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Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero./ Daniel Ibanez / CNA. /

Morocco’s Cardinal: Christians Should Be a "sacrament of encounter" for Muslim Neighbors

The archbishop of Rabat has launched a diocesan synod to encourage the small Catholic community in Morocco to more fully live out its mission of “encounter and dialogue.”

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Ecosystem Degradation "a clear outcome of economic dysfunction": Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Friday that environmental degradation is “a clear outcome of economic dysfunction.”

Christine du Coudray with some of her collaborators in South Sudan/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need /

South Sudan among African Countries with Immense Growth: Catholic Charity Official

An official of the Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International has, at the end of her term in Africa, recognized growth in a number of African countries including South Sudan.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama administering the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Patrick’s Karshi Parish of Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook /

Nigerian Catholic Archbishop Calls for End to Forceful Christianization, Islamization

The Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has urged the people of God belonging to various religions in the West African nation to avoid unhealthy competition that he says could result in forceful Islamization and Christianization in the country.

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Salesians in Zimbabwe Provide Education to Children from Poor Mining Families

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Zimbabwe are offering education to children from poor mining families in the Southern African nation.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in Rome Feb. 24, 2019./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

German Cardinal Aged 67 Offers Resignation Letter to Pope Francis

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the 67-year-old archbishop of Munich and Freising, has offered his resignation to Pope Francis.

Archbishop Anthony Obinna of Nigeria’s Owerri Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

“Stop killings, convoke a Ceasefire Meeting”: Nigerian Archbishop to Imo State Governor

The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Owerri Archdiocese, which covers Imo State, has expressed concerns about killings of innocent citizens by “known and unknown gunmen” and called on the Governor of the Nigerian State to “convoke a Ceasefire Meeting.”

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Catholic Bishops in Africa, Europe Jointly Encourage Fostering of Inter-Religious Dialogue

Catholic Bishops in Africa and Europe have, in a joint statement, encouraged the fostering of inter-religious dialogue in their respective continents in line with the message of Pope Francis in his October 2020 Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti.

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Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Appeal for Support for Victims of Volcanic Eruption

The Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are appealing for support to reach out to thousands of people displaced from Goma, a city in the Eastern region of the country that experienced a volcanic eruption last month.

Fr. Joe Keke who was released June 3 after spending two weeks in captivity. Credit: Fr. Chris Omotosho /

Nigerian Catholic Priest Regains Freedom Days after His Colleague is Laid to Rest

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who was kidnapped alongside slain Fr. Alphonsus Bello when St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Parish of Sokoto Diocese was attacked on May 20 has been released.

Group photo of participants at the training organized by the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) aimed at equipping teachers with skills to support their learners through childhood to adolescence/ Credit: ACI Africa. /

Catholic Sisters’ Project to Equip Kenyan Teachers with Skills to Avert Teen Pregnancies

The ongoing adolescent training organized by the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) is aimed at equipping teachers with skills to support their learners through childhood to adolescence in order to address the rising cases of teenage pregnancy in various parts of the East African nation.

Christ the King Cathedral of Zambia's Ndola Diocese. Credit: Ndola Diocese/Facebook /

Catholic Bishop in Zambia Prohibits Wearing of “Political Regalia” at Church Premises

The Catholic Bishop of Zambia’s Ndola Diocese has prohibited the wearing of any political party regalia at church premises within his episcopal see.

Abbey brewer Fr. Karel Stautemas and master brewer Marc-Antoine Sochon toast the opening of Grimbergen Abbey Brewery in Belgium./ PRNewsfoto/Grimbergen. /

Beer-making Returns to Belgian Catholic Abbey After 200 Years

For the first time in 200 years, beer is being brewed at a historic Catholic abbey in Belgium.

The Burundi Oratory Youths Food Aid to Slow Down COVID-19 Outbreak Effect project. Credit: Salesian Missions /

How Salesian Development Initiative is Facilitating Fight Against COVID-19 in Africa

The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has, in a report, outlined initiatives the entity has undertaken in facilitating the fight against COVID-19 in African countries.

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Catholic Nuns among Rape Victims in Growing Military Brutality in Tigray, Ethiopia

The Catholic Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reported the gross violation of human rights in Ethiopia’s Tigray region where military have been accused of raping women including Catholic Nuns.

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

At Burial of Murdered Nigerian Priest, Archbishop Prays for “repentance, conversion"

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese has, at the burial ceremony of Fr. Alphonsus Bello who was murdered May 20, invited the people of God in the West African nation to pray for  the conversion of the Priest's killers. 

Eruption of the volcanic Mount Nyirangongo on the eastern frontier of the the Republic of the Congo.Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) /

Goma Residents in DR Congo “preparing for the worst” amid Earth Tremors: Catholic Nun

There is a mounting humanitarian crisis in areas around the city of Goma on the Eastern frontier of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo and the subsequent earth tremors that have left people fearing for the worst.

St. Mary's Cathedral of South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Police in South Sudan Recover Some Items Looted from Catholic Bishop’s Residence

Several items looted from the residence of the Catholic Bishop of Wau in South Sudan earlier last month have been recovered, the Vicar General of the Diocese has confirmed.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 2, 2021./ Vatican Media. /

Never Forget that Jesus is Praying for you before Father: Pope Francis at General Audience

Pope Francis said Wednesday that just as Jesus prayed for his friends while on earth, he also prays for each person eternally before the Father in heaven.

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Salesians in South Sudan Lauded for Reaching out to Thousands of IDPs with Shelter Kits

A representative of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has lauded members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) for providing shelter kits to over 50 thousand persons.