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Catholic Nuns in Africa Urged to Strive for Transparency to Sustain Project Partnerships

May 5, 2022

Catholic Nuns in sub-Saharan African countries who are struggling to sustain their respective Religious Congregations financially have been urged to strive for transparency especially when dealing with partners in projects. 

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Salesians at Rwandan Oratory Resume “in-person activities” After Drop in COVID-19 Cases

Apr 11, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) at an oratory in Rwanda's Catholic Diocese of Kabgayi have resumed in-person activities following a drop in reported COVID-19 cases.

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Catholic Bishops in Ghana Urge Prudence as Government Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 9, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have called on the people of God in the West African nation to remain cautious about COVID-19 after the country’s President announced the easing of restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the disease. 

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Caritas Cape Verde Reaching Out to Persons in “vulnerable situations” amid Drought

Apr 3, 2022

The Catholic Church in Cape Verde, through her charity arm, Caritas Caboverdiana, is reaching out to persons “in more vulnerable situations” amid drought and the effects of COVID-19, an official has told ACI Africa in an interview.

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Investigate Escalating Attacks on South Africa’s Teachers: Catholic Institute of Education

Feb 14, 2022

The leadership of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) in South Africa is calling on security agencies in the country to look into the multiple cases of attacks on Principals and teachers in the Southern African nation.

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Situation in Parts of Malawi “really dire” Following Tropical Storm Ana: Church Official

Feb 5, 2022

The people of God in Malawi’s Southern and Central regions are living in distress at the camps where they are seeking refuge following Tropical Storm Ana, the National Coordinator of the development arm of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has said. 

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“Remain firm in faith, hope”: Bishops in Gambia, Sierra Leone to Faithful amid Challenges

Feb 2, 2022

Catholic Bishops in The Gambia and Sierra Leone have encouraged the people of God in both nations to remain firm in faith, hope and charity amid numerous challenges including the “attendant consequences” of COVID-19.

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Pope Francis to Workers: Turn to St Joseph During Covid-19 Pandemic

Jan 30, 2022

Pope Francis encouraged workers to turn to St. Joseph for guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic, during an audience at the Vatican on Saturday.

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Church Leaders in Zambia Call for Impartial Media Coverage of By-Election Campaigns

Jan 22, 2022

Church leaders in Zambia under the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) have called on the media in the Southern African nation to observe impartiality and fairness in the coverage of the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the Kabwata Constituency Parliamentary by-election scheduled for February 3. 

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Catholic Priest in Ethiopia Warns of Looming “irreparable disaster” in Tigrayan Crisis

Jan 20, 2022

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is deteriorating, with a Catholic Priest in the Horn of Africa country warning of a looming disaster that he says may not be reversed once the crisis is over.

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Faith Leaders in Mauritius Highlight Value of Religion to Society amid Life’s Challenges

Jan 15, 2022

Faith-based leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius have highlighted the value of religion to society amid challenges of life

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Ghanaian Cardinal Urges COVID-19 Vaccination, Describes Jabs as “scientifically wholesome”

Jan 14, 2022

The Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal has encouraged the people of God in his native country to get vaccinated against COVID-19 saying the jabs are “scientifically wholesome.”

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Full Vaccination or Recovery among New COVID-19 Rules for Visitors to Vatican Museums

Jan 13, 2022

The museums are a major source of revenue for the Holy See.

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Be Parents to Learners, Priest in Uganda Tells Teachers as Schools Reopen after 22 Months

Jan 12, 2022

Schools in Uganda are receiving children who have undergone transformation during what has been described as the world’s longest schools’ closure, a Catholic Priest serving at the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has said, and made an appeal to teachers in the East African nation to “be parents” to the learners.

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Italian Catholic Bishop Forbids Unvaccinated Priests from Distributing Communion

Jan 11, 2022

The new diocesan restrictions come as the Italian government has banned unvaccinated citizens from entering restaurants, public transportation, gyms, theaters, and sports events.

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Prayers Sought for Archbishop-elect of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese ahead of Installation

Jan 10, 2022

The Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala in Uganda is appealing for prayers ahead of the installation of the new Archbishop of the Ugandan Metropolitan See.

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Maintain Vigilance Till COVID-19 No Longer Threatens Life: Catholic Bishop in South Africa

Jan 10, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has called up on the people of God in the country to continue observing all health protocols to minimize the spread of COVID-19 amid reports of a decline in the number of new cases.

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Human Rights Entity in Guinea-Bissau Denounces Threats against Catholic Priest

Jan 9, 2022

The leadership of the Guinean Human Rights League (LGDH) has, in a statement, denounced reported threats against a Catholic Priest for allegedly criticizing the country's President, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.

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“Maintain hope in God even in times of doubt, uncertainty,”: Gambian Bishop Urges Faithful

Jan 8, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Banjul in Gambia has, in his New Year 2022 Message,  encouraged the people of God under his pastoral care to put their trust in God “even in times of doubt and uncertainty” including COVID-19 challenges.

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Christian Leaders in Cape Verde Concerned about Surge in COVID-19 Cases, Drug Abuse

Jan 8, 2022

Christian leaders in the Island nation of Cape Verde have expressed concern about the increase in reported cases of COVID-19 and those of drug abuse in the country.