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A three-day conference Nov. 16–18, 2022, highlighted the Congregation of Propaganda Fide’s missionary work around the world, spanning four centuries. | Credit: EWTN Nightly News

Vatican Conference Examines History of 400-year-old Congregation of Propaganda Fide

Nov 20, 2022

The Congregation of Propaganda Fide — a Vatican department dedicated to the Church’s missionary activity — is celebrating its 400th anniversary. A three-day conference at the Vatican this week sought to examine the centuries-long history of this department, including its global impact today.

Bishop Christian Carlassare  of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Rumbek Diocese

Synod on Synodality Call to Heal “wounds of violence, division”: Bishop in South Sudan

Nov 19, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality  is a call to heal “wounds of violence and division” that the people of God in South Sudan have experiences, the Bishop of the country’s Rumbek Diocese has said. 

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Cerdit: CEM

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique Call for Joint Effort in Addressing Insecurity “misfortune”

Nov 19, 2022

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have cautioned against the sole reliance on the military in addressing the “misfortune” of insecurity in the Southern African nation, and called for joint efforts.

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Provide Holistic Education, Orienting Learners “to be human”: Malawian Catholic Bishop

Nov 19, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Dedza Diocese in Malawi is calling on all institutions of learning to provide holistic education, the kind that orients learners in human and Christian formation, fostering the spirit of responsibility. 

Mons. Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta speaking to journalists at Juba International Airport on Thursday, November 17. Credit: Radio Bakhita

“Rejoice because we have suffered enough”: Bishop-elect in South Sudan to Citizens

Nov 19, 2022

The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Torit has called on the people of God in the East-Central African nation to look beyond the challenges they have experienced in the past as a result of protracted violent conflict and to cheer up. 

Pope Francis has lunch with his second cousin Carla Rabezzana at her home in Portacomaro, Italy on Nov. 19, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Travels to Northern Italy to Share a Special Meal with his Cousins

Nov 19, 2022

Pope Francis traveled to northern Italy on Saturday to celebrate the 90th birthday of his second cousin Carla Rabezzana with his Italian relatives.

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, pictured on Feb. 18, 2021. | Yung Chi Wai Derek/Shutterstock.

Verdict in Cardinal Zen’s Trial Expected on Friday

Nov 19, 2022

Days after Cardinal Joseph Zen’s defense lawyer made his closing arguments in the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Court, one of the pro-democracy advocates on trial with Zen was arrested under Hong Kong’s national security law.

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Rome-based Catholic Development Entity Unveils African Countries Marked for 2023 Funding

Nov 18, 2022

Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Liberia, Kenya, and Nigeria are the five African countries that Rome-based Harambee Africa International (HAI) has marked for support through funding of various development projects next year.

Bishop Bruno Ateba of the Catholic Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop Decries “reign of terror” in Cameroon, Says “local population powerless”

Nov 18, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon has decried rising violence in the Central African country, noting that the people, specifically in the country’s northernmost region, are experiencing the “reign of terror”.

Members of the Association of Episcopal Conferences of Rwanda and Burundi (ACOREB). Credit: CEPR

Catholic Bishops in Rwanda, Burundi Express Solidarity with the Congolese amid Insecurity

Nov 18, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Rwanda and Burundi have expressed their “solidarity and spiritual closeness” with the people of God in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid reports of persistent violent conflicts and deaths. 

Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Ondo, Nigeria. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Address Christian Persecution Lest “Nigeria is overrun as is case of Afghanistan”: Bishop

Nov 18, 2022

Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Nigeria’s Ondo Diocese has pleaded with lawmakers in the United Kingdom (UK) to push their government and other nations to help address the persecution of Christians in the West African nation lest it is overrun by terrorists.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrating Mass for peace in Ukraine on Thursday in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, Nov. 17, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

"We raise our prayers to God for peace in Ukraine": Vatican Secretary of State

Nov 18, 2022

Cardinal Pietro Parolin offered Mass for peace in Ukraine on Thursday in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.

Fr. Peter Konteh (seated), poses for a photo session with beneficiaries of Desert Flower Foundation- Sierra Leone on the celebrations of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Genital Mutilation on February 6. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Secret FGM Society Victim Beats Trauma, Joins Catholic Fight for Girls’ Rights in S. Leone

Nov 18, 2022

Wuyatta Musu Genda had just completed her secondary education at the age of sixteen when she gave in to pressure and went for “the cut”.

Father Oleksandr Repin among the church ruins | Benedictine Missionary Sisters

Benedictine Nun from Ukraine: The Church Building is in Ruins, but the Church is Alive

Nov 18, 2022

After the liberation of the Mykolaiv district in Ukraine from the Russian army last week, residents began to return to their homes with the hope of saving at least some of their possessions.

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Faith, Civil Entities Oppose Bill Gates’ “high-tech solutions” to Reduce Hunger in Africa

Nov 17, 2022

Faith and civil organizations focused on food sovereignty and justice worldwide have castigated Bill Gates for proposing “high-tech solutions” including genetic engineering, new breeding technologies, and digital agriculture to address the hunger crisis in Africa. 

Bishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes, appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Maputo in Mozambique on 15 November 2022. Credit: Archdiocese of Maputo

“It was a surprise”, Mozambican Coadjutor Archbishop-elect Says, Asks for Prayer

Nov 17, 2022

The newly appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Mozambique’s Archdiocese of Maputo, Bishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes,  has described his appointment as a surprise and called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to pray for him. 

Members of the Joint Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape-Verde, and Guinea-Bissau (CESMCVGB) with authorities in Kolda, Senegal. Credit: Caritas Senegal

Catholic Bishops in West Africa Concerned about “high cost of living”, Call for Solidarity

Nov 17, 2022

Catholic Bishops of the four-nation Conference in West Africa are concerned about the “high cost of living” in their respective countries.

The youth leadership during their annual general meeting in Bulawayo. Here they are seen posing for a picture with Archbishop Alex Thomas after mass at St. Mary’s Basilica. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catholic Youth in Zimbabwe Urged to “make good options” for the Good of the Church

Nov 17, 2022

An Archbishop in Zimbabwe has called on Catholic youth in the Southern African country to make good life choices “for the betterment of the whole Church”.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx and fellow bishops from Germany meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2022 | Vatican Media

German Bishops Meet With Pope Francis at the Vatican Amid Concern Over Synodal Way

Nov 17, 2022

Pope Francis received the German bishops at the Vatican on Thursday.

Some participants at the training workshop for Christian Stakeholders on skills and tools for raising public awareness on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria. Credit: Fr. George Ehusani

Catholic Leadership Entity in Nigeria Begins Christian Stakeholder Training in SGBV Fight

Nov 16, 2022

The  Lux Terra Leadership Foundation  on Tuesday, November 15, began the first in a series of training workshops for Christian Stakeholders on skills and tools for raising public awareness on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in the West African country.