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Initiate “popular devotion” to Boost Kenyan Cardinal’s Cause for Sainthood: Archbishop

Nov 26, 2022

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has urged the people of God to initiate “popular devotion” to boost the cause for the canonization of the country’s first Cardinal, the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga.

Bishop Gabriel Akwasi Abiabo Mante of Ghana's Jasikan Diocese. Credit: St. John of God Society Ghana/Facebook

Take “uncompromising stance” against Iron Ore Mining in Ghana: Catholic Bishop to Chiefs

Nov 26, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Jasikan in Ghana has called upon traditional leaders in Oti and Volta regions to take “a determined and uncompromising stance” demonstrating their opposition to the mining of iron ore and other minerals “yet to be discovered”.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of Juba Archdiocese in South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Be pillars of peace, unity within communities”: Archbishop to Clergy in South Sudan

Nov 26, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has called on members of the Clergy in Torit Diocese to foster peace and unity in the East-Central African nation in a manner that they can rely upon.

Pope Francis prays on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 5, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Prays for Homeless Man Who Died in St. Peter's Square

Nov 26, 2022

Pope Francis is praying for a homeless man who was found dead near the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square on Friday morning.

A worshiper waves the flag of China as Pope Francis leaves following the weekly general audience on June 12, 2019, at St. Peter's square in the Vatican. | Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images

Vatican Says China Violated Terms of Agreement with Bishop Installation

Nov 26, 2022

The Vatican said on Saturday that Chinese authorities had violated the terms stipulated in its provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.

Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles of the Archdiocese of Freetown during an interview with ACI Africa at his office in Freetown. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Catholic Archbishop in Sierra Leone Faults Political Parties Apathy on Peace ahead of Poll

Nov 25, 2022

Leading political parties in Sierra Leone have given peace initiatives in the country a wide berth, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown has said, and expressed concern that the conduct of the parties casts a dark shadow over the possibility of the country having a peaceful poll in June next year.

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Catholic Agencies Laud COP27’s Creation of Loss and Damage Kitty for “poor” Countries

Nov 25, 2022

Members of the International Cooperation for Development Solidarity (CIDSE) have lauded the decision of the 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) to create the Loss and Damage Fund, a kitty intended to support developing countries that are facing the devastating impacts of climate change. 

Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso of Kaduna Archdiocese in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria Needs Leaders Who Can Manage Cultural, Religious Diversity “very well”: Archbishop

Nov 25, 2022

Nigeria is in need of leaders capable of managing “very well” the cultural and religious diversity of citizens, the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Kaduna Archdiocese has said. 

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Synodality Path Inspiring Evangelization Ministry into Future: Archbishop in South Africa

Nov 25, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offer inspiration for the Church’s ministry of evangelization into the future, the Local Ordinary of Cape Town Archdiocese in South Africa has said.

Pope Francis holds a flag that he received from Bucha, Ukraine at his general audience on April 6, 2022. | Vatican Media

"Your pain is my pain": Pope Francis Pens Letter Marking 9 Months of War in Ukraine

Nov 25, 2022

In an emotional letter addressed to the people of Ukraine, Pope Francis wrote that he sees the cross of Christ in the tortures and sufferings endured by Ukrainians in nine months of war.

Vocational training for young mothers of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea: a schooling and reintegration project for adolescent mothers. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Equatorial Guinea Offering “skills for stable employment” to Young Mothers

Nov 25, 2022

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Equatorial Guinea are offering formal education and other “skills for stable employment” to young mothers in the Central African nation.

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Hong Kong Court Convicts Cardinal Zen and Five Other Democracy Advocates

Nov 25, 2022

Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others were found guilty on Friday of failing to register a fund that helped pay for the legal fees and medical treatments of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.

German Bishops at Mass in the Papal Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls during their visit in Rome, Nov. 17, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

As Church Allows for LGBT-employees in Germany, Vatican Publishes Concerns on Synodal Way

Nov 25, 2022

The Vatican on Thursday published the full wording of its latest warnings over another schism coming out of Germany, raising fundamental concerns and objections against the Synodal Way.

Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre during a conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Bamako Mali. Credit: ACN

Catholic Foundation Concerned about Missing Priest Championing Religious Cohesion in Mali

Nov 24, 2022

For over 30 years, Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre has been a keen champion of religious cohesion in Mali, Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said, expressing “pain and concern” over the November 20 disappearance of the Catholic Missionary Priest in a suspected kidnapping incident by jihadists.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Abuja Archdiocese speaking at the 10th Convocation Ceremony of the Godfrey Okoye University in Abuja. Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

Archbishop in Nigeria Lauds Catholic University for Honoring Country’s Murdered Twins

Nov 24, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has lauded Godfrey Okoye University, an institution of the Diocese of Enugu, for honoring the memories of twins who are murdered in the West African countries in ritualistic practices.

Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya during the 6th graduation ceremony of St. Francis Schools of Health Sciences (SFRASH) in Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Lugazi. Credit: Ugandan Catholics Online

Know Patients’ Limitations, Win Their Hearts: Ugandan Catholic Bishop to Medical Students

Nov 24, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Uganda has, during a graduation ceremony, urged medical graduands to work towards winning the hearts of their patients in the example of the person of Jesus Christ.

A camp of displaced people spontaneously arises around Salesian work “Don Bosco Ngangi”. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in DR Congo Seeking Humanitarian Aid to Deliver “desperately needed” Supplies

Nov 24, 2022

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are seeking humanitarian assistance to facilitate the delivery of supplies that they say are “desperately needed” by thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have escaped violence in the Eastern part of the country.

Richard Kuuia Cardinal Baawobr of Ghana's Wa Diocese. Credit: SECAM

Ghanaian Cardinal Discharged from Hospital in Rome, Thankful for Spiritual Solidarity

Nov 23, 2022

The recently elevated Cardinal from Ghana who has been in hospital in Roma after undergoing a heart surgery in September has been discharged.

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam addressing young people at a Thanksgiving Holy Mass to mark the conclusion of the 2022 Youth Conference on Monday, November 21. Credit: Wau Diocese

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges Youth to End the “virus” of Tribalism, Nepotism

Nov 23, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has called upon young people in the East-Central African nation to put an end to the tendency to prioritize of prioritizing ethnic identities manifested in what he termed the “virus” of tribalism and nepotism.

Jean Cardinal Zerbo (left) and Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Cardinal in Mali Expresses Solidarity with Family of Missing Catholic Missionary Priest

Nov 23, 2022

Jean Cardinal Zerbo has delivered a message of solidarity with the family of Fr. Hans-Joachim Lohre who has been missing since Sunday, November 20 in a suspected kidnapping incident.