Some Catholic Prelates in South Africa have announced the resumption of public worship in their respective jurisdictions following the readjustment of level three COVID-19 restrictions by the country’s President.
Ahead of the beginning of the Lenten Season, the leadership of Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has issued fresh COVID-19 measures to guide liturgical celebrations.
Members of the Congregation of Our Lady Star of the Sea serving in Nigeria’s Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi situated South of the West African country have received a financial boost from the international charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International to continue their apostolate in the mission characterized with hardship.
An initiative by children at Namugongo Catholic Parish of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese to mark the Year of St Joseph has spread to other Parishes across the East African country, attracting other children who are eager to learn about the Saint.
Catholic Bishops in Zambia have encouraged consecrated persons in the Southern African country to strive to be beacons of hope amid COVID-19-related challenges.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Lagos Ecclesiastical Province are advocating for “fair and equitable” distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the West African nation.
Catholic Bishops in the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville) have, in a collective statement, expressed “serious reservations” about the presidential election slated for March 21.
The Plenary Assembly of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA), which had been slated for last August, is expected to take place in August this year under the same theme, officials involved in organizing the event have told ACI Africa.
The leadership of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has noted with concern the shift of focus from HIV and AIDS that has seen other diseases prioritized.
A Catholic Sister at the helm of a Religious Order in Zimbabwe has expressed concerns about COVID-19-associated stigma among members living together.
The Holy See is closely following the conflict in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions and wants the warring parties to seek the path of dialogue for peace and reconciliation in the Central African nation, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has said.
Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have decried the lack effectiveness of security forces in combating violence in the West African country and expressed their support for “alternative and lawful initiatives” that have emerged to restore peace in the country.
The Nun at the helm of the Sisters of the Child Jesus (SJI) in Zimbabwe is decrying the negative effects of COVID-19 in convents saying the restrictions occasioned by the pandemic have compromised “love and oneness” among community members.
Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have, in a collective statement, urged the people of God in the Southern African nation to stand together in the fight against COVID-19 amid an increase in reported cases.
Officials of the Catholic Church in Djibouti have, in a report, highlighted their service to street children in the Horn of Africa country with basic needs, amid the COVID-19 challenges.
The first Priest to succumb to the COVID-19-related complications in the Kingdom of Swaziland has been eulogized as a good preacher, a man of faith and a gentle Priest who led people to prayer through singing.
The suffering brought about by several months of COVID-19 has pushed young people to desperation, a Catholic Cleric ministering among refugees in Uganda has observed and called upon the youth in the East African country to rise above their frustrations and to start caring for others who are equally living in devastation.
A Priest ministering in Zimbabwe has, in report, highlighted the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on various members of the society.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have asked that medical experts in the West African country be allowed to subject COVID-19 vaccines coming into the country to independent tests to allay fears among the public about the safety of the coronavirus jab.
While COVID-19 is having devastating effects on the people of God in Southern Africa, the pandemic might have been “providential in some way,” the President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.