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Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro (left), Late Bishop Alfred Leonhard Maluma (Center) and Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (Right) /

Bishops in Eastern Africa Write to Condole with Ugandans, South Sudanese, Tanzanians

The leadership of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (AMECEA) has, in separate statements, condoled with the people of God in Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania following the death of Catholic Prelates in their respective countries. 

Bishop Charles Kasonde of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese / Courtesy Photo

Zambian Bishop Cautions against Appointing Women in Government for “fashion, escape route”

The Bishop of Zambia’s Solwezi Diocese has urged political parties in the Southern African country to appoint women because they qualify for the positions in leadership and not for their own selfish reasons.

Part of the original preparatory team posed for a group photo at the Apostles of Jesus Centre in Langata. The team is made up of staff from ACWECA and AOSK Secretariats. / Sr. Grace Candiru/ACWECA

Consecrated Women in Eastern-Central Africa to Maintain Theme of Postponed Assembly

The Plenary Assembly of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA), which had been slated for last August, is expected to take place in August this year under the same theme, officials involved in organizing the event have told ACI Africa.

Late Bishop Moses Hamungole who succumbed to COVID-19 complications Wednesday, January 13. /

Church in Eastern Africa Remembers Late Zambian Bishop for Communication Initiatives

The Church in Eastern Africa is remembering the late Bishop Moses Hamungole who succumbed to COVID-19 complications Wednesday, January 13 for his social communication initiatives in the region.

Late Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese who died Monday, December 14. /

Late Malawian Archbishop Eulogized as “humble, respectful, generous, man of prayer”

The late Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye who, until his death Monday, December 14 has been the Local Ordinary of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese, is being eulogized as a humble, respectful, generous, and prayerful church leader. 

Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese who died Monday, December 14. /

Malawian Archbishop Who Headed Regional Conference, University, Passes On

Archbishop Tarcisius Gervazio Ziyaye of Malawi’s Lilongwe Archdiocese has passed on at the age of 71.

Late Archbishop James Odongo who died Friday, December 4 at the age of 89. /

Church in Eastern Africa Mourns Ugandan Prelate Who Laid Ground for Regional Collaboration

The Catholic Church in Eastern Africa is mourning the passing on of the first African Chairman of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA), Archbishop James Odongo who died Friday, December 4 at the age of 89. 

Foster Stewardship, “balanced approach to creation”: Kenya’s Nuncio to Graduands

Graduands at a Kenya-based Catholic institution have been urged to foster stewardship in their leadership aspirations, putting to good use religious values for the “special care for God’s creation.”

Global Catholic Peace Movement Alarmed by Violence in Ethiopia, Calls for Peace

The leadership of Pax Christi International, a global Catholic peace movement, has expressed “great” concerns about the ongoing violent conflict in Ethiopia pitting the Federal government against the local authorities of the country’s Northernmost Tigray region.

Members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC). / ACI Africa

Prelate in Sudan Says “We are so far doing well as one Conference” With South Sudan

Operating under a single Catholic Bishops’ Conference has so far been smooth for Prelates in South Sudan and Sudan even after the former seceded, the Archbishop of Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese has told ACI Africa.

The Regional Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Eastern Africa, Andre Atsu. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Eastern Africa.

Catholic Refugee Agency Appeals for Humanitarian Access amid Ethiopia’s Tigray Violence

The leadership of a Catholic refugee agency with operations in 56 countries worldwide is appealing for humanitarian access to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which is experiencing violent conflict between the Federal government forces and the paramilitary in the Northern region of the Horn of Africa country.

A map showing the Tigray area in northern Ethiopia. / Associated Press.

Eastern Africa’s Bishops Express Solidarity with Ethiopians amid Fighting in Tigray

Bishops in Eastern Africa have expressed their solidarity with the people of God in Ethiopia amid reportedly escalating violence pitting the Federal government against the local authorities of the country’s Northernmost Tigray region.

Catholic journalists in South Sudan upgrading their skills at a workshop organized by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA). / ACI Africa

Regional Conference Equips Journalists in South Sudan with COVID-19 Reporting Skills

The Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), the Kenya-based regional conference of Catholic Bishops in nine countries, has facilitated a skills-based training of Catholic journalists in South Sudan, which involved the building their capacities in radio production, fact checking and reporting on COVID-19.

Some graduates during the Convocation ceremony of the academic year 2020/2021 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya. / Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Regional Catholic University in Kenya Staff Lauded for Bearing with "painful decisions"

The leadership of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) has lauded the personnel engaged at the Kenya-based institution for bearing with the “painful decisions” of downward salary adjustments or even unpaid leave taken amid COVID-19 challenges.

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) at SECAM's Golden Jubilee in Uganda in 2019. /

SECAM Leadership Defers Annual Collection amid COVID-19 Challenges

The leadership of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has announced that the usual annual collection of funds to support the symposium activities on the continent will not happen this year due to COVID-19 challenges.

Tanzania’s former President Benjamin William Mkapa who died Friday, July 24. /

Tanzania’s Former President Mourned as “a man of faith, a dedicated Pan-Africanist”

Tanzania’s former President Benjamin William Mkapa, a Catholic who was at the forefront of brokering peace deals during conflicts in Africa, is being eulogized as a “man of faith” and “a dedicated Pan-Africanist” following his death in the country’s largest city and former capital, Dar es Salaam.

Fr. Emmanuel Chimombo, Pastoral Coordinator for the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA). / Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

One-stop Virtual Counseling to Respond to COVID-19 Challenges in AMECEA Region

People weighed down by COVID-19 challenges in Kenya have, for the past three months, found solace by speaking to counsellors through an online virtual service launched by Archdiocese of Nyeri and the Diocese of Kitui in the East African country.

Members of SECAM  at the opening Mass of the Golden Jubilee Celebration in Uganda in July 2019. /

Why First Sunday of August is Meant to be Important for the Church in Africa

The first Sunday of next month, August 2, is meant to be important for the people of God in Africa because the Catholic Bishops on the continent are expected to preside over the day of their common forum, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

Lawrence Chakwera, Malawi's newly elected president. /

Bishops in Malawi Congratulate Newly Elected President, Hail Electoral Process

Bishops in the southeastern African nation of Malawi have congratulated the country’s newly elected President, Lazarus Chakwera, following his victory in the presidential election rerun of June 23 and hailed various stakeholders in the electoral process for overseeing the poll.  

“The Elephant in the House: Leadership and Future Sustainability of Church Media Projects in Eastern Africa” by Fr. Andrew Kaufa. / Fr. Andrew Kaufa

Why “Catholic media institutions (in Africa) rarely survive beyond founders”: New Book

Church-run projects in Eastern Africa and across the continent struggle to survive beyond their founders owing to gaps in succession planning and management, a Religious Cleric based in Kenya has explained in a new book set to be launched in the “coming weeks” at one of the Catholic institutions of higher learning in the East African country.