Logo of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN). Credit: AFJN

Faith Leaders in Africa Seek to Educate Migrants on How to Identify Human Traffickers

Jan 8, 2022

Representatives of various Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) in Africa have sought to educate African migrants on ways they can identify their potential traffickers. 

Participants of the Economy of Francesco Africa Hub Regional Meeting. Credit: ACI Africa

Two-day Youth Gathering in Nairobi Discussed Future of African Economies: Jesuit Priest

Oct 1, 2021

The future of the economy in various African nations has been at the center of a two-day youth forum organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

A poster announcing the Sarpong Theological Lecture (STL) scheduled to take place on Friday, 1 October 2021. Credit: Arrupe Jesuit Institute (AJI)

Planned Jesuit Inaugural Theological Lecture in Ghana to “celebrate our living legends”

Oct 1, 2021

Honoring and celebrating living legends who shaped theology in Africa is expected to be the focus of a virtual biennial event that is organized by the Arrupe Jesuit Institute (AJI), a Ghana-based social justice centre of the Jesuit North-West Africa Province.

Copies of the book titled "Seeds of Hope" by Fr. Ludovic Lado and Martin Wato. Credit: Fr. Ludovic Lado

Jesuit Priest Fundraises for Education of Hundreds of Displaced Children in Cameroon

Aug 8, 2021

A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) ministering in Chad has launched a fundraiser to support the education of at least 300 children displaced by the ongoing Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West (NOSO) regions of Cameroon.

The Front page of the book titled "The Pope and the Pandemic: Lessons in Leadership in a Time of Crisis by Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator. Credit: Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator

Pope Francis’ Response to Pandemic Behind African Jesuit’s Book on Leadership amid Crisis

Jun 29, 2021

Early last year, millions of people across the world followed closely as Pope Francis walked unaccompanied towards the Altar of Casa Santa Marta chapel next to St. Peter’s Basilica where he celebrated Holy Mass alone. The Holy Father had made a special appeal to the Faithful to follow Holy Mass virtually as governments across the world ordered closure of places of worship following the outbreak of COVID-19.

Before Closing Refugee Camps in Kenya, “exert maximum forethought, caution”: Jesuit Agency

Apr 16, 2021

The leadership of the international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), has urged the Kenyan government to “exert maximum forethought and caution” before implementing its decision to close two major refugee camps in the country.

Logo of Cooperazione Internazionale whose officials are responding to COVID-19 in Malawi. / Cooperazione Internazionale

How Jesuit-Founded Organization is Responding to Malawi’s COVID-19-related Challenges

Feb 13, 2021

The leadership of Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) has, in a report, detailed how the non-governmental organization (NGO) founded by a Jesuit Cleric is responding to COVID-19-related challenges in Malawi.

Jesuits in Zambia Decry Laxity in Implementing COVID-19 Measures as Reported Cases Rise

Jan 17, 2021

The leadership of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has expressed concerns about laxity in the implementation of the COVID-19 measures in the Southern African nation amid an upsurge in reported cases in the country.

Some 250 vulnerable people initiated into entrepreneurship by COOPI. / COOPI

Hundreds of Somalia’s Vulnerable People Receive Training, Capital from Jesuit-founded NGO

Dec 14, 2020

Hundreds of vulnerable people in Somalia’s Mogadishu Diocese have benefited from entrepreneurship training and business start-up capital from the leadership of Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI), an Italy-based non-governmental organization (NGO) founded by a Jesuit Cleric.

Fr. Ludovic Lado during the pilgrimage to pray for peace in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon interrupted by the police. / Fr. Ludovic Lado/Facebook Page.

Cleric in Cameroon Promises to Resume Pilgrimage “alive or dead” after Police Harassment

Oct 20, 2020

A member of the Society of Jesus (SJ) who was arrested shortly after he embarked on a 245-kilometre pilgrimage to pray for peace in Cameroon has condemned the ill-treatment he received at the hands of police.

Fr. Ludovic Lado marching for Dialogue, Peace in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon. / Fr. Ludovic Lado/Facebook Page.

Jesuit Cleric in Cameroon Dedicates Pilgrimage to Dialogue, Peace in Anglophone Regions

Oct 17, 2020

A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Cameroon who has embarked on a 245-kilometre pilgrimage says he has dedicated the spiritual initiative to efforts toward dialogue, peace and reconciliation in the Anglophone regions of the Central African nation, which have experienced violent conflict since 2016.

Some of the flood victims in Sudan receive aid provided by Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI). / Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)

Thousands in Sudan Receive Help from Italian NGO Founded by Jesuit Cleric amid Flooding

Sep 18, 2020

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.

Logo of the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies marked Monday, September 7. / World Health Organisation (WHO)

The Irony of COVID-19 and Cleaner Air, Clearer Skies: An African Jesuit Cleric

Sep 7, 2020

On the maiden International Day of Clean Air for blue skies marked Monday, September 7 under the theme “Clean Air for All,” a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) ministering in South Africa has reflected on what he says is the irony of COVID-19 lockdown contributing to cleaner air and clearer skies.

South African Jesuit Cautions against Neglecting Poor, Marginalized amid COVID-19 Crisis

Aug 26, 2020

A Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Cleric serving in his native country, South Africa, has, in a reflection on the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, cautioned against neglecting the poor and marginalized.

Archbishop Paul Desfarges of Algiers, Algeria.

COVID-19 “destabilizes, pushes us to dig deeper, in faith”: Jesuit Archbishop in Algeria

Jul 21, 2020

A Jesuit Archbishop shepherding the people of God in Algeria’s Archdiocese of Algiers has, in a recent interview with ACI Africa, shared about the impact of COVID-19 in his experience, saying the pandemic has triggered moments of destabilization and a deeper spiritual reflection that reveals “a certain letting go in relationships” including that with God.

Fr. Jean Messingue Sj, founder of the Abidjan-based  call centre to offer psychological support to Ivorians weighed down by the emotional burden of the highly contagious COVID-19 pandemic. / Jesuit Conference Of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)

Call Centre Offering Psychological Support for COVID-19 Cases Functional in Ivory Coast

Mar 27, 2020

With 80 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Ivory Coast, a priest in the West African country has opened a call centre to offer psychological support to Ivorians weighed down by the emotional burden of the highly contagious global pandemic.

Jesuit Michael Cardinal Czerny, one of the two Under-Secretaries of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

One of Newest Cardinals, Michael Cardinal Czerny, Recounts Africa Experience: Interview

Nov 13, 2019

On October 5, 2019, Pope Francis created 13 new Cardinals. Although only one of them, the Franciscan Capuchin (OFM, Cap) DR Congo’s Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu is African-born, five of these 13 newest Princes of the Church have connections with Africa.

Jesuit Fr. Paul Beré, winner of Ratzinger Prize 2019, first African ever to win the award

Q&A with First African to Win Ratzinger Prize, Jesuit Fr. Paul Béré

Oct 8, 2019

The Ratzinger Prize has, over the years, been awarded to scholars whose contribution to theology is considered outstanding in the spirit of the German theologian, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger who became Pope Benedict XVI. Established in 2011, no African had ever featured among the winners of this prestigious prize. This year, Burkinabé Jesuit priest, Paul Béré made history as the first African ever to win the coveted prize. He will receive the award on November 9.

Jesuit Fr. Paul Beré, winner of the Ratzinger Prize 2019

Burkina Faso Jesuit Priest Makes History as First African to Win Ratzinger Prize

Oct 2, 2019

Burkina Faso born Jesuit priest, Fr. Paul Béré, is making history as the first ever African to win the Ratzinger Prize, which rewards the work of theologians and specialists from related disciplines.