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Pope Francis greets late Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

“Faithful witness, wise, gentle pastor”: Holy Father Pays Tribute to Late African Cardinal

Nov 29, 2022

Pope Francis has eulogized the late Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr who died on Sunday, November 27 as a “faithful witness to the gospel”.

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Catholic Activists in Africa Ask Kenya’s President to Withdraw Directive Legalizing GMOs

Nov 29, 2022

Catholic activists in Africa under their umbrella association, CitizenGo Africa, are calling on the President of Kenya to withdraw “with immediate effect” his directive legalizing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the East African nation.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Collective Responsibility to “fish out” Terror Movements

Nov 29, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling for collective responsibility in knowing and exposing terror movements to relevant authorities in the West African country.

Sierra Leone's Minister for Gender Manty Tarawalli (centre) with campaigners after the GEWE Bill was passed. Credit: Trócaire

Official of Catholic Church Entity Says Gender Bill in Sierra Leone “great win” for Women

Nov 29, 2022

An official of the overseas development of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has lauded the passing into law of the Gender Equality Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Bill in Sierra Leone as a great win for women and a step towards their advancement.

Pope Francis visits Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery in Vatican City to exchange Christmas greetings Dec. 23, 2013. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Benedict XVI was "leader" in Responding to Sexual Abuse

Nov 29, 2022

In a recent interview Pope Francis said his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was a leader in “taking responsibility” and responding with transparency to clerical sexual abuse — the latest defense by the Holy Father of his predecessor, who is facing criticism in his native Germany for his handling of several abuse cases as an archbishop decades ago. 

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

Catholic Bishop Mourns African Cardinal Who Desired to Revive Symposium of Bishops

Nov 28, 2022

The desire of Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, who served as President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) before his death on Sunday, November 27, was to fire up the work of the common forum of Catholic Bishops on the continent, the Bishop of Oyo Diocese in Nigeria has said.

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African Cleric Lauds Creation of Loss and Damage Fund at COP-27 as “important first step”

Nov 28, 2022

An African Catholic Priest heading a Jesuit entity has lauded the resolution by the United Nations 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt to establish a loss and damage fund as an “important first step” in attaining climate justice. 

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Planned Ecclesiastical Year in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese to Focus on “Care of Mother Earth”

Nov 28, 2022

The leadership of Mansa Diocese in Zambia has settled on “Care and Protection of Mother Earth” as the theme for the new “ecclesiastical year” set to be launched at the start of the second part of Advent 2022.

Rescuers struggling to save those trapped underground at the Damas neighborhood in Cameroon's Yaoundé Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon Condoles with Bereaved Families of Landslide Victims

Nov 28, 2022

The Archbishop of Yaounde Archdiocese in Cameroon has shared his condolences to families of the bereaved following the Sunday, November 27 landslide in the capital city of the Central African nation that left at least a dozen people dead.

Pope Francis meets with the United States bishops at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015. | L'Osservatore Romano.

“Jesus did not create Bishops’ conferences”: Pope Francis

Nov 28, 2022

Pope Francis has emphasized the difference between bishops’ conferences and bishops in a new interview with America Magazine.

Pilgrims from China greets Pope Francis during his general weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on May 22, 2019, at the Vatican. | Photo by Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis News

Pope Francis Says Dialogue “slow,” But Only Way Forward with China

Nov 28, 2022

In a new interview with America Magazine, Pope Francis said the Vatican-China deal has had both failures and successes, but he “cannot find another way” to carry out diplomacy.

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

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges Youth to “start practicing leadership now”

Nov 28, 2022

There is need for young people in South Sudan to begin putting into practice their leadership traits, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African nation has said.

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

Recently Elevated African Cardinal Dies Days after Leaving Hospital in Rome

Nov 27, 2022

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr, one of the Catholic Church leaders elevated to Cardinal during the August 27 Consistory, has died.

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL). Credit: IRCSL

Religious Leaders in Sierra Conducting Civic Education to Prevent Post-election Chaos

Nov 27, 2022

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL) are conducting voter education and training of faith-based leaders in the West African nation to ensure that the country holds free, fair and peaceful elections slated for June next year.

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Dialogue with Presidential Candidates Not an “endorsement”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Nov 27, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria have sought to clarify their recent dialogue with Presidential candidates in the general elections scheduled for 25 February 2023 saying the initiative was not a “campaign program or endorsement.”

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Church in South Africa “concerned with plight” of Mudslide Victims, Urges Reparation

Nov 27, 2022

The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is “concerned with the plight” of the victims of the September Jagersfontein mine dam mudslide.

Pope Francis at the Angelus 27 November 2022. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: God is Present "in everyday things"

Nov 27, 2022

It is good to remember that God is present to us even in the small, everyday events of our lives, Pope Francis said on the first Sunday of Advent.

Cardinal Robert Sarah | Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Guinean Cardinal Says "Religious liberty is under threat in the West, too"

Nov 27, 2022

Christians in the West should not take religious liberty and freedom of worship for granted, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in a recent interview with EWTN News.

Pope Francis gives his weekly Angelus address on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. | Vatican Media

"Violence kills the future": Pope Francis on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict after 2 Boys Die

Nov 27, 2022

Pope Francis has spoken out against violence in the Holy Land, after one teenager died in a blast in Jerusalem and another teenager died in armed clashes in Palestine last week.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Chad. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Chad

Holy Mass, Conviviality with Conflict Victims among Planned Prayer Day Activities in Chad

Nov 26, 2022

The celebration of Holy Eucharist in all Parishes in Chad and reaching out to those who have suffered as a result of violent conflicts in the country are among the activities Catholic Bishops in the North-Central African nation have directed for the planned Prayer Day.