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Members of the envisaged Association of Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (ACBC-MAZAZI) and Apostolic Nuncio in Zambia and Malawi, Archbishop Gian Luca Perici (in white). Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

The Name Shall Be: The Association of Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Jul 19, 2024

Catholic Bishops in the three Southern African nations of Malawi Zambia and Zimbabwe have resolved to establish “an independent” regional forum, which they say shall bear the name, “The Association of Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe”, to be abbreviated as ACBC-MAZAZI.

In Ongoing Synodal Conversations, Seminaries in Africa Cautioned against Misleading “well-researched” Ideologies

Jul 19, 2024

Seminarians in Africa have been urged to watch out for people who seek to distort the truth by introducing misleading information disguised as “well-researched” ideas in their institutions of formation.

Mons. Donatien Nshole (right), CENCO Secretary General, and Mr. Corneille Nangaa (left). Credit: CENCO/ Diocese of Goma

Official Distances DR Congo’s Catholic Bishops from Pro-Rebel Politician

Jul 19, 2024

The Secretary General of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) has distanced Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from the leader of an opposition party, who allied himself with several rebel movements, including the M23.

A group of 30 U.S.-based members of the Catholic Women Association (CWA) hailing from the Central African nation of Cameroon attend the United States National Eucharist Congress in Indianapolis. Credit: Victoria Arruda, EWTN News

“A wonderful event”: U.S.-based Cameroonian Catholic Women on National Eucharist Congress in Indianapolis

Jul 19, 2024

A group of 30 U.S.-based members of the Catholic Women Association (CWA) hailing from the Central African nation of Cameroon have lauded the 10th National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis as a memorable event that gives them hope to even future participation.

Credit: ACN

Relief as Catholic Priests Trekking for Miles in DR Congo Receive New Motorbikes to Achieve “pastoral proximity” Policy

Jul 19, 2024

In the Catholic Diocese of Boma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Priests walk for up to 40 kilometers to reach some of the mission stations of the Congolese Episcopal See, which are in very remote places.

Celebration of the 2023 SECAM Day at the SECAM headquarters in Accra, Ghana. Credit:

Catholic Church in Africa Challenged to Send Pastoral Agents to “missionary-poor areas” on the Continent

Jul 19, 2024

As the Church in Africa continues to supply missionaries to other places in the world experiencing a decrease in personnel, attention must also be given to places in Africa that equally have a shortage, the leadership of Symposium of Catholic Bishops in Africa has appealed. 

“An Adult Church”: Symposium of Africa’s Catholic Bishops Laud Growth of the Church in Africa

Jul 18, 2024

Following decades of evangelization, the Catholic Church in Africa “has taken root and is now an adult”, the leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has said.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), and the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

“Poverty is the wolf the Church should not stay quiet about”: Catholic Archbishop in Malawi to Sub-Regional Conference

Jul 18, 2024

The people of God in the Southern African nations of Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have to be vocal about the phenomenon of poverty in their respective countries, Archbishop George Desmond Tambala of Malawi’s Catholic Archdiocese of Lilongwe has said.

The Apostolic Nuncio in Zambia and Malawi, Archbishop Gian Luca Perici reading the message of Pope Francis to members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), and the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) gathered at Sigelele Hotel in Salima, Central Malawi. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

Let “your fraternal dialogue bear fruits”: Pope Francis to Assembly of Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Jul 18, 2024

Pope Francis has expressed his best wishes for Catholic Bishops drawn from Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, who have assembled for a five-day sub-region Conference in Malawi set to conclude on Friday, July 19.

Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński. Credit: Apostolic Nunciature in South Africa

Apostolic Nuncio in South Africa, Lesotho to Extend His Vatican Diplomatic Role to Namibia, Eswatini

Jul 18, 2024

The representative of the Holy Father in South Africa and Lesotho is to extend his Vatican diplomatic role to the Southern African nations of Namibia and Eswatini. 

Credit: Archdiocese of Ouagadougou

“Live to the full your dedication to God”: Catholic Archbishop Urges Women Religious at Profession in Burkina Faso

Jul 18, 2024

The newly professed members of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (SIC) in Burkina Faso have been urged to take their decision to give themselves fully to the service of the Lord with the seriousness it deserves, living it “to the full”.

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)/ Credit: CAN

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Urge Authorities to “put aside personal interests, work together to restore peace”

Jul 18, 2024

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria under their umbrella forum, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), are calling upon those with leadership roles in the West African nation to sacrifice their individual pursuits and adopt a collaborative approach in the search for lasting peace in the country.

A screenshot of Bishop Simon Peter Kamomoe, one of the three Auxiliary Bishops of Kenya’s Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) speaking during the annual Prize giving day that Holy Innocent Tassia Catholic School in Nairobi organized on  17 July 2024. Credit: Capuchin Tv.

May Knowledge Help “improve quality of your lives, that of other people”: Kenyan Bishop to Learners at Prize Giving Day

Jul 18, 2024

Knowledge acquired from institutions of learning is meant to help improve the quality of life, both beneficiaries and others, who encounter and interact with the beneficiaries, Bishop Simon Peter Kamomoe one of the three Auxiliary Bishops of Kenya’s Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) has said.

Fr.  Adelino Calonda. Credit: Radio Ecclesia Angola

Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda in Angola Plans Blessing of Drivers, Vehicles amid Surge in Road Accidents

Jul 18, 2024

Plans are underway for a liturgical blessing of drivers and vehicles in Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda amid a rise in reported cases of road accidents in the Southern African nation.

Credit: Justice and Peace Commission CEAST

Let’s Cultivate “justice, peace, the very dignity of the human person”: Archbishop to Angola’s Justice, Peace Officials

Jul 18, 2024

Officials of the Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) have to participate in search for justice and peace in their respective jurisdictions, Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi of Angola’s Catholic Archdiocese of Lubango has said.

A section of participants at the July 14-19 meeting of the sub-region Conference of Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Credit: ECM

“Extraordinary moment”: Vatican Cardinal Lauds Sub-Region Conference of Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Jul 17, 2024

The Pro-Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Evangelization has lauded the July 14-19 meeting of the sub-region Conference of Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe as a special occasion for the people of God in the three Southern African nations. 

IDPs in Bokkos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest in Nigeria Speaks of “an atmosphere of hopelessness” as Attacks against Christians Continue

Jul 17, 2024

Attacks against Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau State where nearly 200 Christians were massacred on Christmas Eve 2023 have continued unabated, a Catholic priest serving the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Nigerian State has said.  

Research, Knowledge of Audience among Ways Catholic Youths in Africa Can Effectively Engage Social Media to Evangelize

Jul 17, 2024

Participants in the sixth session of the ongoing synodal conversations on the Synod on Synodality have proposed ways Catholic youths in Africa can effectively engage social media in their participation in the Church’s mission of evangelization.

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

Catholic Diocese in South Sudan Refutes Claims Truck Delivering Aid was Loaded with Guns

Jul 17, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) in South Sudan has issued a statement denying claims that a vehicle that was ferrying food to a camp for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country was also loaded with new machine guns.

Credit: Diocese of Viana

Thousands to Participate in Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Muxima Shrine in Angola: Catholic Bishop Host

Jul 17, 2024

Thousands of pilgrims are expected to participate in the 2024 pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Muxima scheduled to begin on August 30 in Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Viana, the Local Ordinary has said.