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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Condemn Igbo Youth killings, Arbitrary Detention of Civilians

Christian leaders in Nigeria have condemned the “killing of innocent youths” and the arbitrary detention of civilians in the country's Imo State.

The studio of Rádio Sem Fronteiras in Mozambique. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International /

Catholic Charity Donates Radios to Mozambicans in Remote Villages to Connect Families

Catholic Pontifical and Charity Organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has facilitated the purchase of solar-powered radios for inhabitants of Cabo Delgado, the Northernmost province of Mozambique to keep families that have been separated by violence connected.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Political Aspirants to Show How to Address Rising Inflation

Aspirants to various political positions in Zambia have been challenged to highlight ways they plan to address rising inflation in the Southern African nation if elected in the August 12 polls.

Fr. Christopher Eboka who had been kidnapped by members of Ambazonia separatist movement in Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese. Credit: Fr. Christopher Eboka /

Recently Freed Cameroonian Priest Says Celebrating Mass in Captivity "the joy that I had"

Fr. Christopher Eboka, the Cameroonian Catholic Priest who had been abducted on May 22  and later released, has told ACI Africa that the chances he had to celebrate Holy Mass while in captivity were his sources of joy.

Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso's Ouagadougou Archdiocese. Credit: Fr. Paul Dah /

Burkina Faso’s Cardinal Renews Call for Prayers Following Deadly Saturday Attack

The Cardinal in Burkina Faso has launched a renewed call for prayers in solidarity with victims of what has been described as one of the deadliest attacks in the West African country in recent years.

Map showing the troubled region of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique. Credit: Public Domain /

Catholic Charity Reports People’s Agonizing Search for Refuge in Mozambican Crisis

Displaced people in the ongoing violence in Cabo Delgado, the Northernmost Province of Mozambique, are spending months away from home in their agonizing attempt to flee from the war-torn region, Catholic peace and charity organization Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has reported.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Launch One Million Tree Planting Exercise to Foster Laudato Si’

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have launched a one million tree planting exercise to mark the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’ and in support of the government's GREEN GHANA project.

Late Sr. Mary Batchelor with some of her South Sudanese pupils. Credit: Courtesy photo /

Tributes Overflow for Missionary Nun Who Defied Hardships to Educate South Sudanese

Former students of Sr. Mary Batchelor, a Missionary Religious Sister from Australia who served in South Sudan for close to two decades, have paid glowing tributes to the Catholic Nun who endured hostility in the East-Central African country to ensure that children, especially those from poor families, were educated.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Liturgical Celebration Not “a show time”, Nigerian Archbishop Cautions, Urges Restraint

The celebration of liturgy in the Catholic Church is not a “show time”, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has cautioned, and urged restraint on the part of worshipers and members of the Clergy.

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Southern African Bishops Dispel COVID-19 Vaccine Fear, Say Jab is "a safe risk”

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have sought to address concerns around the COVID-19 vaccine.

Tshongokwe Hospital which is being built by the Missionary Daughters of Calvary in Zimbabwe's Hwange Diocese. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe /

Catholic Sisters Facilitate Rebuilding of Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese

Missionary Daughters of Calvary (MDC) Sisters have facilitated the rebuilding of Tshongokwe Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese in a new location after it was left in ruins following the “war of liberation,” Catholic Church News Zimbabwe has reported.

Pope Francis with French Priests studying in Rome during a meeting at the Vatican on 7 June 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA /

Pope Francis to Priests: Weakness is a Chance for Encounter with God

Pope Francis told a group of young French priests on Monday that weakness is a chance for encounter with God, and not something they should try to overcome by their own strength.

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 6, 2021./ Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel. /

Pope Francis on Corpus Christi: ‘We need to enlarge our hearts’

Pope Francis said Sunday that we need to “enlarge our hearts” to truly appreciate the gift of the Eucharist.

Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry in Nigeria's Enugu Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Controversial Priest’s Initiative in Nigeria is Now a Chaplaincy, “not personality cult”

The Adoration Ministry Enugu, an initiative of a controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest, is to function as a Chaplaincy, and “not personality cult”, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese has directed.

Homes and the local market burnt during the overnight raid on Solhan village in the Yagha Province of Burkina Faso. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholics in Burkina Faso Offering Prayers for Victims of Solhan Village Attack

Catholics in Burkina Faso have been invited to offer special prayers for the victims of the attack on Solham village in the Northern part of the country that left at least 160 people dead.

Fr. Stephen Otieno Makagutu donating sanitary towels to girls at St. Dominic Kianja Primary School within the Archdiocese of Kisumu
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How a Kenyan Catholic Priest is Fostering "menstrual hygiene" among Girls in Schools

A Kenyan Catholic Priest is promoting menstrual hygiene among primary school girls by providing them with sanitary towels.

Catholics observing COVID-19 directives during Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in South Africa's Kroonstad Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Kroonstad/Facebook /

Amid Surge in South Africa’s COVID-19 Cases, Bishop Urges Adherence to Preventive Measures

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Kroonstad Diocese has, in a statement, urged Catholics to strictly adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures amid a surge in infections in the country, especially in the territory covered by the Diocese.

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Nigeria's Lagos Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria Encourages Self Defense, Cautions against Aggression

Amid multiple cases of violent attacks in Nigeria, the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos in the West African nation has highlighted the fundamental right to self defense and cautioned against aggression. 

St. Anthony’s Cathedral Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya/ Credit: Public Domain /

Kenyan Parish Launches Data Gathering Exercise to Boost Participation in Church Activities

St. Anthony’s Cathedral Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya has embarked on a data generation exercise aimed at improving the Pastoral and Social programs of the Parish.

Some children at the Mamma Margherita Salesian Center, operated by Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Cotonou, Benin. Credit: Salesian Missions /

How Salesian Sisters are Facilitating Vulnerable Children Integration in Beninese Society

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), also called Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, are reaching out to vulnerable children in the West African nation of Benin by offering art classes to street children and sheltering former slaves to help reintegrate them in the Beninese society.