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Bishop Eugène Cyrille Houndékon reading the message of members of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishops in Benin Call for Respect of Human Dignity amid Surge in Ritual Crimes

Catholic Bishops in Benin are calling on the people of God in the West African nation to uphold human dignity amid an increase in reported cases of ritual crimes that have resulted in mob justice.

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At Cathedral Consecration, Kenya’s Nuncio Cautions against Political Rallies in Churches

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya, Archbishop Bert van Megen, has cautioned against converting churches into places for political rallies, insisting that places of worship should be exclusively for the sharing of the Word of God.

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New Nuncio to Benin, Togo Consecrated a Bishop

The episcopal consecration of Archbishop Mark Miles, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Benin and Togo earlier this year, was held in Gibraltar on Sunday.

Bishop Inácio Lucas Mwita of Mozambique's Gurué Diocese / Courtesy Photo

“Become seed that bears fruits of peace”: Bishop at Episcopal Ordination in Mozambique

A Bishop in Mozambique has called on the new Local Ordinary of the country’s Gurué Diocese to embrace servant leadership, striving to sacrifice his life for the peace of the people of God under his pastoral care, similar to a seed that dies to bring forth fruits.

The newly ordained Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese, Wilybard Lagho / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB)

Emulate St. Joseph in your Episcopal Ministry, Nuncio in Kenya tells Newly Ordained Bishop

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has told the newly ordained Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese to emulate St. Joseph in his episcopal ministry.

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Learn Collaboration, Obedience from St. Joseph, Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria Encourages

On the occasion of the first anniversary of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese, the Apostolic Nuncio in the West African country has called on the people of God in the Diocese to emulate the collaborative spirit and obedience, which St. Joseph portrayed.

Photos of Luca Attanasio and Vittorio Iacovacci during the Memorial Mass at the Our Lady of Congo Cathedral. / Courtesy Photo

Murder of Italian Ambassador in DR Congo “must not go in vain”: Nuncio at Memorial Mass

At the Eucharistic celebration in memory of late Luca Attanasio, the Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) murdered just over a week ago, the representative of the Holy Father in the Central African nation said that the diplomat’s death offers a call to resist evil and “must not be in vain.”

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Apostolic Nuncio in Benin to Represent Holy Father in Neighboring Togo

Pope Francis has appointed his representative in Benin, Archbishop Mark Gerard Miles, as his representative in the neighboring West African nation of Togo.

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Pope Francis Appoints Gibraltarian Cleric His Representative in Benin

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Mark Gerard Miles as his representative in the West African country of Benin.

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya Bert van Megen with a section of Spiritan Priests after the commissioning of Blessed Daniel Brottier Conference Hall and Accommodation facility 15 January 2021 / Credit: ACI Africa

Emulate St. Joseph, Be Good Teachers to Your Children, Nuncio in Kenya tells Fathers

As the Catholic Church all over the world continues to observe the Year of St. Joseph, which Pope Francis declared on 8 December 2020, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has called upon male parents in the East African country to emulate the father of Jesus and to be good examples to their children.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member by Pope Francis on 11 January 2021. /

Cameroonian Archbishop Appointed to Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development

A Cameroonian Archbishop has been appointed to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a member.

Kenya's Oldest Missionary Congregation Ministering "where others would not go" Lauded

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya, Archbishop Bert van Megen, has lauded members of the Religious Missionary Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) ministering in a remote settlement in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru for their selflessness and for choosing to go and serve the poorest of the poor “where other people would not go.”

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.”

Archbishop Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski with members of the
Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) before a Eucharistic Celebration at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Accra on October 15, 2020 to officially welcome him as the 9 the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana. / Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC)/Facebook Page.

Papal Envoy Lauds Church in Ghana for “great hospitality” at Maiden Public Mass

The new representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has, on the occasion of the first public Mass that was held on Thursday, October 15 to officially welcome him, thanked the people of God in the West African country for the “great hospitality” accorded him.

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Bert van Megen with officials of the Religious Superiors Conference of Kenya (RSCK) on October 13. /

Pray to “become signs of hope, Spirit-filled evangelizers,” Nuncio in Kenya to Consecrated

Consecrated persons in Kenya have been encouraged to cultivate and nurture hope, seeking God’s grace to realize their mission of being “signs of hope, Spirit-filled evangelizers” among the people of God amid life’s challenges.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen laying hands on the candidates for ordination during Mass at the St. John the Evangelist Parish, Karen of the Archdiocese of Nairobi. / ACI Africa

“Give yourself to the full, exhaust yourself,” Nuncio in Kenya to Newly Ordained Deacons

Newly ordained African Deacons have been encouraged to take up their role as servants, giving themselves fully and unconditionally to the service of the people of God and expending all their energies in the ministry of the Church.

A poster announcing the Perpetual Vows and Diaconate Ordinate of 22 Seminarians of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans). / Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans).

Stories of Blood, Sweat & Tears Behind Africa’s Growing Vocations: Spiritans’ Testimonies

Statistics have indicated a steady increase in the number of people joining the Priesthood and Religious Life in Africa despite an overall global plunge in those choosing to dedicate their lives to service of God as Priests and Religious.

Archbishop Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana presenting his Letter of Introduction to the President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference at the National Catholic Secretariat on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. / National Catholic Secretariat.

Papal Representative in Ghana Assumes Office, Promises Collaboration with Local Ordinaries

Archbishop Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski has officially assumed office as the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana.

Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, the representative of the Holy Father in Nigeria during the maiden General Assembly of the Archdiocese of Abuja Friday, September 4. / Archdiocese of Abuja

“Be trustworthy administrators, generous stewards”: Nuncio in Nigeria at Abuja Assembly

The representative of the Holy Father in Nigeria has, at the maiden General Assembly of the Archdiocese of Abuja, urged members of the Clergy, the Religious and Lay faithful to foster the values of trustworthiness, generosity, and selflessness in their ministry, following “the way of the Master,” Jesus Christ.

Archbishop Paolo Rudelli with Pope Francis in Rome. /

Nuncio in Zimbabwe on Pope Francis’ Main Engagements amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The representative of the Holy Father in Zimbabwe has highlighted prayer, charity, and call for a just world order as the three main engagements “at the center of Pope Francis’ heart” during the COVID-19 pandemic.