Catholics who will not be going to Church for the celebration of Ash Wednesday that marks the beginning of Lent have the option of marking the event at home with their family members using a guide that has been developed by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) at the Jesuit Institute South Africa.
During this year’s Lenten Season, an Archbishop in Zimbabwe is urging the people of God under his pastoral care to reach out to healthcare workers with essential equipment that can aid their efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
The leadership of Catholic-run Muvonde Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe’s Gweru Diocese has expressed concerns over the length of time it takes to obtain COVID-19 results from samples collected from the health facility.
Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have facilitated the provision of food aid and other humanitarian necessities to hundreds of refugees living with disabilities at the Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp within Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu.
A Catholic Bishop has asked South Africans to make a personal decision on whether or not they want to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The need for young people in Africa to practice chastity at “individual level” was emphasized at the annual conference that brought together youth from various African counties to share their respective experiences of living chaste lives amid COVID-19.
The Catholic Diocese of Aliwal in South Africa has a variety of options for this year’s Ash Wednesday, including getting ashes from unused previous years’ palm branches.
The leadership of Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) has, in a report, detailed how the non-governmental organization (NGO) founded by a Jesuit Cleric is responding to COVID-19-related challenges in Malawi.
The Archbishop of Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo Archdiocese has endorsed the planned coronavirus vaccination program in the Southern African nation amid a surge in reported cases of COVID-19.
Christian leaders in Zambia are expected to hold a virtual ecumenical prayer service on Sunday, February 14 aimed at offering prayer “against the Coronavirus.”
The Bishop of Zambia’s Mansa Diocese has, in an audio message, called on the authorities in the Southern African country not to lose sight of other diseases including malaria, HIV, and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) amid COVID-19 challenges.
On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science marked Thursday, February 11, the leadership of the international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Malawi, has highlighted a success story of the scholarship program that supports female refugees in the Southeastern African nation.
At the upcoming Youth Chastity Conference in Kenya, young people are expected to share their experiences of living chaste lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the convener of the event has told ACI Africa.
As schools in South Sudan remain closed in adherence to a fresh lockdown in the East-Central African nation, a Catholic teacher in the country’s Yei Diocese is concerned that the situation exposes school going children to various challenges including early pregnancies and marriages.
Members of the Clergy in Zimbabwe’s Gokwe Diocese have been directed to “arrange how” to avail Ash Wednesday ashes to the faithful to bring them to their “respective homes” at the beginning of Lent, February 17.
A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has appealed to the government to reverse a ban on public worship as the East Central African country battles the second wave of COVID-19, saying that people are already overwhelmed.
Even as Nigeria readies to receive COVID-19 vaccines this month, a Catholic Archbishop in the country is expressing concerns about their affordability, accessibility, as well as their safety.
The Archbishop of Ghana’s Cape Coast Archdiocese who has confirmed that he is in hospital with COVID-19-related complications has asked for prayers for patients and health workers fighting the pandemic in the West African nation.
Following South Sudan’s government circular ordering a one-month partial lockdown after a surge in COVID-19 reported cases, the Catholic Bishop of Wau Diocese has directed that all public liturgical celebrations be suspended.
The people of God in Swaziland’s only Catholic Diocese of Manzini have been invited to seek the intercession of our Lady of Lourdes in the fight against second wave and new variant of the COVID-19 pandemic.