Synodality, an invitation for the people of God to journey together irrespective of their differences, which the International Theological Commission defined as “the action of the Spirit in the communion of the Body of Christ and in the missionary journey of the People of God” can facilitate the healing of Africa’s deep wounds, member of the resource team that is working to deepen synodal engagements have said.
Inside a mud-walled church in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi, Christians of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Kakathe, under St. Joseph Freinademetz Witu-Kipini Parish dance happily during Holy Mass.
Clericalism is not just a problem of the Clergy, members of the newly constituted Synodality Resource Team (SRT) for Africa have said, and called on the Laity to play their role in de-clericalizing the Church.
The newly constituted Synodality Resource Team (SRT) for Africa has started developing a manual to be used in various training activities to deepen the understanding of “a Synodal Church”.
When Catholic Bishops and Priests in Cameroon heard about the Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis launched in October 2021, some of them flatly opposed it.
Religious leaders from five African nations in the Sahel region are expected to visit lawmakers in the United States (U.S.) to address the security situation in the region.
Not everyone, including some Theologians, understands the theology of Pope Francis, a Nigerian-born Catholic Theologian has said.
The newly ordained Deacons and Priests for the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya have been instructed to make the fostering of family values in their “official duty”.
With over 100 scholarly publications in just about a decade, Fr. Stan Chu Ilo is inarguably one of the most published Catholic authors in Africa.
In February 2021, Pope Francis appointed Sr. Hermenegild Makoro, a South African Catholic Nun, to the Commission for Methodology of the 2023 Synod of Bishops.
Catholic Bishops in Kenya have faulted the Supreme Court for its ruling to allow the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo, is calling on diplomats and negotiators at the ongoing 67th edition of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) conference to reach pro-life and pro-family resolutions.
The Church is experiencing “a Mother Teresa moment” with the leadership of Pope Francis who has expressed a deep connectedness with people on the fringes of society in his 10 years at the helm of the Catholic Church.
In his 10 years of leadership of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has prioritized inclusivity, ensuring that all voices, including those of the marginalized, are heard.
The Catholic Bishop of Nyahururu Diocese in Kenya has faulted those expressing support for associations that exist to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) tendencies, saying behaviors related to LGBTQ orientations go against the “natural order of beings”.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), an organization established “to ensure people are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being” is pouring a lot of money into African countries to support pro-abortion programs on the continent, Catholic activist foundation, CitizenGo Africa, has said.
The African branch of CitizenGo, a movement of Catholic activists advocating for the promotion of family values, has decried censorship by Twitter and other social media platforms opposed to anti–LGBTQ content.
The Church in Africa “needs to continue to be open”, reaching out to the people of God on the periphery, a Catholic Priest has said in his reflection on the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality that is at the continental phase.
Christian Professionals in Kenya are “deeply” disturbed by the country’s Supreme Court ruling allowing the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer persons (LGBTQ) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
A section of politicians, self-proclaimed humanitarian agencies, and some religious leaders are reaping big from the ongoing violence in Nigeria, a Catholic Theologian has said, noting that those benefitting from the country’s ethnoreligious conflict do not wish to see the end of it.