Pope Francis has postponed this year’s Peter’s Pence collection until next fall as the Vatican confronts the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Cameroonian Archbishop known for his practice of herbalism is receiving unprecedented public attention in his country, including being sought after by mainstream media in the Central African nation over COVID-19 intervention. Here is why.
Christians in Ghana ended their three-day National prayer and fasting to seek God’s intervention and direction in the fight against COVID-19, with religious leaders cautioning against the temptation to question God’s existence in the difficult pandemic times.
Two Bishops in the midst of the protracted Anglophone crisis in the Central African nation of Cameroon have, in an interview with ACI Africa, reflected on the challenge that COVID-19 crisis presents to their pastoral ministry, one of them describing the experience as “no easy job.”
The Bishop Emeritus of Kenya’s Meru Diocese, Bishop Silas Silvius Njiru succumbed to COVID-19 in the early hours of Tuesday, April 28 in Italy where he has been residing. He was 91.
A Cardinal in the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius has appealed to parishioners in his country to help meet the needs of their respective parishes as their Priests struggle financially amid COVID-19 challenges that have seen reduced support toward the needy.
In view of the envisaged easing of the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by Nigeria's Anambra State, home to the Metropolitan See of Onitsha, the Archbishop has announced the possibility of lifting the suspension of Public Mass, albeit slowly.
Bishops in the central African nation of Cameroon have chosen the feast of St. Joseph the Worker marked May 1 as the start of nine days of prayer during which the people of God in the country will join them to pray for liberation from COVID-19 crisis.
In the West Africa nation of Nigeria, an Archbishop has engaged in the distribution of palliatives to needy members of society and termed the initiative a “social responsibility of the Archdiocese.”
Pope Francis sent a letter Saturday encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary throughout May. He also shared two new prayers to implore the help of the Virgin Mary during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), the Rome-based organization that works “to better care for our common home” has recognized a song by a Kenya-based band on COVID-19, a move that has been appreciated by the band leader.
Caritas Ghana, the charity wing of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), will continue to support the needs of the poor and vulnerable in areas that were affected by partial lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 even after the country’s President lifted the partial lockdown, an official has said.
Ventilators were delivered to hospitals in Romania, Spain, and Italy on April 23, the feast of St. George, the patron saint of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
The Vatican has released a free online prayer book to help Catholics seeking divine assistance amid the coronavirus crisis.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with members of the Roman curia on Wednesday to discuss the gradual reopening of Holy See offices as Italy prepares to end its national lockdown.
Saturdays are usually busy days for Ben Wanjala, the moderator of St. Kizito Small Christian Community (SCC) at St. Austin’s Parish in the Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya.
A Catholic Bishop in the East African nation of Tanzania has become the first religious leader to suspend the celebration of public Mass in his country where the President has encouraged public worship amid COVID-19 restrictions.
Different Catholic Groups in Ghana have heeded to the appeal by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) for financial assistance in its nine-month National Emergency Response Plan to combat COVID-19 by donating towards the purchase of hospital equipment and food for the needy in the West African country.
As the end to the protracted crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions seems to remain in the indefinite future, the Archbishop of Bamenda in the Central African nation’s troubled North West region has called on the warring parties in the conflict to drop their weapons of war and to consider now as the “time for peace.”
As Catholics across the globe celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday against the backdrop of COVID-19 restrictions, a Church leader in Nigeria has encouraged the people of God in Africa’s most populous country not to despair but rather stand firm in their faith in God.