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Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama during Mass at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral of Abuja Archdiocese 14 February 2021 / Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama/Facebook Page

Nigerian Archbishop Condemns Social Discrimination, Says Poverty Has Become a “disease”

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.”

African Jesuit Aids Network (AJAN) logo / African Jesuit Aids Network

Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar Decry Shift in Attention from HIV and AIDS

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.

Members of one of the support groups at Upendo Village in Naivasha, Kenya, in the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, sharing a meal / Assumption Sisters of Nairobi, Upendo Village

I Owe Catholic Nuns, Entire Upendo Village My Life, Testimony by Kenyan Man Born with HIV

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.

Caritas S. Sudan Integrating Fight against Gender-based Violence in Activities: Official

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.

Resettling Boy Child from Children’s Home in Uganda Challenging, Catholic Nun Recounts

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.

Mr. Lewis Msiyadungu speaking at the launch of the HIV/AIDS project that seeks to reduce infections among children born with the virus and youth living with it in Malawi. / Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa.

Malawi’s Chikwama Diocese Launches HIV/AIDS Facility to Tackle Infections

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.

The late Archbishop Emeritus of Lesotho’s Maseru Archdiocese, Bernard Mohlalisi. /

Southern Africa Bishops Eulogize Prelate Who Offered Apartheid Exiles “spiritual care”

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.

Bishop John Oballa making his presentation at the conference on Ecclesia in Africa / Tangaza University College

Ecclesia in Africa @25, An Ecclesial ‘revolution’, A Threefold Gap: A Kenyan Bishop

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.

Sr. Florence Muia, Founder of Upendo Village, an HIV and AIDS project in Kenya. /

Meet the Kenyan Nun Who Built a state-of-the-Art HIV/AIDS Facility from Scratch

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.

Zimpeto DREAM HIV/AIDS clinic in Maputo, Mozambique. Credit: Vatican Pool Photo. /

Pope Francis Commends Mozambican HIV Clinic Community as Good Samaritans

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.