The story of Malindi Diocese located on the brink of the Indian Ocean at the Kenyan coastal county of Kilifi is a story of resilience, much as it is an inspiration to the other 25 dioceses grappling with COVID-19 pandemic in the East African country.
As Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has started a fund with 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to help those in the Diocese of Rome who are facing economic difficulty because of the coronavirus
Government officials in Burundi have asked the citizens of the East African nation “to remain calm” and to pray for the soul of their country’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza who died Monday, June 8 at the age of 55.
The head of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia has encouraged the people of God in the country to turn the challenge of staying at home amid COVID-19 into an opportunity for reflection “on the meaning of life” in the light of the “Word of God.”
The Holy Trinity is saving love in a world filled with corruption, evil, and the sinfulness of men and women, Pope Francis said Sunday.
As restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 have forced churches to close or limit their activity in recent months, priests across the U.S. and other parts of the world may be feeling “nonessential” as they struggle to support or even engage with their parish community, one psychologist said.
The Vatican said Saturday the city state no longer has any active positive cases among employees, after a 12th person had tested positive in early May.
At celebrations marking 200 years since the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux was founded, members of the French-founded Religious Order living their mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been encouraged to turn to the Lord with “gratitude for the continued and countless blessings” as they seek to foster “a life of love in obedience and selflessness.”
Pope Francis asked the Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to “this terrible pandemic” as he recited the rosary with Marian shrines worldwide via videolink May 30.
The Vatican Apostolic Archive will reopen to researchers June 1 after closing for 12 weeks due to Italy’s coronavirus lockdown.
Bishops in Kenya are concerned about the “divisive politics” being witnessed in the country at a time when political leaders are expected to demonstrate the unity of purpose in the fight against COVID-19.
Pope Francis will pray the rosary in the Vatican Gardens’ Lourdes grotto on Saturday, as Catholic shrines from around the world join via video streaming.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is reopening this weekend, after being closed in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The fight against COVID-19 in South Sudan requires an application of stringent measures especially implementing “a total lockdown,” Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of the Archdiocese of Juba has suggested following reports of infections in the family of the country’s first Vice President (VP), Dr. Riek Machar alongside other government dignitaries.
The emergency caused by coronavirus has made the situation of many vulnerable people even more precarious; it has also highlighted that immigrants are essential to the fabric of our society, said Cardinal Michael Czerny.
Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar have, in a Press Release May 15, expressed concerns about the level of poverty on the continent terming it an “injustice” and addressed various entities that could help address the challenge amid COVID-19 crisis.
The COVID-19-related violence in the West African nation of Sierra Leone has drawn condemnation from a Bishop who has called upon all parties in the conflict to engage in “responsible dialogue” for the good of the people of God in the West African nation.
The coronavirus emergency is also causing a food-related crisis, Vatican officials said Saturday, encouraging people to do their small part to help those who are going hungry.
Members of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB) are concerned about the election-related violence in their country and have called on the parties behind the conflict to look beyond the election event that is expected to take place May 20.
Following the decision by the government of Ivory Coast to ease restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have announced the lifting of the suspension on the celebration of Mass in public effective May 17 and directed Priests to ensure those in attendance do not exceed 200.