Catholic Bishops in procession during the olden Jubilee of St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary Bambui (STAMS) on 1 Dcember 2023. Credit: Bamenda Archdiocese

Model Ministry Upon Jesus’ Humility, Catholic Archbishop in Cameroon to Clergy

Dec 9, 2023

Members of the Clergy are to model their ministry upon the humility of Jesus Christ, the Archbishop of Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese has said, and cautioned against “clericalism”.

Pope Francis leads the Synod on Synodality delegates in prayer on Oct. 25, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Speaks at Synod on Synodality: "Clericalism" Defiles the Church

Oct 26, 2023

Pope Francis denounced clericalism and called it a “scandal” to see young priests buying lace vestments at tailor shops in a strongly-worded speech.


Pope Francis: "Spiritual worldliness" One of Greatest Dangers Facing Priests, the Church

Aug 7, 2023

Spiritual worldliness is one of the most dangerous temptations facing priests and the Church because it “reduces spirituality to appearance” while disconnecting it from the Gospel, Pope Francis warned in a recently released letter to the priests of Rome.

Bishop Mark Kadima Wamukoya of Kenya's Bungoma Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We all need to be missionary children”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop at Diocesan PMC Holy Mass

Sep 21, 2022

There is need for following of Christ “to be missionary children”, making sacrifices to reach out others with the Gospel message in the example of the first evangelizers of the African continent, the Bishop of Bungoma Diocese in Kenya has said. 

Bishop Mark Kadima (center), Archbishop Hubertus van Megen (right) and Archbishop-elect Maurice Muhatia Makumba at the Episcopal Ordination Mass on 19 February 2022 in Bungoma Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

At Episcopal Ordination in Kenya, Nuncio Cautions against Clericalism, Urges Listening

Feb 20, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned against “clericalism” which he said he had noted from his interactions with the people of God in the East African country including Priests and Bishops as they participate in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality. 

Poster of the ongoing virtual seminar by Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar/ Credit: Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM).

African Scholars Highlight Clericalism, Patriarchy among Instruments of Abuse in Church

May 2, 2021

Clericalism and patriarchy are among the instruments used to advance abuse in the Catholic Church and society, African scholars participating in the ongoing virtual colloquium, which members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) spearheaded have said.

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Clericalism linked to fixation on sexual morality

Sep 26, 2019

In a meeting with Jesuits in Mozambique earlier this month, Pope Francis said that clericalism is a direct result of rigidity and linked to a fixation on sexual morality.