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Members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA) in consultation before a meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Bishops in Central African Republic Decry Insecurity, Appeal for "commitment to peace"

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a collective statement, expressed concerns about violence in the country and called upon all parties in conflict and citizens to be committed to peace. 

Bishop Patrick Chisanga of the Catholic Diocese of Mansa, Zambia. / Courtesy Photo

Do Not Ignore Malaria, HIV, Noncommunicable Diseases amid COVID, Zambian Bishop Cautions

The Bishop of Zambia’s Mansa Diocese has, in an audio message, called on the authorities in the Southern African country not to lose sight of other diseases including malaria, HIV, and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) amid COVID-19 challenges.

Catholic Charity Group at Kenyan Parish Restoring Hope in Sick, Poor Slum Dwellers

Juliet Mbinyu had lost hope in life when she approached Fr. John Munjuri, the Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Parish in Mukuru Kwa Njenga outside the Central Business District of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

Members of the Central African Episcopal Conference (CECA) in consultation before a meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra. /

Why Bishops in CAR are Concerned about December General Elections

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, at the end of their weeklong Ordinary Plenary Assembly, expressed their concerns about the general elections slated to take place December 27.

Members of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) of Kenya's Malindi Diocese preparing to distribute food items and liquid handwashing soap to vulnerable families. / Catholic Diocese of Malindi/CJPC

Inside Kenya’s "young" Diocese with Enviable COVID-19 Intervention Strategies

The story of Malindi Diocese located on the brink of the Indian Ocean at the Kenyan coastal county of Kilifi is a story of resilience, much as it is an inspiration to the other 25 dioceses grappling with COVID-19 pandemic in the East African country.

Logo Caritas South Sudan. / Caritas South Sudan

Caritas South Sudan Expresses Commitment to Contribute to Vatican COVID-19 Fund

The leadership of Caritas South Sudan, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the country, has expressed the commitment to contributing towards the COVID-19 emergency fund, which Pope Francis created last month.

The Matthew 25 House at Koforidua which is giving care and support to persons with HIV and AIDS. / Matthew 25.

Matthew’s Gospel-Inspired Facility Reviving Hope among HIV Patients in Ghana

A HIV support and care organization named after a verse in the Gospel of Matthew is living up to its purpose of providing home to thousands of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs) in Ghana under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua.

Pope Francis. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Pope Francis will visit this Catholic-run HIV treatment center in Mozambique

Days ahead of his trip to three Eastern African nations, Pope Francis sent a video message to the people of Mozambique, saying his heart embraces them.