Pope Francis at his weekly Wednesday audience in St. Peter's Square June 26, 2019. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

How the Catholic Church has Changed During Pope Francis’ Pontificate

Mar 13, 2023

Pope Francis was elected to the papacy 10 years ago, on March 13, 2013. How has the worldwide Catholic Church changed since then?

Report: Decline in Vocations to the Priesthood is Worse Where Priests Serve Larger Flocks

Mar 3, 2023

The decline in the number of priests, seminarians, and new vocations to the priesthood in the United States appears to be more pronounced in parishes where priests serve more parishioners, according to a report commissioned by the organization Vocation Ministry.

A group of school girls receiving the sacraments of baptism and confirmation in Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria, on May 30, 2022. / Shutterstock

Globally, Nigeria, Kenya Have Highest Proportion of Catholics Attending Mass: CARA Report

Jan 29, 2023

A compilation of new data by researchers at Georgetown University sheds light on the countries around the world that have the highest Mass attendance numbers. 

Some members of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC). / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

Scholars Highlight Limitations, Challenges in Studies Examining Catholic Sisters

Sep 30, 2020

Researchers participating in the just-concluded ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference have highlighted gaps and challenges in conducting studies that seek to examine the apostolate of Catholic Sisters globally, including those ministering in Africa.

US-based Charitable Foundation Facilitating Data Centers in Africa for Catholic Sisters

Sep 29, 2020

The US-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is facilitating the setting up of data centers in Africa that will be used to collect, store, process, and allow the sharing of information about Catholic Sisters on the continent, an official of the entity has told participants in the ongoing ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference.

A pie chart presentation of how skilled Catholic nuns in Central and Eastern Africa are in guiding young people in entrepreneurship. / Sr. Hellen Bandiho

Five Gaps Catholic Sisters Ministering among Youth in Eastern, Central Africa Face

Sep 28, 2020

A study in Eastern and Central Africa has established some five limitations, which Catholic Sisters ministering among young people face, a Sister has indicated in her presentation at the ongoing ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference.

A poster announcing the International Consultative Research (ICR) Conference. / International Consultative Research (ICR).

Ongoing Research Session to Create Scholarly Network Examining Catholic Nuns’ Apostolate

Sep 27, 2020

The ongoing ten-day virtual international research conference aims at creating a global network of researchers who will have the task of examining the apostolate of Catholic nuns across the globe, one of the organizers has told ACI Africa.