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Tigrayan Highlands in northern Ethiopia/ Credit:Trocaire /

Agony as Ethiopians Spend Days in Long Queues to Get Water: Catholic Charity

Residents of various parts of Ethiopia are trekking for miles and spending days in long queues to get water far away from home, a Catholic charity has reported.

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

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Warn of Looming Food Crisis amid “increasing insecurity”

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria are warning of a looming food crisis in the country due to what they are calling “increasing insecurity.”

A Catholic Priest and a Religious Sister having a moment with refugees in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba in Mozambique. Thousands of refugees from Cabo Delgado have found refuge in the Diocese and the Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula/ Credit: Denis  Hurley Peace Institute /

Catholic Charity Reports Despair among Displaced in Mozambique Despite World Bank Support

The Catholic peace and charity organization, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has shared with ACI Africa the growing humanitarian crisis among residents of Cabo Delgado in Northern Mozambique where displaced people are starving in refugee camps even after the World Bank released funds to alleviate suffering in the camps.

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Rumbek welcomed upon his arrival in Rumbek. Credit Courtesy Photo /

In Maiden Visit of South Sudanese Diocese, Apostolic Administrator Urges “reflection”

In his maiden visit of Rumbek Diocese whose Bishop-elect was shot and wounded in April, the Apostolic Administrator of the South Sudanese Diocese has called for “reflection” and the seeking of spiritual renewal.

The Late Fr. Emmanuel Ribeiro. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Zimbabweans Eulogize Priest Who Spearheaded National Anthem Composition, Flag Designing

Zimbabweans have paid tribute to Fr. Emmanuel Ribeiro, the Catholic Priest who headed the committee that composed the country’s national anthem and participated in the designing of the flag of the Southern African nation. 

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021./ Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis: Do not Forget Workers Pushed to the Margins by Pandemic

Pope Francis addressed an International Labor Organization (ILO) summit Thursday, calling for dignified working conditions and support for workers on the margins of the labor market still affected by pandemic losses.

Bishop António Juliasse Sandramo, Apostolic Administrator of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Share Aid Between Locals and Displaced to Avoid Conflicts, Bishop in Mozambique Says

The Apostolic Administrator of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese, Bishop António Juliasse Sandramo, has urged charity groups and authorities giving aid to displaced people who have settled in the provincial capital not to discriminate against the local community. 

Agenda of the June 16 webinar organized by the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Rise, Reclaim Your Continent, Young Africans Told on the Day of the African Child

On the annual event of the International Day of the African Child (DAC), young people across the continent have been challenged to take up leadership roles and reclaim their position in global socio-political and economic space. 

A poster of the National Youth Day in South Africa/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Urge Youth to Shun Hatred, Embrace Love

The leadership of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has, on the occasion of the National Youth Day, invited young people across South Africa to practice love and cohesion in place of hatred and racial discrimination.

Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, Archbishop emeritus of Nigeria's Lagos Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Nigerian Cardinal Warns of Looming Anarchy, Urges Compatriots to Build United Country

A Nigerian Cardinal has warned of an imminent anarchy in Nigeria owing to security challenges and corruption that he says continues to bedevil the West African nation.

Among the victims in the aftermath of the bloodiest terrorist attack since Islamist violence began are also Christians/ Credit:  Aid to The Church in Need (ACN) /

Attacks on Villages Becoming Unpredictable, Burkinabe Bishop on Insecurity

A Catholic Bishop in Burkina Faso has said attacks on villages have multiplied and become increasingly unpredictable. 

Saint Paul’s College in Gbarnga, the only seminary in Liberia?Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) /

Pontifical Charity Pledges to Support Formators at Liberia’s Only Major Seminary

The leadership of the Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), is set offer Mass stipend to the Priests serving at Liberia’s only Major Seminary. 

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

Pope Francis Appoints ‘ecclesiastical assistant’ for Vatican Communications

Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed an Italian priest and philosopher as an “ecclesiastical assistant” to the Vatican’s communications department.

Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese/ Credit: Nsukka Diocese/Facebook /

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Cautions Priests, Religious against Operating Personal Projects

The Bishop of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese has cautioned Clerics, women and men Religious against owning and operating personal projects saying conflicts have often resulted from such engagement.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese/ Credit Courtesy Photo /

South Sudanese Catholic Bishop Calls for Prayers as Ravaging Drought Threatens Masses

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese has asked faith-based organizations and the people of God in the East-Central African country to pray for rains following a prolonged drought, a situation he says threatens the survival of many in the country.

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Salesians Facilitate Sanitation Infrastructure at Catholic School in Shinyanga, Tanzania

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are facilitating the construction of new bathrooms at Don Bosco Didia Secondary school in the Catholic Diocese of Shinyanga in Tanzania.

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Senegal’s Inter-Diocesan Entity Suspends Pilgrimage to Holy Land amid COVID-19 Challenges

The leadership of Senegal’s National Inter-Diocesan Committee for Catholic Pilgrimages (CINPEC) has announced the cancellation of the 2021 pilgrimage to the Holy land amid “persistence” of COVID-19 pandemic in the West African nation.

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Catholic Bishops in Zambia Mark Day of African Child with call to Protect Minors

Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have, on the annual event of the International Day of the African Child (DAC), appealed to leaders in the Southern African nation to do “everything that is possible” to protect children from experiencing the trauma caused by humanitarian crises. 

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 16, 2021./ Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis: On the Cross, Jesus Prayed for You

Catholics should take courage in the fact that even as Jesus was dying on the cross, his most agonizing moment on earth, he was praying for them, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Cover page of the new book titled “The Spiritual Perfection of the Human Being” written by Fr. Fredrick Njumferghai Bohtila/ Credit: ACI Africa /

Cameroonian Priest’s New Book Suggests Ways to Find Self-Acceptance “from within”

The rise in suicide cases and mental challenges stem from a lack of self-acceptance and the nature of human beings to search for happiness in the wrong places, a Cameroonian Catholic Priest has said.