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Religion for Peace by John Cardinal Onaiyekan . Credit: ACI Africa

In New Book, Cardinal Highlights His “unwavering commitment” to Fostering Peace in Nigeria

Feb 8, 2024

In a new book, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has highlighted his involvement in peacebuilding initiatives in his native country of Nigeria, and across the globe. 

Celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life (WDCL) at Our Lady of Rosary Cathedral of Mozambique’s Beira Archdiocese. Credit: Beira Archdiocese

Shun “temptation of material attachment”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique to Consecrated

Feb 8, 2024

Women and men Religious need to make every effort to free their hearts from worldly attractions if they have to advance the Kingdom of God, Bishop António Manuel Bogaio Constantino has said. 

St. Josephine Bakhita. | Credit: ACurrell via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Survivor of Human Trafficking St. Josephine Bakhita Discovered God’s Infinite Love 

Feb 8, 2024

On the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, we honor the Sudanese-Italian saint Josephine Bakhita.

"He Leadeth Me" Hallow Pray40 Challenge. | Credit: Hallow

Lent 2024: Catholic Resources to Help You Grow in Your Faith

Feb 8, 2024

This list of Catholic resources can help you grow closer to the Lord this Lenten season.

Bishop Joseph Maluki Mwongela of Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Kitui. Credit: Bishop Joseph Maluki Mwongela

“Very worrying”: Catholic Bishop in Kenya on Violence in Families, Urges Love, Respect

Feb 8, 2024

Increased cases of violence involving family members in Kenya is “very worrying”, the Local Ordinary of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Kitui has said.

Today, February 8, we celebrate St. Josephine Bakhita

Feb 8, 2024

Josefina Bakhita was born in Sudan (Africa) and lived through slavery for much of her life. The name Bakhita, which means "fortunate," she obtained through her captors at age 9, and Josefina's, twelve years after her when she received her baptism.

St. Bakhita “a firm presence in my vocational journey”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan

Feb 7, 2024

Italian-born Bishop Christian Carlassare of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan traces his journey to Religious and Missionary life to St. Josephine Bakhita.

A screenhot of the free children and  teachers of Apostolic Faith Church Primary and Secondary School, Emure, who were reportedly abducted while returning home on a bus after school hours on 29 January 2024. Credit: Public Domain

Pupils Abducted from Nigerian Christian School Freed, Driver Killed, Bishops Lament

Feb 7, 2024

Six children and two teachers of Apostolic Faith Church Primary and Secondary School, Emure, who were reportedly abducted while returning home on a bus after school hours on January 29 have regained their freedom. 

PMS Directors and PMC Coordinators from Kenyan Dioceses at the ongoing Annual General Meeting (AGM)  in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

At PMS Kenya Annual Meeting, Bishop Calls for Contemporary “effective evangelizers”

Feb 7, 2024

The contemporary world needs “effective evangelizers”, Bishop John Mbinda of Kenya’s Lodwar Diocese has told officials of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in the East African nation.

Marian Grotto of Our Lady of the Fields Mbandjock Parish of Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Obala vandalized on 7 February 2024. Credit: Obala Diocese

Marian Grotto in Cameroonian Catholic Diocese Vandalized, Investigations Ongoing

Feb 7, 2024

The Marian Grotto of Our Lady of the Fields Mbandjock Parish of Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Obala has been vandalized, the Parish Priest has said.

CRS CEO Sean Callahan visits the Holy Land. | Credit: CRS

In Holy Land visit, Catholic Relief Services Head Sees "hope and resiliency" amid Chaos

Feb 7, 2024

Sean Callahan said he was able to witness the countless displaced individuals and families that have struggled in Gaza since the Israel-Hamas conflict began.

Thousands of Christians peacefully and prayerfully march to a rally in front of the Nigerian Plateau state governor's office building in protest of the 2023 Christmas massacre that left over 200 Christian Nigerians dead, Jan. 8, 2024. | Credit: Photo courtesy of Rev. Dr. Gideon Para-Mallam, photo by Plateau State Government Media Team

U.S. House Advances Bill to Increase Sanctions on Nigeria Over Persecution of Christians

Feb 7, 2024

Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, the resolution would call on the Biden administration to designate Nigeria a “country of particular concern.”

Today, February 7, we celebrate St. Richard

Feb 7, 2024

St. Richard was orphaned at a young age. His brother inherited his parents' estate after he was of age, but the death tax was so great that they were sent into poverty, and Richard had to work on his brother's farm.

The 14-seater public service van that was transporting CWA members from the Village of Mary, the National Marian Shrine of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) in Subukia, Nakuru Diocese.

After Day of Prayer, Deceased Catholic Women Had “reconciled with God”: Bishop in Kenya

Feb 6, 2024

The members of the Catholic Women Association (CWA) in Kenya, who died in a road accident while returning from the National Prayer Day on February 3 were at peace with God, Bishop Joseph Maluki Mwongela has said.

Members of the National Laity Council (CNL) in Senegal. Credit: CNL

Catholic Laity in Senegal in “total disagreement” with Postponing General Elections

Feb 6, 2024

Members of the National Laity Council (CNL) in Senegal do not approve of the decision to postpone the general elections that were previously scheduled to take place on February 25.

Catholic Bishops of the Lagos Ecclesiastical Province in Nigeria: Credit: Archdiocese of Lagos

“Tired, dismissive of assurances”: Catholic Bishops in Nigerian Province on Insecurity

Feb 6, 2024

Nigerians no longer take seriously the pronouncements and “assurances” from State authority regarding security challenges in the West African nation, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Lagos Ecclesiastical Province have said.

Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) President, Archbishop Gervais Mwasikwabhila Nyaisonga. Credit: TEC

Tanzania’s Catholic Bishops Appeal for Blood Donation ahead of World Day for the Sick

Feb 6, 2024

Ahead of the 2024 World Day for the Sick, Catholic Bishops in Tanzania are appealing to the people of God in the East African nation to voluntarily donate blood as a way of demonstrating their love for the life of others. 

90 Catholic Priests, Scholars Ask Church Leaders to Oppose Same-sex Blessings

Feb 6, 2024

The signatories claim that the declaration Fiducia Supplicans contradicts “both Scripture and the universal and uninterrupted Tradition of the Church.”

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Live “your Charisms” in 2025 Jubilee Year Preparation: Kenyan Archbishop to Consecrated

Feb 6, 2024

The Catholic Archbishop of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya has encouraged women and men Religious to seek “the deeper meaning” of their respective Charisms and live them in preparation for the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.

KCCB Chairman, Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde. Credit: ACI Africa

“Secularism is killing our world”, Kenyan Archbishop Laments, Urges Prayer, Conversion

Feb 6, 2024

The rise of secularism, characterized by an emphasis on the monetary value of things is a cause for concern, the Archbishop of Kenya’s Mombasa Archdiocese has said.