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Msgr. Raphael Wokorach of Uganda's Nebbi Diocese whose Episcopal Ordination has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Episcopal Ordination in Uganda Postponed as Country's Lockdown Intensifies

The Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Raphael Wokorach that had been planned for Saturday, June 26 has been postponed until further notice.

Msgr. John Baptist Attakruh appointed Bishop Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese/ Credit: Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese/Facebook /

Apostolic Administrator of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese Appointed Diocesan Bishop

Msgr. John Baptist Attakruh who has been serving as Apostolic Administrator of Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese since August 2020 has been appointed the Local Ordinary of the same episcopal see.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo addressing participants at the workshop on the environment in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa/ Credit: CENCO /

Congolese Cardinal Urges Bishops to Participate in Safeguarding the Congo Basin

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has, at the ongoing workshop on the environment, called on his brother Bishops to seek ways of protecting the world’s second largest river basin, the Congo Basin. 

Some youth being trained at the Foyer Jean XXIII Education and Formation Center in the Togolese city of Kara. Credit: Salesian Missions /

Salesian Missionaries Offering Education to Togolese Youth at Risk of Social Exclusion

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are offering education to at least 183 Togolese youth who are at risk of social exclusion. 

A poster announcing the June 22-24 Webinar on Food Sovereignty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: JENA /

Transforming Africa’s Food Systems “not only possibility, also a necessity”: Jesuit Priest

The President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has, at a conference on Food Sovereignty, underscored the need for Africans to have stronger and secure food systems.

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Catholic Peace Organization Calls for Dialogue to End Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is appealing to the Cameroonian government to try dialogue with other parties involved in the ongoing civil crisis in Anglophone regions of Cameroon, saying that the military method that the government has been insisting upon has failed.

Trocaire supports hygiene and sanitation projects in Mabukulu Village in Eastern DR Congo./ Credit: Garry Walsh/Trocaire /

Bishops in Ireland Offer Financial Support to Victims of DR Congo’s Volcanic Eruption

Catholic Bishops in Ireland have, through their overseas development agency, Trócaire, facilitated the procurement and distribution of food to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) refugees seeking shelter in Rwanda after the eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo. 

Salesian missionaries are able to offer training to assist refugees in gaining the skills needed for employment or self-employment in Egypt. Credit: Salesian Missions /

Salesian Missionaries in Egypt Empowering Refugees Through Vocational Training

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Egypt are empowering refugees seeking shelter in the Northern African country with technical skills that can significantly enhance the refugees’ empowerment.

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Pope Francis Warns Against Preachers Who Sow Division Online

At his general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis warned against preachers who sow division and mistrust online.

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Why a Bishop in Taiwan Resigned Only Six Months After Installation

The Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Tainan in Taiwan resigned six months after his ordination and installation on Jan. 1, 2021, citing physical and mental problems.

Poster announcing the Fourth African Union-European Union Agricultural Ministerial Conference/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

African Faith Leaders, Civil Society Decry Locals’ Exclusion in World Agriculture Policies

Members of Our Land is Our Life Alliance, an entity that brings together various African civil society organizations (CSOs) and faith leaders, have decried the exclusion of local populations in the implementation of agricultural policies that affect the continent.

Map showing the various regions in Mali. Credit: Public Domain /

Catholic Priest among Five People Kidnapped in Mali’s Mopti Diocese

A Catholic Priest serving in Mali’s Mopti Diocese is among five people who were reportedly abducted Monday, June 21 morning by gunmen, a Cleric in the West African nation has confirmed.

Jean Pierre Cardinal Kutwa addressing former President Laurent Gbagbo during Mass at the St. Paul Cathedral in Ivory Coast's Abidjan Archdiocese. Credit: CECCI/Facebook /

Ivorian Cardinal Gifts Former President Rosary, Asks Him to Join “train of reconciliation”

The Cardinal in Ivory Coast has gifted a Rosary to the country’s former President, Laurent Gbagbo, who returned to the West African nation after close to a decade in exile.

Francis Cardinal Arinze during the Holy Mass at the Vatican to pray for peace in Burkina Faso. Credit: Vatican Media /

At Vatican’s Holy Mass for Peace in Burkina Faso, Nigerian Cardinal Reflects on Terrorism

At the Eucharistic celebration organized at the Vatican to pray for peace in Burkina Faso, Francis Cardinal Arinze reflected on terrorism in Africa, delinking the menace from religion.

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016./ Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis to Elderly: The Church Needs your Prayers Like ‘a deep breath’

There is no “retirement” from spreading the faith, Pope Francis said in a message to grandparents on Tuesday, adding that the prayers of the elderly are needed by the Church and the world.

The Official Logo of the Community Empowerment Organization (CEPO)/ Credit: CEPO /

Civil Society in South Sudan Condemns Torture of Catholic Radio Journalists

A civil society organization in South Sudan’s Lakes State has condemned the torture of three Catholic journalists linked to an artist who is involved in activism in the East-Central Africa country.

Logo of the Catholic Professionals Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ)/ Credit: CPNZ /

Catholic Professionals in Zimbabwe Join Laudato Si’ Conservation Campaign

Members of the Catholic Professionals Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ) under the auspices of Zimbabwe Catholic Commission for the Laity (ZCCL) have launched a campaign to conserve the environment in the spirit of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’. 

Tanzanian Cardinal Gets Presidential Award on His 50th Anniversary of Priestly Service

On the occasion of his Golden Jubilee of Priestly service on Sunday, June 20, Polycarp Cardinal Pengo of Tanzania was recognized by the President of the East African nation for fostering peace and unity and “relationships among different faiths.”

Late President Kenneth David Kaunda of Zambia. Credit: Public Domain /

Catholic Bishops in Zambia Eulogize Founding President as Great Leader, Selfless Servant

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have eulogized the country’s first President, Kenneth David Kaunda, as a statesman who selflessly served the people of God in the Southern Africa nation. 

Some refugees at the Palabek Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu /

Catholic Missionary Priest in Uganda Lauds Country for Being “a haven for refugees”

A Catholic Missionary Priest heading a refugee settlement in Uganda has lauded the East African nation for providing a safe haven for refugees and urged other countries to follow suit.