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Fr. Augusto Mutna Tamba reading the statement of religious leaders in Guinea-Bissau. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Bafatá

Religious Leaders in Guinea Bissau Decry Surge in Attacks on Places of Worship

Mar 26, 2024

Religious leaders in Guinea Bissau have called for the respect of “fundamental rights” amid several cases of attacks on places of worship of traditional religions and evangelical churches.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Let People’s Salvation Be “our primary concern”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria to Christian Leaders

Mar 26, 2024

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon Christian leaders to prioritize the salvation of the souls of the people of God under their pastoral care, rather than money and luxury living. 

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Cabinda Archdiocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishop of Cabinda in Angola Advocates for Common Local Language for Liturgy in His Diocese

Mar 26, 2024

There is need to adopt a common local language for use during liturgical celebrations in the Catholic Diocese of Cabinda, the Local Ordinary of the Angolan Episcopal See has said. 

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY). Credit: CDTY

“Emulate Simon of Cyrene, your fellow African”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Youths in Holy Week Message

Mar 26, 2024

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) has challenged African young people to emulate the determination of Simon of Cyrene, a young man, reportedly from Libya, who helped Jesus Christ carry his cross to Calvary as recorded in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke).

Credit: Harambee Africa International (HAI)

“Dreams of Schooling”: Catholic Charity Foundation’s Education Program Improving Literacy for Mothers in Ivory Coast

Mar 26, 2024

Young mothers in Ivory Coast are some of the beneficiaries of an education project supported by Rome-based Harambee Africa International (HAI) to address illiteracy in the West African country.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong. Credit: Friends of Ngong Diocese

“Now more than ever”, Education Must Instil Readiness to Care for “everything that God created”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop

Mar 26, 2024

There is an urgent need to incorporate the care for all God’s creation in formal education, going beyond the planting of trees, Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong has said.

Father Augustus Tolton’s life was explored in an October 2022 episode of EWTN’s “They Might Be Saints.” / Credit: EWTN News Nightly

Catholic Diocese in U.S. Creates Boy Scouts Patch Honoring Country's First recognized Black Priest, Now Venerable

Mar 26, 2024

The Catholic Committee on Scouting in the Diocese of Springfield announced the Venerable Father Augustine Tolton Activity Patch.

Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Angola's Catholic Diocese of Caxito. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Civil Servants’ Three-day Strike in Angola Occasioned by “lack of listening, dialogue”: Catholic Bishop

Mar 26, 2024

The inability of authorities in Angola to realize how to listen to and dialogue with civil servants is behind the March 20-22 strike, Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Caxito has said.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY). Credit: CDTY

“Let us Sustain, care for the environment”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Christians

Mar 26, 2024

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) has called upon the people of God in his Episcopal See to participate in environmental conservation, and curtail climatic change.

Today, March 26, We Celebrate St. Margaret of Clitherow

Mar 26, 2024

St. Margaret Clitherow was born in Middleton, England around the year 1555 to a protestant family. Margaret was known throughout the town for her wit and good looks, and in 1571 she married John Clitherow, and together they bore two children.

Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles of the Archdiocese of Freetown during an interview with ACI Africa at his office in Freetown. Credit: Agenzia Fides

Catholic Archbishop in Sierra Leone Puzzled by Low Turnout for Holy Week Activities “in the last twenty or so years”

Mar 25, 2024

Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles  of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone has decried the low turnout for Holy Week activities in the Archdiocese, and expressed concern that the lay faithful he is shepherding have continued to show indifference to many other pastoral activities that are available for them.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Urges Government to Flush Out Terrorists from Forest Hideout

Mar 25, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government to drive away terrorists who have inhabited the Sambisa Forest.

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

Death Penalty Degrading, “incompatible with the Gospel”: Catholic Bishops in DR Congo

Mar 25, 2024

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have condemned the decision by the government of the Central African nation to lift a 2003 ban on the death penalty, saying it is a “degrading treatment” that is not in accordance with the Gospel.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN)

“Pull up your socks in taking care of these children”: Nairobi Catholic Archbishop to Parents, Guardians

Mar 25, 2024

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi has called upon parents and guardians to take seriously the responsibility of bringing up well children under their care, in gratitude to God for them.

Sr. Ushie Grace Imaji with some beneficiaries of the empowerment program. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Nun Donates Livelihood Kits to the Vulnerable in Nigeria

Mar 25, 2024

A Catholic Nun in Nigeria has donated business-startup kits to 17 vulnerable persons within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to help them to start income generating ventures.

Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist will be shown in theaters June 4, 5, and 6, 2024. / Credit: Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist

New film "Jesus Thirsts" Shows Transformative Power of the Eucharist

Mar 25, 2024

“Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist” will take viewers on a journey to rediscover and revive the importance of the Eucharist.

The Annunciation by Fra Angelico (public domain) via Wikimedia Commons. / null

Why isn’t the Annunciation Celebrated Today?

Mar 25, 2024

Every March 25, the solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord is celebrated in the Catholic Church. But not this year.

Acquitted Catholic Priest, Fr. John Mathiang Machol (in black cassock) welcoming the then Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare in Rumbek Diocese on 15 April 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Only truth sets people free”: Previously Convicted South Sudanese Priest’s Acquittal Raises More Questions than Answers

Mar 24, 2024

The acquittal of Fr. John Mathiang Machol, a member of the Clergy of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese, who had been previously convicted for masterminding the 26 April 2021 shooting of the then Bishop-elect for the South Sudanese Catholic Diocese has raised more questions than answers.

Mons. John Opoku-Agyemang, appointed Bishop of Ghana’s Konongo-Mampong Diocese on 21 March 2024. Credit: Catholic Trends

May “your rich experience in teaching” Benefit Your Episcopal Ministry: Catholic Teachers to Bishop-elect in Ghana

Mar 24, 2024

Members of the Association of Catholic Teachers (ACT) in Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Konongo-Mampong have pledged their support for the newly appointed Catholic Bishop for the Ghanaian Diocese.

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos. Credit:  Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos

Nigerians Need Now “more than ever before” Courage to Address Multiple Societal Evils

Mar 24, 2024

The West African nation of Nigeria is plagued by “many evils”, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has lamented.