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Some of the members of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph during the celebration of their Jubilees and Professions
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“No going back,” Catholic Sisters told at Professions, Jubilee Celebrations in Kenya

Dec 9, 2022

Members of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph (FMSJ) who celebrated their Jubilees and professions in Kenya have been urged to cling to Jesus Christ, and not to quit in the face of hardships.

Official logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Vatican Media

Trinity Offers “easily accessible insight” to Grasp Synodality: Nigerian Catholic Entity

Dec 9, 2022

The Holy Trinity, the relationship of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, provides “unique and easily accessible insight” for grasping the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, members of the Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria (CABAN) have said.

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Catholic Bishops’ Commission in Malawi Decries Renewed Violence against Albinos, Elderly

Dec 9, 2022

Officials of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Commission (CCJP) in Malawi have condemned the renewed violence against people living with albinism and elderly persons in the Southern African nation.

Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles (left) and Rev. Sahid. Credit: Courtesy Photo

After Bashing, Archdiocese of Freetown Affirms Archbishop’s Commitment to Country’s Peace

Dec 8, 2022

The development arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone has responded to claims that the Local Ordinary has abandoned his duty of resolving conflicts in the West African nation, saying that the allegations made by one of the evangelical Church leaders in the country are “baseless” and intended to harm the Catholic Church in the country.

Late Bishop Erasmus Desiderius Wandera. Credit: UEC

Ugandan Diocese Mourning Death of Pioneer Bishop, “founding Father”, Aged 92

Dec 8, 2022

The people of God in the Catholic Diocese of Soroti in Uganda is mourning the passing on of Bishop Erasmus Desiderius Wandera, the first Local Ordinary of the Ugandan Diocese. 

Altar of St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese. Credit: ACN

Suspects of Pentecost Sunday Attack “need to be prosecuted now”: Nigerian Catholic Bishop

Dec 8, 2022

Six months after the Pentecost Sunday attack on St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese that left 39 Catholic worshippers killed and more than 80 injured, there have been arrests and promises but no prosecution, Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye has lamented. 

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Catholic University in Cameroon Soliciting Funds to Assist Crisis-Affected Students

Dec 8, 2022

The leadership of the Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC) is soliciting funds to assist students affected by the protracted crisis in the English-speaking regions of the Central African nation.

Pope Francis visits the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna Dec. 8, 2022. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Calls on Catholics to Entrust Themselves to Our Lady, Prays for Peace in Ukraine

Dec 8, 2022

On Thursday, Pope Francis publicly visited the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna for the first time in two years. 

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Catholic Diocese in Zambia Declares Unity Theme for 2023 Pastoral Year

Dec 8, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia has declared “Unity” as the theme of the 2023 pastoral year in his Episcopal See. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) pose with President Lazarus Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Government of Malawi “has clearly lost direction”: Bishops’ Justice, Peace Commission

Dec 8, 2022

The government of Malawi is losing direction in managing the affairs of the country, Coordinators of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in the Southern African nation have said, and warn that the country “is quickly turning into a failed state”.

Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria's Oyo Diocese. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

“Invest in interfaith dialogue” for Value-Based Elections: Catholic Bishop in Nigeria

Dec 8, 2022

The Bishop of Oyo Diocese in Nigeria is calling on the government of the West African nation to “invest in interfaith dialogue” to ward off “unnecessary suspicion and animosity” during the electioneering period ahead of the February 2023 general elections.

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

Funeral of Late Ghanaian Cardinal Planned for Next Month after Arrival of Body from Rome

Dec 7, 2022

The funeral of the late Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who served as the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Wa in Ghana until his death on November 27 has been planned for next month after his body will have been flown from Rome.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone Dedicates National Awards to Hardworking Caritas Team

Dec 7, 2022

Fr. Peter Konteh, the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown, is this year’s winner of the Sierra Leone Leadership Award.

General audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Dec. 7, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis: Freedom is Found in Offering to God What is Hardest to Give Up

Dec 7, 2022

Pope Francis spoke Wednesday about how freeing it can be to let go of the things that we are most attached to in life and place them in God’s “benevolent hands.”

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Omission of Nigeria from “Countries of Particular Concern” Angers Christian Rights Entity

Dec 7, 2022

Nigeria is one of the countries that the United States (U.S.) State Department has struck out of its Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) list, a move that has angered the human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama during the 11th convocation of Veritas University in Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook

Nigeria’s Education System “losing relevance”, Alternative in Catholic Schools: Archbishop

Dec 7, 2022

The education system in Nigeria is becoming irrelevant, the Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Abuja in the West African nation has said.

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Reuters Exposes Massive Rape and Forced Abortion Campaigns in Nigeria

Dec 7, 2022

According to a report published by Reuters today, a massive forced abortion program has been carried out by the Nigerian military on at least 10,000 women since 2013. In addition to exposing the Nigerian government’s forced abortion campaign, Reuters’ findings further evidence the use of rape as a weapon of war carried out by Islamist insurgents on Nigerian civilians.

St. John Paul II, circa 1992. | L'Osservatore Romano.

Journalists Contradict Allegations of "cover up" Against John Paul II Before He was Pope

Dec 7, 2022

Journalists investigating secular and Catholic Church sources in Poland have called into question allegations by a Dutch writer that St. John Paul II “covered up” sexual abuse while still a bishop in Poland.

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Church Leaders in South Africa Welcome Report on Alleged President's Financial Crimes

Dec 6, 2022

Officials of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) have welcomed Section 89 independent panel report, which followed investigations into financial crimes allegations laid on the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Suspension of South Sudan’s Peace Talks Not Closure of “door for peace”: Catholic Nun

Dec 6, 2022

The recent suspension of South Sudanese government’s participation in the Rome peace talks does not mean that the “door for peace” in the East-Central African nation is permanently closed, a Catholic Missionary Nun in the country has said.