News reports of the release of Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli who was abducted just over two years ago in Niger have brought joy and gratitude to members of the Clergy in Africa and beyond who have interpreted the event as an answer to concerted supplications.
As Sudan grapples with the effects of the ongoing floods described as the worst in a century, officials of Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI), an Italy-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that was founded by a Jesuit Cleric, have reached out to some of the affected people in the country with emergency humanitarian aid.
Pope Francis comforted relatives of loved ones killed in a nightclub stampede in 2018 during an audience at the Vatican Saturday.
Pope Francis has praised a new initiative aimed at countering the abuse of Marian devotions by mafia organizations, who use her figure to wield power and exert control
Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Claudio Lurati, a member of the Congregation of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ), as the Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria in Egypt.
Clergy and the lay faithful in Africa have paid glowing tribute to the late Emanuele Ferrario, the founder and first President of the Italy-based World Family of Radio Maria (WFRM), a private initiative within the Catholic Church that runs over 80 Marian radio stations across the world, 25 of them in Africa.
African Twins who were conjoined at the head are likely to return home within months from the Vatican’s pediatric hospital where their bodies were successfully separated by doctors, and they have a high chance of living normal lives, the hospital’s chief neurosurgeon told ACI Africa.
Last month three men were ordained to the priesthood in a small city in southern Italy. Among them was Fr. Jerome Pascal Ombeni, a young man from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Catholic Church leaders in Italy have partnered with the people of God in Swaziland’s Diocese of Manzini, offering a financial subsidy that has facilitated the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for various health facilities as they fight against COVID-19 in the one-diocese Southern Africa nation, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini.
Sr. Anastacia Cristian Malisa, the Tanzanian-born nun of the Order of Saint Clare (The Poor Clares) who succumbed to COVID-19 April 25 while serving in Italy is being remembered as a simple and joyful person who was always at the service of vulnerable in the society.
A nun from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a “frontline soldier” against COVID-19 in Italy as a medical doctor, recently described her service as giving back to humanity the gift of God to her.
In a video message sent to his Italian friends to mark Easter Sunday, Cardinal George Pell recalled the joy of Christ’s Resurrection, and said that despite coronavirus measures He is close to each of us.
More than 11,500 people have died of COVID-19 in Italy after a total of 101,739 people have been documented by the Italian Ministry of Health as infected with the coronavirus.
In the past week alone, more than 3,000 people have died in Italy after contracting the coronavirus. Among the dead are at least 60 priests this month, according to local media reports.
Two convents, one in Rome and one in a town nearby the capital city, have been isolated as the majority of religious sisters in the communities tested positive for COVID-19.
Italian dioceses surrounding Milan have reported the deaths of 30 priests during the coronavirus outbreak.
At least ten priests have died in Italy after contracting COVID-19. More than half of them were from the Diocese of Bergamo, a town outside of Milan in Lombardy.
Seven priests have reportedly died in Italy of the COVID-19 coronavirus. They are the first priests known to have died from the virus, now a global pandemic which has struck Italy more gravely than nearly any other country in the world.
The Italian Ambassador in Kenya, Alberto Pieri, is exploring the possibility of collaborating with the Institute of Religious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS), one of the nine Institutes of the Kenya-based Catholic Institution of higher learning, Tangaza University College (TUC) on issues related to dialogue between members of different religions, ACI Africa has been told after the Ambassador paid a courtesy call to the institute Tuesday, January 28.
Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paolo Rudelli who has been serving as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the European Council in Strasbourg, France, to be his representative in the Southern Africa nation of Zimbabwe.