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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Logo Catholic University of South Sudan. / Catholic University of South Sudan

South Sudanese Prelate Lays Foundation Stone for University, Hails Education as Pivotal

A South Sudanese Prelate has, on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of a campus for the Catholic University of South Sudan over the weekend, hailed education as pivotal in transforming South Sudan into a country whose people acknowledge with mutual respect the “beauty of humanity”

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Congo (CEC). /

Bishops in Congo Brazzaville Decry Decline in Education Standards, Call for Reform

Catholic Bishops in the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville) have decried the decline in education standards in the Central African nation, which they say, trains “people who are not qualified,” and called on the government to invest in reforming the sector.

Bishop Paul Njiru Kariuki, the Chairman of KCCB's Commission for Education and Religious Education. /

“Dear learners, continue studying at home”: Kenyan Bishop on Extended School Closure

The Bishop overseeing the Commission for Education of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has encouraged students to continue undertaking educational and creative activities at home following the announcement that schools in the East African country will remain closed until January 2021 at the earliest due to COVID-19.