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Catholic News in Africa

St. Andrew's Cathedral of Wa Diocese. Credit: Wa Diocese

Consultors of Wa Diocese in Ghana Elect Diocesan Administrator after Death of Cardinal

Dec 5, 2022

Members of the College of Consultors of the Catholic Diocese of Wa in Ghana have elected a Diocesan Administrator to govern the Episcopal See “ad interim” following the death of the Local Ordinary, Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr.

166 girls and mothers in need graduate from “Don Bosco Ngangi” vocational training programs. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in DR Congo Securing Young Women’s Future in Education Partnership

Dec 5, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are securing the future of young women in an education partnership with International Voluntary Service (VIS).

Johan Viljoen, Director of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) on his visit to Nampula in Mozambique. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Blames IDP Woes in Mozambique on Manipulation of Figures

Dec 4, 2022

Organizations working with refugees are manipulating the statistics of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Northern Mozambique, the Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said, noting that the situation is endangering the lives of those who continue to be forced out of their homes in the region’s raging violence. 

ishop Joseph Osei-Bonsu of the Catholic Diocese of Konongo-Mampong in Ghana. Credit: Radio Angelus

Catholic Bishop in Ghana Faults Lawmaker’s Remarks on Freemasonry

Dec 4, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Ghana has faulted the Member of Parliament (MP) of Effutu Constituency in the West African nation for saying that Catholics are free to join the freemason society. 

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Traditional Healers in Mozambique Vaccinating Civilians to Fight Militia: Catholic Charity

Dec 4, 2022

Traditional healers are vaccinating groups of young men in Cabo Delgado Province in northern Mozambique and allowing them to go ahead and fight militias that continue to wreak havoc in the embattled province.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Decries Land Grabbing Menace, Urges “peaceful coexistence”

Dec 4, 2022

There is need for authorities in South Sudan to put an end to the menace of land grabbing, Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of Yei Diocese has said. 

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African Catholic Activists Tell New Disney CEO to End LGBTQ “grooming” in Content

Dec 3, 2022

Members of CitizenGo Africa, the African branch of CitizenGo, which is the international Catholic activist organization, have asked Robert Iger, the newly appointed CEO of Disney, to prioritize family values at the entertainment company, and to stop pushing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) agenda in content meant for children.

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“Encouraging”: Christian Entity Lauds Legalization of Churches in Egypt

Dec 3, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, has described as “encouraging” the legalization of dozens of churches in Egypt. 

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

“Forgiveness can build bridges, repair broken relationships”: Catholic Bishop in S. Sudan

Dec 3, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Wau Diocese in South Sudan has underscored the need for forgiveness among the people of God in the East-Central African nation, saying the practice can “build bridges” and “repair broken relationships.”

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Planned Ecumenical Trip Time to Reflect “peace, stability”: South Sudanese Archbishop

Dec 2, 2022

The planned ecumenical visit to South Sudan to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields in February 2023 provides an opportunity to reflect on “peace and stability,” the Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Fr. George Ehusani, delivering his presentation during the 2022 National Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Association of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Many Nigerians Suffering “undiagnosed, untreated psycho-trauma”: Catholic Priest

Dec 2, 2022

Many Nigerians are suffering psycho-trauma that remains “undiagnosed and untreated”, a Catholic Priest in the West African nation has said. 

Amid lengthening droughts in northern Kenya, Malteser International distributes food, cash, drinking water and livestock feed and now extends the emergency relief to Ethiopia. Credit: Malteser International

Catholic Aid Agency Reaches Out to Thousands Facing Starvation in Kenya, Ethiopia

Dec 2, 2022

The leadership of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International (MI), is reaching out with cash and food aid to thousands of Kenyans and Ethiopians facing starvation amid extended periods of drought. 

In Ivory Coast, the Don Bosco House has a psychological care center where trained educators help youth work toward emotional healing. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Highlights Medical Care Initiatives for Youth with HIV/AIDS in Africa

Dec 2, 2022

On the annual event of World AIDS Day marked December 1, the leadership of the U.S-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has highlighted initiatives providing medical care and social support for young people living with HIV/AIDS across the globe, including Africa.

Official logos for Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to the South Sudanese Land and People. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Realize Postponed Trip to Africa, Vatican Unveils Itinerary

Dec 1, 2022

Pope Francis is set to realize his postponed trip to two African countries early next year, officials of the Holy See have announced.

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Ethiopians “wait with hope” Results of Recently Signed Peace Agreement: Catholic Priest

Dec 1, 2022

The people of God in Ethiopia are waiting “with hope” to see the “effects” of the recently signed peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the General Secretary of the  Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) has said.

Members of the Ghana Conference of Catholic Bishops (GCBC). Credit: GCBC

Bishops in Ghana Concerned about “dwindling population of Catholics” in the Country

Dec 1, 2022

Bishops in Ghana have expressed concern about the “dwindling number of Catholics” in the West African nation.

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Salesians’ Clean Water Initiative Benefiting Hundreds in Zambian, Namibian Villages

Dec 1, 2022

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has facilitated the access to clean water to hundreds of residents of a Catholic Parishes in Zambia and in Namibia.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen speaking during the presentation of the Bishop-elect Henry Juma Odonya to the Clergy of Kitale Diocese. Credit: Kitale Diocese

Nuncio in Kenya Assures Bishop-elect of Pope Francis’ Support, Urges Local Collaboration

Nov 30, 2022

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has assured the Bishop-elect of the country’s Kitale Diocese of Pope Francis’ “support and prayer” in his Episcopal Ministry.

Late Richard Cardinal Baawobr of Wa Diocese in Ghana). Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Africa Eulogize Cardinal Who Served “with dedication, generosity”

Nov 30, 2022

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have paid glowing tribute to Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who passed on in Rome on November 27.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) in South Sudan. Credit: CDTY

Listening “way out of problems we encounter”: South Sudanese Bishop in Advent 2022 Message

Nov 30, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has underscored the need to foster listening in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, describing the practice as “the way out of problems we encounter.”