Security challenges in parts of South Sudan are impeding the implementation of activities outlined in the strategic plan of the Commission for Justice and Peace (CJP) of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba, the Local Ordinary of the country’s only Metropolitan See has said.
The Chancellor of the Roman Curia, Ghanaian-born Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson, has called upon the five newly ordained Priests for the Catholic Archdiocese of Douala in Cameroon to nurture the spirit of the Holy Eucharist in their Priestly ministry.
Christians in multiple countries experienced what has been described as “a dark weekend” of persecution towards Sunday, February 25, with dozens of killings occurring in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.
The Government of Malawi has acknowledged receipt of the pastoral letter of the Catholic Bishops in the country faulting it for failing Malawians in a spirit of thankfulness and understanding.
The Archbishop of Sierra Leone’s Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown has raised concern about the people’s growing lack of interest in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation in his Metropolitan See, saying that the trend is giving him sleepless nights.
The representative of the Holy Father in the Republic of Congo, also known as Congo Brazzaville, has called upon the newly Consecrated Bishop for the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Pointe-Noire to strive to manifest “a deep spirituality” in his Episcopal Ministry.
Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola has bemoaned the fostering of “inhuman” tendencies in the Southern African nation.
Caritas Angola, the development and humanitarian arm of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST), has launched the 2024 National Solidarity Week with calls on the people of God in the Southern African nation to support the needy in their midst.
Members of Sant’Egidio Community in Ivory Coast, who are part of the Rome-based Lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, are urging authorities in the West African nation to demonstrate care for humanity in the process of evicting citizens from high risk zones.
Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has condemned countries that neighbour the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for working in cahoots with multinationals to rob the country of its natural resources.
Catholic Bishops in Malawi have faulted the President Lazarus Chakwera-led Tonse Government for letting down citizens of the Southern African nation, getting them to a situation of misery and desperation, without any hope of decent living instead of the “promised land” promised during the political campaigns ahead of the 2020 general elections.
Pope Francis is concerned about the rise in the frequency of abductions in Nigeria and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The high cost of living in general and the “exorbitant cost” of foodstuff in particular has subjected the people of God in Nigeria to “a compulsory fast”, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of the country’s Abuja Archdiocese has said.
Bishop Jesús Tirso Blanco, who died on 22 February 2022 at the age of 64 has been remembered for serving the people of God under his care in Angola’s Lwena Diocese “with great generosity” despite many challenges.
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are calling upon the electorate in the Southern African nation to play an active role in the country’s general elections scheduled for next year.
At least 15 Catholics attending Sunday Mass in Burkina Faso were killed when “terrorists” attacked Essakane village in the country’s Oudalan province, Northeastern region, a jurisdiction of the Catholic Diocese of Dori.
The Bishop of Mozambique’s Catholic Diocese of Pemba has reported of an “immense crowd” fleeing in despair as jihadists wreak havoc across villages in the embattled Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.
Capacity building initiatives targeting animators of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) is one of the strategies that members of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have identified in their effort to realize “deeper evangelization” in the region, an official of the nine-nation association has said.
Bishop George Nkuo has described the last 25 years since the Catholic Diocese of Mamfe in Cameroon was erected as “a journey” characterized with happy and not-so-happy experiences.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are appealing to the country’s government to take immediate action to address the challenge of security in the country.