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The Holy Family Cathedral of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

South Sudanese Catholic Clerics among Detainees Released Following Bishop-elect's Shooting

Two South Sudanese Catholic Clerics are among dozens released last week after spending over two weeks in detention following their suspected connection with the shooting of the Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama addressing journalists during a press conference to mark World Communications Day in Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook. /

Journalists in Africa Cautioned against Breeding “anarchy and chaos” on Media Platforms

Journalists in Africa have been urged to adhere to responsible use of media in building the society and to desist from using their God-given talent to cause disorder in the communities they serve.

Image of buildings burning in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian violence. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Encourage Dialogue to End Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) are calling on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to engage in dialogue and put an end to the ongoing violence.

A mother and her child inside a doorless house in the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute /

Archdiocese of Nampula Embarks on Housing Project for Displaced People in Mozambique

The Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula located in North-eastern Mozambique has commenced the construction of houses with a hope to resettle thousands of displaced people currently being hosted by the Archdiocese.

Bishop Alfred Agyenta addressing the faithful during the climax celebration to mark the Silver Jubilee of Our Lady Queen of Africa (OLA) Bolgatanga Parish of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese on 16 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

At Parish Anniversary in Ghana, Catholic Bishop Urges Daily Christian Faith Practice

At the climax celebration to mark the Silver Jubilee of Our Lady Queen of Africa (OLA) Bolgatanga Parish of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese, the Local Ordinary has called for the daily practice of Christian faith if societal ills have to be defeated.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese who is celebrating 51 years in the Priesthood. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

At Priestly Anniversary, South Sudanese Bishop Appeals for Unity amid Country’s Challenges

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has, on the occasion of his 51st Priestly anniversary, appealed for unity in the face of various national challenges, including insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral of Burkina Faso’s Bobo-Dioulasso Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Renovation of Burkina Faso’s 2nd Oldest Cathedral “pride of Catholic community”: Cardinal

The just completed renovation of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral of Burkina Faso’s Bobo-Dioulasso Archdiocese is a source of “pride” for the Catholic community in the West African nation, the Cardinal who presided over the inauguration of the renovated Cathedral has said.

Map showing the major towns within Nigeria's Imo State. Credit: Public Domain /

“God has not, will never abandon His people”: Nigerian Bishop amid Regional Insecurity

In the wake of security threats in Nigeria’s Imo State, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu located within the region has sought to reassure the people in the affected areas of the West African nation of the presence of God amid “fear and anxiety.”

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Political Aspirants in Zambia Need to Address Debt Crisis in Campaigns: Jesuit Scholars

As campaigns for the August 12 general election kickoff in Zambia, political aspirants in the Southern African nation have been called upon to inform the electorate on how they will address the country’s debt crisis should they be elected.

Children at the Catholic Diocese of Pemba follow an entertainment with puppets in a psychosocial project aimed at helping them cope with their loss/Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute /

Catholic Priest in Mozambique Using Puppets to Help Displaced Children Cope with Loss

A Catholic Priest ministering in Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese is using puppets to provide psychosocial support to children who have undergone trauma in the country’s warrying Cabo Delgado region.

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria with President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria /

“We speak out because we do not want Nigeria to collapse”: Catholic Bishops

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have called on the country’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to be open to criticisms and not embark on any form of propaganda against Church leaders who, when they speak, do so for the common good, with the best interests of the nation at heart.

Signage to stop the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) / HelpStopCSE Twitter

Catholic Entity in Africa’s Caution to UN Ahead of 2021 International Day of Families

Ahead of the 2021 International Day of Families (IDF), officials of CitizenGo in Africa, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues, have cautioned the leadership of the United Nations (UN) against the push for “gender ideology and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).”

Pope Francis sends a video message to the Italian Charismatic Consultation, May 15, 2021./ Screenshot: Vatican News YouTube channel. /

Pope Francis Thanks Charismatic Catholics, Evangelicals for Offering ‘sign of fraternity'

Pope Francis on Saturday thanked charismatic Catholics and evangelicals in Italy for offering a “sign of fraternity.”

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Coeli address at the Vatican./ Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis: Children’s Deaths in Israel-Gaza Conflict ‘terrible and unacceptable’

Pope Francis made an impassioned appeal Sunday for an end to surging violence in the Holy Land.

Some of the Bishops of the Owerri/Onitsha Ecclesiastical Provinces during the presentation of their message. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Nigeria in “great danger unless we bring a new spirit”: Bishops in Owerri, Onitsha

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ecclesiastical Provinces of Onitsha and Owerri have raised concerns about incessant insecurity in the country.

Bishop Donatien Bafuidinsoni of DR Congo's Inongo Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Bishop in DR Congo Cautions Regional Politicians against “sterile quarrels and debates”

The Bishop of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Inongo Diocese has cautioned politicians in the Province of Mai-Ndombe that is within his episcopal see against the tendency to engage in “sterile quarrels and debates.”

Seminarians carry the coffin of their colleague Michael Nnadi during his burial on 11 February 2020/ Aid to the Church in Need /

‘This thing’s going to blow up on us’: The Religious Extremism Fueling Violence in Nigeria

Escalating bloodshed in Nigeria is fueled in part by religious extremism – and the United States must recognize this in order to achieve peace, says the former U.S. religious freedom ambassador.

Pope Francis attends the ‘General State of the Birth Rate’ event in Rome, May 14, 2021./ Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Asks Society which it Values More: Children or Money

Pope Francis urged Europeans on Friday to reflect on what they treasure, and whether they consider children to be the valuable gift they are.

St. Peter's Basilica./ Bohumil Petrik/CNA /

The Vatican Has a Commission for Healthcare Facilities, but there is Little Trace of it

In 2015, facing scandals in the healthcare sector, Pope Francis established a Pontifical Commission for the Activities of the Public Juridical Persons of the Church in the Healthcare Sector. The board of the Commission was renewed in June 2020. However, there is no trace of the Commission in the Annuario Pontificio.

Map of Nigeria where the Christian Association of the country has declared three days of prayer for an end to insecurity. Credit: Public domain / Public domain

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Declare Three-day National Prayer for End to Insecurity

Christian leaders in Nigeria have declared three days of national prayer for an end to the problems bedeviling the West African nation including killings and banditry.