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Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso's Ouagadougou Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Burkinabes “really suffering, still await a strong signal in terms of peace”: Cardinal

May 5, 2022

The military leadership in Burkina Faso needs to do “much” more to address the plight of the people of God in the West African nation who are yet to see “a strong signal in terms of peace”, the Cardinal in the country has said. 

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"Speak out forcefully" against "abominable actions" in Ukraine: Pope Francis to Pilgrims

Apr 12, 2022

In a message to participants in an interreligious pilgrimage to Ukraine, Pope Francis said “the present moment leaves us deeply troubled, because it is marked by the forces of evil.”

Fr. Zacharia Nyantiso Samjumi (center), the Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), the National Director of Social Communications (right), CSN, Fr. Dr. Michael Nsikak Umoh and Director, Pastoral Affairs, Fr. Michael Banjo (left) during the April 6 press conference. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Fratelli Tutti, Regional Challenges Focus of Planned Plenary of Bishops in West Africa

Apr 6, 2022

Catholic Bishops in West Africa are expected to deliberate on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on human fraternity and social friendship, Fratelli Tutti and challenges facing the region during their Plenary Assembly scheduled for May in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: CBCN

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Urge Elected Leaders to Foster “fraternity among all citizens”

Mar 13, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are calling upon elected leaders to go beyond what distinguishes Nigerians and foster “fraternity among all citizens” in the West African nation. 

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At Conference, Kenyan Bishop Calls for Actualization of Fratelli Tutti at Community Levels

Aug 20, 2021

A Kenyan Catholic Bishops has challenged religious leaders across the globe to identify ways of actualizing Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on human fraternity and social friendship, Fratelli Tutti, at community levels.

Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese addressing young people during the Diocesan Youth Day on 19 June 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Build a world of peace devoid of violence, corruption”: Archbishop in Cameroon to Youth

Jun 26, 2021

The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese has called upon young people in the Central African nation to cultivate peace in their respective communities, and cautioned them against engaging in violence and corruption.

Logo of the of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) and the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe (CCEE)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Africa, Europe Jointly Encourage Fostering of Inter-Religious Dialogue

Jun 4, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Africa and Europe have, in a joint statement, encouraged the fostering of inter-religious dialogue in their respective continents in line with the message of Pope Francis in his October 2020 Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti.

A poster announcing the April 15 Book Launch in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Credit : Pauline Publications Africa

Newly Launched Book in Kenya Aims to Give Deeper Insight into Lord’s Prayer: Author

Apr 15, 2021

The author of a new book has, at its launch in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, said that readers are expected to gain deeper insight into and have appreciation of the Lord’s prayer.

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa preaches at the Good Friday liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media.

Political Ideologies Wound Fraternity in Catholic Church: Papal preacher on Good Friday

Apr 2, 2021

Politics turned into ideologies have wounded fraternity in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., said at the Vatican’s Passion of the Lord liturgy on Good Friday.

Poster announcing the Week of Human Fraternity / Institute of Religious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS)

Pope’s Document Inspires “week of human fraternity” at Kenya-based Catholic Institution

Feb 21, 2021

The 2019 Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, has inspired a five-day event to be held at the jointly-owned Catholic University College in Kenya.

“To all those infected by COVID-19, we express our solidarity with you”: Bishops in Africa

Jan 15, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Africa have, in their New Year message, expressed their solidarity with the people of God infected with the COVID-19 and offered their condolences to the bereaved.

Bishops in Africa Foster Pope Francis’ “better kind of politics” in New Year Message

Dec 31, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Africa have, in their New Year Message, sought to foster Pope Francis’ call for “a better kind of politics” in the course of 2021 going forward.

Bishops in Mozambique Convene Interreligious Symposium on Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti

Dec 13, 2020

A symposium focusing on fraternal living that is emphasized in Pope Francis’ most recent Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti brought together Christians from different denominations in Mozambique, Muslims as well as believers from the Hindu community who learnt the importance of living together in harmony.

Bishop Peter John Holiday with the newly ordained priest, Fr. Thabang Shilane during the ordination Mass on Saturday, December 5. / Facebook Page Kroonstad Diocese

As Priest, “be outward looking, be for others”: South African Bishop at Ordination

Dec 8, 2020

On the occasion of a Priestly ordination in South Africa over the weekend, the Bishop who preached encouraged the new Priest to cultivate “a big heart” that is concerned with the needs of others in line with Pope Francis’ latest Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. 

Young people during protests in Lagos, Nigeria, October 17, 2020, over alleged police brutality.

Police Brutality Protests in Nigeria Offered Prospect for “Church to guide youths”: Bishop

Nov 14, 2020

Peaceful protests against police brutality in Nigeria presented an opportunity for the Catholic Church in the West African nation to guide young people on their quest for a better society, a Catholic Bishops has said in a statement.

CERNA members identify Pope Francis’ New Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, and the forthcoming canonization of Blessed Charles de Foucauld as two events important for the Church in North Africa.

Bishops in North Africa Acknowledge Two Recent Events that “shed a new, joyful light”

Nov 8, 2020

Members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA) have acknowledged with appreciation two events in recent times that have had a positive impact in their region.

UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights.

Bishops in Kenya Urge Government to Support UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations

Nov 5, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have called on the government to support the second revised draft of the UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights, which seeks to prevent the occurrence of human rights abuses in the context of business activities.

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese, the only African Prelate among the 13 new Cardinals who were named Sunday, October 25.

“It was a big surprise for me, I did not expect it”: Rwanda’s First Cardinal-elect

Oct 26, 2020

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese, the only African Prelate among the 13 new Cardinals who were named Sunday, October 25 has described his appointment as “a big surprise” beyond his expectation.

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro of Zimbabwe Gweru Diocese during his installation at Mkoba Stadium in Gweru October 24. / Website Catholic Church News Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean Bishop Highlights Inspiration from Two Papal Encyclicals at Installation

Oct 26, 2020

At his installation over the weekend as the sixth Local Ordinary of Zimbabwe’s Gweru Diocese, Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro highlighted inspirations from two Papal Encyclicals including the most recent one of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti.

Fratelli tutti, the third encyclical of Pope Francis released on October 4.

Experts Call for Africa’s Change of Tact in Realizing “Fratelli Tutti” Proposals

Oct 14, 2020

In Africa, efforts to attain economic freedom are not working since they have only widened the gap between a few rich individuals and the majority poor, religious experts who met to discuss Pope Francis’ new Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, have said.