The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called for the bridging of social gaps in the West African country that he says has been riddled with discrimination, with poverty being labelled a “social disease.”
The leadership of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has noted with concern the shift of focus from HIV and AIDS that has seen other diseases prioritized.
Sr. Florence Muia, a member of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN), recalls a day, in 2004, when she sat with a group of people that lived with HIV under a tree in Naivasha in the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, just under 100 kilometers northwest of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi.
The leadership of Caritas South Sudan is integrating initiatives aimed at fighting against gender-based violence (GBV) in regular operations in view of improving the response to the vice at the grassroots, an official has told ACI Africa.
The process of transitioning the boy child from children’s home to family life in the East African nation of Uganda is still a big challenge, a Catholic Sister has said.
The Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa in Malawi, through its Social Services Directorate, has launched an HIV/AIDS project aimed to reduce infections among children born with the virus and youth living with it in the Southeastern African country.
Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have eulogized the late Archbishop Emeritus of Lesotho’s Maseru Archdiocese, Bernard Mohlalisi, recalling with appreciation his pastoral service to the people of God in Lesotho and offering “hospitality and spiritual care” to exiled South Africans during the apartheid regime.
At a conference organized to deliberate on the challenges and opportunities of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II “Ecclesia in Africa” after 25 years of its publication, a Kenyan Bishop acknowledged the “revolutionary” nature of the document but noted the exhortation’s threefold limitations.
Love reigns at Upendo Village, a state-of-the-art facility where people living with HIV in low-end settlements around Naivasha in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru (CDN) have found hope for nearly two decades – Upendo is a Swahili word for love.
Visiting the Zimpeto health clinic Friday, Pope Francis told the community that their care for the suffering recalls for him the parable of the Good Samaritan.