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Mrs. Bridget Itsueli, the Founder and Chairperson of Relate Africa Organization for Marriage and Family. Credit: Relate Africa Organization for Marriage and Family

“We need to listen to women at the grassroots”: Catholic Marriage Expert on Why African Marriages are Breaking

Jul 9, 2024

Many African marriages are breaking because women are no longer comfortable with their roles in the family, a Nigerian Catholic expert on marriage and family has said.

A poster announcing the series of online conversations bringing together African theologians, priests, and religious, as well as laity in Africa. Credit: PACTPAN

What the Church in Africa Can Learn from Eastern Churches on Living Synodlity

Jul 1, 2024

The Church in Africa can tap from the experience of Eastern Churches on the continent on living the Synod on Synodlity, participants at a virtual conversation have said.

“Seeds of Synodal Church already sprouting all over Africa”: African Member of Theological Commission of Synod

Jun 28, 2024

The spirit of the Synod on Synodality has been introduced in Africa and is spreading across the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, an African member of the Vatican Theological Commission of the Synod has said. 

A poster announcing the series of online conversations bringing together African theologians, priests, and religious, as well as laity in Africa. Credit: PACTPAN

Catholic Archbishop in Ivory Coast Proposes Three “effective approaches for participative synodality in Africa”

Jun 27, 2024

Archbishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo, the recently appointed Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan in Ivory Coast is proposing three approaches that he says are “effective” in facilitating a participative Synodal process in Africa.

Dr. Sylvia Ruambo. Credit: PACTPAN

Catholic Researcher on Why Africa’s “wisdom” is at the Core of Synod on Synodality

Jun 20, 2024

At the core of the Synod on Synodality conversations in Africa is the African way of living that includes the wisdom and traditions elders on the continent dispense, an official at the Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network (PACTPAN) has said.

A poster announcing the series of online conversations bringing together African theologians, priests, and religious, as well as laity in Africa. Credit: PACTPAN

Large Catholic Episcopal Conferences Stifling Bishops’ Voices, Togolese Theologian Says, Advocates for “small groups”

Jun 18, 2024

A Togolese Catholic Priest has proposed the splitting of Bishops’ Conferences, Dioceses, Parishes, and other groups that are seen as too large into units where “everyone’s voice is heard”.

A poster announcing the series of online conversations bringing together African theologians, priests, and religious, as well as laity in Africa. Credit: PACTPAN

Catholic Church in Africa Urged to Tap into Diaspora Communities to Grow Continent

Jun 14, 2024

Catholic Bishops and religious communities in Africa have been urged to harness the potential of the diasporic communities in growing the continent.

Fr. Rafael Simbine Junior, the Secretary General of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: SECAM

Bishops in Africa Laud Theologians’ Weekly Conversations on Synod on Synodality

Jun 11, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Africa have lauded the weekly conversations organized by African theologians on the Synod on Synodality, noting that the Friday engagements will deepen the understanding of the synod.

Sr. Leonida Katunge poses for a photo during the 2023 world youth day celebrations in Lisbon, Portugal. Credit: Sr. Leonida  Katunge

African Palaver Series is “a call to action” on Synod on Synodality: Kenyan Nun

Jun 11, 2024

African theologians, priests, religious, and laity have embarked on a series of synodal conversations, describing their encounter ahead of the October session in Rome as a call to action for all the people of God in Africa to make their voices heard in the Synod on Synodality.

A poster announcing the series of online conversations bringing together African theologians, priests, and religious, as well as laity in Africa. Credit: PACTPAN

African Theologians Organize Online Conversations ahead of Synod on Synodality Session in Rome

Jun 6, 2024

Plans are underway for a series of online conversations bringing together African theologians, priests and religious, as well as laity who seek to deepen the understanding of the Synthesis Report of the ongoing Synod on Synodality ahead of the October session in Rome.