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Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama with members of the Catholic Women Association during Mother’s Day 2024. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

On Mother’s Day for Catholics in Nigeria, Mothers Urged to Be “models to their children in virtue”

Apr 16, 2024

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has urged mothers to live a life of virtue and be role models to their children.

Kainuk Cross Border Peace Eucharistic celebration. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Lodwar

Prejudice, Blame Game Fomenting Inter-Ethnic Violence among Kenya’s Pokot, Turkana: Bishop

Mar 11, 2024

Prejudice and blame game are among vices fomenting violent confrontations between members of the Pokot and Turkana communities in Kenya, Bishop John Mbinda of the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar has said. 

Initiate Canonization of “German martyrs”: Official of German Bishops to Church in Africa

Mar 8, 2024

A representative of the German Catholic Bishops' Conference for the Martyrology of the 20th Century has challenged Church leaders in Africa to initiate canonization processes for the “German martyrs, who were violently killed” in various African countries. 

Groundbreaking Biographies of “German martyrs”, Who Were “violently killed” in Africa

Feb 29, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Germany have compiled biographies of over 30 German “martyrs”, who were reportedly “victims of violence in Africa” to ensure that their testimonies are not lost.

A poster announcing Ivrea Sisters' Golden Jubilee. Credit: Ivrea Sisters

Catholic Sisters Congregation Lauded for Uniqueness in Ministering to the Sick in Kenya

Dec 14, 2023

Members of the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception of Ivrea (SCIC/Ivrea Sisters) have been lauded for the “ministry to the sick” during their 50 years of service in the East African nation.

Fr. Amos Kimutai, the parish priest of St. Kizito Catholic Church in the Diocese of Eldoret at a pastoral visit. Credit: Fr. Amos Kimutai

Catholic Priest in Kenya Assaulted by Mob for Attempting to Rescue Girls from FGM

Dec 13, 2023

The Parish Priest of St. Kizito Catholic Church of Kenya’s Diocese of Eldoret was left with serious injuries after he was attacked for trying to rescue young girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) outside the Parish premises.

Credit: ACN

Charity Foundation Responds to Threat from Sects Luring Catholics from Zambian Church

Jul 2, 2023

Growth of the Catholic Church in Zambia is thwarted by the constant move by sects to lure Catholics from the Church, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International has said.

Persons fleeing the civil war in Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Diocese Plans “second collection” for Sudan War Victims on Pentecost Sunday

May 27, 2023

South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) has planned for “a second collection” on Pentecost Sunday to support victims of the ongoing war in Sudan.

Maurice Evenor Cardinal Piat (left) and Mons. Jean Michaël Durhône (right) after the May 20 press conference. Credit: Port-Louis Diocese

“A great responsibility”: Bishop-elect for Port-Louis Diocese in Mauritius on Appointment

May 24, 2023

Mons. Jean Michaël Durhône, the Bishop-elect for Port-Louis Diocese in Mauritius has described his May 19 Episcopal appointment as “a great responsibility”.

Credit: ACI Africa

United for Peace in South Sudan in the Nine-day “walking for peace”: Bishop, Pilgrims

Feb 3, 2023

Pilgrims in the nine-day “walking for peace” pilgrimage organized by the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek who arrived in Juba on Thursday, February 2, the eve of the arrival of Pope Francis in South Sudan, were united for peace and reconciliation in the country.

Fr. Andrew Kaufa (right) and Sr. Adelaide Felicitas Ndilu (left). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Newly Appointed African Consulters to Vatican Dicastery Highlight Gaps in Church Media Use

Oct 7, 2022

The newly appointed Consulters of the Vatican Dicastery for communication from Africa have highlighted limitations in efforts to engage digital media in the evangelization process on the continent.

Captain Ibrahim Traoré, Burkina Faso's new military leader. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Normalcy “gradually returning to Burkina Faso” Following Second Coup: Catholic Priest

Oct 4, 2022

Normalcy is gradually returning to Burkina Faso days after the country’s military leader, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, was ousted in a military coup, a Catholic Priest in the West African nation has told ACI Africa.

Mons. Donatien Nshole, reading the message of members of the National Episcopla Conference of Congo (CENCO) on July 27 in Accra, Ghana. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo “strongly condemn” Violent Protests against UN Peacekeepers

Jul 27, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have “strongly” condemned the recent protests targeting the United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in the country’s cities of Goma and Butembo.

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/

Pope Francis Calls for a Commitment to "take care of each other" in 2021

Jan 3, 2021

Pope Francis warned Sunday against the temptation to ignore the suffering of others during the coronavirus pandemic and said that things will get better in the new year to the extent to which the needs of the weakest and most disadvantaged are prioritized.

Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Pope Francis Moves Financial Records Office Under Secretariat for Economy

May 20, 2020

Pope Francis Wednesday moved the office of the Vatican’s financial records database under the management of the Secretariat for the Economy – reversing a decision he made in 2016.