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Fr. Cosmas Mwova with some of the diocesan youth representatives planning for the November 30 National youth convention. Credit: ACI Africa.

Planned Catholic Youth Convention in Kenya to Explore Successes, Shocks of 2023 World Youth Day

Apr 18, 2024

Only nine out of the 400 young people that the youth office of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) had anticipated to attend the World Youth Day (WYD) made it to the event that took place in Lisbon, Portugal, in August last year.

Fr. Zacharia Samjumi. Credit: ACI Africa

Nigeria’s Families “at verge of disintegrating because of hardships”, Catholic Official Warns, Decries Food Insecurity

Apr 18, 2024

The Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) has decried economic challenges in the West African Nation noting that many Nigerians are traumatized as a result of the hardships they are facing.

Orphan house Saint Marie Veronique of Makoua. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Drop in Vocations to Religious Life among Women Threatening Growth of Catholic Church in Congo-Brazzaville

Apr 18, 2024

The Catholic Church in the Central African nation of Congo-Brazzaville is facing many challenges, key among them a drop in the number of women choosing Religious Life. 

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Sudan Needs Greater International Humanitarian Support: Caritas Internationalis as War Enters Second Year

Apr 18, 2024

Sudan requires a lot of international humanitarian support to alleviate the suffering that the people are facing due to the country’s yearlong civil violence,  Caritas Internationalis (CI) has said. 

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis in Mauritius. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Port Louis

In Voting, “you write history”: Mauritian Bishop Cautions Youths against Voter Apathy, Urges Responsible Participation

Apr 18, 2024

Bishop Jean Michaël Durhône of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis in Mauritius has urged young people to participate responsibly in the country’s general elections scheduled for November 30.

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Catholic Activists Petition Eviction of Group Promoting “a massacre of Nigeria's pre-born babies”

Apr 18, 2024

The International Planned Parenthood Affiliated Services (IPAS) is working relentlessly to promote abortion in Nigeria, CitizenGo Africa has said, and called on the nation’s Health Minister to throw out the American abortionist group from the country. 

Bishop Cleophas Oseso Tuka during the opening of the 10th edition of the Catholic Private Education Institutions Association-Kenya (CaPEIA-K) conference on Tuesday, 16 April 2024. Credit: Capuchin TV

Catholic Teachers in Kenya Urged to Help Learners Attain God-Given Purpose, “transmitting culture in the light of faith”

Apr 18, 2024

Catholic teachers have the divine role to help children attain their God-given purposes on earth by forming their consciences and faith, a Catholic Bishop in Kenya has said. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Credit: CEM

Catholic Bishops in War-Torn Mozambique Announce Prayers for Peace ahead of Church’s Jubilee Year 2025

Apr 18, 2024

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have dedicated the first Sunday of the month to prayers for peace in all Dioceses ahead of the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.

Fr. Victor Mbuthia (left) during the 2023 MYM annual Archdiocesan Mass. Credit: ACI Africa

Kenya’s Nairobi Catholic Archdiocese Strategize “maximum transition” to Address Declining Youth Numbers

Apr 18, 2024

The number of young people across different age groups has been on a decline in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN), an official of the Archdiocese has said, noting that the Archdiocese is implementing strategies to ensure that young people do not abandon the Church.

Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka with Pastoral Coordinators in malawi. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

“Evangelization ought to be a top priority”: Bishop in Malawi Urges Priests to Prioritize Catechesis to Administration

Apr 18, 2024

The Chairman of the Pastoral Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) is urging the members of the Clergy to focus more on catechesis to ensure the faithful understand the Catholic faith rather than focusing on “administrative issues.”

Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari during the farewell Mass that was held at the Our Lady of Remedies Cathedral of Luanda Archdiocese on Wednesday, 17 April 2024. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Service in Angola, São Tomé “source of spiritual enrichment”: Outgoing Apostolic Nuncio

Apr 18, 2024

Archbishop Giovanni Gaspari, who is leaving Angola and São Tomé & Príncipe after close to four years of diplomatic service, has described his service in both nations as a “great gift”, and a source of his spiritual enrichment.

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“Cause for joy”: Catholic Bishops in Bukavu Province on Planned Beatification of Four Martyrs in Uvira Diocese

Apr 17, 2024

The planned beatification of four Congolese martyrs, who include three members of Xaverian missionaries and a Priest, scheduled to take place on August 18 in the Catholic Diocese of Uvira in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sparks joy, members of the Provincial Episcopal Assembly of Bukavu (ASSEPB) have said.

Fr. Daniel Ogbeifun

Let’s Be “catalysts for peace worldwide”: U.S.-based Nigerian Catholic Priest Advocates for Nonviolence at Peace Concert

Apr 17, 2024

There is need for Nigerians to always seek nonviolent options in the face of conflicts, a U.S.-based Nigerian Catholic Priest has said. 

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Don’t “abandon the people of Sudan” amid Raging Violent Conflicts Elsewhere: Jesuit Entity to International Community

Apr 17, 2024

One year since Sudan civil war broke out, the leadership of the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS) is urging the international community to include the “suffering of the people” in the Northeastern African nation among its priorities even as they attend to the needs of victims of violent conflicts in other regions of the world. 

Candidates, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Assumption Umoja Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi on Sunday, 14 April 2024. Credit: Capuchin TV

Like Peter, Be Witnesses “with energy of the Holy Spirit”: Catholic Bishop to Candidates Confirmed at Nairobi Parish

Apr 17, 2024

Candidates, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Assumption Umoja Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi on Sunday, April 14 were urged to recognize the power of the Holy Spirit in their respective lives and be bold witnesses of the Risen Lord after the example of the Apostle Peter.

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Archbishop Urges Angola’s Politicians to “work together to promote education for peace”

Apr 17, 2024

Archbishop José Manuel Imbamba of the Catholic Archdiocese of Saurimo in Angola has called upon politicians in the Southern African nation to put aside their differences and collaborate in fostering education for peace in the country. 

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen during the opening of the 10th edition of the Catholic Private Education Institutions Association-Kenya (CaPEIA-K) conference on Tuesday, 16 April 2024. Credit: Capuchin TV

Catholic Teacher, Formator Called “to be an example” of Christian Values: Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya

Apr 17, 2024

Catholic teachers and formators have the vocation and mission of fostering Christian values by the example of their lifestyle, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has said.

Fr. Peter Stephen Lopez

Catholic Priest Fears for the Future of The Gambia’s Christian Population amid “subtle” Persecution

Apr 17, 2024

Christians in The Gambia who represent a tiny percentage of the country’s population are experiencing “subtle” persecution, a Catholic Priest ministering in the West African country has said.

Fr. John Mathiang (left) and Bishop Christian Carlassare (right). Credit: Ginaba Lino/Juba/South Sudanm Catholic Diocese of Rumbek

Vatican Issued Interdict, Suspension against Fr. Mathiang Last May: Bishops on Acquitted South Sudanese Catholic Priest

Apr 16, 2024

Last May, the Vatican Dicastery for Evangelization issued an interdict and suspension against Fr. John Mathiang Machol, the Catholic Priest acquitted on all counts in the case of the April 2021 shooting of the then Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, Catholic Bishops in the country have revealed.

Members of the Provincial Episcopal Assembly of Bukavu (ASSEPB). Credit: Radio Moto

Catholic Bishops in Bukavu Province, DR Congo Decry “endemic” Insecurity, Urge Government to Prioritize Citizens’ Safety

Apr 16, 2024

Catholic Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are decrying insecurity in their Episcopal Sees.