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Fr. Albert Ikpenwa, Rector of Bigard Memorial Seminary (BMS) in Nigeria's Enugu Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Church is only against what is bad in our culture,” Catholic Priest in Nigeria Says

The Catholic Church is not against the good aspects of cultures in Africa, a Catholic Priest ministering in Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese has said.

Archbishop Djitangar Goetbé Edmond of Chad’s Archdiocese of N’Djamena/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Attack on Catholic Priest by Military “a violation of Chad’s constitution”: Archbishop

The recent attack on a Catholic Priest ministering in Chad’s N’Djamena Archdiocese by military officers is a violation of the country’s constitution, the Local Ordinary of the Chadian Metropolitan See has said in a statement.

Fr. Michael Kyengo's murderer sentenced 30 years in prison. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Man Behind Murder of Kenyan Catholic Priest Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

A Kenyan court has sentenced the man who confessed to have killed a Catholic Priest in the East African country to 30 years in prison.

Some members of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests' Association (NCDPA). Credit: Courtesy Photo

State, Church in Nigeria to Collaborate for “holistic formation of human person”: Priests

In order to achieve a “holistic formation of the human person”, the State and the Church need to collaborate, Catholic Priests in Nigeria have said. 

Fr. Mark Chimezie Godfrey released on 23 October 2021 after 10 days in captivity. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Priest Regains Freedom “unhurt” after 10-day Captivity

The Nigerian Priest kidnapped October 13 in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Umuahia has regained freedom “unhurt”,  his Local Ordinary has confirmed.

Fr. Mark Chimezie Godfrey kidnapped after celebrating morning Mass at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Nigeria's Umuahia Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Prayer Appeal for release of Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Umuahia Diocese

Prayers are being sought for the quick and safe release of an abducted member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Umuahia.

Kaduna State. Credit: CSW

Attack in Nigeria’s Kaduna State “a massacre against natives”: Catholic Priest

A Catholic Priest in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna has described the Sunday, September 26 attack in the country’s Kaduna state as “a massacre” and one of the worst attacks against innocent Christians in the embattled Nigerian State.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone Faults Harsh COVID-19 Restrictions, Says Ebola Was Worse

The Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has faulted the COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed on places of worship in the West African country, saying that most of the restrictions were unnecessary and denied the people the religious encounter at the time they needed it the most.

Fr. Cornelius Chibamba. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Reflect on God-given Mandate to Protect Creation: Catholic Priest in Zambia to Christians

Christians in the Southern African nation of Zambia are being challenged to reflect on the mandate received from the Lord to protect and care for creation. 

Fidei Donum priests in Kenya assemble for a photo after the completion of their annual meeting at the National Marian Shrine in Subukia, Kenya. Credit: PMS Kenya

Catholic Priests in Kenya’s Hardship Missionary Territories Share Joy of Changing Lives

One of the greatest sources of joy in the mission to the margins is journeying with people who have never known about Christianity until they receive the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio who coordinates the work of Priests working in Kenya’s hardship missionary territories has said.

Participants at the Thursday, September 2 session of the marriage awareness campaign by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference. Credit: Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Priest in South Africa Urges Youth to Involve God in Choosing Marriage Partners

A Catholic Priest of South Africa’s Dundee Diocese has said that many marriages are breaking because God is never put in the picture especially when young people are choosing their life partners.

Fr. Norbert-Eric Abekan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ivorian Catholic Priest Joins “wave of outrage” Condemning Televised Rape Demonstration

A Catholic Priest serving in Ivory Coast has joined his compatriots who are expressing their condemnation of a televised rape demonstration aired in the West African nation on Monday, August 30, at prime time.

Fr. Josephat Kasambula who was stabbed to death reportedly over a land dispute.on 18 August 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Priest Killed in Uganda’s Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese Following Land Dispute

A Catholic Priest serving in Uganda’s Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese has been stabbed to death reportedly over a land dispute.

Msgr. John Aniagwu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Political Leaders “a cocktail of character flaws”, Catholic Priest Says

Those at the helm of the West African nation of Nigeria manifest “a cocktail of character flaws”, a Catholic Priest ministering in the country’s Lagos Archdiocese has said.

Late Fr. Dominic Waweru Kariuki. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Bishop Eulogizes Priest for Manifesting “compassionate heart of the Good Samaritan”

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has paid glowing tribute to his Priest who was laid to rest Tuesday, July 27, saying he manifested a “compassionate heart” that can be compared with that of the Good Samaritan in St. Luke’s Gospel.

Faithful at St. Fatima Gordhim Parish in South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: Gordhim Comboni School/Facebook

Catholic Priest in South Sudan Blocks Discussions about Suspected Gold Treasure

The Parish Priest of a Catholic Mission of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has written to the regional government of the State blocking discussions about gold and silver suspected to be buried by early missionaries where the Catholic Parish now stands.

Fr. Elijah Juma Wada abducted last week in Nigeria's Maiduguri Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Prayer Appeal for Quick, Safe Release of Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese

Prayers are being sought in Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese for the speedy and safe release of Fr. Elijah Juma Wada who was abducted last week.

Fr. Peterson Ndegwa appointed Ambassador of Clean Content by the Kenya Film and Clarification Board (KFCB). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Priest Appointed Clean Content Ambassador Plans to Increase Awareness in Schools

A Kenyan Catholic Priest who was recently appointed as a clean content ambassador for the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) in the country’s Central region has said he will create public awareness about the creation and consumption of clean content among school going children.

An invitation card to the 40th anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of Fr. Patrick Alumuku. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Priest Recalls Beginnings of Four Decades of “very exciting” Ministry

A Nigerian Catholic Priest has, in an interview with ACI Africa, looked back at the beginnings of his Priestly ministry four decades ago, saying the decision to give his life to the service of God’s people has accorded him “very exciting” experiences.

The book titled “Church and State relations: A manual for Africa” by Fr. Jordan Nyenyembe/ Credit: Paulines Publications Africa

Kenya-based Catholic Priest Demystifies Church’s Governance Role in New Book

A Kenya-based Catholic Priest has, in his new book, sought to demystify the role of the Church in politics and governance across Africa.