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Trócaire and CAFOD are on the ground in South Sudan providing assistance to families affected by climate change. Photo: Achuoth Deng/Trócaire.

Conflict, Climate Change Leaves South Sudan among “world’s hungriest countries”: Trócaire

Nov 16, 2022

Violent conflicts and climate change in South Sudan have contributed to the country being “consistently” ranked as one of the “world’s hungriest countries,” the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said.  

Bishop Janvier Kataka Luvete of Wamba Diocese in DR Congo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Plans Underway for Diocesan Peaceful March against Insecurity in Eastern DR Congo

Nov 16, 2022

Plans are underway for a peaceful march against insecurity in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to be undertaken by the country’s Catholic Diocese of Wamba.

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“Make Christian Religious Education compulsory”: Catholic Priest in Uganda to Government

Nov 16, 2022

The Executive Secretary of the Commission for Education of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has called on the government of the East African nation to make Christian Religious Education (CRE) compulsory at all secondary school levels in “church-founded schools” in the country.  

Pope Francis at the general audience, Nov. 16, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis’ Prayer Advice: Just be with Jesus "without ulterior motives"

Nov 16, 2022

Pope Francis offered advice on Wednesday for building “a more mature and more beautiful relationship with the Lord” through prayer.

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Faith-based Entities Petition US to Include Nigeria among Countries of Particular Concern

Nov 15, 2022

Faith-based organizations with presence in Africa have petitioned the President of the United States of America (U.S.) to return Nigeria to the list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC), a watchlist of nations with the most horrific violations of religious freedom.

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Catholic Activists in Africa Decry Economic Crisis, Want Energy Taxes Suspended

Nov 15, 2022

Catholic activists in Africa are calling on African governments to stop increasing the costs of energy and gasoline, noting that the increase is having critical effects of the people’s living conditions in what they describe as an already tough economic crisis.

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

Pope Francis Appoints Coadjutor Archbishop for Mozambique’s Maputo Archdiocese

Nov 15, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop João Carlos Hatoa Nunes as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Maputo in Mozambique.

Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, the representative of the Holy Father in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy photo

Christ-centeredness, Altruism Sustain Eucharistic Nature of Church: Nuncio in Nigeria

Nov 15, 2022

The Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria has emphasized the need for Catholics to build their lives on the person of Jesus Christ and to be guided by the spirit of altruism, saying that Christ-centeredness and having concerns for the wellbeing of others sustain the Eucharistic nature of the Church.

The visit of the German bishops to Rome in November 2022 began with a Holy Mass in the grottoes of St. Peter's Basilica. | German Bishops' Conference/Matthias Kopp

"Truly not an easy task": German Bishops Begin Talks in Rome amid Synodal Way Concerns

Nov 15, 2022

Amid ongoing concerns over the German Synodal Way, the president of the German Bishops’ Conference on Monday at the Vatican said unity and renewal in the Catholic Church was “truly not an easy task.”

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Catholic Project Volunteer for Sierra Loene’s Ebola Survivors Recounts Ordeal with Scourge

Nov 15, 2022

Sometime in 2014, as Sierra Leone was healing from the devastation of the civil war that had ravished the entire country, another disaster struck, Ebola.

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

Synod Inspires “new energy in Church’s pastoral communication” in Africa: Catholic Bishop

Nov 14, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality is inspiring a new “energy in the Church’s pastoral communication apostolate” across the African continent, a Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has said.

Mary Brima, a beneficiary of the Caritas Freetown -Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) project for victims of Sexual and Gender-Based violence during an interview with ACI Africa. Credit: Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Empowering Women to Tame Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone

Nov 14, 2022

Two years ago, Mary Brima decided to leave her husband who had abused her for seven years. It was her second marriage after her husband and her only son were killed in the 11-year Sierra Leonean civil war that ended in 2002.

In Sudan, St. Joseph Vocational Training Center offers students the opportunity to have hands-on learning in renewable energy. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Day of Poor, Salesians Highlight Social Initiatives for Africa’s Vulnerable Youth

Nov 14, 2022

On the annual event of the World Day of the Poor marked November 13, the leadership of the U.S—based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has highlighted social initiatives for vulnerable youth across the globe, including Africa.

Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa during Holy Mass to mark the Golden Jubilee of St. Mary’s National Major Seminary, Ggaba, in Uganda . Credit: UEC

Catholic Bishop in Uganda Hails National Seminary for Forming “pastorally minded Priests”

Nov 14, 2022

52-year-old St. Mary’s National Major Seminary, Ggaba, in Uganda has been hailed for realizing the formation of the “pastorally minded Priests”.

Pope Francis receives a hug from a child during lunch on the World Day of the Poor Nov. 13, 2022. | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Shares Meal with the Poor

Nov 14, 2022

Pope Francis had lunch with around 1,300 poor from Rome on Sunday.

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

Archbishop of Freetown Lauds Steady Growth of Catholic Church in Sierra Leone

Nov 13, 2022

The Catholic Church in Sierra Leone is gradually moving towards a “locally-led” Church, the Local Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Freetown has said, acknowledging the steady growth of Parishes in the West African nation where the biggest percentage of believers are Muslims.

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Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese to Launch Year of Eucharist on Christ the King Solemnity

Nov 13, 2022

The Archdiocese of Bamenda in Cameroon is set to launch the Year of the Eucharist on the Solemnity of Christ the King, Sunday, November 20.

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) at their annual Plenary Assembly. Credit: GCBC

Issues of Concern Catholic Bishops in Ghana Want Addressed for Country’s Progress

Nov 13, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have outlined various issues affecting the West African nation, which they want addressed to realize some progress in the country. 

Archbishop Jean-Sylvain Emien Mambé, appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea on 12 November 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Apostolic Nuncio in Mali to Represent Holy Father in Neighboring Guinea

Nov 13, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Apostolic Nuncio in Mali, Archbishop Jean-Sylvain Emien Mambé, as his representative in the neighboring West African nation of Guinea.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the World Day of the Poor 13 November 2022. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: "Light candles of hope in the midst of darkness"

Nov 13, 2022

On the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to not be brought down by the “doom and gloom” of the world, but to witness to the joy of the Gospel through service to those in need.