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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

Jul 1, 2021

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

Children and young people living with disabilities at Orione Community Training Centre in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Ngong
Credit: Orione Community Training Centre

Catholic Priests’ Farm Where Dreams of Kenyan Children Living with Disability are Born

Jun 30, 2021

Tales of Kenyan children born with disabilities who are chained away from society sometimes sound too graphic to be true. This, however, was the story of David (not his real name) who was raised by his father at a village outside Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

The flag of Mali./ Railway fx via Shutterstock.

Four Abducted Alongside Catholic Priest in Mali’s Mopti Diocese Freed

Jun 24, 2021

Four people who had been abducted alongside a Catholic Priest in Mali’s Mopti Diocese on the morning of  Monday, June 21 have been set free.

Map showing the various regions in Mali. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Priest among Five People Kidnapped in Mali’s Mopti Diocese

Jun 22, 2021

A Catholic Priest serving in Mali’s Mopti Diocese is among five people who were reportedly abducted Monday, June 21 morning by gunmen, a Cleric in the West African nation has confirmed.

Some refugees at the Palabek Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Missionary Priest in Uganda Lauds Country for Being “a haven for refugees”

Jun 21, 2021

A Catholic Missionary Priest heading a refugee settlement in Uganda has lauded the East African nation for providing a safe haven for refugees and urged other countries to follow suit.

The Late Fr. Emmanuel Ribeiro. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Zimbabweans Eulogize Priest Who Spearheaded National Anthem Composition, Flag Designing

Jun 17, 2021

Zimbabweans have paid tribute to Fr. Emmanuel Ribeiro, the Catholic Priest who headed the committee that composed the country’s national anthem and participated in the designing of the flag of the Southern African nation. 

Homes and the local market burnt during the overnight raid on Solhan village in the Yagha Province of Burkina Faso. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholics in Burkina Faso Offering Prayers for Victims of Solhan Village Attack

Jun 6, 2021

Catholics in Burkina Faso have been invited to offer special prayers for the victims of the attack on Solham village in the Northern part of the country that left at least 160 people dead.

Fr. Stephen Otieno Makagutu donating sanitary towels to girls at St. Dominic Kianja Primary School within the Archdiocese of Kisumu
Credit: Fr Stephen Otieno Makagutu

How a Kenyan Catholic Priest is Fostering "menstrual hygiene" among Girls in Schools

Jun 6, 2021

A Kenyan Catholic Priest is promoting menstrual hygiene among primary school girls by providing them with sanitary towels.

Map showing the various regions in Mali. Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Priest in Mali Says People Want End of Political Unrest, Return to Normalcy

Jun 4, 2021

People in Mali want to see the end of the ongoing political unrest and a return of normalcy in the country’s top leadership, a Catholic Priest who has weighed in on the current political situation in the country has said.

Fr. Christopher Eboka, freed after spending 10 days in captivity in Mamfe. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“I am hale and hearty,” Cameroonian Catholic Priest to Congregation after 10-Day Captivity

Jun 1, 2021

The Cameroonian Catholic Priest who has secured his freedom after 10 days of captivity says he is “hale and hearty.”

Fr. Christopher Eboka who was kidnapped May 22 in Cameroon's Mamfe Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese to Offer Mass for Priest’s “immediate, unconditional release”

May 27, 2021

Catholic Priests ministering in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese are set to offer Holy Mass for the quick and safe release of their colleague who was kidnapped at the end of last week. 

Fr. Joe Keke. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop Working Toward Safe Release of Elderly Nigerian Priest Abducted Last Week

May 26, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese is spearheading negotiations to secure the safe release of the elderly Nigerian Priest kidnapped last week when gunmen attacked St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church Malunfashi in Katsina State within his episcopal see.

Map of Nigeria showing the various states including Kaduna where 11 people including a Catholic Priest were recently kidnapped. Credit: Public domain

Catholic Priest among 11 people Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese

May 18, 2021

A Catholic Priest serving in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese is among eleven people who were reportedly kidnapped by bandits on the morning of Monday, May 17 in an incident in which eight people lost their lives. 

Emergency aid for displaced families in Pemba. Credit: Johan Viljoen

Catholic Priest in Mozambique Calls for Spiritual Solidarity amid Fear of Fresh Attacks

May 12, 2021

There is mounting fear of terrorist attacks in Pemba, the capital of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, a Catholic Priest and Communications official in the Diocese of Pemba has said.

Catholic Priest in CAR Nursing “serious injuries” After Mission Vehicle Hits Landmine

May 6, 2021

A Catholic Priest in the Central African Republic (CAR) is nursing “serious injuries” at a mission hospital after the vehicle he and two others were travelling in hit a land mine Wednesday, May 5.

A little girl of Ethiopia's Desanetch tribe poses at the entrance of a makeshift house/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Catholic Priest in Troubled Tigray Region Says Ethiopia’s Situation Worsening Day by Day

Apr 28, 2021

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region that has been in war since last November is deteriorating each passing day, a Catholic Priest ministering in the country’s Northernmost region has said.

The late Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani in his hospital room/ Vatican Media.

Priest with Cancer Dies 23 days After his Hospital Room Ordination

Apr 27, 2021

Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani, who was ordained to the priesthood in his hospital room on Holy Thursday with special permission from Pope Francis, has died of leukemia at the age of 31.

Fr. Izu Marcel Onyeocha who was kidnapped on April 10. He regained his freedom on April 12. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Abducted Nigerian Catholic Priest Freed After Weekend Ordeal “in stable condition”

Apr 12, 2021

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who had been abducted Saturday, April 10 has been freed and is “in stable condition,” the leadership of his Religious Order has confirmed.

Fr. Harrison Egwuenu who was kidnapped Monday, March 15 in Nigeria's Warri Diocese. / Courtesy Photo

Appeal for Prayers, Speedy, Safe Release of Nigerian Catholic Priest Kidnapped March 15

Mar 18, 2021

Prayers are being sought in Nigeria’s Warri Diocese for the safe and “speedy release” of the member of the Clergy who was abducted Monday, March 15.

Fr. Richard Oduor, Kenyan-born priest incardinated in South Sudan's Torit diocese who was arrested April 9, 2020 after he was discharged from hospital where he was being treated for COVID-19 / Fr. Richard Oduor

Prosecutor Asks More Time “to complete investigations” in Kenyan Cleric Case over COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020

The government of Kenya through the Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking more time “to complete investigations” in the case of the Kenyan-born Catholic priest, Fr. Richard Oduor, over allegations that he “knowingly” spread COVID-19.