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Christian Foundation Urges UN to Focus Attention on Nigeria’s Deteriorating Security

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an international human rights body that advocates for religious freedom, is calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to be attentive to the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria where Islamist groups are reportedly persecuting Christians.

Today, September 26, We Celebrate Sts. Cosmas and Damian

Saints Cosmas and Damian were twins born to Christian parents in Arabia, in the third century. They lived in the region around the border between modern day Turkey and Syria. They were physicians who were renowned for their skill as well as their refusal to charge for their services.

A poster announcing the Marriage Awareness campaign Weeks in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

South African Archbishop Warns of Selfishness, Jealousy as Most Toxic Emotions in Marriage

A Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has cautioned married couples and those considering marriage against selfishness and jealousy, describing both emotions as toxic to any relationship.

Bishop Willybard Lagho with parishioners of Ndeu Outstation at the new Church under construction on 11 September 2021. Credit; Malindi Diocese

Parishioners of Catholic Outstation in Kenya Reinitiating Inactive Members Back to Faith

Members of St. Paul’s Catholic Church Ndeu, an Outstation of St. John the Evangelist Hindi Parish of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese, are visiting non-practicing Parishioners in view of bringing them back to the Catholic faith.

The University Registrar, Mr. Francis Vincent Nkhoma making a symbolic presentation of the donated items to Ngulundi Mission Hospital Manager, Sr. Mercy Kanyumbu. Credit: CUNIMA website

Catholic University in Malawi Donates Medical Equipment to Archdiocesan Facility  

The leadership of the Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) has donated medical equipment to St. Joseph-Nguludi Mission Hospital of the Archdiocese of Blantyre.

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania facilitate training of special needs groups on COVID-19 prevention. Credit:

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania Reach Out to Persons with Disabilities on COVID-19 Prevention

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania are reaching out to persons with disabilities in a training that seeks to equip the blind and deaf with COVID-19 prevention strategies. 

Today, September 25, We Celebrate St. Hermann Contractus

Born February 18, 1013, at Altshausen (Swabia), St. Hermann Contractus was born crippled and unable to move without assistance.  It was an immense difficulty for him to learn to read and write, however he persisted and his iron will and remarkable intelligence were soon manifested. 

Photo of late Sr. Marie Therese Gacambi. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Sisters in Kenya Mourn Founding Superior General who “took after Mary’s heart”

Sr. Marie Therese Gacambi lived true to the values of her model Mother Mary in the way she encouraged deep reflection, humility, and obedience to Jesus among members of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN) in Kenya, where she was the first African Superior General.

The main building of the Congregation of Christ the Emmanuel in Nigeria's Aba Diocese. Credit: CCE/Facebook

Nigerian Diocese Places “temporary moratorium” on Catholic Priest-founded Congregation

The leadership of Nigeria’s Aba Diocese has announced a “temporary moratorium” on the ordinary functioning of the Congregation of Christ the Emmanuel (CCE), a Public Faithful Association founded by a Nigerian Catholic Priest.  

Sr. Jacinta Habiba Dagbaaboro, Mother Superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: Anisa Radio/Tombura-Yambio Diocese

Formation Programs of Catholic Sisters in South Sudanese Diocese Halted amid Violence

Two formation programs of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace in South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese have been halted amid violence and insecurity, the leadership of the Diocesan Congregation has said.

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Catholic Entity in Africa Mobilizing Signatures to Advocate for Climate Friendly Decisions

The leadership of Laudato Si’ Movement in Africa, a Catholic organization championing for the care of the earth and ecological justice, is calling on Christians across the continent to append their signatures to the Healthy Planet, Healthy People Catholic Petition and lobby political leaders to make climate friendly decisions.

Procreation and rearing children campaign poster. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Procreation Not “the only purpose of marriage”: South African Catholic Priest

Procreation is not the only reason behind marriage, a Catholic Priest in South Africa has said at the ongoing marriage awareness campaign of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC).

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Governors’ Hateful Utterances “not a good example for our people”: Nigerian Archbishop

The hateful utterances between two Governors in Nigeria are a cause for concern for a Catholic Archbishop in the West African nation who has said such “confrontation” is not a good public show to ordinary people.

Today, September 24, We Celebrate Blessed Anton Martin Slomshek

Anton Martin Slomshek who was born November 26, 1800 at Ponikva, Slovenia is the first Slovenian to be beatified.

A section of the cover of The Oratory, a film that portrays the story of St. Don Bosco in a contemporary Nigerian setting/ Credit: Fr. Cyril Odia, SDB/Dublin

Catholic Nollywood Film Confirms Triumph of Good Over Evil amid Christian Persecution

Those who have watched “The Oratory”, a film that tells the story of St. Don Bosco, the founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), have spoken about a groundbreaking movie whose happy ending confirms that good always triumphs over evil, especially in the context of persecution against Christians.

Bishop Antonio Juliasse, apostolic administrator of the diocese of Pemba. Credit: ACN

Food, Healthcare Urgent Needs for Displaced Persons in Mozambique: Catholic Bishop

Displaced persons in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province covered by the Catholic Diocese of Pemba are in urgent need of food and health care, the Apostolic Administrator of the Mozambican Diocese has said.   

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States. Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican Entity Urges Support for African Migrants on Durban Declaration Anniversary

The Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, has called for support of Africa’s rising numbers of refugees and migrants who, he says, continue to experience racism and xenophobic attacks in the countries of destination.

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Oyo

“Work for transformation of world in which we live”:Catholic Bishop to Nigerian Christians

Each Christian is called, “in his DNA”, to transform the place he or she lives, a Catholic Bishop has told Christians in his native country of Nigeria.

Some members of Catholic Politicians and Captains of Industry Forum (CPCIF). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Catholic Politicians, Business Leaders Pledge to Fully Address Bishops’ Concerns

Politicians and business persons in Nigeria who are members of the Catholic Politicians and Captains of Industry Forum (CPCIF) have, in a collective statement, promised to see to it that insecurity concerns raised by Catholic Bishops last month are “fully” addressed.

Fr. Cornelius Chibamba. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Reflect on God-given Mandate to Protect Creation: Catholic Priest in Zambia to Christians

Christians in the Southern African nation of Zambia are being challenged to reflect on the mandate received from the Lord to protect and care for creation.