation.

Cyprien Rugamba, his wife Daphrose Rugamba, and their six children who were all executed in the infamous 1994 Rwandan genocide. Credit: Public Domain

Family Killed in Rwandan Genocide Being Considered for Sainthood after Glowing Testimonies

The canonization of Cyprien Rugamba, his wife Daphrose Rugamba, and their six children who were all executed in the infamous 1994 Rwandan genocide, is being considered after the conclusion of a report detailing the Catholic family’s exemplary life.

Fr. John Okoro Egbuleru, founder of the Congregation of Christ the Emmanuel (CCE), a Public Faithful Association in Nigeria’s Aba Diocese. Credit: CCE/Facebook

Nigerian Catholic Priest Behind Sanctioned Congregation Accepts Decision as “will of God”

The founder of the Congregation of Christ the Emmanuel (CCE), a Public Faithful Association in Nigeria’s Aba Diocese, that was recently sanctioned by the leadership of the Nigerian Diocese has accepted the sanctions “as the will of God with total self-surrender.”

Bishop John Baptist Attakruh of Ghana's Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Every Bishop is a gift to Church, humanity”: Ghanaian Prelate at Episcopal Ordination

The Episcopal ministry is a gift from God to the Church, humanity and the shepherd himself called to serve God’s people, a Catholic Archbishop in Ghana has said.

Fr. Zane Godwin. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Don’t “take for granted created world”, Show Appreciation: Catholic Priest in South Africa

Christians in South Africa are being urged to show appreciation to God’s creation by taking the necessary steps to prevent environmental degradation.

Today, September 28, We Celebrate St. Wenceslaus

On Sept. 28, the Catholic Church honors Saint Wenceslaus, a Central European ruler who died at the hands of his brother while seeking to strengthen the Catholic faith in his native Bohemia.

Bishop Peter Holiday of South Africa's Kroonstad Diocese. Credit: Kroonstad Diocese

Refugees Undergoing Suffering in South Africa, Catholic Bishop Says, Calls for Compassion

The inhumane treatment of refugees and migrants in South Africa is a cause for concern for a Catholic Bishop in the country who is calling for compassion toward those who have fled from various forms of instability in their respective home countries.

Logo for the Season of Creation. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Let Us “work together to reduce generation of waste”: Catholic Nun at Season of Creation

There is a need to collaborate in reducing the generation of waste products in view of environmental conservation, a Catholic Nun in Africa has said.

Map showing the troubled region of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Do Not Ignore Mozambique’s Crisis: Malawian Catholic Bishop to President of Regional Body

The ongoing crisis in the Southern African nation of Mozambique should not be ignored, a Catholic Bishop in Malawi has told the President of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Put Borrowed Funds to “judicious, effective use”: Archbishop to Nigerian Government

Government officials in Nigeria have been cautioned against diverting externally borrowed funds and public resources to sustain their lavish lifestyles and instead use the money to develop the nation.

Today, September 27, We Celebrate St. Vincent de Paul

On Sept. 27, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Vincent de Paul, the French, 17th century priest known as the patron of Catholic charities for his apostolic work among the poor and marginalized.

People with disabilities at the launch of the disability awareness handbook. Credit ACI Africa

Catholic Education Facility in Kenya Launches Manual to Foster Disability Awareness

A Catholic education facility in Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has launched a handbook aimed at fostering awareness about people living with disabilities in view of addressing cases of “unequal and discriminatory treatment” amid COVID-19 challenges.

Robert Cardinal Sarah, prefect-emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in Rome on Nov. 25, 2014. / Paul Badde.

Guinea Government Needs to “radically change”, Vatican-based Cardinal Says

The West African Republic of Guinea that is currently under military leadership following a coup earlier this month needs to “radically change”, a Vatican-based Cardinal has said in a recent letter.

A man kneels in the middle of Bamenda-Ndop- Kumbo highway in Cameroon's Northwest region. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Concerned about Increasing War Tactics of Cameroon’s Armed Groups

When war broke out in Cameroon's English-speaking North West and South West regions in 2016, the military of the Central African country mostly engaged “catapult-wielding youths” who had no training in warfare.