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Winners of “Communicating Africa” Storytelling Contest to Be Announced in Rome

Sep 8, 2022

Content creators who participated in the widely publicized contest “Communicating Africa” that sought to create visibility for the continent will be announced on September 30, Harambee Africa Interactional (HAI), a Rome-based development agency that opened up the competition, has said.

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (left) and Vice-president Riek Machar (right) shake hands at the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) in September 2018. Credit: Courtesy Photo

After End of South Sudan’s Transitional Period, Church Leaders Urge Commitment to Peace

Sep 8, 2022

Members of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) have, in a collective statement, urged the parties to the September 2018 Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) to commit to ensuring peace following the end of the transitional period.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale during the Ministry and Vocations Fair marking the Archdiocesan phase of the World Meeting of Families. Credit: ACI Africa

Denounce “crimes against women, children” in Families, Archbishop Urges South Africans

Sep 8, 2022

There is need to denounce and expose persons behind violence in families, including “crimes against women and children,” the Catholic Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has said.

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Zambian Government “must not become complacent” Post IMF Loan: Jesuit Scholars

Sep 8, 2022

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are calling on the Southern African nation’s government not to relax efforts in turning around the economy when they receive International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved loan.

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Culture, Lethargy among “barriers” to Environmental Protection Course: Mauritian Cardinal

Sep 8, 2022

The lack of energy and enthusiasm, culture and lifestyle are among the “barriers” to environmental conservation, the Bishop of Port Louis Diocese in Mauritius, Maurice Cardinal Piat has said. 

Today, September 8, We Celebrate The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sep 8, 2022

The Catholic Church celebrates today the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary on its traditional fixed date of September 8, nine months after the December 8 celebration of her Immaculate Conception as the child of Saints Joachim and Anne.

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Bishops in Southern Africa Condole with Mozambican Church Following Murder of Comboni Nun

Sep 7, 2022

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have condoled with the people of God in Mozambique and the Church leadership following the killing of a member of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS). 

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Kenya’s Christian Professionals Laud Politicians for “maturity, calmness” During Elections

Sep 7, 2022

Christian Professionals in Kenya have expressed gratitude to all political actors in the just concluded general elections in the country, acknowledging with appreciation their manifestation of “maturity and calmness”.

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Catholic Bishop’s Commitment to Build Cathedral in Zambia Bears Fruit after His Death

Sep 7, 2022

On September 3, the new Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Monze in Zambia was opened, bringing to life the dream that was dear to Bishop Moses Hamungole who succumbed to COVID-19 complications in January last year aged 53.

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Annual Anniversary of Late South Sudanese Bishop to Focus on “peace, reconciliation”

Sep 7, 2022

The annual anniversary in memory of the late Bishop Joseph Abangite Gasi, Bishop Gasi Day, will focus on peace and reconciliation in South Sudan, a member of the Clergy of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) where the late Bishop served has said.

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Christian Body among Entities Decrying “misreporting” of Protests by Eritreans in London

Sep 7, 2022

The Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and the Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) have expressed concern about the “misreporting” of the protests, which asylum seekers and refugees from Eritrea participated in outside the Eritrean Embassy in London, the United Kingdom on Sunday, September 4.

Today, September 7, We Celebrate St. Cloud

Sep 7, 2022

On Sept. 7, the Catholic Church honors the memory of Saint Clodoald, popularly known as Saint Cloud, who escaped from violent political intrigue to pursue holiness as a monk and priest.

Faith leaders in Kenya at a press conference on 6 September 2022. Credit: KCCB

Focus Attention on Holding Elected Leaders to Account: Faith Leaders in Kenya to Citizens

Sep 6, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have urged citizens of the East African country to shift their attention from the general elections to holding elected leaders to account as the electioneering period has ended. 

Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag was assigned as apostolic nuncio in Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania in Africa on Sept. 6, 2022. | Photo credit: César Pérez / Archdiocese of Managua

Nuncio Expelled from Nicaragua Appointed Papal Representative to Four African Nations

Sep 6, 2022

Archbishop Waldemar Stanisław Sommertag who was expelled from Nicaragua amid harassment of Church personnel by the government of the Central American nation has been appointed the representative of the Holy Father in Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania.

Bishop Peter Nworie Chukwu, addressing members of the Catholic Media Practitioners Association (CAMPAN) in Abakaliki Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Report True, Fair News “no matter who is touched”: Nigerian Bishop to Catholic Journalists

Sep 6, 2022

Catholic journalists need to report “actual events” keen on the truth and fairness “no matter who is touched”, the Bishop of Nigeria’s Abakaliki Diocese has said, and cautioned against sidelining “the poor, those in the rural areas, those who have no voice of their own”.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese flanked by John Cardinal Njue (left) during the memorial Holy Mass of the Servant of God, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga celebrated at the Resurrection garden, Karen, Nairobi on 6 September 2022. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi/Facebook

Kenya’s First Cardinal Headed to Sainthood Hailed as “a great gift to the Church”

Sep 6, 2022

Kenya’s first Cardinal, the Servant of God, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga, who is being considered for Sainthood, has been hailed as “a great gift to the Church” in the East African country and the world.

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Vote for Leaders Keen to “heal, unite, prosper” Suffering Nigerians: Catholic Archbishop

Sep 6, 2022

Eligible voters in Nigeria’s 2023 elections need to consider voting for political leaders keen to bring about healing, unity, and prosperity among Nigerians “suffering poverty and insecurity”, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Today, September 6, We Celebrate Blessed Thomas Tzugi

Sep 6, 2022

Born to nobility and educated by the Jesuits of the Arima province around 1571, Thomas entered the Jesuit order upon the completion of his schooling at around 17 years old. 

Kenya’s Supreme Court Upholds President-elect’s Victory after Call for Calm, Prayers

Sep 5, 2022

Kenya’s Supreme Court has, on Monday, September 5, delivered a verdict upholding the victory of Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto, who was declared winner of the country’s closely contested August 9 presidential election.

Be “an example the whole flock can follow”: Archbishop in South Africa to New Bishop

Sep 5, 2022

The newly consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese has been encouraged to live his Episcopal Ministry in a manner that inspires the people of God.