The custos of the Holy Land, Father Francesco Patton, walks through empty Bethlehem streets during the solemn entrance to the Basilica of the Nativity on Jan. 6, 2024. / Credit: Marinella Bandini

The Holy Land May Turn into a Museum or an Architectural Remembrance, Catholic Archbishop Warns

Mar 29, 2024

The archbishop of Toledo and primate of Spain, Francisco Cerro Chávez, stressed in a recent letter the need to support the Christians in the Holy Land.

Bishop Julius Yakubu Kundi of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan. Credit: ACI Africa

Priesthood Under Criticism, Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Urges Priests to Work “towards creating right image”

Mar 28, 2024

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Nigeria has called on Priests to strive towards the fostering of “the right image” of ministerial Priesthood, which he says is under criticism.

Bishop John Oballa of Kenya's Ngong Diocese. Credit: Nairobi Archdiocese

Amid “challenges within the Church”, Catholic Bishop in Kenya Urges Priests to “stand by revealed truth of the Gospel”

Mar 28, 2024

Bishop John Oballa Owaa of the Catholic Diocese of Ngong in Kenya has cautioned Priests against despair in the face of challenges they experience “within the Church”.

Ordained after Assassination Attempt, Bishop in South Sudan Lauds "The Pact of Catacombs" on 2nd Episcopal Anniversary

Mar 28, 2024

On his second Episcopal anniversary, Bishop Christian Carlassare of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has reflected on “The Pact of Catacombs”, a November 1965 document that a section of Catholic Bishops participating in the Second Vatican Council signed to express their personal commitments to the ideals of the Council.

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Christian Foundation Warns of “Sudan’s evolution towards an Islamic State” if War Persists

Mar 28, 2024

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is concerned that Sudan could evolve into an Islamic State should war in the Northeastern African nation persist.

A stripped altar on Holy Thursday 2015 at Mater Dei Parish in Irving, Texas. / Credit: Mater Dei Latin Mass parish via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

What is the "sacred triduum"? A Catholic News Agency Explainer

Mar 28, 2024

At the end of Lent, right before Easter, the Catholic Church observes the “sacred triduum.” What is it?

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese at the Luanda Central Prison (CCL). Credit: Luanda Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop in Angola Laments Poor “conditions for inmates”, Cautions against “institutional revenge”

Mar 28, 2024

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese has urged authorities in the Southern African nation to ensure the welfare of inmates by improving their working and living conditions.

Saint of the day: Today, March 28, We Celebrate St. Sixtus III, Pope

Mar 28, 2024

Not much is known about the history and youth of St. Sixtus, but we do know that he was born in Rome, Italy and ascended to the papacy in 432.

Seminarian Na'aman Danlami died when the Fulanis attacked St. Raphael Fadan Kamantan Parish on the night of Thursday, 7 September 2023. Credit: ACN

Apprehending Mastermind in Killing of Nigerian Seminarian “a welcome development”, Activist Calls for More Arrests

Mar 27, 2024

International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), a Catholic-inspired human rights foundation in Nigeria is calling for more arrests following the nabbing of the leader of the gang suspected to have killed a Seminarian in a torching incident last September. 

Bishop John Baptist Attakruh of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese . Credit: Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese

Priests Should Prioritize “spiritual and pastoral needs of their flock”: Catholic Bishop in Ghana

Mar 27, 2024

The pastoral and spiritual needs of the people need to be prioritized in Priestly ministry, Bishop John Baptist Attakruh of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese has said.

Mons. John Kiplimo Lelei, appointed  Auxiliary Bishop of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Eldoret that is under the leadership of Bishop Dominic Kimengichon 27 March 2024. Credit: KCCB

Vicar General of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Eldoret Appointed Auxiliary Bishop

Mar 27, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. John Kiplimo Lelei as Auxiliary Bishop of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Eldoret that is under the leadership of Bishop Dominic Kimengich.

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: CAN

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Reflect on Palm Sunday Lessons, Urge Fostering of Harmony, Understanding

Mar 27, 2024

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling on the people of God in the country to foster harmony and understanding, drawing inspiration from the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza with members of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Yola. Credit: Yola Diocese

At Chrism Mass, Catholic Bishop of Yola, Nigeria, Urges Priests “never to relent” in Ministry amid Persecution

Mar 27, 2024

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Yola has urged Priests in his Episcopal See to remain relentless in their Priestly ministry despite security challenges due to “activities of terrorists”. 

On Holy Wednesday, the friars of the Custody of the Holy Land venerated the column to which, according to tradition, Jesus was bound to be scourged. They prayed the “station” dedicated to the column during the daily procession that the Franciscans perform inside the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. At the end, they intoned the hymn “Columna nobilis” and then, one by one, they performed an act of veneration. March 27, 2024. | Credit: Marinella Bandini

Holy Wednesday in Jerusalem: Venerating the Pillar of Christ’s Flagellation

Mar 27, 2024

In Jerusalem on Holy Wednesday, the friars of the Custody of the Holy Land venerate the two stones that, according to the Gospel of Luke, were stained with the blood of Jesus during his passion.

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Here’s What the Holy Thursday Seven Churches Visitation Devotion is all About

Mar 27, 2024

The devotion involves traveling to seven local churches after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on the evening of Holy Thursday.

Saint of the day: Today, March 27, We Celebrate St. Rupert

Mar 27, 2024

On March 27 the Catholic Church remembers the monk and bishop Saint Rupert, whose missionary labors built up the Church in two of its historic strongholds, Austria and Bavaria.

Archbishop Mathew Man-Oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese. Credit: Kaduna Archdiocese

At Chrism Mass, Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Emphasizes Priests’ Role as “ministers of hope, divine assurance”

Mar 26, 2024

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese has highlighted the place of Priests among the people of God, emphasizing the role of giving hope and “divine assurance” inspired by the Gospel. 

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo commissioning 2313 CWA members on Saturday, 23 March 2024. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Women Association Members in Nairobi Archdiocese Urged to Be “vessels of hope” in Families

Mar 26, 2024

Members of the  Catholic Women Association (CWA) of the Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) in Kenya have been urged to strive to do good and be sources of hope in families.

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Archbishop in Angola Cautions against Exclusion of God in Daily Activities

Mar 26, 2024

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese has cautioned Christians against excluding God in their daily activities.

Fr. Augusto Mutna Tamba reading the statement of religious leaders in Guinea-Bissau. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Bafatá

Religious Leaders in Guinea Bissau Decry Surge in Attacks on Places of Worship

Mar 26, 2024

Religious leaders in Guinea Bissau have called for the respect of “fundamental rights” amid several cases of attacks on places of worship of traditional religions and evangelical churches.