Catholic priests

M23 rebels in DR Congo. Credit: Agenzia Fides

Catholic Priests in DR Congo Question Government’s Plan to Resettle Ex-Rebels

Apr 27, 2023

Catholic Priests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have poked holes in the government’s plan to resettle ex-rebels belonging to the March 23 Movement (M23) who reportedly surrendered some of their strongholds in the Central African country.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Discourages Priests “from soliciting for funds from politicians”

Sep 16, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has “strongly discouraged” members of the Clergy from reaching out to politicians for funds.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Mthatha Diocese and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Unequal Care of Catholic Priests and Sisters is Gender Inequality: South African Bishop

Aug 31, 2021

One of the ways in which gender inequality manifests itself in the Church is the unequal care given to Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters, a South African Bishop has said.

Late Fr. Alphonsus Bello (right) whose lifeless body was found in a farmland near the St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church Malunfashi, Katsina State within Nigeria's Diocese of Sokoto. The whereabouts of Fr. Joe Keke (left) is still unknown after gunmen attacked their parish on 20 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Priest Found Murdered Hours after Parish Attack, Another Missing

May 21, 2021

Hours after gunmen attacked a Catholic Parish in Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese, kidnapping two Priests, one of them has been found murdered, Clerics in the Diocese have confirmed.

Church leaders in Nigeria demonstrate against kidnappings targeting priests

After Days with Abductors, Two Nigerian Priests Released Unharmed

Dec 14, 2019

Two Catholic priests from Nigeria’s Awka Diocese, Fr. Felix Efobi and Fr. Joseph Nweke, who were kidnapped December 6 while on their way to a wedding have been released unharmed.

This unique role for a select few men offers a profound lesson for our society today. / Pixabay

Why Catholic Priests Must Be Men

Jun 25, 2019

The argument usually focuses on Jesus having picked only men to be his Apostles, in spite of the fact that he clearly felt free to defy contemporary customs in a whole range of other areas of his ministry.