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Sisters of Our Lady of Schönstatt who are serving in Burundi’s Catholic Diocese of Muyinga have decided to build a pastoral centre where the group meetings, retreats, workshops and other events can be held. Credit: ACN /

Catholic Charity Reaches Out to Sisters in Burundi Facing Eviction from Premises

Three Sisters of Our Lady of Schönstatt who are serving in Burundi’s Catholic Diocese of Muyinga risk being evicted from their premises at a private property and are in urgent need of help to build their community elsewhere.

Pope Francis attends a Prayer Meeting for Peace in Rome's Piazza del Campidoglio Oct. 20, 2020./ Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis to Spend Week Recovering in Hospital after Intestinal Surgery

Pope Francis is expected to spend the next week in hospital as he recovers from intestinal surgery, according to the Vatican.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama administers the Sacrament of Confirmation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Dabi Parish of Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook /

Nigerian Youths Resort to Emigration after They “feel unappreciated at home”: Archbishop

Nigerian youths who have relocated to other countries have done so because they feel unappreciated in their native country, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja has said. 

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

“Church must remain moral light, guide” amid Fractured African Politics: Nigerian Bishop

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has, at a webinar, emphasized the need for Church leaders in Africa, to be the “the moral compass”, guiding politicians on morality amid fractured politics. 

Today, July 5, We Celebrate St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

On July 5, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria. A renowned preacher and promoter of Eucharistic adoration, he founded the order of priests now known as the Barnabites.

Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya/ Credit: Courtesy photo /

Appeal for Prayers, Speedy Recovery of Congolese Cardinal Currently in “critical state”

Prayers are being sought in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the speedy recovery of the Archbishop emeritus of Kinshasa Archdiocese who is said to be in “a critical state.”

Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare, during Holy Mass with natives of Rumbek Diocese residing in Nairobi on Sunday, 27 June 2021/ Credit: Courtesy photo /

South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese Initiates Common Prayer for Recovery, Healing of Bishop-elect

The leadership of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has initiated a common prayer for the recovery and healing of Msgr. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect of the South Sudanese Diocese.

Some members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishops in Ghana Decry Military Brutality, Urge Independent Inquiry into Assaults

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have condemned the alleged use of excessive force by the country’s military on some residents of Wa town in Upper West Region within the Catholic Diocese of Wa.

New graduate nurses and midwives from South Sudan's Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI). Credit: Courtesy Photo /

New Graduate Nurses, Midwives in South Sudan Urged to Manifest Humility in Daily Duties

New graduate nurses and midwives in South Sudan have been urged to manifest humility in their daily duties as they attend to patients.  

Pope Francis stands outside a car during the general audience June 30, 2021./ Pablo Esparza/CNA. /

Pope Francis to Undergo Surgery on Colon for Diverticulitis, an Intestines Infection

Pope Francis has “reacted well” to a surgery he underwent at a Rome hospital Sunday to relieve stricture of the colon caused by diverticulitis, the Holy See Press Office stated.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with members of the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN)/ Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook /

Catholic Doctors in Nigeria Encouraged to “be part of the solution to the problem of pain”

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has encouraged members of the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN) to take their profession as a vocation and be part of the solution to pain in society by being at humanity’s service.

Today, July 4, We Celebrate St. Andrew of Crete

Celebrated by Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine tradition on July 4, Saint Andrew of Crete was a seventh-and eighth-century monk, bishop, and hymn-writer.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa's Mthatha Diocese/Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka /

South Africa’s Education System to Blame for Youth Unemployment, Catholic Bishop Says

The Bishop of South Africa’s Catholic Diocese of Mthatha has identified education system as one of the major causes of high unemployment among the youth in the country.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with Catholic communicators in Nigeria/ Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook /

“Strive to practice unifying journalism”: Nigerian Archbishop to Catholic Communicators

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has challenged Catholic Directors for social communications in the West African nation to show authenticity and practice a journalism that contributes toward unity rather than division and conflict.

Salesian missionaries provide safe activities and education to help disadvantaged youth in Mali/ Credit: Salesian Missions /

Salesian Missionaries in Mali Offering “healthy educational entertainment” to Needy Youth

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Mali are offering educational entertainment to “disadvantaged young” in the neighborhood of Bamako in the country’s Archdiocese of Bamako. 

Bishop José-Claude Mbimbi Mbamba of DR Congo's Boma Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Boma /

“Be truly loving father to faithful without distinction”: Congolese Cardinal to New Bishop

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo has invited the new Bishop of Boma Diocese to build his episcopal ministry around the practice of unconditional love, embracing all the people of God under his pastoral care “without distinction.”

Giovanni Angelo Becciu, former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

Cardinal Becciu to Stand Trial at Vatican for Embezzlement and Abuse of Office

The Vatican announced Saturday that Cardinal Angelo Becciu will be tried on charges of embezzlement and abuse of office.

Today, July 3, We Celebrate St. Thomas, Apostle

On July 3, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Thomas the Apostle. Best known for his initial unwillingness to believe the other apostles in their claim that Jesus had risen from the dead, St. Thomas can teach the faithful about believing without seeing.

An invitation card to the 40th anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of Fr. Patrick Alumuku. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Nigerian Catholic Priest Recalls Beginnings of Four Decades of “very exciting” Ministry

A Nigerian Catholic Priest has, in an interview with ACI Africa, looked back at the beginnings of his Priestly ministry four decades ago, saying the decision to give his life to the service of God’s people has accorded him “very exciting” experiences.

The Sacred Heart Cathedral in South Africa's Aliwal Diocese/ Credit: Public Domain /

Catholic Bishop in South Africa Renews “domestic worship” as Country Goes Back to Lockdown

The Bishop of South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese has asked families in the Catholic Diocese to go back to conducting worship in the safety of their homes following a fresh suspension of public worship in the country that is weighed down by COVID-19 infections and deaths.