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This is Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for the Month of January

Jan 10, 2023

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of January is for educators.

Pope Francis met with members of the De La Salle Christian Brothers on May 21, 2022. Vatican Media

Catholic Schools Should Not be Christian in Name Only: Pope Francis

May 21, 2022

The pope spoke to the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

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Education, Healthcare “our biggest achievements”: Nun in Eswatini Ahead of Centenary Fete

Feb 20, 2022

A member of the Congregation of the Mantellate Sisters, Servants of Mary (MSM), commonly known as Servite Sisters, has highlighted education and healthcare as the most noteworthy achievements in their 100 years of service in the Southern Africa Province.

The logo of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE). Credit: Catholic Institute of Education (CIE)

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.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of the Ivory Coast (CECCI). Credit: CECCI/Facebook

Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast Push for Policies That Guarantee “civic, moral education”

Feb 1, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast have, in a collective statement, called on the government to put in place policies that takes into account “civic and moral education” in the West African nation.

School administrator Patricio Mendes stands outside the school he oversees in Djam-Ma in Guinea-Bissau’s Bafatá region. Credit: Ricci Shryock for CRS

Catholic Entity in Guinea Bissau Promoting Education Through Trainings on Record Keeping

Jan 10, 2022

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S., is imparting record keeping skills to school administrators and officers of other institutions in Guinea Bissau.

Pope Francis attends the general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Dec. 15, 2021. Vatican Media.

2022 World Peace Day Message: Pope Francis Calls for Investment in Education, Not Weaponry

Dec 21, 2021

The World Day of Peace is celebrated annually on Jan. 1.

Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC). Credit: GCBC

Catholic Church in Ghana Suffers Losses in Education, Health Projects owing to COVID-19

Nov 9, 2021

The Catholic Church in Ghana has not been spared by the COVID-19 pandemic that has threatened to sink the country’s health and education sectors.

Some ex-combatants at the Don Bosco Ngangi Center, located in Goma in DR Congo. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in DR Congo Empowering Young Ex-Combatants with Education, Life Skills

Sep 3, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are empowering young ex-combatants in the Central African nation with life and vocational skills.

Msgr. John Kanebi Aniagwu. Credit: Lagos Archdiocese

Nigerian Catholic Priest Links Strikes in the Country’s Education Sector to Low budgeting

Sep 3, 2021

A Catholic Priest in Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has blamed frequent strikes by university teachers in the West African country on what he has referred to as education sector’s “low budgeting.”

Copies of the book titled "Seeds of Hope" by Fr. Ludovic Lado and Martin Wato. Credit: Fr. Ludovic Lado

Jesuit Priest Fundraises for Education of Hundreds of Displaced Children in Cameroon

Aug 8, 2021

A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) ministering in Chad has launched a fundraiser to support the education of at least 300 children displaced by the ongoing Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West (NOSO) regions of Cameroon.

The logo of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) in South Africa. Credit: Catholic Institute of Education (CIE)

Be Partners in Education, Catholic Entity in South Africa to Parents amid School Dropouts

Aug 6, 2021

The leadership of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) in South Africa has called on parents in the country to show their partnership in the education program by ensuring that their children attend school amid a reported increase in the number of dropouts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Some youth being trained at the Foyer Jean XXIII Education and Formation Center in the Togolese city of Kara. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Missionaries Offering Education to Togolese Youth at Risk of Social Exclusion

Jun 24, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are offering education to at least 183 Togolese youth who are at risk of social exclusion. 

Jean Pierre Cardinal Kutwa granting his blessings to Mariatou Koné who was recently appointed Minister for Education and Literacy in Ivory Coast. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ivorian Cardinal Tells New Minister to Integrate Science and Faith, Seek God’s Blessings

Jun 12, 2021

The Cardinal in Ivory Coast has called upon the country’s recently appointed Minister for Education and Literacy to integrate her scientific knowledge and faith and to seek out for “God’s blessings and graces.”

Some students of the Don Bosco Secondary School in Zimbabwe. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in Zimbabwe Provide Education to Children from Poor Mining Families

Jun 4, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Zimbabwe are offering education to children from poor mining families in the Southern African nation.

Ten-year-old Ibrahim, a Congolese refugee living in Burundi who has a physical disability. He is among the beneficiaries of the JRS education initiative for children with special needs. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Great Lakes

Jesuit Agency Facilitating Education of Refugee Children with Special Needs in Burundi

Mar 3, 2021

The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service, (JRS), is facilitating the education of refugee children with special needs in Burundi, the leadership of the agency has reported.

The Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome has 110 affiliated institutes in Africa and Asia. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican Congregation Issues New Norms for Ecclesiastical Institutions of Higher Education

Dec 10, 2020

The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education issued Wednesday three new instructions on ecclesiastical institutions of higher education. 

Some members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) at the end of the closing Mass of their Annual Plenary Assembly in the Diocese of Keta–Akatsi. / Facebook Page Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC).

Seven Issues of Concern Bishops in Ghana Want Addressed for National Transformation

Nov 15, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Ghana have, in a collective statement at the end of their Annual Plenary Assembly, outlined seven issues affecting the West African nation, which they want addressed in view of achieving national transformation.

Pope Francis speaks in video message to participants in the launch of the Global Compact on Education Oct. 15, 2020. Credit: Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Family is "the first and essential place of education": Pope Francis

Oct 15, 2020

Pope Francis said Thursday that, among other global goals for education, he wants the world “to see in the family the first and essential place of education.”

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja.

Revised Teachers’ Salary, Retirement Age to Impact Education Positively: Nigerian Prelate

Oct 13, 2020

The decision by Nigeria’s Federal Government to revise the teachers’ salary and their age of retirement upwards has been hailed by a Catholic Archbishop who has described the move as “unprecedented” and one that will positively impact the system of education in the country.