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Pope Francis met with members of the De La Salle Christian Brothers on May 21, 2022. Vatican Media

Catholic Schools Should Not be Christian in Name Only: Pope Francis

May 21, 2022

The pope spoke to the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Catholic Education Vital in "an age awash in information": Pope Francis

Apr 21, 2022

Pope Francis has said that Catholic education and formation are more important than ever in “an age awash in information often transmitted without wisdom or critical sense.”

St. Thomas Aquinas College Akure . Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian State Pledges to Hand Schools Back to Catholic Church after Multiple Decades

Mar 14, 2022

The governor of Nigeria’s Ondo State has promised to reinstate the ownership of schools initially belonging to Catholic missionaries within his jurisdiction after close to five decades of confiscation.

Bishop Duncan Theodore Tsoke of South Africa's Kimberley Diocese. Credit: SACBC

Catholic Schools Should Be Communities of Faith, Learning: South African Bishop

Feb 24, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Kimberley Diocese has said that Catholic schools as communities have a responsibility of upholding and promoting faith and learning as two natural partners that cannot be separated.

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Catholic Schools in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese Set to Introduce Child Safeguarding Policy

Apr 23, 2021

Catholic schools in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese are set to introduce the Child Safeguarding Policy this year, a move aimed at boosting the efforts of agencies concerned with protecting the rights of children in the Diocese. 

The Secretary-General of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), Fr. Donatien Ntshole addressing journalists during a press conference in DRC's capital, Kinshasa on 14 April 2021. Credit: CENCO

Bishops in DR Congo Fault Government School Suspension, Call for "thorough verification"

Apr 15, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have faulted the government's decision to suspend 600 Catholic schools claiming that the learning institutions are among those operating under “fake authorization certificates.”

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Catholic Schools in Juba, South Sudan Maintain Old Schedule after Change of Time Zone

Feb 5, 2021

While South Sudan has officially changed from East African Time (E.A.T.) zone to Central African Time (C.A.T.), the leadership of Catholic Schools in the country’s Metropolitan Archdiocese of Juba has decided to stick to their previous schedule.

Engaging Only Catholic Teachers in DR Congo’s Catholic Schools Fosters Identity: Cardinal

Oct 12, 2020

The Archbishop of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Kinshasa Archdiocese has defended his decision to engage teachers who practice Catholicism in Catholic-sponsored Primary Schools within his jurisdiction, saying the move fosters Catholic identity.

Pupils of Sacred Heart Sister's Kindergarten in Juba, South Sudan.

South Sudan Catholic Schools Propose Sober Talks amid UN Push to Resume Classes

Aug 4, 2020

Following the push by two United Nations agencies for the government to reopen schools in South Sudan, the Director for Education in the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba has proposed that all partners in the education sector hold talks on the COVID-19 aspects before children are allowed back to class.