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Latest stories: Evangelization

UCAP President, George Sunguh. Credit: George Sunguh

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to “consolidate resources to help in evangelization”

The leadership of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) is encouraging Catholic Journalists in Africa to “consolidate resources” that can foster the Church’s mission of evangelization.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pray that "every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization": Pope Francis

He said: “Jesus asks us all ... to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

The Saints Spread the Gospel, Not a "social program": Pope Francis to Bishops

Pope Francis encouraged Europe’s bishops to introduce people to the joy of an encounter with Jesus.

Late Fr. Charles Edmund Boyce. Credit: CABICOL

Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples Mourns New Apostolic Administrator in Liberia

The leadership of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has eulogized the Apostolic Administrator of Liberia’s Monrovia Archdiocese as a “loyal servant of the Church.”

Poster announcing an online workshop of the Commission for Clergy and Religious of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops. Credit: Pontifical Mission Societies Kenya

Religious in Kenya Urged to Limit Commitment to Families, Focus on Evangelization

Commitment of women and men Religious to their families is slowly killing the spirit of evangelization in Kenya, members of the Commission for Clergy and Religious of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have said.

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PMS Kenya Announces “Missionary Rosary Marathon” to Support Evangelization in Peripheries

Catholic Parishes across various Dioceses in Kenya are invited to pray the Holy Rosary for those working towards evangelization in the country through the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International offers a a sturdy four-wheel-drive vehicle to the members of the Franciscan Capuchin Friars (OFM Cap) serving in Ghana's  Jasikan Diocese/ Credit: ACN

Catholic Charity Donates Towards Primary Evangelization in Ghana’s Remote Villages

The lack of reliable means of transport has, for over a decade, slowed down the activities of the members of the Franciscan Capuchin Friars (OFM Cap) who have been on a mission to evangelize remote parts of Ghana that do not know about the person of Jesus Christ.

St. Peter's Cathedral in Morocco's Archdiocese of Rabat/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Morocco’s Rabat Archdiocese Convenes Synod, Seeking New Approaches to Evangelization

The Leadership of Morocco’s Rabat Archdiocese has announced the holding of the Second Diocesan Synod aimed at seeking new approaches to the apostolate of evangelization in the North African nation.

Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya. Credit: Screen Capture Capuchin TV

PMS Kenya Lauded for Robust Evangelization Initiatives Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

The leadership of the Society of Missionary Childhood , which seeks to help children to discover the missionary spirit across the globe, has lauded officials of the organization in Kenya for keeping children engaged in evangelization initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Catholics in Benin Mixing Christianity with Witchcraft after 160 Years of Evangelization

A significant number of Catholics in Benin have been said to have one foot in the Church and another one in indigenous ways of worship after over a century of Missionary work in the West African country.

A poster announcing the closing Mass of the 125 years of Evangelization in Ivory Coast slated for January 24. / Radio Espoir Côte d'Ivoire.

Church in Ivory Coast to Spearhead “integral human development” Initiatives This Year

The Catholic Church in Ivory Coast has planned to spearhead initiatives that foster integral human development in view of mitigating the effects of COVID-19 among the people of God in the West African nation, the Secretary-General of the Bishops’ conference has said.

Entrance to École Jeunesse Bonheur, a Catholic school of prayer and evangelization located in the Archdiocese of Cotonou in Benin. / Jeunesse Bonheur School

Lay Formation School in Benin Where Youth Spend a Year of Isolation, Spiritual Intimacy

How about taking a break from your studies or a hectic work schedule to embark on a year of spiritual formation? In Benin, this life of intense spiritual formation is not just reserved for men and women who choose Religious Life. It is open to lay people as well, the founder of the facility has told ACI Africa.

Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga addressing participants during the webinar on New Directory for Catechesis Saturday, December 19, 2020. / Daughters of St. Paul Nairobi, Kenya.

“Catechesis, an essential part of evangelization, spiritual renewal”: Kenya-based Prelate

The passing on of faith through catechesis is an important ingredient of spiritual renewal and maturity in a process that can take a lifetime, a Kenya-based Bishop has said at a virtual event.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese during Holy Mass to officially launch the third Diocesan Synod Monday, November 9, 2020. / The Catholic Star Newspaper/Facebook Page

Synod in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese to "look into proper ways of evangelization": Bishop

The third Diocesan Synod of Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese that kicked off over the weekend seeks to “look into” methods of sharing faith, the Local Ordinary said.

A Priest receives the Literature Prize awarded to Archbishop Nicodème Barrigah of Togo’s Lomé Archdiocese.

Togolese Prelate Awarded Literature Prize, Says He Uses Art as “means of evangelization”

The Archbishop who was awarded the Togolese Grand Prize for Literature 2020 last weekend has, in an October 29 interview. Described art as “a way of being,” which he uses to share the good news of the Kingdom of God.

Participants during the maiden General Assembly of the Archdiocese of Abuja. / Archdiocese of Abuja

Nigeria’s Abuja Assembly Ends with Emphasis on Fostering “co-responsibility” in Ministry

The leadership of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has, in a pastoral letter issued at the end of the two-day Archdiocesan General Assembly, underscored the need for pastoral agents to foster “a sense of co-responsibility” in their apostolate.

Pope Francis blesses a child on Jan. 12, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: The World Needs Catholics Who Go Out, Proclaim Jesus

Pope Francis spoke Sunday about the need for Catholics to be active in going out to announce the faith of Jesus Christ to the world.

Some of the faithful of the Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Tetekope in the Keta-Akatsi Diocese, Ghana during the launch of the Church’s 25th Anniversary on Sunday, January 12, 2020. / Cephas Afornu

Evangelization “not a matter of free choice, a responsibility of all”: Ghanaian Cleric

At the launch of celebrations to mark 25 years since the establishment of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Tetekope in Ghana’s Keta-Akatsi diocese, Church leaders have encouraged Christians to take up the task of evangelizing as a mandate of all the baptized who are followers of Christ.

Pope Francis on the popemobile Dec. 4, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis on Sharing the Christian Message in 'reality'

Pope Francis spoke Friday about how the Gospel message must be based in concrete reality, through which Christ himself communicates to the world.

Nigerian Spiritan Father Kenneth Iwunna administering Holy Communion to a parishioner of Ethiopia’s Holy Cross Parish in Dhadim / Aid to Church in Need International (ACN)

In Ethiopia: Couples Evangelized, Women Empowered, Youth Exposed Despite Limited Funding

With 5,000 Euros a year, a religious missionary ministering among Ethiopia’s Borana community has been able to have an impactful apostolate that has included giving dozens of youth the opportunity to interact with peers from other cultures in inter-diocesan pastoral programs, evangelizing couples through the Sacrament of Matrimony, empowering women to become teachers of faith, among other activities that have kept faith alive in the Horn of Africa.