Islamists in Burkina Faso are forcing Christians to follow Sharia law and to attend prayers in Mosques, a Catholic Priest in the West African country has told the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International.
Two Catholic Priests were killed in separate attacks in their respective Nigerian Dioceses over the weekend, one in Kaduna Archdiocese on Saturday, June 25, and the other in Auchi Diocese on Sunday, June 26.
A Catholic Priest serving in Nigeria's Kaduna Archdiocese has been kidnapped by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, March 8 and his security guard killed.
The short moment of quiet that followed numerous insurgent attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province last year has been interrupted by a fresh wave of kidnapping and macabre killings, a Catholic Priest and Religious Sisters in the embattled region have said.
Desert Flower Foundation-Sierra Leone (DFF-SL), a charitable organization started by a Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone, is keeping hundreds of girls from vulnerable families from joining an underground society that promotes Female Genital Mutilation in the West African country.
A Priest in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos who banned singing in a Nigerian language allegedly citing dominance of other tribes in “his Church” has been suspended from pastoral duties indefinitely, pending investigation into “matters relating to his ministry in the Parish.”
The late Fr. Richard Masivi Kasereka who was “assassinated” in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hours after participating in the celebration of the World Day of Consecrated Life on February 2 has been eulogized as a Priest who was available and open to the mission of Christ with “pastoral enthusiasm”.
The celebration of the Jubilees of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide), Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and the birth of Blessed Father Paolo Manna, founder of the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU), is a time of thanksgiving and reflection, the Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has said.
A Catholic Priest in Burkina Faso has appealed for prayers for the West African nation amid reports of a confirmed coup d’etat.
A Kenyan Catholic Priest serving with the Laudato Si’ Movement in Africa has, in his message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), told followers of Christ to relate well with nature and to foster environmental conservation.
Christians have an obligation of upholding religious practices and serving one another with love and mercy without dwelling on external appearances that are merely “mechanical”, a Catholic Priest in Uganda has said.
A Catholic Priest at the helm of the International Ecumenical Movement-Kenya Chapter (IEM-K) has, in his message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), called on all followers of Christ to unite in the defense of human dignity and the freedom of worship.
A Catholic Priest in Cameroon is appealing for the construction of appropriate additional facilities for members of the Clergy in retirement in the Central African nation, whose numbers are on the increase.
Schools attended by refugees in Uganda have registered a low turnout of students as learners continue to throng the country’s various learning institutions that reopened on Monday, January 10 after nearly two years of closure.
A Cameroonian Catholic Priest ministering in Chad has called for a stadium boycott of the African Cup of Nation (Afcon), faulting his native country that is hosting the continental football tournament for not paying keen attention to human dignity.
The leadership of the Guinean Human Rights League (LGDH) has, in a statement, denounced reported threats against a Catholic Priest for allegedly criticizing the country's President, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.
The church in Africa has a responsibility of promoting human dignity and showing solidarity with people especially in areas experiencing conflicts, an official at the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has said.
Journalists in the Catholic Church have a great responsibility of evangelizing the people by spreading messages that adhere to truth and other values of the Church, a Catholic Priest in Malawi has said.
A Catholic Priest in Zambia is calling on the country’s political leadership to engage citizens in the process of reforming the economy, especially in the government’s engagements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The Catholic Church is not against the good aspects of cultures in Africa, a Catholic Priest ministering in Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese has said.