Fr. Timothy Ngwuta. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Diocese Demands Release of Priest Accused of Murder, Urges Thorough Investigation

Apr 25, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki in Nigeria has decried what it terms as a wrongful arrest of a member of her Clergy who has been accused of murder, among other acts of violence in the West African country.

Mons. André Giraud Pindi Muanza, appointed Bishop of DR Congo's Matadi Diocese on 23 April 2022. Credit: CENCO

Apostolic Administrator of DR Congo’s Matadi Diocese Appointed Diocesan Bishop

Apr 25, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. André Giraud Pindi Muanza the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Matadi in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC). The Bishop-elect has been serving as the Apostolic Administrator of the Congolese Diocese since March 2021.

Judith Mukacyubahiro who is part of the Trócaire’s biodiversity programme. Photo credit: Ms. Nyiramana Agnes, one of the community facilitators in Nyamagabe District, Buruhukiro Sector, Munini Cell, Gitovu village. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Empowering Thousands in Rwanda Through Biodiversity Initiative

Apr 25, 2022

More than 10,000 people living around Rwanda’s National Park are benefiting from a project that involves rearing livestock, officials of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, have said. 

Don Bosco Kuajok: Street Children at the heart of Salesian Apostolate. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in South Sudan Rehabilitating, Reintegrating Street Children in Families

Apr 25, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering at their centre in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese are rehabilitating street children and helping reintegrate them with their respective families.

Today, April 25, We Celebrate St. Mark, the Evangelist

Apr 25, 2022

St. Mark, the Evangelist, is the author of the second Gospel and the patron saint of notaries. He wrote the Gospel in Greek for the Gentile converts to Christianity. 

Sr. Patricia Murray. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Inter-Congregational Partnership Necessary to Address South Sudan’s “enormous needs”: Nun

Apr 24, 2022

A Catholic Nun serving at the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) has, at an online book launch, underscored the need for partnerships among members of Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life in addressing the “enormous needs” of the people of God in South Sudan.

Fr. Phillip Kembo, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) of the Zimbabwean Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). Credit: IMBISA

Catholic Priest Concerned About “undocumented, unaccompanied children” entering S. Africa

Apr 24, 2022

A Catholic Priest ministering in Zimbabwe’s Mutare Diocese has, in an interview with ACI Africa, expressed concern about the increasing number of “undocumented and unaccompanied children” entering South Africa.

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Catholic Activists in Africa Rally for Signatures to Halt "radical" Pro-Choice Agenda

Apr 24, 2022

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has launched a petition against Walt Disney Company for seeking to groom children to adopt radical pro-choice agenda.

Today, April 24, We Celebrate St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen

Apr 24, 2022

A former lawyer who left his profession to become a Capuchin Franciscan priest, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen has his liturgical memorial on April 24.

Streets flooded in South Africa's Southeastern Province of KwaZulu-Natal. Credit: Caritas KwaZulu-Natal

Infrastructural Damage Hampering Relief Support in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Caritas

Apr 23, 2022

A Caritas official in South Africa has said the damage to infrastructure is hindering efforts to reach out to those affected by the floods in the Southeastern Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Mass burial for victims of persecution in Nigeria. Credit: Intersociety

Alarm as Over 6,000 Christians “hacked to death” in Nigeria in Fifteen Months: Report

Apr 23, 2022

A total of 6,006 Christians in Nigeria were hacked to death from January 2021 to March 2022, a recent investigation has established, noting that the number has doubled in recent years.

Archbishop Paul Yemboaro Ouédraogo (Center) addressing journalists Thursday, April 2 in Burkina Faso. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Church in Burkina Faso Set to Resume Pilgrimages Abroad amid Revised COVID-19 Protocol

Apr 23, 2022

The leadership of the Episcopal Commission for Catholic Pilgrimages and Eucharistic Congresses (CEPCE) in Burkina Faso has announced the resumption of international pilgrimages after the West African nation revised COVID-19 protocol.

Theresa Patience Sanyatwe,  Child Safeguarding Officer at the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). Credit: IMBISA

Many Catholics Lack Sufficient Knowledge to Safeguard Minors: Baseline Report in Zimbabwe

Apr 23, 2022

The report of a baseline pilot study in Zimbabwe’s Catholic Archdiocese of Harare indicates that many people in the Metropolitan See do not have enough knowledge to protect minors and other vulnerable people from abuses.

Today, April 23, We Celebrate St. George

Apr 23, 2022

St. George was a soldier of the Roman army who was tortured and beheaded for his Christian faith in the year 303, in Lydda (in modern day Palestine).  He was likely born in Cappadocia, of a Cappadocian father and a Palestinian mother of noble rank. 

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On Earth Day 2022, Faith Leaders in Africa Call for Increased Investment in Agroecology

Apr 22, 2022

On the annual International Mother Earth Day observed April 22, representatives of various Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) in Africa have called for increased investment in agroecology to guarantee sustainable food systems on the continent.

Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Let’s Conquer Hatred with Love, Cardinal Says in Message for Good Friday in Ethiopia

Apr 22, 2022

The Cardinal in Ethiopia has challenged the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to allow love to conquer hatred and to embrace dialogue amid the ravaging humanitarian situation in the country.

Bishop Neil Frank of South Africa’s Mariannhill Diocese. Credit: SACBC

“We can't go back to building houses on sand”: Bishop in South Africa after Deadly Floods

Apr 22, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has challenged citizens of the African nation to respond to the aftermath of the deadly floods in parts of KwaZulu Natal Province “in a new way” and that they should not “go back to building houses on sand”.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa during the Holy Mass to mark his 10th Episcopal anniversary. Credit: Ngong Diocese/Facebook

Let’s Be Family “regardless of political choices, party affiliations”, Urges Kenyan Bishop

Apr 22, 2022

The Bishop of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong has urged the people of God in the East African country to look at each other as “one family” even with their varied “political choices and party affiliations”.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Sokoto Diocese

Nigerian Bishop’s "controversial" Easter Message Was Prophetic, Catholic Priest Says

Apr 22, 2022

A U.S-based Catholic Priest has come to the defense of a Nigerian Bishop whose Easter 2022 Message has triggered controversy, with a State official accusing the Catholic Church leader of being extremely critical of the government and getting too involved in politics.

Today, April 22, We Celebrate Sts. Caius and Soter

Apr 22, 2022

Cauis and Soter, Popes of the early Church, are both venerated in tradition as martyrs, though no reliable account of their martyrdom survives today.