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.
Roughly one third of the total project aid that was supplied by Catholic Charity Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International in the year 2020, went to Africa, the leadership of the organization has reported.
Catholic Bishops in the Horn of Africa nation of Ethiopia have, in a collective statement days to the country’s general elections, outlined qualities of those to be elected to the House of People’s Representatives saying citizens desire leaders who are “upright.”
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.
Catholic Mission Hospitals are over-stretching their resources while attending to COVID-19 cases in the country, the Bishop at the helm of the Health Commission of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has said.
Refugees in various African countries continue to be excluded in COVID-19 programs such as provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and even vaccination against the coronavirus, members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have said.
The practice of trading insults that characterizes politics in Kenya can only be addressed by paying attention to faith principles, a Kenyan Catholic Archbishop has said.
The National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) and the Church of Christ in Congo (ECC) are recommending that in the composition of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI), civil society members constitute the majority.
The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, is facilitating self-sustainability initiatives at the Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare, a town located some 25 miles Southeast of Eritrea's capital, Asmara.
Pope Francis met with deacons and their families Saturday at the Vatican and encouraged them to help their parishes to recognize Jesus in the poor.
The Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has faulted the government for suspending public worship in parts of the country, a move that seems to undermine, the Bishop says, the role of the Inter-faith Council.
Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa have, in a statement, acknowledged with appreciation the role Tanzania’s Polycarp Cardinal Pengo has played in fostering pastoral solidarity in the region ahead of the Church leader’s Priestly Golden Jubilee celebration.
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.
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.”
Catholic Bishops in Burkina Faso and Niger are urging security forces operating in the region to work toward restoring the optimism that had characterized the West African nation of Burkina Faso before the Solhan village massacre.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.