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A Catholic Nun getting a COVID-19 inoculation at a medical center in Zimbabwe. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) /

Catholic Charity Facilitates PPE Supplies in Zimbabwe amid Coronavirus Challenges

Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has facilitated the provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs) to more than 1200 pastoral workers in Zimbabwe.

Today, July 8, We Celebrate Sts. Aquila and Priscilla

Saints Aquila and Priscilla were a Jewish couple from Rome who had been exiled to Corinth, and were friends of St. Paul in the first century. They hosted St. Paul on his visit to that city and were probably converted by him. They are mentioned a few times in the New Testament in glowing terms by their friend Paul, who calls them "my helpers in Christ, who have for my life laid down their own necks" (Romans 16:3-4).

Fr. Stephano Musomba, OSB (left) and Fr. Henry Mchamungu (right) who have been appointed to serve as Auxiliary Bishops in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania /Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Pope Francis Appoints Two Auxiliary Bishops for Tanzania’s Dar-es-Salaam Archdiocese

Pope Francis has, on Wednesday, July 7, appointed two Auxiliary Bishops for Tanzania’s Dar-es-Salaam Archdiocese. 

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Catholic Bishop in Eswatini Prays for Victims of Protests, Says Violence Unacceptable

The Catholic Bishop of Eswatini’s Manzini Diocese is offering prayers for the repose of souls of scores that have lost their lives in the violence that was sparked by pro-democracy protests in the Southern African country.

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Decries Nepotism in Job Recruitment Locally, Nationally

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has expressed concerns about the practice of nepotism in job recruitment at the local and national level in the East-Central African nation.

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UK-Based Religious Entity Calls for Justice for Christian Advocate Attacked in Sudan

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, which specializes in religious freedom all over the world, is calling for a speedy investigation into the attack on a Christian activist in Sudan by unknown assailants.

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Pope Francis Grateful For Prayers As He Recovers From Intestinal Surgery

Pope Francis is grateful for prayers as he recovers in hospital from intestinal surgery, the Vatican said Wednesday.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

Sea Sunday 2021: Vatican calls for dignified conditions for maritime workers

In a message for Sea Sunday, a Vatican cardinal appealed to the international community to ensure that those who work at sea are treated with full human dignity.

Today, July 7, We Celebrate St. Pope Benedict XI

Nicholas Boccasini was born at Treviso, Italy, in 1240. Hhe entered the Dominican Order at the age of 14. After 14 years of study, he became lector of theology, an office he filled for several years.

Fr. Elijah Juma Wada abducted last week in Nigeria's Maiduguri Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Prayer Appeal for Quick, Safe Release of Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese

Prayers are being sought in Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese for the speedy and safe release of Fr. Elijah Juma Wada who was abducted last week.

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Bishops in Nine African Countries Deplore Human Rights Violations amid Eswatini Protests

Catholic Bishops in nine Southern African countries have, in a statement, condemned the rise in arbitrary executions, indiscriminate arrests, abductions and a myriad of other human rights violations amid ongoing protests in Eswatini.

Officials at Stella Maris in the Kenya's Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa led by their Director, Fr. John Webotsa (second from left) pose with fishers at Vanga, a fishing village located at the country's border with Tanzania. A government official from the country's fisheries department (right) looks on. Credit: Fr. John Webotsa/ Stella Maris Mombasa /

Plans Underway to Develop Online Communication Tool for Seafarers in Kenyan Archdiocese

The Apostleship of the Sea in Kenya’s Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa plans to develop, in collaboration with other stakeholders, an online communication tool in the country’s maritime sector to keep those who work at sea in touch with their families.

Msgr. Peter Nworie Chukwu appointed Bishop of Nigeria's Abakaliki/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop for Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Nworie Chukwu as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki in Nigeria.

Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, pictured on July 5, 2021, as Pope Francis convalesces after a surgery./ Courtney Mares/CNA. /

Pope Francis Recovering in Same Hospital Room Where St. John Paul II Was Treated

Pope Francis is recovering from his colon surgery this week in the same hospital room where John Paul II was treated throughout his pontificate.

Bishop José Luis Ponce de León of Eswatini’s Catholic Diocese of Manzini/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishop in Eswatini Calls for Prayers to Break Ongoing “cycle of violence”

The Bishop for Eswatini’s Catholic Diocese of Manzini, José Luis Ponce de León, has called on the people of God in the Southern African country to pray for the gift of wisdom and courage to break the ongoing wave of violence and protests.

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall./ © L’Osservatore Romano /

Benedict XVI Praying ‘fervently’ for Pope Francis’ Recovery From Surgery

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is praying for Pope Francis after he underwent intestinal surgery on Sunday.

Today, July 6, We Celebrate St. Maria Goretti

July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy for all Christians.

Fr. Peterson Ndegwa appointed Ambassador of Clean Content by the Kenya Film and Clarification Board (KFCB). Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Kenyan Priest Appointed Clean Content Ambassador Plans to Increase Awareness in Schools

A Kenyan Catholic Priest who was recently appointed as a clean content ambassador for the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) in the country’s Central region has said he will create public awareness about the creation and consumption of clean content among school going children.

Archbishop-elect Franklyn Atese Nubuasah (left), Msgr. Anthony Pascal Rebello (right) and Msgr. Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube (center)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

New Bishops for Dioceses in Botswana, Zimbabwe Appointed, Bishop in Botswana Elevated

Pope Francis has appointed Local Ordinaries for the Dioceses of Hwange in Zimbabwe and Francistown in Botswana.

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Catholic Church in Eswatini Blames Failures of Country’s Elites for Growing Violence

The Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) in Eswatini’s Catholic Diocese of Manzini has blamed the ongoing protests and violence in the Southern African nation on the failure of the country’s leadership to engage with the citizens on the issues that affect the people.