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Bishop Ildo Augusto dos Santos Lopes Fortes  of Cape Verde's Mindelo Diocese. Credit: Mindelo Diocese

Cape Verde’s Mindelo Diocese to Celebrate Three-year Jubilee Fostering Solidarity, Charity

The Diocese of Mindelo in Cape Verde is set to begin a three-year jubilee celebration to culminate on the 20th anniversary of the Cape Verdean Episcopal See.

Chart showing Aid allocated per region in 2020 by Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Africa Receives Bulk of Funding as More Donate Towards Catholic Charity Despite Pandemic

Roughly one third of the total project aid that was supplied by Catholic Charity Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International in the year 2020, went to Africa, the leadership of the organization has reported.

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On Pentecost, Bishops in Africa Urge Charity amid COVID-19 Challenges, Violent Conflicts

Bishops in Africa have, in a message on the Solemnity of Pentecost, called for charity as a manifestation of life under the influence of the Holy Spirit amid multiple challenges on the continent, including new COVID-19 variants and violent conflicts.

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

"Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God": Pope Francis

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis recommended a traditional Advent prayer to invite God to draw close during this new liturgical year.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the Angelus on Oct. 26, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Prepare to Meet the Lord with Good Deeds Inspired by His love: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important not to forget that at the end of one’s life there will be “a definitive appointment with God.”

Bishop Stephen Mamza speaking at the Dedication of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Chapel in Adamawa State, Nigeria. / Bishop Stephen Mamza

COVID-19 Challenges a Litmus Test of “quality of our Christian faith”: Nigerian Prelate

How we relate with the needy in society amid COVID-19 challenges can be a good litmus test of the extent to which we value our Christian faith, the Bishop of Nigeria’s Diocese of Yola said this week.

Sr. Câline Mampuya who oversees the activities of Diakonia receives aid from people of goodwill in DR Congo's capital Kinshasa.

Diakonia, DR Congo’s Kinshasa Charity, “expression of God's compassionate love”: Official

An official of the charity service established five months ago for the Archdiocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said that the entity exists as “an expression of God's merciful and compassionate love” and fulfills its mandate by reaching out “to the poorest people” within the Archdiocese.

A poster announcing the One Dollar Annual Campaign initiated by Catholic Bishops in Liberia. / CABICOL

Ongoing Fundraising “for holistic mission of the church of Liberia”: Bishops’ Secretary

The ongoing funds drive that was initiated by the Catholic Bishops in Liberia at the beginning of Lent this year is providing an opportunity for the people of God in the West African country “to participate” in the mission of evangelization, an official has told ACI Africa.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 7, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Catholics Cannot Ignore the Poverty Caused by the Pandemic: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has revealed poverty that Catholics cannot ignore.

Regina Lynch, project director at ACN. / ACN

Why an International Catholic Charity Finds COVID-19 Projects in Africa “most impressive”

The Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International says that pastoral projects, which the Church in Africa is implementing during the COVID-19 crisis are the most impressive due to the devotion demonstrated by the religious in caring for the vulnerable groups who have been adversely affected by the pandemic.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media.

Advent advice from Pope Francis: Choose prayer and charity over consumerism 

This Advent, choose prayer and charity over consumerism, Pope Francis said Sunday in his first Mass of the liturgical year.

Pope Francis at the Caritas Citadel of Charity in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Visits a Local Charity in Rome with a Message of Solidarity

In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the poor.

Pope Francis prays Terce with contemplative nuns in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019. Credit: Vatican press pool.

Perfection is Found in Small Acts of Charity, Pope Francis tells Contemplative Nuns

The path to holiness is made up of small, daily acts of obedience and love, Pope Francis told the contemplative nuns of Madagascar in impromptu remarks Saturday.