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Bishop Sylvester David, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Claim “We have always done it that way” Poison for Church’s Life: South African Bishop

The tendency to be opposed to change through the claim that “we have always done it that way” is dangerous for the Church in modern times, a Catholic Bishop in South Africa has said.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Mouths Speak Peace, “but activities full of atrocities”: South Sudanese Catholic Bishop

The warring parties in South Sudan’s conflict need to go beyond talking about peace, and walk the talk, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has said.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Problems Result from “no clear understanding of who we are”: Catholic Bishop

The challenges bedeviling the West African nation of Nigeria originate from a failure on the part of citizens to have a national conversation about their identity as members of one nation, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook

Nigerian Archbishop Urges Calm amid Hardships, Calls on People to Shun Violence

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has discouraged “criminal or violent actions”, noting that there are better ways for the suffering millions in the West African country to express their frustrations.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

In Nigeria, “silence no longer golden”, Bishop Says, Urges Citizens to Engage Government

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has urged the people of God in the country to engage their government on the country’s challenges, cautioning against silence amid insecurity. 

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Urges Muslims, Christians to Reflect on Peace on “Eid al-Adha”

Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have been urged to reflect on the need for peace and peaceful coexistence during Eid al-Adha, the annual Islamic celebration to be marked in the West African nation and other countries around the world this year on Tuesday, July 20.

Late Bishop Caesar Mazzolari of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese who died on 16 July 2011. Credit: Diocese of Rumbek

Catholic Church in South Sudan Remembers Bishop Who Devoted Life to Country’s Peace

One of Bishop Caesar Mazzolari’s biggest promises while he served the people of God in South Sudan was to never leave the country that was plunged in chaos until there was peace and some form of stability.

Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa of Nigeria’s Jalingo Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Growing insecurity in Nigeria worrisome, needs to be urgently addressed”: Catholic Bishop

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has described the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation as “enormous” and “worrisome” and called for urgent action “to defeat the forces of evil” in the country.

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Decries Nepotism in Job Recruitment Locally, Nationally

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has expressed concerns about the practice of nepotism in job recruitment at the local and national level in the East-Central African nation.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Church must remain moral light, guide” amid Fractured African Politics: Nigerian Bishop

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has, at a webinar, emphasized the need for Church leaders in Africa, to be the “the moral compass”, guiding politicians on morality amid fractured politics. 

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Rumbek welcomed upon his arrival in Rumbek. Credit Courtesy Photo

In Maiden Visit of South Sudanese Diocese, Apostolic Administrator Urges “reflection”

In his maiden visit of Rumbek Diocese whose Bishop-elect was shot and wounded in April, the Apostolic Administrator of the South Sudanese Diocese has called for “reflection” and the seeking of spiritual renewal.

Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese/ Credit: Nsukka Diocese/Facebook

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Cautions Priests, Religious against Operating Personal Projects

The Bishop of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese has cautioned Clerics, women and men Religious against owning and operating personal projects saying conflicts have often resulted from such engagement.

Bishop Sylvester David, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in South Africa Calls for Protection of Life amid Surging COVID-19 Cases

The Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese has called on Christians and the public to do everything within their power to promote and protect life amid surging cases of COVID-19 infection in the country.

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.

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.

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New Catholic Bishop in South Africa Urged to Foster Unity amid “felt polarization”

The new Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Queenstown Diocese has been urged to work toward uniting the people of God who will be under his pastoral care amid cases of divisions characterized by “name-calling and demeaning labels.”

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese who is celebrating 51 years in the Priesthood. Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Priestly Anniversary, South Sudanese Bishop Appeals for Unity amid Country’s Challenges

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has, on the occasion of his 51st Priestly anniversary, appealed for unity in the face of various national challenges, including insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop Alfred Agyenta addressing the faithful during the climax celebration to mark the Silver Jubilee of Our Lady Queen of Africa (OLA) Bolgatanga Parish of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese on 16 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Parish Anniversary in Ghana, Catholic Bishop Urges Daily Christian Faith Practice

At the climax celebration to mark the Silver Jubilee of Our Lady Queen of Africa (OLA) Bolgatanga Parish of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese, the Local Ordinary has called for the daily practice of Christian faith if societal ills have to be defeated.

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese whose residence was looted in a daytime theft on 9 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop’s Residence in Wau Diocese, South Sudan, Looted in Daytime Theft

The residence of the Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese was looted in a daytime theft last Sunday, the Vicar General of the South Sudanese Diocese confirmed earlier this week.

Screenshot Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka  during Mass at the Adoration Ministry in Enugu Diocese.

Controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest Publicly Apologizes to “Mother Church”, His Bishop

The controversial Nigerian Catholic Priest whose supporters violently stormed the Bishop’s residence last week, demanding to know the Cleric’s whereabouts, has publicly apologized to the Universal Church and to his Local Ordinary.